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India's rising retail prices stoke worries of stagflation

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  • Higher food prices contributed to the spike. Food price inflation (Rural and urban) climbed 10.01% in November.

    Ecommerce marketplaces Amazon and Flipkart have lined up promotions this month and next to clear inventory. Discounts will be offered across a range of products, including electronics and smartphones. The trend of bringing forward winter sales from the usual time of end-December or early January started two years ago, following poor business in the preceding months.

    The number of registrations of vehicles at regional transport offices (RTOs), which is a proxy for retail sales, improved 2% over last year. Registrations improved for all categories of vehicles except commercial vehicles like trucks and buses, the sales of which continue to decline.

    According to FADA, passenger vehicles (PV) sales stood at 2,55,535 units in November 2018. Two-wheeler sales increased 3 per cent to 17,05,495 units last month as compared with 16,60,082 units in the year-ago period. Commercial vehicle sales, however, declined 8 per cent to 77,394 units as compared to 84,040 units in November last year.

    Citroen has been popularising its format titled phygital -- a portmanteau of physical and digital -- to signify its technological advances in showroom experience for customers. Citroen is expected to offer kiosks with large screens showing how the cars would look with different accessories, and offer options on insurance, service contracts, accessories and others on a digital platform accessible across devices.

    Bulk of figures reflect the lending for purchase of NBFCs securitised retail loan pool, a report by Crisil said.

    India's retail inflation (CPI) jumped to 5.5 per cent for November while India's industrial production (IIP) data for October 2019 stands at...

    Of the incremental retail loans disbursed by the banks in the year, a chunk was to buy pools or packages of loan receivables of non-banks.

    It costs Rs 5-6 crore per store to set up and over the next three years, the company will spend Rs 50-60 crore on The Collective portfolio, its brand head, Amit Pande, said. “We want to double our footprint and our monobrand portfolio will also see growth. However, those (mono-brand) stores cost much less at about Rs 2-3 crore per store to set up.”

    Most consumers tend to go bargain hunting online. For a large part of 2019, luxury mall managers reported that sales were lacklustre. Luxury goods websites, however, managed to buck the trend because of 20-50% lower costs on their sites. But at the moment, watch companies do not seem to be finding too many takers in tier-2 and 3 towns.

    The minimum bid lot is defined based on the minimum application amount.

    Last week, govt had reduced the stock holding limit for retailers to 5 tonnes from 10 tonnes while that on wholesalers to 25 tonnes from 50 tonnes as onion prices were ruling high up to Rs 150 per kg. Retail onion prices have risen in the past two months due to short supply owing to fall in production of kharif (summer) crop after heavy rains.

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