A February Reserve Bank of India rate cut is on a knife's edge, with just under half of economists polled expecting easing at that meeting, and is highly likely by the middle of next year, according to a Reuters poll.After slashing the repo rate by 135 basis points this year to 5.15%, the RBI cited concern about near-term inflation when it took analysts and markets by surprise and kept it unchanged last week, pushing stocks and the Indian rupee lower.But the central bank acknowledged there was room for further cuts.Close With economic growth at its weakest in over six years, 49% of economists, 33 of 67, in a snap poll taken after the Monetary Policy Committee's decision, predicted that would be a temporary pause and another cut would come in February. related news GST rates may go up for various items to meet revenue shortfall Air India seeks Rs 2,400 cr govt guarantee to raise funds Pre-merger blues: PSU general insurers seek Rs 12,000 crore lifeline The others expected no … [Read more...] about Reserve Bank of India February rate cut on a knife’s edge: Reuters poll
Galaxy Surfactants and Fine Organics posted a mixed set of numbers in the September quarter. Subdued volume growth prospects in the domestic market are a cause of concern for oleochemical makers.So should you have stocks of oleochemical makers in your portfolio? Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra does a 3-Point Analysis of the earnings fineprint and the outlook going forward.Watch the video for more.Are you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it possible... in just a short few years. You can know his secrets in his FREE video series airing between 12th to 17th December. You can reserve your free seat here. … [Read more...] about 3-Point Analysis | Is it worth adding oleochemical makers to your portfolio?
Purshottam PurswaniThe IoT (Internet of Things) is fast becoming an essential source of data; its volumes limitless. Unlimited AI, social networks, applications, sensors and captors, among other things, are only adding to the soaring data and content. By 2030, the total volume produced could reach 1 yottabyte – that’s a trillion terabytes or a million trillion megabytes.With the power of IoT, more and more products are getting connected and delivering a huge value for the business, partners and customers. For instance, in case of manufacturing, predictive maintenance is becoming a priority. Sensors measure parameters from vibration, temperature to noise levels or energy consumption. Edge data analytics determine the state of the equipment, potential anomalies and delivers early indications of failure.Close Other use case is of retail, where data at the point of sale or in the warehouse can be combined with data from various sources such as prevailing weather, special offers … [Read more...] about How Internet of Things is redefining corporate strategies
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It’s been a nasty week for iPhone users. Apple has buckled to pressure from AT&T and denied Google’s Voice application from the App Store: a nifty service that helps you consolidate phones and manage your voicemail online. The app lives on at the BlackBerry App World and Android Market, making some of the technorati so angry they’ve vowed to ditch AT&T in protest–and their beloved iPhone with it. Here are seven reasons why you should make AT&T and Apple suffer for their sins. advertisement advertisement They’re anticompetitive. Sure, every business wants to edge out its foes, but AT&T and Apple are now under FCC investigation for their black-box app approval process. Regulators want to know who killed the app, and why Voice is different than VOIP apps like Skype. Check out the inquiries here. They’re targets. Heavy lies the crown; just ask Microsoft. When your software platform is the world leader, it earns a lot of … [Read more...] about Seven (More) Reasons to Ditch Your iPhone