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In consumption sector, Titan would be in my top three picks, says the Nirmal Bang honcho.
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Abheek Barua (At ETMarkets.com, we have invited five biggies from the financial world to present their own budgets before the Union Budget is unveiled on Feb 1. Here is the first one, from the Chief Economist of HDFC Bank.) Start an income transfer programme First, I would introduce a large income transfer programme, say a top-up on all low balance Jan Dhan Accounts. There is some evidence that demonetisation has indeed hurt the most vulnerable income segments both directly through the lack of currency and indirectly through a fall in economic activity, job-losses etc. This programme of income support would help prop consumption up and also restore confidence in people with the simple yet powerful message that what the government promised to mop up as black money has been redistributed to them. Go easy on fiscal deficit; offer clarity on taxes Second, I would go a little easy on fiscal consolidation by keeping the fiscal Deficit-GDP ratio for 2017-18.
The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: Call it the Virat Kohli effect. A growing beard fad among Indian males is driving strong sales in facial fuzz colouring products. While most consumer sectors are reeling under the demonetisation effect, the beard colouring segment has registered a strong double-digit growth in calendar year 2016. The trend also suggests that the earlier metrosexual look is passe. With hair colour biggies L'Oreal and Godrej absent from this segment, the budding field has been left open for Bigen, the only national player in beard colours. The Bigen brand is owned by Hoyu Co of Japan and exclusively marketed and distributed in India by J L Morison India. Bigen Men's Beard Color grew at 40% year on year (YoY), which is double the rate at which its hair colour business is growing. A year ago, beard colours grew at an average of 20%. On the other hand, the average growth of the hair colour industry YoY is around 8%.
The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: Axis Bank has left behind large foreign banks, known for their investment banking skills, as it has retained the top investment banking rank in the past 10 consecutive years. With its market share surging to 20.4%, the private sector lender has cut 327 deals worth 81,100 crore that companies raised by selling bonds in 2016, according to Bloomberg debt market league table. HDFC Bank, State Bank of India were other top two banks in the Bloomberg 2016 league table beating global biggies. Both the institutions have collectively done deals, which are marginally higher than Axis Bank alone. “With expanding corporate bond market, we can see more opportunities coming in this year,” said Shashikant Rathi, head of treasuries and markets, Axis Bank. “We bridge between borrowers and investors with our feet on the ground, which is the key to our success.
TechCrunch
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One of the big HR startup stories of the last year has been the trials and tribulations of Zenefits, but news coming out today from another company in the space shows that there is still a lot of opportunity in the industry with the right approach. Namely, a New York-based SaaS HR firm that focuses on mid-sized (100 to 1,000 employees) companies offering an all-in-one human resources Read More
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Rob Leane Nov 24, 2016 Black Friday is here! Amazon is slicing prices of high profile games like Destiny, Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Infinite Warfare... The blackest of all Fridays has arrived once again. Prices are being slashed around the UK in shops both real and digital, as the biggest and best retailers attempt to grab your attention with big bargains in the lead up to Christmas. Amazon has let us in on some info, furnishing us with a list of all their videogame-based offers, all of which are active now. Here's the list... See related Amazon Prime UK: what’s new in November 2016? Christmas 2016: our DVD and Blu-ray gift guide PS4 Bundles Let's kick things off with some biggies - the PS4 bundles. This Black Friday, you can buy The PlayStation 4 500GB Watchdogs 2 bundle from Amazon at a reduced price of £239.99. That's a reduction off the list price of £299.
The Economic Times
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Let's go down a list of some biggies in the Only-Israel crowd. The Conference of Presidents has had nothing to say against Trump, since congratulating him on being elected. We look forward to working with President-elect Trump and his advisors in the transition before his inauguration and in the years to come during his presidency on the issues facing our country, as well as of specific concern to the American Jewish community including strengthening the special U.S.-Israel relationship, the rise of anti-Semitism and the security of the Jewish people at home and abroad.. Conference President Malcolm Hoenlein silent. (And last year Hoenlein's rejection of Trump's proposed Muslim ban had to be eked out of him from the press.) AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group, has also not said a single word against Bannon/Sessions, while congratulating Trump on his victory.
