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‘Close and intense eye’ on NBFCs

Non-banks came under scrutiny after collapse of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services last year that led to intervention from the government.

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Rate cut signals growth concerns but limited policy space

The statement states that “with inflation expected to remain below target in the remaining period... there is policy space to address these growth concerns by reinvigorating domestic demand.”

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Nirmala Sitharaman’s corporate tax cut to boost $5 trillion economy dream

The first positive development is that the country has now become much more competitive in terms of ease of doing business as the tax on companies is now on a par with other global economies. 

Economy News

Indian marketers slower in employing brand safety: John Montgomery, EVP-Global Brand Safety, GroupM

GroupM’s John Montgomery tells Sonam Saini that while marketers are more cognizant of ad frauds, much more needs to be done to ensure brand safety.

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How marketers can make the most of mobile medium

Video is the new, sexy means of storytelling. It allows marketers to showcase their properties and experiences through digital video ads.

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How individual investors succumb to performance chasing behaviour

The return earned by an average investor is lower than return earned by the underlying investment

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How investing in consumer sector gives you exposure to evergrowing segment of economy

Investing in a consumer-focused fund gives you exposure to the ever-growing segment of the economy, the fundamental attributes of which are high cash flows and healthy balance sheets

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Saudi Oil Outage: Will it turn into a non-event?

If the Saudis fail to restore oil production quickly, and the oil market gets tight, low price elasticity is likely to come into play, and we may see oil prices skyrocketing to three digits. Therefore, the world cannot afford

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Govt must set up an investment trust to fund green infrastructure projects

The government needs to set up a Green Investment Trust to fund green infrastructure projects and look for an oversees green bond market

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China’s hypersonic weapons now an integral part of its defense strategy

India also has an interest in developing hypersonic technology. Some limited efforts in that direction are known to be happening for almost a decade.

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Glad to get an expensive gift? Know its tax implications

Given that gifts are a means of expressing affection, it is important to know the tax implications of such gifts and diligently comply with disclosure requirements while filing ITR.

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Agri MNCs are pushing their products as govt agriculture extension systems crumble

At a time when government agriculture extension systems are crumbling, that gap is increasingly being filled by multinationals and corporates working directly with farmers, even while aggressively marketing their products.

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Modi government sees first good monsoon in years; this season’s rain defies all forecasts

The southwest monsoon and Narendra Modi have not always been the best of friends. The Modi government’s first innings had begun in 2014 on a drought note, which was followed by another bad monsoon in 2015.

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How to make the most of stock market declines

While market declines can be difficult for you, reacting emotionally and changing long-term investment plans in response to short-term declines could prove more harmful than helpful.

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Govt must not miss important link between automobile, infrastructure sectors

India has achieved fair amount of growth in the infrastructure segment, typically, in ensuring connectivity via airways, waterways and roads.

Opinion News

NBFC crisis: RBI must appoint panel to assess their health

The Union Budget 2019 announced that only solvent NBFCs can sell their high-rated (AA) pooled assets (of Rs 1 lakh crore) to public sector banks and the government can extend a partial credit guarantee cover to PSBs in the ca

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The digital way: Growth with welfare

The concept of the Samagra goes beyond convergence of social sector schemes to the creation of a unique database and a common platform for providing entitlement-based, not demand-driven, benefits

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Good news! All health conditions, illnesses acquired after issuance of a policy will now be covered

Apart from critical ailments, IRDAI has even issued a list of guidelines that specify the various ailments that will now be covered under every health insurance policy.

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How financial services industry in India is set for AI makeover

The advanced cluster is where AI adoption reaches its pinnacle.

Industry News

Income Tax raids: Know what the I-T Act says

In such case, the asset will be seized by the tax authorities without physically taking the assets with them.

Income Tax News

Fixed income: Attractive but illiquid investment options

If you can do without liquidity till maturity, there are some good fixed income investment schemes. Choose the one which best fits your needs.

Money News

India-US trade deal: Is Donald Trump asking for too much

It remains to be seen when Modi will budge and give in to Trump’s demand to effectively implement TMR and lower tariffs.

Opinion News

Global digital leadership: A trifecta for India- 4G, 5G and 6G

India must establish its own use-cases prior to its 5G rollout along with tapping into the potential of 4.5G, and engaging in 6G research to secure its future digital economy.

Opinion News

How trade policies starve healthy diets

It is important to step away from the reactive and interventionist domestic and international trade policies aimed at alleviating short-term price fluctuations.

Opinion News

Durga Puja 2019: The homecoming of the mother goddess

Durga Puja 2019: The 5 days celebrated in the worship of the devi are Maha-Shashthi, Maha-Saptami, Maha-Ashtami, Maha-Navami and Bijoya Dashami.

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Policy implementation key to MSME growth; environment must be proactive towards small business needs

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: An entrepreneur is not a burden on the society, on the contrary, he/she helps in taking care of the society by employing people, bringing in positive economic changes etc.

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SoftBank looks to increase stake in Delhivery; seeks competition nod

SoftBank’s shareholding in Delhivery would increase to 25.72%, if its proposal to raise equity in the logistics firm is approved.

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