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India’s new passenger charter tries to cheer both airlines and travellers

India’s new passenger charter tries to cheer both airlines and travellers

Strict on overbooking, but no monetary compensation for delays
Why Indian banks should be worried about the slowing growth of auto companies

Why Indian banks should be worried about the slowing growth of auto companies

The new normal for automobile sales will be sub-10% growth.
Why are Indian investors shying away from mutual funds?

Why are Indian investors shying away from mutual funds?

After a heady run, India’s mutual fund (MF) industry seems to have lost some steam. The assets under management (AUMs) of all MFs in India…
India’s bruised e-commerce market is still a retail sweet spot

India’s bruised e-commerce market is still a retail sweet spot

India’s e-commerce companies have hit a rough patch thanks to the country’s latest foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, which came into effect on Feb. 01.…
Chanda Kochhar alone isn’t responsible for the ICICI Bank mess

Chanda Kochhar alone isn’t responsible for the ICICI Bank mess

A high-level independent probe has established that Chanda Kochhar, former chief of ICICI Bank, was guilty of violating the code of conduct at India’s second-biggest…
Indian banks are dangerously close to reliving the Kingfisher disaster with Jet

Indian banks are dangerously close to reliving the Kingfisher disaster with Jet

Having burnt their fingers with the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, it’s déjà vu for India’s banks. And this time, it’s with Jet Airways. While the lenders…
As India’s largest carmaker sputters, fears mount that the best days are over for Indian auto

As India’s largest carmaker sputters, fears mount that the best days are over for Indian auto

For half-a-decade now, India’s automakers have had it good as smoothly cruising sales prompted rosier forecasts. The London-based market researcher IHS Markit in its most…
Why Jet Airways is not as valuable for Etihad as it was in 2013

Why Jet Airways is not as valuable for Etihad as it was in 2013

A lot can change in five years. More so in a sector like Indian aviation that is forever in flux. In 2013, when the Abu…
Trump’s crackdown on the H-1B visa is eating into Indian IT’s profits

Trump’s crackdown on the H-1B visa is eating into Indian IT’s profits

H-1B woes in the US are racking up big bills for India’s IT majors. With the Donald Trump administration tightening the noose around visa clearances,…
With staggering losses and safety issues, 2018 was a year Indian airlines won’t forget

With staggering losses and safety issues, 2018 was a year Indian airlines won’t forget

In November this year, IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, decided to charge passengers for every seat reserved during web check-ins. The charges ranged…
Boeing advises India’s airlines to pursue profit over growth

Boeing advises India’s airlines to pursue profit over growth

The world’s largest aircraft maker has a message for bleeding Indian airliners: forget growth, seek profitability. “Double-digit growth, coupled with losses, is what I am…
S&P warns of disastrous consequences if Indian central bank loses its autonomy

S&P warns of disastrous consequences if Indian central bank loses its autonomy

Global credit-rating agencies are sounding caution against the perceived threat to the Indian central bank’s autonomy. S&P Global Ratings yesterday (Dec. 17) warned that the…
Charted: Narendra Modi’s big bad jobs problem ahead of India’s 2019 elections

Charted: Narendra Modi’s big bad jobs problem ahead of India’s 2019 elections

The spectre of jobless growth is haunting India. Despite being the world’s fastest-growing major economy, India’s employment rate declined from 43.5% in January 2016 to…
How the Indian rupee turned around to become Asia’s second best performing currency

How the Indian rupee turned around to become Asia’s second best performing currency

After sliding incessantly for much of the year, India’s battered currency is slowly, but steadily, reversing its course. On Nov. 29, the rupee closed at…
Boeing’s most advanced plane could be another headache for Indian aviation

Boeing’s most advanced plane could be another headache for Indian aviation

As if rising fuel prices and engine troubles weren’t enough, Indian aviation has a fresh problem to deal with: aircraft safety. The Oct. 29 crash…
More and more Indians are travelling away from home for Diwali

More and more Indians are travelling away from home for Diwali

Many Indians are giving the traditional diyas and vibrant rangolis a miss this Diwali, the festival of lights. More people are now open to the…
Here’s why the Indian rupee may fall below 75 per dollar soon

Here’s why the Indian rupee may fall below 75 per dollar soon

There is just no respite, no pause. On a slippery slope since 2018 began, the Indian rupee closed at its weakest level, 73.34 per dollar,…
India’s economy is starting to look like a ship without a captain

India’s economy is starting to look like a ship without a captain

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, prime minister Narendra Modi’s economic team is looking a little thin. Asia’s third-largest economy is currently without a full-time…
Four charts and a table: more proof of India’s job crisis

Four charts and a table: more proof of India’s job crisis

It’s been a tough year for India’s jobs market. Between January and April alone, some 1.5 million jobs were lost, according to the Centre for…