With 2023 winding down, it is time to reflect on the past year and take a look forward to 2024.

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. We hope that 2024 brings all of you joy, peace, good health and all your desires.

The year began with almost everyone predicting a recession. The Federal Reserve kept raising interest rates at regular intervals. Nobody thought that 2023 would be a blockbuster year for stocks. The S&P 500 finished the year up 24% and the DJIA advanced 14% to top 37000 for the first time. In fact, the final days of 2023 saw seven record closes for the index. The Nasdaq composite soared 43%, its best year in over two decades – thanks to the mania surrounding Artificial Intelligence (more on this later).

Nine Indian-origin leaders in Time Magazine’s 100 Climate list

Nine Indian-origin leaders have been named to the ‘Time 100 Climate’, the magazine’s first-ever list of the world’s most influential leaders driving business to real climate action. The list, which includes CEOs, founders, philanthropists, musicians, policymakers and government officials from across the world, comes ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 30.