"It (Russian vaccine) is not safe.. normally in any country this should not be allowed unless the vaccine goes to stage 1, 2 and 3 trials. I think the Russian government passed a law recently, a couple of months back, that they have to fast track the vaccine preparation," the CCMB official said. … [Read more...] about Sans proper data Russian COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy, safety unknown: CCMB Chief
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So, bigger is not necessarily better. Especially in current times where topline has been significantly eroded for most companies, the inclination would be to focus on recovering it at a significant pace, if markets permit. There is a delicate balance as to when to cut margins to generate more sales, make an adjustment to credit terms to increase customers, in other words, do what is required to grow the business. It is important to create a conducive enterprise-wide atmosphere where people at all levels are having value conversations, where potential is not limited only to improving benchmarks or performance sustained at the cost of company balance sheets. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 impact | CFO’s choices in steering companies to ride the new normal
· Audit the cost and benefits. In order to drive this, organise a team of functional experts from finance, managed care, risk mitigation, and education. The employee benefit audit can be useful for companies to calculate the ROI and the impact of healthcare benefits over a period of time. The insurer experts can analyse the benefits, utilisation patterns, per unit cost of care, etc to help customise particular business needs. For instance, customisation can be in terms of chronic conditions like heart diseases and diabetes, prescription coverage, or health checkup plans. The finance professionals can analyse various cost elements including competitive bids, elimination of wasted premium, reduced unit costs, or increased options. The educators can help propagate work-life balance, diet and nutrition among the employees. The communication expert can help align employees with the message the employer and provider want to convey in terms of best use of … [Read more...] about How to create value with healthcare
The Redmi Note 10 listing on the AI Benchmark website was first spotted by a tipster on Weibo. The tipster has uploaded a screenshot which shows that the Redmi Note 10 with its MediaTek Dimensity 820 processor has crossed the performance scores of flagship devices like Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, Honor 30 series, Realme X50 Pro 5G, Oppo Find X2 Pro, etc. … [Read more...] about Redmi Note 10 with Dimensity 820 spotted on AI Benchmark
The US Fed has injected trillions of dollars in a matter of months. Normally, any increase in currency circulation without a corresponding increase in the real GDP should result in currency depreciation. However, similar actions from the other central banks towards their currencies makes dollar weakening unlikely. The relative strength of the US economy probably creates a bias towards appreciation of the dollar vis-à-vis other currencies. The dollar is likely to remain strong in the long run on the back of significant international revenue share of US companies and the global dominance of its technology sector. Any weakening of the dollar only makes the export competitiveness of the US stronger and would quickly stabilize the dollar further because of larger export volumes. … [Read more...] about Should US equities be the core investment in an Indian portfolio?