NEW DELHI: Auto shares were trading on a mixed note in Thursday's morning session. Shares of Ashok Leyland (up 1.66 per cent), Tata Motors (up 0.66 per cent), Maruti Suzuki (up 0.53 per cent), Motherson Sumi Systems (up 0.45 per cent), MRF (up 0.34 per cent), Apollo Tyres (up 0.23 per cent), Hero MotoCorp (up 0.23 per cent), Bharat Forge (up 0.17 per cent) and Eicher Motors (up 0.09 per cent) were among the top gainers. While Amara Raja Batteries (down 0.88 per cent), Bosch (down 0.83 per cent), TVS Motor Company (down 0.42 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra (down 0.23 per cent), Bajaj Auto (down 0.18 per cent) and Exide Industries (down 0.14 per cent) were the top losers in the index. The Nifty Auto index was trading 0.17 per cent up at 7700.4 around 09:49 am. … [Read more...] about Share market update: Auto shares mixed; Ashok Leyland up 2%
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The smartphone market in India is extremely competitive. What is it that OPPO is doing in order to bridge the gap to the top?At OPPO, we believe the most important thing is to do our best and give our consumers and fans premium technology along with pristine design. We are always focused towards leveraging technology to offer innovative products. Innovation is at the center of our offerings and we have invested heavily in R&D. We have already invested over RMB 4 billion globally in R&D and will invest another RMB 10 billion in 2019 – so R&D is clearly an important area of focus for us. We will soon be announcing our first R&D center in Hyderabad soon, as well.What is your overall marketing strategy? Could you give us a sense of the media mix as well?At OPPO, we follow a ‘simple and focused’ strategy when it comes to marketing and advertising. This means we are completely focused towards leveraging our resources and energies to create unforgettable … [Read more...] about At OPPO, we follow a ‘simple and focused’ strategy when it comes to marketing and advertising: Will Yang, brand director
As always, the market reception for a new console depends as much on the competition as the absolute price. That's especially true if that competition delivers an overall similar gaming experience at a significantly lower price (see: Xbox 360 and PS4, respectively). The rising popularity of free-to-play mobile games, cheap portable hybrid options like the Switch, and even high-end game streaming on low-end hardware could make a pricey new console seem less appealing. But don't dismiss the idea of a $500 console just because that sounds like a higher price than normal. Measured on equal terms, that launch pricing would be well within historical norms. … [Read more...] about Is the US market ready to embrace a $500 game console?
Under current arrangements, the rules governing the provision of electricity to households living in the south-west of the state are a relic of the past, when stringing up long and invariably unreliable lines and poles was the only way for people in the country to access electricity. … [Read more...] about WA Parliament microgrid report fails to address how to fix our solar power network
All in all, it was what the New York Times called a “dream report” for Wall Street — and indeed, the Dow Jones was quickly up more than 200 points. That’s good, because the continuing turmoil over trade policy could spoil the party to a greater or lesser extent. We’ll have to see how much danger is averted by Trump’s willingness to offer exemptions to the steel and aluminum tariffs; how other countries respond; and whether his action is declared illegal by the World Trade Organization. The U.S. economy is clearly strong at the moment, but this could eventually look like a bright sunny day before a storm rolled in. … [Read more...] about Latest Jobs Report Is a ‘Dream’ for Wall Street
While the pro cyclists fly around the banks of the velodrome like stunt riders on the wall of death, the centre of the circuit is heaving with bodies drinking and chatting and shuffling around in small circles, in a vain attempt to take in the action. These are men and women in suits, youngsters in fancy dress, groups of guys in vintage cycling kit … it is like a scene from a huge office party. The opening night of the Ghent Six-Days races is a big event on the social calendar of this city in the East Flanders region of Belgium: it is the opening salvo of their festive celebrations. And the party will go on for another five nights. … [Read more...] about Six Days of Ghent races: cycling’s all-night bender