First, you get a woman hooked on to Huda. Or grab her attention with Aveeno and then leave the rest to Bobbi Brown. Soon she starts coming to you repeatedly; you’re the only one who can add gloss to her beauty. After all, wasn’t it the iconic French Yves Saint Laurent who claimed, the most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy? So now that you have her attention fully, save time with quicker deliveries and seal the deal with hefty discounts. Then wow her further with the latest pret lines. So says Falguni Nayar, investment banker-turned-3rd generation ecommerce entrepreneur and founder of Nykaa.com, explaining her latest business moves. “Fashion has a wider appeal (than beauty). We don’t have the first mover advantage like we had in beauty, but we wanted to offer fashion and our customers were ready to accept it from us.” Sounds like she knows what she’s talking about. But for Falguni and her twins, Adwaita and … [Read more...] about Being fashion forward: Nykaa will diversify, but does Falguni Nayar have enough ammunition to make it big?
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By Joanna Ossinger Morgan Stanley predicted that American equities and corporate bonds will underperform peers next year, while the dollar weakens as growth outside the US picks up. “We see the biggest potential upside in markets with a clearer path to achievable earnings growth (Japan and EM) or scope for some multiple re-rating on falling political risks (Europe),” strategists including Andrew Sheets, Michael Wilson and Matthew Hornbach wrote in a yearly outlook dated Nov. 17, with regard to stocks. The Wall Street bank sees a modest decline in the S&P 500 Index by the end of next year, to 3,000 from 3,120 at last week’s close. American shares have been global leaders this year, though closely followed by European ones as both markets benefited from central banks starting another monetary easing cycle. That was a cycle Morgan Stanley miscalculated a year ago, when the bank’s strategists were “neutral” on equities relative to a benchmark … [Read more...] about Morgan Stanley sees US underperforming in 2020 across markets
Gold eased on Monday, pressured by optimism over US-China trade ties following a report of "constructive talks" over the weekend, but held within a tight range as caution set in with investors awaiting concrete signals on the negotiations. FUNDAMENTALS Spot gold inched down 0.1 per cent to $1,465.62 per ounce at 0157 GMT, while US gold futures were down 0.1 per cent at$1,466.80 per ounce. The United States and China had a high-level phone call on Saturday, Chinese state media Xinhua said on Sunday, but it gave no further details. The two sides discussed each other's core issues for the first phase of an initial trade agreement. Asian share markets got the week off to a muted start as investors awaited real evidence on progress in the tariff war, though sentiment found support from another record close on Wall Street. In Hong Kong, police on Monday trapped hundreds of protesters inside a major university and demonstrators rampaged through a tourist district, after almost two … [Read more...] about Gold inches lower on cautious optimism over US-China trade
SaffronStays founder Tejas Parulekar has a different set of plans for short and long haul flights. In an interview with ET Panache, she revealed the one thing she enjoys more than anything else while flying. “If it’s a short flight, I like to sleep or read a book. If I’m travelling for a meeting, I collect my thoughts and make notes. On longer journeys, I like to watch movies. However, the best thing to do while travelling is to speak to co-passengers. You always get interesting inputs and ideas when you talk to people. But speak to the person next to you only if s/he wishes to speak. Don’t badger some reluctant listener.” Work At 30,000 Ft: How Vikas Oberoi, Roland Folger And Other CEOs Utilise Air-Time of 32NextPrevPlay SlideshowFlying Returns For India Inc12 Nov, 2018They travel around the world for work or leisure. But these business leaders know how to make the most of the hours they spend in an aircraft while travelling to faraway … [Read more...] about SaffronStays boss reserves short flights for sleeping; enjoys movies & conversations during longer trips
Detroit: The Mustang Mach E electric sport utility vehicle Ford Motor Co unveiled in Los Angeles on Sunday is more than another car for the storied automaker. The Mach E has become within Ford a high-profile test for a restructuring that has been marred by profit warnings, costly quality problems and the troubled launch this year of another important vehicle, the Ford Explorer sport utility. For Chief Executive Jim Hackett, the Mach E's aggressive design and futuristic interior represent a long-awaited, visible sign of the overhaul of the company's product creation process that he has tried to explain to skeptical Wall Street analysts for the past two years. By accelerating the "clock speed" of vehicle development, cutting overlapping product architectures to just five from 13 and extending the company's most successful brands to new products, Ford could slash $20 billion out of a five-year, 2018-2023 product plan, Hackett told Reuters. "This is the first thing we generated out of this … [Read more...] about Ford bets on an electric Mustang to charge its turnaround | Watch launch video