India tops world in job loss worries, Indian firms least trusted

A survey by global image consultants Edelman has found that Indians are significantly more worried about losing their jobs than people in any other country, while those in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands and Germany are the least worried. The survey, which was conducted among 34,000 people in 28 countries, also found that Indian companies were […]

IT, BPO hiring continues to be strong despite slowdown – Naukri index

New jobs posted on Naukri.com, India’s largest recruitment website, showed an increase of 8% in September compared to the same month last year. However, the headline number was boosted by strong demand for IT and BPO professionals, even as other sectors showed weakness. The biggest declines were shown in the automobile sector, which saw 20% […]

TV to remain content king, despite growth in mobile apps: Survey

The number of smartphone users in India is expected to almost double by 2022 from 47 cr registered at the end of 2017, a joint study by ASSOCHAM and PwC said. Fueled by cheap data and the explosion of ‘over the top’ services, the total number of smartphones will hit 86 cr by 2022, which […]

Prepoll survey predicts sweep for Congress in Kerala as Sabarimala hurts Left

One of the biggest and first pre-election surveys held in Kerala has pointed to strong gains made by the United Democratic Alliance led by the Congress, and the National Democratic Alliance led by BJP due to the Sabarimala controversy. Even as the Left Front was riding high on a wave of popularity before the Sabarimala […]

Xiaomi beats Samsung 4:1 in online sales in India

Online sales of smartphones in India continues to gather pace — expected to rise to 38% of all smartphone sales this quarter — even as Xiaomi is expected to outsell Samsung 4:1 online. In total, 15 mln (1.5 cr) smartphones are likely to be sold through online channels in the festival quarter — a growth […]

Indian real estate shows steady improvement, sales up 24% in 3 months

  India’s real estate sector is witnessing a healthy turnaround with rising sales and declining inventory, numbers from Anarock Property Consultants revealed. According to the market tracker, there has been a 24% jump in real estate unit sales in the latest quarter (April-June 2018) compared to the previous three months. The jump comes on top […]

Manufacturing sentiment steady in Q3; Auto, Cap Goods, Metals bullish

FICCI’s latest quarterly survey on Manufacturing indicates a pause in the steady improvement seen in optimism on quarterly production levels. The percentage of respondents expecting production in the current quarter (Oct-Dec) to be higher than last quarter fell to 47% from 50% three months ago. It is among the lowest scores in the last two-and-a-half […]

Indian IT sector margins to fall to 21.2% from 23.5% by 2020 – ICRA

Indian IT companies will continue to struggle to maintain growth rates and their margins will continue to fall in line with the trend seen in the last few quarters, credit rating agency ICRA said. The rating agency predicted a sharp decline in revenue growth rate from about 17.1% per year in the last five years […]

Reliance Jio tops in user satisfaction, but call drop concerns remain

Reliance Jio users are a happier lot than customers of other services, but call drops and network availability remain key concerns, according to a survey conducted by a market research firm Velocity MR. The firm conducted a study among more than 2000 smartphone users across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad […]

Samsung Galaxy J2 beats Redmi Note 3 & 4 as most popular smartphone in India

Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartphone in India[/caption]The humble Samsung Galaxy J2, launched two years ago, is the most widely used smartphone in India, beating hot-selling models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & 4 CyberMedia Research said. “Samsung Galaxy J2 emerged as the No 1 Smartphone in India by Installed base in less […]

Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year. The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, there could be no Indian brand in […]

India’s 3G networks creak under freebie overload; 4G also slows

MySpeed, the speedtesting platform operated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has revealed a sharp dip in wireless data speeds across operators in March compared to the previous month. The declines were visible in both 4G as well as 3G services, but were more pronounced in 3G networks, which typically have one-tenth the data […]

Half of rural population classified as poor in Socio-Economic Caste Census

Half of India’s rural population have been classified as poor by the Socio-Economic Caste Census of India 2011, the government said today. The findings of Socio-Economic Caste Census of India, which was conducted after vociferous demands by some political parties, has never been released to the public in full. However, according to data obtained from […]

Facebook biggest beneficiary of Reliance Jio free data

It’s common knowledge that Reliance Jio’s free data service has massively increased Internet usage in India, but a new report throws light on what categories have been benefited and which have not. The biggest beneficiary of the free data offer from Reliance Jio is — yes, you guessed it right — social media, which technically […]

More finance professionals support automation than fear it – CIMA survey

In a survey conducted by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), 29% finance professionals fear job loss due to increase in automation, while 64% finance professionals encourage increasing automation in India. On the impact of artificial intelligence on strategic decision-making only 13% of experts in India conceded that reliance on automation or technology has led […]