Survey of Davos CEOs shows record level of pessimism



For the first time, more than half of the CEOs surveyed by global consultancy PwC said they believe the rate of global GDP growth will decline. In comparison, the survey had found a record level of optimism among CEOs two years ago in 2018.



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Zomato buys out Uber Eats, gets 9.99% stake in Uber



Uber Eats in India will discontinue operations and direct restaurants, delivery partners, and users of the Uber Eats apps to the Zomato platform, effective Tuesday, a statement said. The deal comes days after Zomato had raised USD 150 million in funding from existing investor Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate, at a USD 3 billion valuation.



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India behind US, China and Germany for global CEOs



China and India evoked the highest levels of confidence among major economies at 45 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively. The US was at 36 per cent, Canada at 27 per cent, the UK at 26 per cent, Germany at 20 per cent, France 18 per cent, and Japan having the least optimistic CEOs with only 11 per cent very confident of growing revenues in 2020.



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What brands must do to weather troll-storm



From consulting firms to tech and detergent companies, brands are busy swatting away online crusaders. In the fraught times we live in, it is not just religion that stokes the fires of controversy. In such instances, it may be best to take the trolls head on.



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Amazon to create 1 mn jobs in India by 2025: Bezos



The new jobs – created both directly and indirectly – will be across industries, including IT, skill development, content creation, retail, logistics, and manufacturing.



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Adamant Trai says will implement new tariff by March 1



Reiterating its position, TRAI, which oversees both the telecom and television sectors in the country, said the amendments suggested on January 1 had been done to correct “distortions” in the market and address pricing issues.



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