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SMEs credit quality may worsen in FY15: India Rati

April 18, 2014

Lenders may see credit quality pain coming from the small and medium enterprises or SMEs in next 12-18 months as the downturn cycle has taken its first toll on these units.   According to a report by India Ratings & Research, 46.3% of the bank loans extended to listed SMEs with revenue size of below Rs 300 crore is in significant stress. At least one out of four such companies may face a challenge in servicing even interest.   "SMEs have been the first casualty of the current cyclical downturn. The revenue growth (median) of small companies has fallen from FY10 and has been in low single digits since FY11," the report s

Function Space raises seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners

Function Space raises seed funding from ...

April 17, 2014

Function Space, a leading and fast growing collaboration and learning network for students, researchers and enthusiasts in Mathema...

US-based ActMobile buys Indian tech start-up Colimetrics

US-based ActMobile buys Indian tech star...

April 15, 2014

US-based mobile technology company ActMobile Networks has acquired a Bangalore-based technology start-up Colimetrics Software in a...

Microsoft Ventures launches dedicated hotline for Indian start-ups

Microsoft Ventures launches dedicated ho...

April 15, 2014

Microsoft Ventures in India has announced the launch of \"JumpStart,\" a hotline to provide start-ups and entrepreneurs with a...

BJP-led NDA govt would focus on strengthening SMEs: Tarun Vijay

BJP-led NDA govt would focus on strength...

April 15, 2014

A BJP-led NDA government would be “stronger, decisive, transparent and predictable” and it would create an investment friendly env...

Franchise India opens up Entrepreneur Cafe in Delhi

Franchise India opens up Entrepreneur Ca...

April 15, 2014

The pioneer of franchising industry, Franchise India has introduced a niche concept of the Entrepreneur Cafe in New Delhi, a place...

Govt to support a competitive pharma sector for SMEs

Govt to support a competitive pharma sec...

April 15, 2014

In a bid to strengthen the existing infrastructure facilities and to enable the Indian pharmaceutical industry to play a leading r...

Sebi to issue crowd-funding norms to encourage entrepreneurs

Sebi to issue crowd-funding norms to enc...

April 11, 2014

To encourage young entrepreneurs to raise capital from the market, which has seen decline is such activity, regulator Sebi is plan...

Wal-Mart to open wholesale stores in India to sell to small businesses

Wal-Mart to open wholesale stores in Ind...

April 11, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc recently announced its plans to open 50 more wholesale outlets in India and start online operations to sell to...

Startup Village receives 527 applications in March

Startup Village receives 527 application...

April 11, 2014

City-based incubator Startup Village received a record 527 applications in March from young entrepreneurs keen to set up technolog...

Pitney Bowes accelerator to incubate start-ups in India

Pitney Bowes accelerator to incubate sta...

April 11, 2014

Pitney Bowes announced the Pitney Bowes Accelerator Program to incubate software start-up companies in India. ...

NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Programme completes one year

NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Programme compl...

April 09, 2014

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) celebrated the one year anniversary of its 10,000 Start-up Progr...

BJP for protection of small retailers, SMEs interest

BJP for protection of small retailers, S...

April 08, 2014

The manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), released on April 7, said that the party is committed to protecting the interes...

Odisha seeks 0.1 million tonne coal for MSMEs in 2014

Odisha seeks 0.1 million tonne coal for ...

April 08, 2014

To feed the coal consuming MSME units, the state government has recommended the Coal India Limited (CIL) for allocation of 108,000...

Bandhan Bank not eyeing any tie-ups to start operations

Bandhan Bank not eyeing any tie-ups to s...

April 07, 2014

Bandhan Financial Services, the first microfinance institution in the country to win a bank licence, is not looking for any tie-up...

Small drug firms see 20% growth in exports

Small drug firms see 20% growth in expor...

April 07, 2014

The small and medium enterprises (SME) have seen a good growth in formulations exports this fiscal. ...

BSE SME market capitalisation exceeds $1 billion

BSE SME market capitalisation exceeds $1...

April 05, 2014

The market capitalisation of companies listed on BSE SME platform crossed $1 billion mark today....

Homeshop18 files for $75 million Nasdaq IPO

Homeshop18 files for $75 million Nasdaq ...

April 05, 2014

Homeshop 18 has filed a prospectus to raise a total of $75 million through a listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) includi...

Delhi-based Ecom Express looks to secure up to Rs 54 crore from investors

Delhi-based Ecom Express looks to secure...

April 05, 2014

Ecom Express, a New Delhi-based e-commerce logistics company, is looking to secure between $8 million and $9 million (Rs 48 crore ...

Internal factors responsible for Fall in India\'s Growth: IMF

Internal factors responsible for Fall in...

April 04, 2014

International Monetary Fund (IMF) attributed India\\\'s declining economic growth, which has touched a decade\\\'s low of ...

President calls for upgrading educational standards

President calls for upgrading educationa...

April 04, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed concern over the quality of education by saying that the \"demographic dividend\" wou...

Bandhan becomes the first MF institution to get banking licence from RBI

Bandhan becomes the first MF institution...

April 03, 2014

Bandhan Financial Services, the first microfinance institution in the country to win a bank licence, is also one of the youngest e...