Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAnt Group

Topic: Ant Group

Ant Group’s IPO remains in limbo a year after China crackdown on Jack Ma’s fintech giant

Bankers who a year ago were betting the IPO would get done this year or next, now say 2023 is more likely. Regulatory hurdles remain.

Xi’s China has big tech and science plans. But is looking worldwide for talent

It is said Chinese innovators work with one hand tied behind their backs. That won’t help the country’s tech ambitions.

Why Jack Ma’s Ant will never be a super-unicorn again

Morphing back into a clearly defined financial services player and away from the fuzzy fintech giant operations won’t be too tough for Ant. The hard part is capital commitment.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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