Amazon Great Indian Festival saw a record single-day Prime membership sign-ups with 66 per cent of shopping by Prime members coming in from Tier-II and Tier-III towns. Walmart-owned Flipkart also said that it registered a jump of two times in its sales growth on the first day of The Big Billion Day 2019
According to the chairman of Maruti Suzuki India, FM Nirmala Sitharaman is correct in her recent assertion that the ride-hailing companies have impacted auto demand. He backed up his argument saying young buyers don't need to buy cars for commuting and can spend most of their income on electronic gadgets.
Rural and urban inflation sliding down when the headline interest rate (RBI's repo rate) has also been falling reflects all is not well with the economy. It calls for a comprehensive policy response to spur income and investment to revive consumption demand
The 37th GST Council meeting to be held in Goa on 20 September was supposed to discuss the issue of rate cut in the auto sector. The other proposals to be discussed during the meeting include tax cuts on FMCG goods and hotel industry.