Consumer

Consumer durables demand may get a push on govt’s rural electrification drive

New Delhi | Published:October 1, 2017 1:32 am The rural consumer durables market is growing at a CAGR of25 per cent. The government’s continued push to rural electrification could come as good fortune for a host of consumer durables and electronics makers. In April 2015, the Centre’s rural electrification drive, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDGJY) identified 18,452 unelectrified ...

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Dip in number using consumer electricity fund

Fewer residents are approaching budget advisers for a share of a Dunedin City Council fund to help those struggling to pay their electricity bill. Figures released to The Star under the Official Information Act reveal almost 600 Dunedin residents applied for a share of $120,000 from the Dunedin City Council’s consumer electricity fund for the year ending June 30. The ...

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Do you know your consumer rights?

SPONSORED CONTENT BY MBIE Last updated 05:00, October 1 2017 SUPPLIED/MBIE When a business supplies you with a service and there is a problem with the standard of work, you can ask them to fix the problem under the CGA Have you ever booked a repair only to find out the problem hasn’t gone away? If a service provider tells you ...

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Crews give all clear after DeWitt gas leak

DEWITT TWP, Mich. (WILX) – UPDATE: A gas leak in DeWitt Township that prompted evacuation orders Saturday morning was caused by elevated gas pressure levels in a line, according to Consumers Energy. Spokesman Terry DeDoes tells News 10 the elevated pressure levels caused a safety valve to go off around 7:45 a.m. in a line in the 13000 block of ...

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Online consumer electronics sales to surge 18% in UAE

Brick-and-mortar sales will continue to be the major source of sales, Euromonitor says Dubai: Online sales for consumer electronics in the UAE is expected to witness an 18 per cent growth this year compared to last year to reach Dh1.5 billion, the fastest growing sales channel for electronics, an industry expert said. “As penetration for smartphones and internet increases in ...

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Why Chinese Are Diverting Their Consumer Loans to Real Estate

BEIJING—China’s government hoped more household borrowing would help the economy become more consumer-oriented. But instead of shopping, many Chinese are spending the money on real estate, undermining Beijing’s efforts to cool that market. Chinese banks, encouraged by policymakers, have recently been lending more to households as companies sink perilously deep into debt. At first banks did this with mortgages; this ...

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How Good Are Equifax’s Identity Protection Offerings?

News about the massive Equifax data breach has been unrelenting since the credit bureau publicly disclosed its lapse at the beginning of September. It’s difficult to keep up with all the company’s blunders, not to mention the complicated fiscal policy and regulatory debates the incident has fueled. But weeks later, most consumers in the United States are still just trying ...

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