US-China trade war: Why Anand Mahindra says Chinese companies may soon increase investment in India

US-China trade war: Amid the rising trade war between the US and China intensifies, the likelihood of investment pouring in India from the world’s second-largest economy seem forthcoming, said a vet

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Export growth slows: Trade deficit hits 5-month high

Merchandise exports grew just 0.6% in April, the slowest since December 2018, while imports inched up 4.5%, inflating trade deficit to a five-month peak of $15.33 billion.

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Number of non-compliant NBFCs sees big fall: Data

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) under the finance ministry has issued a list of 2,337 non-compliant non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) for the cut-off period of March 31, 2019, the number bei

The finance ministry in March 2018 had asked non-compliant NBFCs which did not fulfill their obligations under PML rules to do so and register with the FINnet portal of FIU-IND. News

GST rate on homes: Most builders opt for 12% GST for ongoing projects

Most real estate developers have opted for 12% GST rate for housing units in ongoing projects as it allows them to retain their profit margin due to availability of input tax credit (ITC), analysts sa

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Transmission lines for renewable plants in 3 states to cost Rs 12,682 crore

The power transmission system to evacuate electricity from 25,000 MW of solar and wind plants in western India will cost Rs 12,682 crore and will have annual tariff impact of Rs 2,156 crore in the fir

Transmission lines for renewable plants in 3 states to cost Rs 12,682 crore News

Electricity generation seen rising 6.4% in FY20

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) expects electricity generation from conventional power sources, which comprise 80% of the total production capacity, to rise 6.4% y-o-y to 1,330 billion units (

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India’s veg oil imports rise 3% in Nov-April period

The country’s vegetable oil imports for the first six months of the oil year during November 2018 to April 2019 stood at 75,41,689 tonne, up about 3% from 73,18,295 tonne reported in the same period

During April 2019, import of palm oil fell to 7,07,450 tonne from 8,02,443 tonne in March 2019, down by 12%. News

Why NITI Aayog wants centre, states to use AI to solve health, education agriculture problems

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech for 2018-19 had entrusted Niti Aayog with the responsibility to develop the National Programme for AI.

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April trade deficit widens to 5-month high as growth in exports falls; key figures

The trade deficit, or difference between exports and imports, widened in April from the year-ago period as exports rose marginally due to sluggish global trade and rising concerns over US-China trade

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GST, REITs made real estate sector secure option for investors; realty market veteran explains how

The introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Goods and Services Tax (GST), Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) among others have brought in significant changes in the real estate sec

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Monsoon to be five days late, IMD says rains will hit Kerala on this date

Monsoon rains are expected to hit Kerala on June 6, five days after its normal onset date, a government weather forecaster said on Wednesday.

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GSP countries to benefit from trade war with China, says report

The Coalition for GSP, a group of American companies and trade associations, in a report on Tuesday said the latest official trade figures shows that the Generalised System of Preference or GSP saved

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Govt plans 400 MW storage-linked renewable projects

In order to provide a leg-up to the power storage industry — which is still in a nascent stage in the country — the government is coming up with 400 MW of renewable energy tenders for round-the-cl

Storage is an important component of the balancing requirement and is expected to play a major role with the increase in renewable energy capacity. (Representational image) News

WTO’s dispute body: India, China, other developing nations warn of collapse

The declaration also made a strong case for preserving flexibilities that are being offered to developing countries under the WTO's special and differential treatment (S&DT) provisions, as they are ri

The meeting was held in the shadow of an escalating trade war between the US and China. News

PE investments in 2018 second highest in last decade

PE funds are also increasingly prioritising deal quality over quantity, with the top 15 deals comprising about 40% of the total deal value and the number of deals greater than $50 million increasing f

The market for exits remained strong as well, with 265 exits valued at nearly $33 billion in 2018, signaling investor confidence in the Indian market. (Representational image) News

Levy on steel: India likely to defer retaliation against US, again

India will likely defer its plan yet again by a month to impose retaliatory tariff worth close to $235 million on 29 American products, in response to the Trump administration’s extra levy on suppli

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Crude from Mongolia? Funded by India, Mongolia’s first ever grass root refinery to come up in Sainshand, Dornogobi Province

EIL along with Mongol Refinery and Ministry of Mining of Mongolia is presently organizing an exhibition in Ulaanbataar city.

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India will decide on buying crude from Iran after elections: Sushma Swaraj

In his second visit to India this year, and 12 days after the US waivers ended on sanctions imposed on buying Iranian oil, Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif met with his Indian counterpart in New

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Will India look towards Latin America and the Caribbean to balance the Crude oil import?

By Sandeep Wasnik Will India look towards Latin America and the Caribbean to balance the Crude oil import? Increasing petrol and diesel prices is the main concern for the growing middle-class popula

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India and Africa: The way forward for two potential economic giants

What probably remains is the efficient packaging and execution for a lasting legacy since we believe in “share and care” and want to grow together.

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Japan takes India to WTO over mobile phone import duties

Some of the tariffs on goods of substantial interest to Japan were now "clearly in excess" of the rates allowed by the WTO, Japan said.

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I-T dept again defers GST, GAAR reporting in tax audit report till March 2020

With Tuesday's order, its implementation has been further deferred till March 31, 2020.

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SBI on GDP debate: All companies under MCA 21 contribute to growth; shell firms will not change numbers

Amid the reinvigorated debate over the existence of shell companies in MCA-21 data, the country’s largest lender has said that all companies registered under MCA contribute to GDP growth.

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India may again extend retaliatory tariff deadline on US products by 30 days

This extension comes in the backdrop of the US decision to withdraw export incentives being provided to Indian exporters under Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme, which is expected to

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Pakistan’s $6 billion bailout: What this 22nd IMF bailout with IMF means for India’s neighbour

Even as Pakistan reached $6 billion bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Imran Khan-led government would have to implement a host of tough measures to honour the commitment.

According to Pakistan's assessment, there are more chances of Afghanistan slipping into the ‘civil war' than reaching a peace deal (Representative image) News

Wholesale inflation slips, but vegetable prices rise in April; will RBI cut rates?

Even as retail inflation picked up, wholesale inflation slipped in April on cheaper fuel and manufactured items official data  showed Tuesday. Wholesale price-based inflation stood down at 3.07 per c

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PSU insurance firms cry foul: Private sector insurers taking market with ‘unfair practices’

The public sector insurers claimed that ‘unfair market practices’ by private insurers have resulted in them losing out heavily in the motor business.

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