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  • A small-ticket insurance cover focuses on a specific need of the buyer. It is also known as bite-size insurance. These insurance products require less documentation for underwriting unlike conventional policies.

    With the rise in healthcare costs, the tax exemption limits can be further increased by 20% for self and dependent parents each. This will provide a huge relief in terms of disposable income and help increase the penetration of health insurance.

    Despite low penetration, the ongoing economic slowdown will impact insurance premium collections over the next two to three years, global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said.

    The company entered the 40,000-unit premium hatchback market with an all new Altroz to challenge Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. With this, the company expands its coverage to 70% of the Indian passenger vehicle market. The gap between Mahindra and Tata Motors is a massive 50,000 units so far this fiscal year.

    Altroz comes in 1.2 lt petrol and 1.5 lt diesel BS6 engines which offer 86 PS (@6000 RPM) and 90 PS (@4000 of RPM) of max power respectively. The Altoz, which rivals Maruti Baleno, is 3990 mm long, 1755 mm wide and 1523 mm tall, and it has a ground clearance of 165 mm. It offers 345 liters of boot space.

    Under the new strategy, Xiaomi, which has so far focussed mainly on the affordable segment to become India’s top smartphone brand, will launch a number of premium phones under the Mi brand. Besides, it will expand the smart TV range with big-screen premium products. The company may also look at launching its concept phone, Mi Max Alpha, in India and elsewhere.

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    “The Indian market is a very tough one for premium cigars because the taxes are so outrageous. The government does not differentiate between other tobacco products such as cigarettes and beedis which are addictive and very harmful and premium cigars which are luxury products, smoked occasionally and not inhaled,” Patel said.

    The company hints at realignment of resources as it moves from entry-level phones and televisions. It has faced intense competition from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Realme and Oppo in driving sales growth in India, where the Chinese brands continue to dominate the price-sensitive end of the consumer electronics market.

    “The skill differentiation and the performance differentiation will be almost equal in terms of increments paid out,” said Anandorup Ghose, a partner at Deloitte. “There may be someone with a particular kind of machine learning skill who hasn’t had a great output this year.

    The premium SUV market in India has bucked the trend in the overall passenger vehicle sales, growing by a third in the past year as consumers upgraded to large, feature-rich products like the MG Hector and Tata Harrier.

    Of all the insurers, 25 general insurance firms reported a rise of 4 per cent in their combined premium during December at Rs 14,037.51 crore, as against Rs 13,502.48 crore in the year ago period.

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