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What ails India’s household economy?

A slump in household economy, due to lower household savings and capital expenditure, doesn’t augur well for a speedy revival of overall investment in the Indian economy. Graphic: Mint The household sector is the largest segment of the Indian economy. In 2015-16, it accounted for 43.6%…

India’s Green Car Plan Prioritizes Electric Vehicles Over Hybrids

India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signaling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets. A draft of the 90-page blueprint, seen by…

Trai expresses concern over India’s low broadband penetration

New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday said demonetisation has accelerated digital transactions in the country, but expressed concern over India trailing nations like Singapore and Malaysia at the level of broadband connectivity, a key component of digital infrastructure. “There is one area where we need…

5 trends that will reshape India’s real estate market

Among the many factors influencing the way real estate is developed, transacted and used in India, there are five big major emerging trends that have both real-time and long-term significance. Co-working spaces finding favour With the growing start-up ecosystem across India and the central government creating…

India’s $208 million Embraer jet deal under US scanner

A $208-million (Rs 1,390 crore) Embraer jet deal of the United Progressive Alliance era has come under the scanner of the United States authorities over alleged kickbacks paid to secure the contract. The deal was inked in 2008 between the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the…