News digest: Ad spends, realty barons, stock brokers, RBI funds, and more

From total advertisement spends in 2019 polls to number of brokers operating in the cash segment, BS brings you top stories to keep up with the latest news

Ad spend may double to Rs 30 bn in 2019 polls; social media to see big jump   Over the past few months, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in power along with alliance partners, has been releasing advertisements on television, promoting its achievements. Other political parties are also gradually stepping up their campaigns, with less than six months left for the general election.   According to top advertising executives Business Standard spoke to, the spending on political advertising during the 2019 polls is expected to double to Rs 30 billion from Rs 15 billion ...