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Loans, credit cards, bank products: Don’t fall for sales pitches

Rati is the owner of a startup in the cookery business. She is being approached by a number of banks, all trying to woo her with women-oriented schemes like special credit cards, attractively-priced loans etc. She is impressed and some of the offers seem

PM Modi Dons Tamil Nadu’s Traditional ‘Veshti’ as He Welcomes Xi, Wins Praise from Regional Parties

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram near here, wearing Tamil Nadu’s traditional veshti (dhoti), which was welcomed by the Pattali Makkal Katchi and others. Modi, who reached Mamallapuram ahead of Xi by a chopper, received the Chinese leader at

Indian products need to be more “compatible” for greater access in China: Chinese official

India’s agriculture products, pharmaceuticals, handicrafts have advantages over products from other countries but due to lack of necessary understanding and cognition of the Chinese market, their way into China is not smooth, said ZHU Xiaohong, Counselor, Embassy of People’s Republic of China, said. She

New Sebi regulations to impact traditional brokers: Nithin Kamath, Zerodha

How are the new regulations going to impact the domestic brokerage industry? The fact is brokerages can now only lend as much as their own capital. They could pledge on unpledged securities to raise funds. All these restrictions that have now been imposed. It

Festive offers: Indians are spending money on these products; Check latest online shopping trends

Jump in transactions can be attributed to juicy cashback offers on top of unmatched discounts given by eCommerce giants. More and more young people are becoming fashion conscious and gone are days when parents used to shop things of their choice for their kids.

EU brings in ‘right to repair’ rules for appliances

Household appliances will become easier to repair thanks to new standards being adopted across the European Union. From 2021, firms will have to make appliances longer-lasting, and they will have to supply spare parts for machines for up to 10 years. The rules apply

PayPal joins traditional banks in KBC Mobile account aggregation package

Belgium’s KBC has added PayPal balances and transactional information to its mobile bank account aggregation app. The inclusion of PayPal, alongside Argenta, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis and ING, reflects the great strides the company has made in insinuating itself into people’s everyday shopping and

Fortresses, traditional sports, hillside vineyards: A heritage trail will help you explore new cultures

Duernstein is a major tourist attraction in Wachau Valley, famous for its picturesque vineyards, apricots farms and quaint villages along the Danube river. The blue church tower of the Durnstein monastery is one of the iconic landmarks here. A heritage trail is perfect to

Flipkart scales up its large appliances, furnitures business

Walmart owned Flipkart has scaled up its large appliances and furniture brand offerings ahead of the festival season sale — Big Billion Days. The announcement comes days after the rival Amazon expanded its furniture portfolio in tier 1 and 2 cities during the launch

7 Reasons to Rethink Buying Appliances at Superstores

When you decide to buy a new washing machine, fridge or power tool, it may seem only natural to make your local superstore your first stop. But purchasing a complex piece of machinery is not the same as picking up some paint or wallpaper,