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Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

 Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said – the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market. Car sales in Japan have been on a declining trend for more ... Read More »

Market Now: Realty stocks fall; IB Real Estate slips over 2%

Sun Pharma, ITC, Lupin, Axis Bank, TCS and Infosys were the top losers in the Nifty pack. NEW DELHI: Nifty Realty index slipped over 1 per cent in Wednesday’s early trade to hit 283, erasing most of the gains of the previous session. The index was trading 1.10 per cent down at 284 around 10.25 am (IST) with shares of Indiabulls ... Read More »

Apple, Huawei, Amazon Gain in Sluggish Tablet Market: IDC, Strategy Analytics

HIGHLIGHTS Overall tablet sales dropped to 37.9 million Apple saw nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market share Apple, Huawei and Amazon boosted tablet sales over the past quarter, despite the ongoing slump in the overall market for the devices, surveys showed Thursday. Overall tablet ... Read More »

Lookers downgrades UK new car market expectations for 2017

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Lookers , one of Britain’s biggest car dealership chains, has downgraded expectations for the new car market, forecasting UK demand to drop by around 3 percent this year. New car registrations have fallen since April, the longest run of decline since 2011, and are down 2 percent year to date, hit ... Read More »

Battery-Free Cellphone Technology Inches Closer to Mass Market

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers in the US unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone The phone works by harvesting tiny amounts of power from radio signals Researchers say there are plans to develop further prototypes Researchers in the United States have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone, using technology they hope will eventually come to be integrated into mass-market ... Read More »

Why Is the iPad Pro a ‘Computer’? Because Apple’s Courting the Business Market

HIGHLIGHTS Ming Chi-Kuo says there will be three new iPad models in 2017 There is growth in the “detachables” category Microsoft released a commercial calling Apple’s “computer” claim into question Apple, it seems, would like to see more tablets in briefcases next year. A new report from MacRumors cites noted Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who says there will be three new iPad ... Read More »

Chinese Brands Hold 48 Percent Smartphone Market Share Globally: Counterpoint

While overall global smartphone shipments grew 3 percent Year-over-Year (YoY) reaching 365 million units in the second quarter of 2017, Chinese brands have emerged as the dominant force, making a dent in Apple’s market share, a report said on Wednesday. According to the market research firm Counterpoint Research, Chinese smartphone brands marked a record 48 percent market share worldwide with India, ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz India climbs up the ladder in overall car market as well

MUMBAI: The three-pointed star, the leader in India’s luxury-car space, is steadily climbing up the ladder in the overall automobile market as well. Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in India in the first six months of 2017 than brands such as Fiat, Nissan and Chevrolet, which offer much cheaper, including entry-level, cars here. And, Skoda, with its more affordable line of ... Read More »

City real estate market turns the corner: report

‘Unsold housing units inventory plummets by 30% to 28,110 units in last 2 years’; industry hopes recent policy initiatives by government will drive further growth In an indication that the Chennai real estate market may have turned the corner, sales and launches of housing units attained the levels seen in mid-2015. “Compared to the last two years, 2017 began on ... Read More »

Monopolies, Arbitrary Prices, and Non-Existent Service: Who’s Going to Fix India’s Broadband Market?

HIGHLIGHTS Apart from a few areas of big cities, wired broadband is pretty limited In many areas, you’ll only have a single provider you can utilise Lack of competition leads to arbitrary pricing and poor service quality In India, there are barely a handful of companies that can claim to offer broadband services across the country. In the big cities, ... Read More »