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June 2015

June 2015

June 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Safety Concerns All the vehicle manufacturers wish to increase their sales volumes in the country but are they really working on reducing the fatalities caused due to lack of proper safety features? It is tough to reply to this question as Indians always look on ‘More for Less’ which will be a difficult task[Read More…]

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May 2015

May 2015

May 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Going Green The transport sector accounts for a significant environmental impact, both when it comes to greenhouse gases and the release of substances such as sulphur and carbon into the atmosphere. At the same time, the need for efficient transport in an increasingly globalised world has never been bigger. Fortunately, there are technologies that[Read More…]

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April 2015

April 2015

April 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Positive Outlook The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a surprise repo rate cut by 25 basis points in March, which was not made during the regular cycle for monetary policy decisions and announcements. Earlier, in January, RBI had lowered the repo rate from 8% to 7.75%. Both rate cuts this year were outside[Read More…]

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March 2015

March 2015

March 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription First Milestone As we go to press, the Budget papers are still not ready to get into the holy satchel that Finance Minister Arun Jaitely would carry, to present the Budget to Parliament. However, the Minister would have presented the financial document by the time you read this column. Till the last minute, the[Read More…]

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February 2015

February 2015

February 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Diligent Business The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a surprise interest rate cut recently, which was not during the regular cycle for the monetary policy decisions and announcements. This is the first rate cut since May 2013, after about 20 months. Besides, the RBI promised that there are more to follow as it[Read More…]

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January 2015

January 2015

January 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Fundamental Issues The Government last month introduced the Constitutional Amendment Bill for Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha, with intent to implement it from April 2016. It will replace a number of indirect taxes currently being levied by the Central and State Governments and is intended to remove cascading of taxes[Read More…]

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December 2014

December 2014

December 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Tough Call Two significant events rocked the world automotive industry last month. One was from Ford, which rolled out the 2015 F-150 pickup made with aluminium body and bed that saves up to 320 kg in weight; a noteworthy milestone. Launched early last month, the vehicle with lightweight material is expected to increase fuel[Read More…]

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November 2014

November 2014

November 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Change Mindset Industrial Production during the April-August period of 2014-15 grew at 2.8% as against flat production in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. According to the industrial production data, manufacturing that constitutes over 75% of the index contracted by 1.4% in August, compared to 0.2% decline in output a year ago. For[Read More…]

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October 2014

October 2014

  October 2014   Subscription Form   Online Subscription  Focus, Specialise The auto industry is upbeat about the road ahead, thanks to the emerging positive sentiments, pull from festive seasons and, last but not least, increasing proactive support from the government. There is a clear sense of involvement and commitment from the government and this is evident in more ways[Read More…]

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September 2014

September 2014

September 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Diligent Opportunities In his maiden speech at the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw out significant and motivational bait to his audience, ‘Make in India, and sell anywhere in the world.’ It was his attempt to urge global investors to look at India as a manufacturing base as the country[Read More…]

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