Carmakers such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have been forced to increase discounts ahead of festive season to beat the sombre market and woo buyers. High fuel costs, hiked insurance rates and lending rates have impacted sales at the retail level.Car market leader Maruti Suzuki said it offered more discounts on vehicles during the second quarter ended September 2018 than it did in the same quarter last year in a desperate attempt to push volumes at the retail end.Average discounts offered by the maker of Swift, Dzire and Baleno rose 23 percent to Rs 18,750 per vehicle, a rise of Rs 3,500 per vehicle from the last quarter.Close Dealers of Hyundai, the country’s second-largest maker of passenger vehicles, have also reported too a rise in discounts to attract buyers. related news India makes advance payment for Russian missile system: Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov Rajiv Bajaj hits back at Tata Motors design head over criticism on Chetak styling Huawei’s foldable phone … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki offers discounts on cars to battle insurance premium hike
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If you haven’t visited your local public library lately, you might not realize that you no longer need to physically drop by to check out a book or a movie. advertisement advertisement Thousands of public libraries now let their members check out e-books they can download on their smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. They also lend digital audiobooks anyone can listen to as they commute and streaming online movies to view on a computer, phone, or smart TV. Like other public library materials, they’re generally available for free to anyone with a library card. But whether you’re a library or an individual fan, you can’t truly own digital materials the way you can own a printed book or a movie on DVD or VHS. Fans of e-books, music and video games have seen their collections become unplayable when publishers and distributors shut down servers. When it comes to libraries, licensing agreements largely dictated by publishers control when and how you can … [Read more...] about The battle for the future of e-books is happening at your local library
Steelworkers in Britain and the Netherlands said they would fight Tata Steel's plans to cut up to 3,000 jobs across its European operations, as the sector wrestles with excess supply, weak demand and high costs.Indian-owned Tata announced the cuts late on Monday as part of wider efforts to boost profitability in Europe, saying around half of the losses would be in the Netherlands and around two-thirds would be office-based roles.Tata's announcement confirmed a number previously reported by Reuters.Close In addition to its Dutch plant, Tata has a plant in Wales and downstream operations, including finished products, across Europe. related news UP govt offers concessions to 7 companies; says they will invest Rs 2,860cr, create jobs One-fifth of British cos say difficult to do biz in India The group's quest to boost European profitability follows a decision by competition regulators in June to block a joint venture with Germany's Thyssenkrupp .Unions in Britain and the … [Read more...] about Tata Steel faces battle with unions over plans to cut up to 3,000 European jobs
Motorola recently launched a new and improved version of its classic Moto Razr. The Razr packs in a ton of innovation to offer a new clamshell folding design. However, the Razr is not the only foldable phone available in the market. While Huawei’s Mate X is only restricted to Chinese markets, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold as been in the spotlight for quite a while.The Galaxy Fold has made a significant impact (In terms of innovation) on the smartphone market, since its recent relaunch. But how does it fare against the Moto Razr; let’s find out.Galaxy Fold & Moto Razr SpecsSpecsGalaxy FoldMoto RazrChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Display7.3 inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED (Unfolded) / 4.6-inch Super AMOLED (Folded)6.2-inch Foldable P-OLED (Unfolded) / 2.7-inch G-OLED display (Folded)Memory12GB RAM / 512GB Storage6GB RAM / 128GB StorageRear Camera12 MP, f/1.5 (Main) + 12 MP, f/2.4 (Telephoto) + 16 MP, f/2.2 (Ultrawide)16 MP, … [Read more...] about Moto Razr vs Galaxy Fold: Who wins the foldable smartphone battle?
In the November 15 episode of In The News podcast, Moneycontrol's Jerome Anthony talks to Siddhesh Raut and Shraddha Sharma to catch up on the top news developments in India.Raut talks about the INX media case, where Congress leader P Chidambaram has been denied bail by the Delhi High Court. He also discusses the latest developments in Delhi, where air pollution remains a burgeoning problem.Close Sharma, speaks about the achievements of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, who is set to retire on November 17.For more, tune in to In The News podcast.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about In The News | P Chidambaram denied bail; CJI Ranjan Gogoi retires; and Delhi’s battle with pollution