Contify classifies all the content under various topics, which essentially indicate what type of activity or development is the story about. Contify's strong editorial team has identified business, economy and general activities topics with which most news and other information can be identified. Browse the following list, or click on any topic to view related stories.
Audit RiskThe company's auditor, (i) qualify their opinion on its financial statements in a manner that indicates doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern, (ii) resign, or (iii) take other action that indicates possible concerns.
BankruptcyStories related to a company entering into insolvency or becoming bankrupt; also includes all developments in the run-up to the filing, and also the follow-up events
Business ClosureStories related to a company closing down, or reducing the scope of its business in terms of geography, particular division, or whole or a portion of its entire bouquet of business activities or shutting down manufacturing facility/ operations centre permanently as part of its business plan; does not include a temporary and forced shutdown due to employee agitation or unplanned incidents
Business ExpansionStories related to a company expanding operations in terms of either augmenting sales networks, production or servicing capacities, or new businesses; either in existing markets, or new markets in terms of geographical region, demographic segments, or any other classification
Capital InvestmentStories related to a company's investing money into the business for long term under the capital expenses head
Capital Refinance/RestructureStories related to a company rearranging their cash, debt, equity capital usually in order to retire high-cost funds and replace those with the low-cost ones, by either taking new loans and repaying the old ones, or via promoters infusing/ drawing equity capital, or any other means; or a company's creditors discussions with it over restructuring or refinancing a portion of, or all of its debt; also includes company's repayment of debt to its creditors
Competitive LandscapeBusiness Activities by a Competitor to Strengthen Its Position in the Market. Includes Competitor Product Launches, Market Share Updates, Change in Strategy.
Corporate RestructuringStories related to a company altering modifying the way the corporate entity, its subsidiary companies, or its various business units are structured and held
Cost CuttingCompany Reducing Expenses and Improving Profitability Through Layoffs, Pay Cuts, and Facilities / Operations / Factory Shut Down.
Defaults (Finance)A significant event of default is reported with respect to a company's obligations. Usually, this will be a default in payment of principal or interest on the debt.
Demerger/Spin OffStories related to a company demerging one or more of its business lines to into an independent corporate entity to be majority held by either the original company or another entity
DivestitureStories related to a company buying or selling assets, whether tangible or non-tangible, such as office building, vehicles, whole or part of investment portfolio, receivables, etc
IoTThe Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that communicate and interact on their internal states to the external environment
CybersecurityCybersecurity is the combination of people, policies, and technologies employed to protect the cyber assets
AR/VRIncludes real-time use of information in form of graphics, audio, etc. integrated with real-world objects
BlockchainBlockchain includes cryptographically signed, irrevocable transactional records. Each record contains a time stamp and reference links to previous transactions
RoboticsRobotics and RPA includes advanced technologies that can be programmed to perform a series of tasks that earlier required human intervention
Big Data/AnalyticsBig Data and Analytics includes the process of examining large and varied data sets to uncover information
Advanced ManufacturingIncludes 3d/4d Printing, Industry 4.0; capability to create a physical object from a digitally encoded design through the deposition of material
Artificial IntelligenceInvolves applying advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions, and take action
ESGESG is the acronym for Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance, the three broad categories or areas of interest for what is termed “socially responsible investors.”
EventsStories related to conferences/ events/ seminars/ business summits/ exhibitions; also includes stories on particular companies' participation or activities at any such event
Financial ResultsStories related to a company announcing its financial results, or making other announcements related to results; or forward-looking statements with quantitative information like earnings guidance or making projections, or analysts making projections about a company's financial results
Funding ActivitiesStories related to a company's plan or decision to raise money via any of the popularly known, conventional or unconventional methods to infuse funds into the business for whatever purpose; does not include the shareholders of a company selling equity
HiringsStories related to a company's plan decision to hire or recruit employees; includes both, quantitative and non-quantitative information
LayoffsSuspension or termination of employment by a firm, usually due to lack of work or business opportunities
M&A ActivitiesStories related to a company selling or buying equity stake in part or in full; also includes activities during the run-up to any such transaction, such as appointment of bankers, valuation, due diligence, etc; also includes companies merging to form a single entity, where both the old firms cease to exist, and the new merged company comes into existence
Management ChangesStories related to a person joining at, being promoted to, leaving from a senior management position or board of directors of a company
Negative NewsStories related to events with the negative outlook on the company, including personnel issues, violation of regulations/laws, litigation, financial losses, negative PR debacles, etc.
New OfferingsStories related to introduction or announcement of something new, which includes launching of new products or services, new educational courses, new departments within a company, etc; also includes discontinuation of existing products or services
Operational ChallengesIssues Related to Company Operations, and Workforce (Factory Shut Down, System Failure, Production Halt, Supply Chain Disruptions, Inventory Issues, Product Defects or Recalls, Missing Service Levels, Strikes, and Employee Issues).
Partnerships and AlliancesStories related to two or more companies entering into deals to produce, market or sell products services of the other, or to do business together; differs from merger/acquisition, where the existing capital structure of two or more companies gets altered. Company Entering into Partnerships, Alliances, JVs, Licensing Agreements, Affiliations, Distribution and Franchise Agreements.
Procurement and SalesStories related to a company getting awarded a contract/ order from another company to supply it a particular set of goods/ services, or execute a project for it. Sales Deals, Procurement / Vendor Deals, Sourcing Planning / Demand Supply Forecasting, Client Wins or Losses, Contract, Rights Acquired.
Regulatory and LegalStories related to the intervention of government/ regulatory bodies to aide, monitor or penalize a company; also includes executive decisions