Tag Archives: growth

A dip in GDP is part of growth process: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today shrugged off questions on the GDP growth declining to 5 per cent in the first quarter, saying the ups and down are part of the growth process and the government is responding to the current economic challenges to revive demand and consumption in the country. Speaking at a press conference in Chennai, Sitharaman said a dip in the ... Read More »

PSU banks launch joint plan to boost economic growth

While the overall credit growth is still at 12%, the flow of credit to small/medium businesses remained weak and export credit growth has contracted. In a bid to kick-start growth, the government has pushed public sector banks to initiate a nationwide campaign to ensure credit flow to businesses, big and small. For the first time, such a massive coordinated effort ... Read More »

Education, jobs can stop population growth

Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times) At 365 million, India’s young between the ages of 10 years and 24 years is more than the population of the US, which at 329.1 million, is the third most populous after China and India, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population report 2019 released this week. ... Read More »

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 21 Percent, Xiaomi Sees Growth: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS While Huawei saw minor growth, shipments of Oppo and Vivo declined Xiaomi saw substantial growth of 37 percent year on year Q2 2018 expected to show growth for most OEMs Smartphone shipments in China have dropped by 21 percent in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, as per the latest data shared by market analyst firm Canalys. ... Read More »

Facebook Says Digital India Initiative Is a Key Growth Enabler for It

Digital India is certainly a big opportunity for both economic growth and innovation and the growth Facebook is witnessing in the country is a clear example of that, a top company executive said on Wednesday. According to Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, the government’s digital initiative has opened several opportunities when it comes to innovate ... Read More »

Two Wheeler Sales July 2017: Honda, Hero, Royal Enfield, Suzuki Show Incredible Growth

With BS-IV upgrades and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) norms changing market dynamics in the past months, the Indian two wheeler industry is showing positive signs of growth once again and July 2017 was a testament to the same. Two wheeler makers including Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, Honda and Royal Enfield have posted positive numbers with more vehicles moved out ... Read More »

Huawei forecasts slower revenue growth this year, greater uncertainties for 2017

For 2015, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei had reported a revenue growth of 35%. However, for the ongoing year, the company expects the rate to be somewhere around 32%. This was revealed by Eric Xu, Huawei’s chief executive, in a New Year’s message to company employees. “The year 2016 has seen a flock of black swans – both political and economic ... Read More »

Volvo India to strengthen its growth plans in 2017

Volvo has earned respect with the delivery of safe cars across the globe. The brand has also been been growing strongly in the Indian market with a spate of recent launches which has impressed the automotive fraternity as well as potential customers. Recent interaction with Tom von Bonsdorff, MD Volvo Auto India on twitter, revealed details on the company’s approach ... Read More »

Windows: When no growth is an improvement

Microsoft yesterday said that revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines and the fifth contraction in the last six quarters. Windows revenue, which accounts for the bulk of More Personal Computing’s (MPC) total, was flat. But that was an improvement over the prior quarter, when sales ... Read More »

Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells

We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. “But probiotics and exercise can balance brain plasticity and should be considered as a real treatment option.” Wolf first saw clues that the immune system could influence the health and growth of brain cells through research ... Read More »