Its portfolio assets are well diversified across 172 tenants with no single tenant contributing more than 7.7 percent of the Gross Contracted Rentals. Approximately 84.9 percent of the Gross Contracted Rentals were derived from leading multinational corporations and approximately 39.4 percent from Fortune 500 companies (as on March 31, 2020). … [Read more...] about Mindspace REIT lists at 11% premium on issue price of Rs 275
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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?
Despite all the shortcomings, Kerala has shown the way to introduce a humane touch to an epidemic response. The community kitchens established in every local self-government institution with home delivery of hot meals free of cost to older people living alone, gave the semblance of dignity to the most vulnerable section of the society who would have otherwise suffered alone. Credit for this largely goes to the SHG networks that have been developed over the years. The state government’s initiative to distribute grocery and other essentials to all households during the lockdown ensured that people’s suffering was taken care of, albeit to a limited extend. Over the years, the state has invested massively in developing the social capital and this is yielding rich dividend now. Also, the strong local self-government institutions in place help to mobilise communities and bring a sense of ownership to people regarding the Covid19 interventions. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and Kerala | How investment in social capital is paying off now
Onboarding virtually, especially in the midst of a global pandemic, presents two additional challenges for leaders to overcome. First, virtual communications are inferior to in-person communication when it comes to building relationships and trust, both of which are critical to effective teamwork. Second, evidence by recent surveys commissioned by the APA shows stress levels in the U.S. as related to the uncertainty of the future are at the highest levels ever reported. … [Read more...] about Why virtual onboarding thrives from this one simple approach
Ultimately, rather than doing battle with existing devices from Apple or Samsung, the Surface Duo is an attempt to get ahead of the curve on a different class of device that might emerge. That makes it fundamentally different than Microsoft’s last ill-fated foray into the smartphone business. “I didn’t come at [the Duo] from ‘Let’s recommit to phones’ or go back in time and enter the same market that we quote-unquote ‘exited,'” says Nadella. “We’re looking at what’s next.”As for Panay, he says that the first people to buy the Surface Duo will need to spend time with it to fully realize its potential: “To be clear, there’s a learning curve—it’s new.” But “I don’t think you’ll be able to trade it in once you get productive on this product. And that, I think, is how a category is established.” … [Read more...] about The many sides of Microsoft’s new two-screen Suface Duo phone