Green Shoots

While modern trade (branded retail chains) has been doing better than general trade (the local kirana stores) in urban markets for a while, it was the lacklustre performance of rural markets that hit most FMCGs.

Mixed Blessings

Car makers are happy. But jittery too - they fear potential buyers will delay purchases in expectation of price cuts when the GST comes into force next year. This could impact sales in the short term.

Indian Railways to rake in Rs 11k crore with ad-wrapped trains

The vibrant blue color of other trains will be replaced by ad-wrappings, which the ministry of railway has planned in a bid to mop up revenue for the cash-strapped transporter.

Tata Motors Q1 net profit falls 57% at Rs 2,260 cr

The company said higher volumes in both standalone as well as Jaguar Land Rover business more than offset by the adverse forex impact of Rs 2,296 crore and adverse commodity derivatives impact of Rs 167 crore in the operating profit mainly in the JLR business.

Waiting For a Crisis?

A recent report by ratings agency ICRA Ltd says banks' share in consumer credit shrunk from 66 per cent to 55 per cent in the past six years. NBFCs increased their share from 14 per cent to 19 per cent during the same period.

Sat Aug 27 18:41:05 IST 2016
 

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Last year, the government provided budgetary and extra budgetary support of Rs 92,000 crore to its companies and only got back Rs 56,000 crore as dividends. Here's why it shouldn't keep throwing more money into this bottomless pit.

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