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M Muneer
Marketing By Using Text

The “youngistan” spends hours on mobile phones and handheld devices today.

Ritwik Mukherjee
Xiaomi eyes retail sales to add volumes

Xiaomi, the leading smartphone brand from the stable of Hongkong Stock Exchange-listed Xiaomi Corporation, which initially used to rely on online channels, has been increasingly moving towards offl

Michael Gonsalves
Lamborghini delivers the first Urus in India

India's rich and super rich are in the queue for a year to own the super sports utility car—the Lamborghini Urus. The most-awaited car was launched in December last year globally.

Rajgopal Nidamboor
Hope is the ability to light the darkness

Hope eases the burd­en of our weightiness – the surplus luggage of negative emotions we carry with no real prospect at the beginning of the disconcerting tunnel.

Sangeetha G.
Currency volatility hits travel bookings

September is usually a busy month for travel operators. But this year, outbound bookings have not picked up as uncertainty on the currency front is making travellers wait and watch.

Sangeetha G.
Studying abroad just got costlier

A weak rupee has hit the students studying abroad hard. A steep fall in exchange value of rupee is making them shell out an estimated Rs one lakh more for tuition fee.

Nirbhay Kumar
Airlines bleed as big chunk of payments made in dollars

The rupee’s plunge against the dollar threatens to eat into airlines' profit as nearly 70 per cent of their expenses are in dollars.

Ashwin J Punnen
On a slippery path

The market has stayed surprisingly resilient in the face of rupee hitting new lows and oil prices spiraling up, but many fear trouble is certainly in store for equity investors.

Falaknaaz Syed
RBI may increase repo rate by 25bps in October to contain inflationary pressures

It’s tough to say now whether the US-China tariff conflict will turn into a full-scale trade war or it’s just a means to negotiate more balanced trade.

Ritwik Mukherjee
High supply, low global prices to keep sugar under pressure

India, the second biggest producer of sugar, is likely to surpass Brazil as the world’s top sweetener producer soon.

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