- Coca-Cola and Pepsi are under siege as consumer preference shifts to low-sugar, low-calorie soft drinks from a host of domestic companies.
Jun 04, 2017
High TideWith stock markets at all time-highs, we tell you how to position yourself to gain from future trends.
The Right Choice: Which income tax form should you fill to declare returns?The I-T department has brought several changes in return forms this year. Here's a little help on choosing the right form.
RERA will clean up real estate sector, but fear is rise in home pricesWith the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) coming into force from May 1, there is hope that the interests of consumers would be protected and transparency ensured in the sector. The government has empowered the RBI to go after defaulters, but the big issue is haircuts and capital shortage in public sector banks. Shifting the heads of three large PSBs may not bring any respite to the trouble-torn banking space.
The Heavyweights: SUVs give tough fight to hatchbacks, sedans in Indian auto marketSales of SUVs and MPVs grew a staggering 30 per cent in 2016/17 over the previous year, while passenger cars rose 3.85 per cent and vans 2.37 per cent.
Narendra Modi govt still has an unfinished agenda of reforms: PollThe Modi government has taken several measures to lift growth. Indeed, nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that the government has been successful in ensuring development, growth and reforms; a fifth believe that Modi and his team fell short on these parameters. Internet speed is the second-most crucial factor for a telecom consumer after tariffs. Three agencies - opensignal, trai and ookla - test mobile internet speeds. Each follows a different method, leaving consumers with little clarity on whose data network is the fastest. We bring the latest test results The gap between ordinary shares and those with fewer voting rights is narrowing. Should retail investors go for these? Simple yet secure Aadhaar-based transactions may find favour among the uninitiated. Mobile money has been a stupendous success in Africa. Indias telecom companies will have to learn a lot from the model if they want to make a mark.
"We have to move from making crude steel to value addition"The government has unveiled the National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017 that lays out ambitious goals. Regulation and new rivalries threaten to choke mobile wallet firms.
"Our desire is to act as a catalyst, not operator"Nachiket Mor, Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), India, talks to Joe C. Mathew about the foundation's work in India. Court order banning alcohol sales along national highways and clamour for prohibition in various states has the domestic liquor and hospitality industry in a tizzy. Undeterred by challenges, new small finance banks are betting on technology to tide over some serious hurdles. Quick response and redress can save brands from social media disasters. CoinTribe is helping banks and other lenders identify the creditworthiness of small businesses for low-risk, quick finance Japan's SoftBank is reported to have got approval from Nexus Venture Partners for sale of Snapdeal to Flipkart.