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CEO Reading List: April 25, 2020

| Updated on April 25, 2020 Published on April 25, 2020

Catch up on stories you may have missed in a week marked by ups and downs on the COVID crisis. A curated reading list of BL stories.

Shops yes, malls no

‘Standalone’ shops selling non-essentials get lockdown exemption.

Read more: MHA allows local shops to open but no exemptions for malls

Open up

Industrialists urged the TN CM to ease the lockdown.

Read more: Industrialists urge TN govt for partial opening of manufacturing units

Where’s the package

The CII called for urgent relief measures by way of fiscal stimulus.

Read more: Covid-19: CII calls for urgent across-the-board fiscal stimulus

Need approval

India moved FDI from China to the approval list and stuck to its guns.

Read more: India ready to fight China at WTO, but won’t budge on FDI restrictions

Tech connection

But can we do without the money?

How China dominates tech investments in India

Fair value

The valuation assigned to Reliance Jio by Facebook is fine, says analysts

Read more: Reliance-Facebook deal: Valuation on expected lines, say analysts

Finance Bill 2020

What’s change in Income Tax?

Read more: Finance Act 2020: Subtle yet significant changes in income-tax rules

Shutting shop

Franklin Templeton India shook up the debt markets with a decision to wind up 6 large managed credit schemes.

Read more: Franklin Templeton winds up six debt funds. All that investors need to know

Back to biz

Big businesses are looking into how they can get the wheels whirring again while fighting COVID.

Read more: Post lockdown: Big units get ready, MSMEs see roadblocks to restart

Warming up

Dishwasher makers are looking forward to consumers flocking to them post lockdown.

Read more: Lockdown blues: Indian consumers may finally warm up to dishwashers

No go

Container freight operators are saying a government diktat on waiving charges is not applicable to them.

Read more: Maritime logistics players openly defy Shipping Ministry order on waiving charges

Hello India

South Korean companies may look to enter India after logging off China

Read more: ‘South Korean firms exiting China will look at India as an alternative destination’

Spending shrink

IT discretionary spends will be hit post COVID says CRISIL

Read more: Most clients will defer discretionary IT spending this fiscal, says Crisil

Office 2.0

How will workplaces change after COVID?

Read more:New elevator etiquette, desk manners: Welcome to the post-Covid workplace

Back again

A study of CXOs found they were confident of getting back in business in 12 months.

Read more: CXOs expect economy to bounce back in under 12 months

Compiled by Aarati Krishnan

Published on April 25, 2020

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