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  • Smartphone sales buck slowdown on strong urban, rural demand
    New Delhi, December 30 (PTI): The economic slowdown may have clipped sales of cars and biscuits in 2019, but smartphones bucked the trend as urban and rural users continued to buy, and even upgrade to, expensive handsets - a trend likely to pick up…
  • SBI cuts EBR, home loans to get cheaper from Jan
    New Delhi, December 30 (IANS): The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday reduced the external benchmark-based rate (EBR) by 25 basis points to 7.80 per cent from 8.05 per cent, which would be effective from January.   With this, the EMI (equated…
  • Rabi crops acreage up 7%, better output expected
    New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): Sowing of rabi crops, including wheat and gram, is in full swing and if the weather remains favourable the output is expected to be good this season.   The rabi crop acreage has increased 6.62 per cent (3.549 million…
  • Tough 2020 awaits Amazon, Flipkart as Reliance firms up plans
    New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): With more and more Indians taking the online route to fulfill their shopping needs, e-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart are witnessing high demands, including from far-flung and remote areas, but overall slowdown and…
  • Indian luxury car market to be flat in 2020, growth to return in 2021: Audi
    New Delhi, December 29 (PTI): German automobile company Audi expects Indian luxury car market to remain flat next year and growth to come in only in 2021, having gone through a challenging 2019.   The company, which is set to kick off 2020 with…
  • Macro-data, crude oil prices to steer indices' movements
    Mumbai, December 29 (IANS): Macroeconomic data points, coupled with monthly automobile sales' numbers, are expected to influence the trajectory of domestic equity market during the upcoming week, analysts opined.   Market observers pointed out…
  • MSMEs seek bigger slice of public procurement pie
    New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): Seeking a bigger slice of public procurement pie, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector has proposed small-ticket tenders so that they could participate in the bidding.   In its Budget suggestions,…
  • Macro-data, crude oil prices to steer indices' movements
    Mumbai, December 29 (IANS): Macroeconomic data points, coupled with monthly automobile sales' numbers, are expected to influence the trajectory of domestic equity market during the upcoming week, analysts opined.   Market observers pointed out…
  • Vivo to end online exclusive launches in India next year
    New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Giving into a long-standing demand of mobile retailers, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has assured that it will put an end to online exclusive launches in India as part of its 2020 strategy. In a letter to its retail…
  • Govt says PSB health restored, 13 banks report profit
    New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): The Ministry of Finance on Saturday said that the health of public sector banks which have been reeling under non-performing assets for the last few years has been restored and a total of 13 banks reported profits in…
  • Reviving consumption, investment a challenge: RBI
    New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Reviving the twin engines of consumption and investment while being vigilant about spillovers from global financial markets remains a critical challenge, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report said on Friday.   The…
  • FM allays fear of 'three Cs' among bankers
    New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Allaying fears of CBI and other agencies popularly termed as 'three Cs' among bankers, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday reiterated that prudent commercial decisions would be protected.   The Central…
  • WhatsApp to add 'Disappearing Messages' feature soon
    San Francisco, December 28 (IANS): The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp's new feature 'Disappearing Messages' has been spotted in the latest beta version 2.19.275 for Android.   With the 'Delete Messages' feature, group admins will able to…
  • Inflation leaves consumers teary-eyed as pricey onions, food items bite
    New Delhi, December 27 (PTI): Onion literally brought tears to the eyes of consumers as retail prices touched Rs 200 per kilogram and tomato too turned pricier in the last quarter of 2019, leaving many scurrying for changes in dietary ways as costly…
  • Air India stops giving tickets on credit to govt defaulters
    New Delhi, December 26 (IANS): Cash-strapped Air India has commenced an initiative to recover pending dues from other government departments.   Under the initiative which was commenced last month, the airline identified government departments…
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