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Financial services entities seek setting up of a bad bank

financial services entities seek setting up of a bad bank

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NEW DELHI: Financial services sector entities batted for a one-time restructuring of all loans and setting up of a bad bank — or a system like the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) of the US — to help revive the economy and shore up weak balance sheets that they said would be seen a year from now due to the impact of Covid-19.
Speaking at the 125th annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry on Tuesday via videoconference, entities representing non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), health insurers and private equity firms also backed the idea of a single financial regulator, besides enabling healthcare insurance for all.
“Going into Covid, we had a weak financial sector. A $25-30 billion TARP-like programme can pull sectors like NBFCs out of distress,” Bain Capital Private Equity managing director Amit Chandra said.
Others also backed one-time restructuring. “A weaker credit book business will be the result of the moratorium (for six months on loan repayments) as it gives time for the borrower, but it is not the solution; a one-time restructuring plan (is),” said Sanjay Nayar, the CEO of KKR India.
Sanjiv Bajaj, the managing director of Bajaj Finserv, the country’s largest NBFC, also supported the …

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Education Finance Takes Center Stage Amid Fiscal Uncertainty

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June 2, 2020

Quality Counts’ annual deep dive into school finance might seem like a specialty project—crucial for the brass who keep the fiscal ship afloat in their school districts, but overshadowed by the day-to-day challenges of teaching, learning, and student safety that seem to dominate the K-12 education discussion.
Not this year.
As it has with every aspect of society, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens K-12 finances to an unprecedented degree. School administrators and state policymakers face the prospect of devastating budget cuts, layoffs, and programmatic retrenchment even as they wrestle with how to safely reopen their virus-shuttered schools.

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They can’t make these decisions in a vacuum. School leaders need a clear picture of the resources in hand and what they can learn from those who have confronted past financial downturns—and survived.
“Quality Counts 2020: School Finance” aims to address all of these needs.
In his lead article, Education Week school finance reporter Daarel Burnette II, who has been covering the fiscal impact of the pandemic for months, shares advice from district leaders and school finance experts on navigating this crisis, informed by lessons from the Great Recession of 2007-09 and its aftermath.
Scores, …

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Zoom’s Q1 earnings will revolve around pandemic, security issues

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Video chat software giant Zoom (ZM) announced its Q1 2021 earnings after the bell on Tuesday, beating expectations and giving investors and analysts their first look at how much growth the company has experienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns.Here are the most important numbers from the report compared with what analysts were expecting, as compiled by Bloomberg.Revenue: $328 million versus $203 million expectedEarnings per share: $0.09 versus $0.01 expectedThe company’s stock was down in after hours tradingZoom has been among the biggest beneficiaries, if you can call it that, of the pandemic. The lockdowns, which are now being eased in many countries, forced people to gather in front of their laptops, smartphones, and tablets to stay in contact with friends and loved ones, work from home, and attend virtual classes.Its revenue, as a result, jumped a whopping 169% year-over-year. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan attends the opening bell at Nasdaq as his company holds its IPO in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)MoreZoom says it now has 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees, a 354% increase year-over-year, and 769 customers paying more than $100,000 for the service.The company, however, expects to see a larger amount of customer churn in …

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Market movers: Bajaj Finance, Kotak lead rally; 150 stocks give buy signal

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NEW DELHI: Unperturbed by Moody’s sovereign rating downgrade and concerns over growth outlook in coming months, investors continued piling up equities as benchmark indices rose for the fifth-straight session on Tuesday.
In a repeat of Monday, bank and financial names led the rally as the 30-share pack Sensex climbed over 500 points and the broader 50-share Nifty advanced 150 points to flirt with the 10,000 mark.
Among bluechips, Bajaj Finance was the biggest gainer, up nearly 9 per cent while Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, HDFC, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank added 3-8 per cent.
Here is a lowdown on what happened in Tuesday’s session:
Smallcaps outperform
Nifty Smallcap index continued their stupendous run, rising for the sixth session, outperforming its peers. The index added 2.36 per cent led by 6-10 per cent gains in Arvind Fashions, Aster DM, NCC, Aegis Chemicals and ITI. In comparison, Nifty Midcap advanced 1.36 per cent, Nifty500 1.46 per cent and Nifty50 1.56 per cent.
FMCG lone losing sector
At a time when everything was being bought, FMCG stocks were under pressure as investors believed some cost cutting from households is likely as cash flow dwindles. Some selling was also due to CAPF canteen’s decision to exclude products from ‘ …

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Stereotaxis robotic technology referenced in ‘over 400 scientific publications’

stereotaxis robotic technology referenced in ‘over 400 scientific publications’

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Robotic MIG vs TIG Welding: Picking the Right Option

robotic mig vs tig welding: picking the right option

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Five finance tips for recent college grads – KYMA

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – A financial balance is important for recent college graduates as they enter adulthood.

