Sandeep Singh

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Interview | For banks, infra is godsend. It gives you good projects: Jaspal Bindra, executive chairman, Centrum Group

Jaspal Bindra, executive chairman, Centrum Group, told Sandeep Singh that the thrust on infrastructure, creation of Bad Bank are very positive and it will provide appetite for credit exposure to banks.

First fixed income ETF of bluechip PSUs likely by December

Compared with bank fixed deposits that generate a post-tax return of around 5.5 per cent, this product could generate a return of over 7 per cent for the investors.

Sebi seeks seat on RBI board, more powers

The capital market regulator’s move comes amid crisis in the loosely-regulated NBFC sector that has adversely impacted some debt mutual funds which are directly regulated by it.

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IL&FS-Ansal link: Mystery loss of post-dated cheques

Sources said IL&FS Trust Company, (now called Vistra ITCL after it was acquired by Vistra in 2016), was the trustee firm that kept these cheques.

Their role will now be under the scanner as regulatory agencies look at the web of IL&FS transactions.

IL&FS probe: How top executives bent rules to favour Ansals

IL&FS financial arm gave dubious loans to Ansals; chief’s family invested in Ansal firm

According to the IL&FS internal investigation report, in the financial year 2006-07, Silverglades Investments and Ansal Properties set up joint venture companies.

CBI FIR tears into clean chit Chanda Kochhar got from ICICI board

The board gave her a clean chit immediately after allegations surfaced in March 2018 saying there was “no question of any quid pro quo/ nepotism/ conflict of interest.”

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Stock Market Rebound: Local factors driving the sentiment

On Thursday, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose 1.88 per cent or 485 points to close at over six-month high of 26,366.7.

Beyond IT/BPO, new jobs not being created: 2/3 of record FDI only in services

The challenge of job creation in India, specifically in the transition of the over half its workforce employed in agriculture, gets much tougher keeping in view the overreliance on service to drive this growth. Globally, such

Government clearances have got faster but lack of promoter interest stalls projects

Land acquisition problems, as a reason for stalling of project implementation, have come down to under seven per cent over the last two years, down from 16 per cent in 2013-14 and 13 per cent in 2012-13.

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Smart Cities, First 20: Moving towards a concrete plan

A source close to the development revealed that since the quantum of work to be done by each city is huge, the government wants to announce the names of the next set of cities in order to give them ample time to start work an

Of 100 Smart Cities, 17 figure in the list of WHO’s most polluted

The report of high pollution levels of Indian cities comes at a time when the government has set an ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities across the country.

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India-Mauritius tax pact: What it means for investors

It is a move in line with the government’s initiatives to curb black money in the system, money laundering and tax avoidance.

Mutual Funds: Industry paid more in salaries than aggregate profit earned in FY15

According to the data sourced from Association of Mutual Funds of India, the industry paid a total of Rs 1,832 crore in salaries for the year 2014-15 and it was 105 per cent of the total amount that the industry earned in pro

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Residential projects: Low demand yet prices rule high

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has called for a cut in real estate prices in a bid to encourage homebuyers to enter the market and buy properties.

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NHAI, Indian Railways synergy to anchor ports push

The success of the Centre’s ambitious project to add five new ports and develop the existing ones hinges mainly on co-ordination between the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Ministry of Railways.

Wilful defaulters list: CIBIL list has at least five politicians!

If the Kingfisher Airlines loan default case unravels the alleged nexus between bankers and businessmen, a close look into the list of wilful defaulters disclosed by Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL) and banks

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Housing loans: Room for rate cuts, but banks may pass benefits gradually

A banking analyst with a leading brokerage firm said that banks are holding it in order to maintain their net interest income and the net interest margin.

Small savings schemes: Poll-bound Bengal on top in terms of collections

With high rates in FY15, total mop-ups in post offices had seen a 19.1% rise.

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National Optical Fibre Network project: Fast internet, slow implementation

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has come down hard on RailTel for slow progress of work relating to the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project, which it said holds high importance for Prime Minister Narendra

Mutual Fund Disclosures: Investing with greater transparency

The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) latest move asking mutual funds to disclose the actual amount paid as commission to distributors and also to provide details of expense ratio of direct and regular plans i

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Budget 2016: Tax on EPF; annuity push a likely windfall for insurance companies

Budget 2016: Around 3.7 crore EPF members may be fretting over the government’s proposal to tax 60 per cent of the corpus unless it is diverted into an annuity plan, but there is conspicuous cheer from one corner — life i


How Budget move on taxing Employees’ Provident Fund will pinch you

Budget 2016: The govt has specifically said that the contributions made in employees' provident fund until March 31, 2016 will attract no tax at the time of withdrawal. It will be only applicable on contributions made on or a

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Budget 2016: Rs 50,000 waiver for first-time home buyers

Budget 2016: To boost demand in the affordable housing category and provide more tax benefits to home buyers, the government proposed an additional deduction of Rs 50,000 on interest component of home loan EMI for first-time

Budget 2016: Down to the wire, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to meet economists

A market expert said that the meeting could be linked to a possible rise in the fiscal deficit numbers as foreign institutional investors have turned nervous over the last few trading sessions.

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Stake in PSBs: LIC holding drops as stress mounts

The market value of LIC holdings in the 23 banks declined 30 per cent from Rs 38,373 crore in December 2015 to a four-year low of Rs 26,837 crore.

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Sensex crash: ‘Stick to the course’

The BSE Sensex has witnessed a 23% fall in the past 11 months. However, experts believe that investors should stay put through this period of mayhem while new investors should look at new opportunities to enter the market

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Govt banks at risk to cover future loan losses

Punjab & Sind Bank posted the biggest decline of 35 percentage points, from 81.8 per cent to 46.8 per cent, in the provisioning coverage ratio. Andhra Bank followed with a decline of 25 percentage points.

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