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6 reasons to get AT&T internet

There’s nothing like slow internet at home to bring you down. Knowing that while your neighbors might be enjoying 4K films streaming in multiple rooms, you’re stuck watching a buffering sign as your connection struggles to keep up. Switching internet provider is one of life’s little hacks — people hardly ever do it, even though it generally nets them a ... Read More »

Budget 2020: Bold fiscal measures needed to boost real estate sector

New Delhi: Given the policy reforms undertaken by the government over the last few years, we are hopeful that the upcoming budget will provide a much-needed stimulus to the real estate sector. We expect the budget to push for investment in infrastructure, relax income tax slabs, assist the private sector and announce more measures that will boost the real estate industry. ... Read More »

Real Estate in 2020: Green shoots are too visible to be ignored

I If the real estate industry does well, around 200 other sectors, including steel, cement, paints and bricks among many others, stand to benefit. A look at any unfinished concrete tower scraping the Indian sky is enough to gauge the state of the domestic real estate industry in 2019 — a lot of effort invested into it, but not enough ... Read More »

How Does Indiabulls Real Estate’s (NSE:IBREALEST) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After Its Big Share Price Gain?

It’s really great to see that even after a strong run, Indiabulls Real Estate (NSE:IBREALEST) shares have been powering on, with a gain of 69% in the last thirty days. The full year gain of 21% is pretty reasonable, too. Assuming no other changes, a sharply higher share price makes a stock less attractive to potential buyers. While the market sentiment towards ... Read More »

How to revive real estate sector? Government must consider these moves

Taking the real estate sector out of the woods is critical due to its strong linkages with other sectors. Real estate in India faces a severe credit crunch. The sector depended heavily on NBFCs for its credit requirements. Hence, the sharp slowdown in NBFC sector and NPAs plaguing the banking sector has had severe repercussions. RBI’s latest Financial Stability Report highlights ... Read More »


Last week, the apex court of India pronounced the much-awaited judgment on the internet shutdown in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the aftermath of abrogation of article 370 of the constitution. In recent years, internet shutdowns have become a norm in the Indian state. Internet was shut down 106 times in 2019 in India, according to the Internet Shutdown Tracker, a portal ... Read More »

Please, Android phone makers, just give us better cameras, not more dumb gimmicks

We’re barely a week into 2020, and we’ve already got the first smartphone camera gimmick of the year. At last week’s CES in Las Vegas, OnePlus demoed an “invisible camera,” which uses electrochromic glass to create various tints in color to make the camera under the rear glass seem like it’s not there until it’s called into action. It takes its inspiration from ... Read More »

Pinging Freedom: India lost $1.3 billion to internet shutdown

Moreover, reports from Twitter, Facebook and TikTok showed that most content takedown requests had come from India. India may be celebrating the advances it has made in terms of promotion of technology—the government is pushing Digital India—but a new report on internet shutdowns shows that the country also curbs internet freedom to a high degree. The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance shows signs of a deeper slowdown in Dec quarter

When Bajaj Finance tapped the capital markets in November, investors were more than willing to put money even though valuations looked steep. The stock returned 61% in 2019 and trades at seven times its estimated book value for FY20 currently. But now, investors seem to have taken note that the consumption slowdown nipping at Bajaj Finance’s heels could finally make ... Read More »

Indian real estate attracts $5 billion PE in 2019, commercial projects lead: Report

MUMBAI: Indian commercial real estate retained its Numero Uno position and continued be a preferred destination for global institutional investors in the backdrop of robust office space take-up, falling vacancy levels and rising rentals. Indian real estate attracted more than $5 billion private equity (PE) inflows in 2019. Of this, over 66% or $3.3 billion was infused in the commercial ... Read More »