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News digest: Amazon vs Flipkart, YES Bank promoters conflict, and more

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News digest: Amazon vs Flipkart, YES Bank promoters conflict, and more

E-tailers’ war: Amazon’s gross sales in India 21% higher than Flipkart’s

Five years after setting foot on Indian soil, Amazon has emerged as the leader in the domestic e-commerce market, zipping past homegrown rival Flipkart in gross merchandise value (GMV), or gross sales, on its platform.

Amazon’s India unit clocked gross sales of $7.5 billion in the year ended March 31, 2018, while rival Flipkart’s sales stood at $6.2 billion, according to report by Barclays published on Monday. The report, however, did not include sales of Flipkart’s subsidiaries Myntra and Jabong. Read more here

Warring promoters of stuck on equal rights

The two promoter groups of private lender are in talks to end their long-drawn conflict, and draft consent terms are being discussed but a deal is still some time away. The sticking point still seems to be ensuring equal rights and representation, said sources in know of the development.

“The discussions are a work in progress and both parties have put forth their wish lists. The articles (of association) state equal rights and our wish is simply that those be upheld,” said a source close to co-promoter Madhu Kapur. Read more here

Economic capital framework: Govt for Jalan, RBI wants Mohan as panel head

The government has suggested former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor while the RBI has proposed the name of its former deputy governor Rakesh Mohan to chair a panel reviewing the economic capital framework (ECF) of the central bank.

“Both (Jalan and Mohan) have already expressed their views on recent issues. The discussions are ongoing,” a source aware of the development said. Click here to know more

Capital cushion needed amid global uncertainty: RBI governor Urjit Patel

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Tuesday told a parliamentary panel that the central bank needed to keep a capital cushion in view of global financial uncertainty.

The remarks by Patel, who appeared before the on Finance, assume significance as the Centre and the RBI are engaged in negotiations to fix the economic capital framework of the central bank. Read more here

After Ola and Uber, here’s another start-up ready to disrupt car market

After the Ubers and Olas of the world, there’s some more competition to car ownership. The latest disruptor in this space is Hyundai Motors-backed car rental company Revv, and how. The three-year-old start-up lets you take a brand new car on a long-term subscription— that is, pay a monthly ‘subscription fee’ for the duration of use of the vehicle, and hand it over when you are done with it.

Called OPEN, the service offers a choice of 25 odd models ranging from the Honda City to the and the Hyundai Creta. Click here to know more

First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 07:00 IST