Indians breach limits for festival spending

According to a Wakefield Research survey commissioned by Western Union, 75% of Indians budget for the festive season, while 72% exceed their budget. Apart from India, the Survey covered in Brazil, Germany, South Africa, UAE, UK and the US. Describing Indians as resilient, the Survey said that although many preferred to receive cash, those offering presents preferred to gift material…

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Indians breach limits for festival spending

According to a Wakefield Research survey commissioned by Western Union, 75% of Indians budget for the festive season, while 72% exceed their budget. Apart from India, the Survey covered in Brazil, Germany, South Africa, UAE, UK and the US. Describing Indians as resilient, the Survey said that although many preferred to receive cash, those offering presents preferred to gift material…

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Remit a musical note with money

Sending money to India could become a melodious function for those choosing a ‘Singing Telegram’ to go with the moolah. Western Union has created an interactive online platform that allows customers to choose from a variety of well-known voices including Sunidhi Chauhan, K’naan, Snoop Doog and Timbaland. Among the songs available are ‘Call Me,’ ‘Valentine’ (Sunidhi), ‘Happy Birthday,’ ‘Leaving on…

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Remit a musical note with money

Sending money to India could become a melodious function for those choosing a ‘Singing Telegram’ to go with the moolah. Western Union has created an interactive online platform that allows customers to choose from a variety of well-known voices including Sunidhi Chauhan, K’naan, Snoop Doog and Timbaland. Among the songs available are ‘Call Me,’ ‘Valentine’ (Sunidhi), ‘Happy Birthday,’ ‘Leaving on…

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Reforms should improve efficiency

During the next three years, National will embark on reforms as outlined in its ‘Post-election Action Plan.’ The changes include halving the budget deficit this year to be back in surplus by 2014-2015 and introducing lower public service staffing caps. Meeting departmental spending targets, connecting 58,000 premises to ultra-fast broadband and increasing productivity through establishing the Crown Water Investment Company…

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Reforms should improve efficiency

During the next three years, National will embark on reforms as outlined in its ‘Post-election Action Plan.’ The changes include halving the budget deficit this year to be back in surplus by 2014-2015 and introducing lower public service staffing caps. Meeting departmental spending targets, connecting 58,000 premises to ultra-fast broadband and increasing productivity through establishing the Crown Water Investment Company…

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