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Google, here’s how to help small US businesses: generate demand abroad

 Google suggests developing ‘a collaborative initiative between the federal government, state governments’ and others to assist small businesses. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP This week, Google commissioned a report that’s intended to help small businesses export more. It’s not helpful. The researchers march out...
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Real estate players blame govt for high prices and low demand

Real estate players blame govt for high prices and low demand

Suffering from lack of demand, eroding customer confidence and a gloomy future outlook, real estate players on Tuesday blamed the government for its woes and claimed that red tape was killing their business. Developers claimed lack of implementation of a sin...
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Slow Demand Hits Realty, Sales Drop 17% in 9 Cities in 2017: Report

Slow Demand Hits Realty, Sales Drop 17% in 9 Cities in 2017: Report

Knight Frank India reported 7% decline in housing sales and 41% fall in home launches in 2017. New Delhi: Housing sales dropped 17 per cent during 2017 in nine major cities of the country because of demand slowdown and impact...
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India’s fuel demand falls 6.1% in August, the most in over 14 years

India’s fuel demand falls 6.1% in August, the most in over 14 years

India’s fuel consumption fell 6.1% in August, its fastest rate of decline since April 2003, as heavy rainfall across the country cut the use of diesel for irrigation pumps and curbed demand for auto fuels. Consumption of fuel, a proxy...
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What L&T’s Q1 result tells us about state of investment demand in Indian economy

What L&T’s Q1 result tells us about state of investment demand in Indian economy

As India’s largest infrastructure and engineering conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro Ltd is proxy for the state of investment demand. The company’s June quarter’s media release on its performance has many takeaways. Fresh order intake fell 11% to Rs26,400...
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No demand for real estate is a myth Murali

No demand for real estate is a myth Murali

CHENNAI: Contrary to reports that demand for real estate in Chennai has been stagnant, affordable housing projects in Chennai show strong demand, according to Shriram Properties’ managing director M Murali. The Chennai-based real estate developer currently h...
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