Rebecca Gramuglia, a personal finance expert at topcashback.com, has five tips for recent college graduates to better budget their money.

The first tip is building credit. She says creditworthiness is factored in when opening a credit card or buying a car.

Second is finding a good balance for budgeting income in terms of essential, debt, and personal spending.

“The 50/20/30 rule is to use up to 50% of your after-tax income on essentials such as housing, food; up to 20% on any financial priorities such as savings or debt repayments; and up to 30% on any lifestyle choices,” Gramuglia said.

Maiely Gonzalez is a California State University, Chico graduate, and resident of Calexico. She believes colleges should help students be more prepared financially.

“College should have like a specific class to teach every single student about like credit and their savings because there’s a lot of people who don’t know anything about it, and I only know because I did my own research,” Gonzalez said.

Tune in tonight at 4 p.m. on 13 On Your Side as April Hettinger provides more tips graduates can use to …

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The Global Medical Robotics Market is expected to surpass US$ 16 Billion by 2025

the global medical robotics market is expected to surpass us$ 16 billion by 2025

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NEW YORK, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Medical Robotics Market is expected to surpass US$ 16 Billion by 2025. Medical robotics can be considered as the application of robotics technology to healthcare to diagnose and treat diseases, or to correct, restore or modify a body function or a body part. With the help of medical robotics, surgeons can carry out operations more precisely and in a less invasive way. It increases the accuracy of the operation with wide range of advantages such as decreased risk of infection, decreased post-operative pain and possess less life risks. The major drivers for the market growth are growing geriatric population globally, rising preference for minimally invasive surgeries, increasing adoption of advanced medical technologies and medical robotics, growth in funding for medical robot research, and mounting technological developments in the medical robotics coupled with increase in surgeon/patient acceptance of both laparoscopic procedures and robotic assistance. On the contrary, the dearth of trained medical personnel and safety concerns over robotic surgery devices are anticipated to restrict the adoption of medical robotics over the forecast period.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05903676/?utm_source=PRNImpact of COVID-19 on Medical Robotics MarketThe COVID-19 outbreak has become …

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Finance department ‘withholding’ PPE order emails

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A DUP MLA has accused the Department of Finance of withholding emails about a failed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) order from China.Paul Frew said the finance committee had requested all emails about the order, but only some of the correspondence was released.He said emails covering 30 and 31 March were not provided.The finance minister said he was happy to “consider any request for appropriate information”.But Conor Murphy also asked Mr Frew if he brought the same “righteous indignation” into his own party meetings when such issues as the renewable heat incentive (RHI) are discussed, and said he doubted this was the case.The botched green energy project contributed to the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive in 2017.’A grave place’Mr Frew, who is the deputy chairman of the finance committee, accused the department of denying the committee access to the emails and claimed a BBC freedom of information request to access the same emails was also rejected by the department. “We are in a grave place if we are denied access to these emails, ” Mr Frew said.”Any department that stops information going to a scrutiny committee is unjust and diabolical”The Ulster Unionist MLA Mike Nesbitt, who …

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MIT scientists improve sensory perception for soft robotic grippers

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Scientists at MIT are researching soft robotics, which is robotics that use flexible materials rather than the traditional rigid materials. The capabilities of soft robots have been limited due to the lack of good sensing. A robotic gripper needs to feel what it is touching and the sense the position of its fingers, a capability that has been missing from most soft robots.

MIT researchers have published a pair of new papers outlining new tools to let robots better perceive what they’re interacting with. Specifically, the papers describe new methods of allowing the robots to see and classify items along with the softer and more delicate touch. The team says that the soft robotic hands have sensor-laden skins that allow them to pick up objects ranging from fragile items, such as potato chips, to heavy items such as milk bottles.
One of the papers builds on research from last year conducted by MIT and Harvard University. In that research, the team developed a soft robotic gripper that was a cone-shaped origami structure. It was able to collapse on objects to pick up items that were as much is 100 times heavier than its weight. The team has now added tactile …

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