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Bajaj Auto divides business into four core brands
Bajaj Auto has divided the company's two- and three-wheeler businesses into four core brands to enhance focus and devise a clear future strategy
Volkswagen-Suzuki to roll out Rs 2.5-lakh car in India
While VW is looking for a small car in the price range of euro 2000-2500 ($4000-5000) with which it can not only drive bigger sales in India and Europe, Suzuki is looking to source diesel engine technology from the German company
Spain's Zara to walk into India next year
Many members of India's rising middle class are already familiar with Zara's stylish designs which resemble those of the big-name Italian fashion houses and are sold at moderate prices
Consumer durables: Durable enough for tough times
The Rs 27,000-cr consumer-durable industry in the country has scripted a success story even after the economic slowdown threatened to sabotage its growth rate.
A perfect brew
UBL has been growing faster at about 16 per cent annually, aided by the 9-10 per cent growth in domestic industry and new product launches.
Snapshots from The Market Skyline of India
Suburbs have come to be independent economic entities: Internationally, the term suburb conjures up images of a relatively unspoilt, less densely populated and predominantly residential community close to a city. In India, it is difficult to find such conditions.
The lack of office space in New Delhi, the lack of new residential areas in Kolkata and expensive real estate in Mumbai have contributed to the growth of Salt Lake,
Gurgaon, and Navi Mumbai. Now all three are more than just real estate alternatives to larger neighbours.
Middle class accounts for bulk of urban spending: About 61% of total urban income comes from households that can be classified as middle class— earning between Rs 75,000 and Rs 5 lakh a year.
This segment comprises the lower middle class earning between Rs75,000 and Rs 1.5
lakh a year (10% of total urban income is from this category), the middle class earning between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh a year (29% of income share) and the upper middle class earning between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 5 lakh a year (22 % of urban income).