disposable incomes

British kids lending cash to hard-up parents


August 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Worried children are lending pocket money to their cash-strapped parents in Britain, a study claims.Fifty-eight percent of eight to 15-year-olds said they fret about family finances, ... Read more...

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Insurance industry need to innovate, simplify products: Study


August 5th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India's insurance industry needs to innovate, simplify products and build trust amongst the customers through effective distribution claims management in order to ensure growth in ... Read more...

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Off the beaten track, Indian travellers explore the uncharted (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Business/Lifestyle/Business By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Rakesh Chaudhary, an adventure seeker had trekked through several dense jungles and deep valleys around the India but was wondering where to go next. ... Read more...

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Indian travellers go off beaten track, explore the uncharted


June 7th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Rakesh Chaudhary, an adventure seeker had trekked several dense jungles and deep valleys around the country but was running out of options for his next ... Read more...

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Is overfishing killing the hilsa in Bengal? (With Image) (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) It is the ultimate in Bengali cuisine and Bengalis in both India and Bangladesh swear by the delicate taste of this premium fish. But the hilsa, ... Read more...

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India’s biscuit industry heading towards premiumisation (Feature)


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) India's Rs.150-billion ($3 billion) biscuit industry, the third largest in the world, is witnessing a major shift towards 'premiumisation' as consumer preferences change, fuelled by soaring ... Read more...

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India becoming market for high end European art (With Images)


April 30th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Rising disposable incomes, exposure to unique art forms and greater social interaction are opening urban Indian homes to niche British interior accessory art like Amanda ... Read more...

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Wrist watch mobile maker Burg extends footprint to India (With image)


April 13th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Netherland-based wrist watch mobile phone maker Burg Friday launched three stores in India - two in Delhi and one in Gurgaon - and said it ... Read more...

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49 NextGen Radisson hotels to open in India by 2024


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 2 (IANS) Aimed at India's burgeoning middle class with its huge disposable incomes, 49 NextGen Park Inns by Radisson hotels are to open across northern and central India ... Read more...

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Competition watchdog approves Danone’s acquisition of Wockhardt arm


September 18th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed acquisition of the nutrition business of pharmaceuticals firm Wockhardt by global dairy major Danone.The deal ... Read more...

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Food inflation touches two-month high (Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India's food inflation rose to more than a two-month high at 9.01 percent for the week ended May 28 as prices of essential items like ... Read more...

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India’s food inflation rises, another rate hike in offing


June 9th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India's food inflation for the week ended May 28 rose sharply by almost a percentage to 9.01 percent as prices of essential items like fruits, ... Read more...

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India to grow at a slower 8 percent: World Bank


June 8th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) With India's growth projected to ease to 8 percent in fiscal 2011-12 from 8.8 percent last fiscal, South Asia is headed for a slower, but still ... Read more...

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Brits face biggest squeeze to their wallets since post-WW1 recession


April 11th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Britons are facing the worst financial crisis since the post-World War One recession of 1919-21.The average family is 910 pounds worse off than two years ago because of ... Read more...

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Indian automobile sector’s March sales soar (Roundup)


April 1st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry Friday reported good sales numbers for the month of March 2011, prompted by a growing economy, increasing disposable incomes and low ... Read more...

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More than one pub closing every day in the UK


March 28th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): One bar or pub closed every day in Britain in 2010, and according to a study, the number of restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs giving up their alcohol ... Read more...

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Indian automobile sector’s February sales soar (Roundup)


March 1st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry Tuesday reported good sales numbers for the month of February, prompted by a growing economy, increasing disposable incomes and low interest rates.Market leader ... Read more...

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January vehicle sales zoom 19 percent


February 9th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian car and two-wheeler companies Wednesday reported a stellar 19 percent increase in sales figures for January, which stood at 13,22,979 units as compared to 11,14,692 units ... Read more...

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Foreign firms eye Indian lesbian, gay travel pie


January 31st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) With India becoming a favoured destination among gay travellers, many international gay travel agencies are keen to open shop in India to cater to this ... Read more...

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India to turn hottest destination for gay, lesbian tourists


January 29th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) As the government legalised homosexuality in India two years ago, tour operators in the country are trying to sell India as the ultimate tourists destination for gays ... Read more...

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Indian tourism industry targets gay, lesbian travellers


January 28th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Gay and lesbian tourists are big spenders and vacation savvy and are being increasingly targeted by travel operators in India, said travel experts at the 18th South ... Read more...

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Online retailer Yepmeshopping plans own clothing labels


January 21st, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Online retailer Yepmeshopping.com plans to launch more self-owned labels, apart from social media marketing strategy, to cater to the fast-growing online-retail market in tier-II and III ... Read more...

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Indian automobile firms close 2010 with stellar sales figures (Roundup)


January 1st, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 1 (IANS) Prompted by a growing economy, increasing disposable incomes and low interest rates, Indian automobile manufacturers Saturday reported stellar sales figures for the calender year 2010.Chennai-based car manufacturer ... Read more...

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Indian mobile handsets market grows by 3.6 percent in Q3


December 29th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The sales of mobile phones in India grew 3.6 percent to touch 40 million units during the quarter ended Sep 30, said a study by advisory firm ... Read more...

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Automobile makers report robust sales in September


October 1st, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian automobile manufacturers reported robust sales in September, helped by high disposable incomes, low-cost loans and new launches ahead of the festival season. Market leader Maruti Suzuki ... Read more...

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Indian luxury market to grow over 25 percent


September 30th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian luxury market will grow more than 25 percent over the next few years as disposable income of the upper middle class is surging on the back ... Read more...

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Boeing raises commercial aircraft sales forecast for India


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) With rising passenger traffic, Indian carriers will require 1,150 aircraft by 2030 for as much as $130 billion, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft, Boeing Co., ... Read more...

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Men’s fashion one of the fastest-growing industry: Ravi Bajaj


May 12th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Designer Ravi Bajaj, who will complete 23 years in the fashion industry in December, says men's wear is the fastest-growing industry in the world of fashion. "You will ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath seeks US investment in Indian Highways sector


April 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 9 (ANI) Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Kamal Nath has invited US construction and investment companies to participate in India's mega initiative to achieve a 'quantum jump' ... Read more...

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Come and invest in our roads: Kamal Nath


April 9th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 9 (IANS) Highlighting India's plans to achieve a "quantum jump" in building roads and highways that would open a vast rural market, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Kamal ... Read more...

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Cruise tourism will help in sustainable development of tourism sector: Selja


November 28th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 28(ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja on Saturday said that with the economy developing at a steady pace, middle class growing in number and increasingly possessing disposable incomes, which ... Read more...

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Indian reforms here to stay, President assures City of London (Lead)


October 29th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil told a gathering of top British figures from the world of business and finance that economic reforms unleashed in 1991 have ... Read more...

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Economic reforms accepted across India’s political spectrum: President


October 29th, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil told a gathering of top British figures from the world of business and finance Wednesday that economic reforms unleashed in 1991 ... Read more...

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Coffee fest to focus on market opportunities in India


October 6th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 6 (IANS) The India International Coffee Festival (ICCF 2009) that kicks off here Wednesday will focus on the domestic opportunities for international players and global trends in the plantation commodity. "The ... Read more...

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Young India falling prey to party drugs: UN official


July 5th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Youth in India and China face huge risks from party drugs like Ecstasy and Adam because of their large populations and increasing disposable income, a ... Read more...

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