Author Archives: Loknath

Christmas spending ‘rather weak’: NAB

Retail spending in Australia appears to have been “fairly weak” over Christmas after thrifty locals exploited the Black Friday sales and reined in further excesses amid sluggish wage growth and falling property prices. National Australia Bank’s cashless retail sales index for December showed electronic purchases rose just 0.9 per cent from November. That led the bank’s economists to predict a ... Read More »

Shoprite notes gloomy Christmas sales

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht PICTURE: HETTY ZANTMAN Shoprite’s share price fell as much as 5.7% to R175.32 after it warned shareholders its interim results would show flat sales. Joining the queue of JSE-listed retailers reporting disappointing Christmas sales, Shoprite said its total group sales declined 0.3% in the December quarter, the second of its financial year. The drop in sales ... Read More »

2019 Triumph Speed Twin First Ride Review

M  View Photos The Triumph Speed Twin is the latest addition to the modern classic family Highlights The Speed Twin is the latest addition to the Triumph Bonneville family The original Triumph Speed Twin was introduced in 1938 The Triumph Speed Twin is expected to be priced under Rs. 11 lakh The speedometer edged past triple digit numbers, the nearly ... Read More »

Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI: Live Cricket Score

PORT ELIZABETH: South Africa  have won the toss and decided to bat first against  Pakistan in the first game of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday .  The match starts at  04:00 pm (PST) and will be covered live by this website. Pakistan will make all the efforts to bounce back from the setback of ... Read More »

SAIF Partners-backed Aye Finance raises $10 mn in debt funding

Non-banking finance company Aye Finance Pvt. Ltd said on Thursday it has raised $10 million (Rs 71 crore) in debt funding from Swiss asset manager responsAbility Investments AG and homegrown firm Northern Arc Capital. Aye Finance will use the proceeds, raised through non-convertible debentures, to boost its loan growth, it said in a statement. This is the 12th such debt ... Read More »

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni finishes in Adelaide, the Mahi way

India’s MS Dhoni celebrates hitting the winning runs against Australia during their one-day international cricket match in Adelaide, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Source: AP Photo) At the post-match presentation in Adelaide, Virat Kohli tried to provide an insight into MS Dhoni’s chase formula, eventually giving up and admitting that the team’s senior-most member has a mind of his own. “He (Dhoni) ... Read More »

Atletico Madrid in talks to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea

Atletico Madrid are in talks to sign Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid are in talks to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea. Morata has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit after losing his place as Chelsea’s first-choice striker, with boss Maurizio Sarri preferring to utilise Eden Hazard as his main point of reference in attack. Sponsored link Recommended by The former ... Read More »

From star ratings to video views, beware fake internet stats

Experts caution that much of the web’s traffic is manipulated, from app downloads and YouTube views, to ad engagement and Yelp reviews. (Monster Ztudio/Shutterstock) 16 comments Most of us know by now that we can’t trust everything we see online. But just how much of the internet is fake? It’s more than you might expect. Fabricated content stretches far beyond just fake news, viral ... Read More »

Privacy and lifestyle: A change is in the air for Australia’s humble holiday homes

There’s something quintessentially Australian about spending the summer holidays by the beach. Every year, families make the trip to the coastline to escape the scorching heat, catch up with old friends and make new memories. But the traditional beach shack is slowly being replaced by more spacious, luxurious homes, and buyers are also looking for pads in more private locations. ... Read More »

How to make a finance action plan for 2019

Information from Sutton Financial Group: Congratulations! You have made it through the holidays, considered your New Year’s Resolutions (that you’ll work on for probably the next ten days and then back to old habits, right?) and went back to work. Yippee. Josh Billings said, “Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.” ... Read More »