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    Wealth management during coronavirus

    Planning a holiday in next few months? Avail these discounts on flights, hotels, travel packages now

    Here are some deals by top travel firms, websites and aggregators for holidaying in the next few months. Book your holiday before it’s too late, says ET Wealth.

    How to buy forex for foreign travel

    Before travelling to a foreign country, one can buy foreign currency from the dealers (including banks) authorised by the Reserve Bank of India. The amount of foreign currency that can be bought varies for different purposes as per RBI guidelines.

    Smartphone prices may rise ahead of festive season as component rates hiked

    For leading smartphone brands including China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Realme and OnePlus who are pre-building inventory for the festive season, the component price hike could mean a cumulative cost escalation of close to Rs 15,000 crore, with their sales for second half of 2020 estimated at 50 million units, according to industry estimates.

    Tata Motors introduces subscription model for Nexon EV, starting at Rs 41,900 per month

    Customers can select the tenure of their subscription from a minimum period of 18 months, 24 and 36 months, it added. For 18 month tenure, a customer will have to pay Rs 47,900 monthly subscription fee, for 24 months Rs 44,900 and for 36 months Rs 41,900 per month.

    Airlines selling tickets for ghost flights: Passengers

    Airlines selling tickets for ghost flights: Passengers

    Flight cancellations due to new restrictions by a state, like one recently by West Bengal government, are understandable. But in the past few weeks,

    Hotels launch special packages, tailored amenities for working professionals

    “People are fatigued after working within the four walls of their homes. We are getting queries from Hyderabad and Chennai but are only allowing professionals from Bengaluru and that too from Covid-free zones. Internet connectivity is not a problem. We have around 250 acres of property. People can go for cycling, treks or walks after work,” said Anila Paul, director of sales and marketing, Porcupine Castle.

    Hyundai launches end-to-end online car buying platform 'Click to Buy'

    W S Oh, Executive Director (Corporate Planning), HMIL said, “With the entire automotive ecosystem evolving around us, digital car buying platforms such as ‘Click to Buy’ will become the New Normal”.

    Faces masked, lipstick sales take a hit; focus shifts to eye makeup

    Lipstick sales have taken a hit with people staying indoors and the consumer’s makeup usage behaviour changing in a dramatic way. With masks becoming a must-have accessory and no occasion for socialising, the consumer’s focus appears to have shifted more towards eye makeup from wearing lipsticks.

    Covid effect: Home consumption drives up household grocery bills

    Devendra Chawla, CEO of Spencer’s Retail and Nature’s Basket, said the bill size is 1.5 times now compared to pre-Covid times. When the lockdown started it was even more because people were worried about stores running out of stocks.

    Swipers to savers: Covid-19 has made millennials take a hard look at their spending habits

    Swipers to savers: Covid-19 has made millennials take a hard look at their spending habits

    Coronavirus has turned the life of millennials, a generation that spends more and saves less, topsy-turvy

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