News Digest: Ola raises $1 bn, GST rates relaxed for fuel sector, and more

News Digest: Ola raises $1 bn, GST rates relaxed for fuel sector, and more

Ola raises $1.1 bn from Tencent, SoftBank; to boost business, take on Uber


With this money, it intends to beef up its technology investments, expand supply, and ensure it maintains a lead over rival Uber. Read more

E-commerce fund-raise may take a break now as firms prepare for payback


The next mega round of fund-raising in the Indian e-commerce sector is unlikely anytime before the second half of 2019, industry watchers are suggesting. Read more

PM Modi’s economic panel bats for fiscal consolidation


The newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on Wednesday batted for sticking to fiscal consolidation at a time when there was demand for fiscal stimulus to boost sagging economic growth. Read more

Aditya Birla group set to exit fertiliser business this year


The Aditya Birla group is set to exit the fertiliser business, with two players valuing the division at around Rs 3,000 crore. Read more

Oil & gas, infra firms to be hit by PE norms

Oil and gas, power and other infra sector companies will be the most impacted by the change in norms of permanent establishment (PE), post-India’s recent signing of the multilateral instrument (MLI) as part of measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting. Read more

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