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Vasanthi Vara

Business optimism improves in September: Poll

Business and consumer confidence improved in September, according to an ongoing poll by Verdict, as governments are gradually easing the restrictions related to COVID-19.

Business optimism declines in August amid concerns over Delta variant: Poll

Business and consumer confidence declined in August over concerns related to the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Business optimism improves for the second straight month in July: Poll

Business and consumer confidence improved in July backed by increase in consumer spending and hiring.

Business optimism improves marginally in June: Poll

The increase in the rate of vaccination and easing of coronavirus-related restrictions helped improve business optimism in June, although marginally.

Construction companies safeguarded their workers well during COVID-19, finds poll

The construction companies globally had to shut down their operations temporarily due to the lockdowns imposed to curb COVID-19 spread.

Construction sector to recover to pre-pandemic levels in less than two years: Poll

Lockdowns and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 disrupted the construction activity globally as construction companies struggled to move workers and materials to site.

Business optimism declines marginally in May: Poll

New COVID-19 waves in some regions are leading to uneven growth prospects for the global economy.

Poll on technology replacing human jobs invokes mixed response

The automation of workplaces combined with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to millions of job losses across various industries, leading to an existential crisis among workers.

Poll finds independent verification of ESG disclosures to be important

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) reports filed by corporations are assessed by potential investors to ensure alignment of investments with selected sustainability standards .

Accountability of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues should lie with senior executives: Poll

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the focus towards a balanced and sustainable economy as more number of investors are choosing businesses that holistically address ESG issues.