BBC News 24
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We are not completely on our own. Show us the sites of Hull. I am on the pierhead, if I switch you around, this is the lovely pierhead. I am looking at the Humber, UK's biggies busiest training estuary.
Autocar
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It sits on the same platform as the regular Mini, but with bespoke suspension, a 4.2-metre-long body and a layout that’s much more practical than that of the previous Clubman. That car had a rear side door but on only one side of the car – on the right, or the wrong side for kerbside parking in the UK. This rather limited its appeal, but if the number of Clubmans I’ve seen on the road since its launch last year is any guide, that’s less true this time round. In fact, only those twin-opening rear doors prevent it from being an entirely conventional hatchback. This Clubman has arrived at Autocar Towers in Cooper D specification, which means that its on-the-road price is £21,810 before options, of which there are a few fitted. There’s a full list on the opposite page, but the biggies are a Media Pack1010), which includes navigation and better connectivity, and the £2785 Chili Pack, which brings seat upgrades, climate control and separate drive modes.
The Economic Times
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“The GST would obviously give a decent amount of kicker to their pricing and their margins.”
The Economic Times
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“The GST would obviously give a decent amount of kicker to their pricing and their margins.”
The Economic Times
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The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: It was truncated, yet volatile trading week on Dalal Street, which was plagued by weak guidance by the IT majors, concerns over poor health of the biggest world economies, a hard Brexit and a looming US Fed rate hike. The BSE benchmark Sensex ended the week at 27,673, down 388 points, or 1.3 per cent. The Nifty50 lost 114 points, or 1.3 per cent, during the week to settle at 8,583 on Friday. Quarterly earnings by two IT biggies, TCS and Infosys, played spoilsport towards the end of the week. IndusInd Bank and J&K Bank, on the other hand, reported a mixed set of numbers. IndusInd Bank reported stable asset quality and upbeat bottom line growth for the quarter, but J&K Bank saw a rise in the quantum of stressed assets Investor wealth in the domestic stock market, as suggested by BSE market capitalisation, eroded by Rs 96,338 crore during the week to Rs 1.
The Economic Times
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The Economic Times
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The Economic Times
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But the 4G spectrum arms race, analysts said, has come at a huge cost for the biggies with Airtel, Vodafone and Idea spending Rs 14,244 crore, Rs 20,280 crore and Rs 12,798 crore respectively, with new entrant Jio coughing up Rs 13,672 crore to tank up additional capacity 4G spectrum. This would reflect in the rising leverage of incumbent carriers that puts their balance sheets at risk. The scenario, they fear, could get financially worrisome for Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, as they wont have pricing power amid rising competitive intensity with the entry of a large scale operator like Jio. Moreover, all three would need to invest substantial capex to expand and upgrade networks. Morgan Stanley called the rising competitive intensity “a key risk” for the sector. “Cumulatively, we expect top 3 telcos, which cumulatively account for three-fourth of the sector revenues, to spend around Rs 80,000 crore in network capex over next 2 years, which is 25% higher than the aggregate network capex in previous two fiscals,” said Ajay Srinivasan, Director, CRISIL Research.
Daily Mail - India
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Mashable
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An Indian company today announced its take on smartwatches. And it looks impressive. SEE ALSO: Google's big Android Wear 2.0 update is delayed The Blink is a smartwatch which also doubles as a fitness tracker and brings in the best elements from different smartwatches out there. Developed by Bangalore-based Witworks, the Blink has a stainless steel body which goes with leather or stainless strap and looks as appealing as the Moto 360 . It has a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display with resolution of 400x400 pixels. The glass on the top is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 coating. If from the images Blink looks like a good looking traditional watch, that's because Witworks consulted Indian watch biggies such as HMT and Titan for design and manufacturing. Under the hood sits a 1.2GHz processor of an unspecified brand, coupled with 1GB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.