Security concerns, heavy discounts, abundant choices and rising fuel prices are some of the reasons why many Internet savvy Indians have shifted to online shopping this Diwali, says an Assocham survey.
With the rapid economic growth seen in India and China, workers in both the countries face challenges of increased life expectancies and post retirement life. To begin with, given high rates of saving, it is hard to envisage a retirement crisis.
While the government continues to promote its flagship National Pension Scheme (NPS) and looks to instill investor confidence in the defined contribution retirement system, the news on the returns front is not very encouraging, especially in recent times,
The National Pension System (NPS) has been in operation for quite some time now, but it has not yet found too many takers. The number of subscribers is very low, considering that there is a dearth of avenues for investors to save for their retirement.
Real estate developers in most cities are sitting on huge piles of inventories, real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle has said. Thus, Mumbai has an inventory of 48 months, Bangalore of 25 months and Delhi (the National Capital Region) of 23 months.