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  • GST`s impact on pharma sector: Negative or positive?

    GST's impact on pharma sector: Negative or positive?   

    In a special series "Hello GST", CNBC-TV18's Menaka Doshi analyses the benefits of Goods and Services Tax for different industries. Today’s sectoral pick is pharma.

    08 Jan 2016, 4.17 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Analysing GST impact on fertiliser industry

    Analysing GST impact on fertiliser industry  

    In a special series “Hello GST”, CNBC-TV18’s Menaka Doshi decodes the benefits of Goods and Services Tax for different industries. Today’s sectoral pick is fertilizers.

    08 Jan 2016, 4.10 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • How CENVAT reduces tax burden of end user

    How CENVAT reduces tax burden of end user   

    CENVAT is the new name for MODVAT and are related to central excise. A product reaches the end user after undergoing many manufacturing activities. To reduce the tax burden of the end user, the Govt of India introduced CENVAT.

    08 Jan 2016, 1.25 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act: Its aim

    Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act: Its aim   

    The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Bill introduced by the NDA government of India in 2000, translated into Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act in 2003.

    08 Jan 2016, 1.24 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Why levy of countervailing duty is important?

    Why levy of countervailing duty is important?   

    Countervailing duty or additional duty of customs is levied to offset the disadvantage to like Indian goods due to high excise duty on their inputs.

    08 Jan 2016, 1.23 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • What is Appropriation Bill?

    What is Appropriation Bill?   

    The Appropriation Bill is intended to give authority to Government to incur expenditure from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India. The procedure for passing this Bill is the same as in the case of other money Bills.

    08 Jan 2016, 1.22 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • How Divestment works?

    How Divestment works?   

    Divestment is usually defined as the action of an organization or government selling or liquidating an asset or subsidiary

    08 Jan 2016, 1.21 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • What is a Surcharge?

    What is a Surcharge?   

    A fee or other charge that is added to the cost of a good or service. A surcharge is typically added to an existing tax, and may not be included in the stated price of a good or service.

    08 Jan 2016, 1.20 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Defined: Direct and Indirect taxes

    Defined: Direct and Indirect taxes   

    Direct Taxes are the taxes that are levied on the income of individuals or organisations

    08 Jan 2016, 1.19 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • How does a Finance Bill work?

    How does a Finance Bill work?   

    The government proposals for the levy of new taxes, alterations in the present tax structure or continuance of the current tax structure beyond the period approved by Parliament, are laid down before Parliament in the Finance bill...

    08 Jan 2016, 1.18 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • What is Contingency Fund?

    What is Contingency Fund?   

    A contingency fund is money or securities set aside to cover unexpected conditions or losses in business, usually supplementing a contingency reserve.

    08 Jan 2016, 1.17 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • What is a revenue deficit?

    What is a revenue deficit?    

    A revenue deficit happens when the net amount received (that is revenues less expenditures)

    08 Jan 2016, 1.13 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Govt emphasis on job creation to create millions of jobs

    Govt emphasis on job creation to create millions of jobs  

    The government's 'Make in India' programme to make India a manufacturing hub, presents a huge opportunity for job creation. Moreover, increased emphasis on skill development and education would help make a lot of youth job-ready.

    05 Jan 2016, 4.12 pm  |  Source: SME Mentor

  • ‘Budget focused on ease of doing business’

    ‘Budget focused on ease of doing business’  

    Clarity on GAAR deferment for two years and no retrospective applicability, comprehensive bankruptcy code, abolishing wealth tax act, merger of FMC with SEBI, rationalization of corporate tax from 30% to 25% coupled with review of...

    05 Jan 2016, 4.11 pm  |  Source: SME Mentor

  • FSR: Strong macros but banks` stressed assets a big worry

    FSR: Strong macros but banks' stressed assets a big worry   

    The RBI also released the Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2014-15 (RTP) that throws light on the banking sector's salient policy measures and performance.

    05 Jan 2016, 12.12 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • No rise in inflation due to Swachh Bharat cess: Government

    No rise in inflation due to Swachh Bharat cess: Government  

    Responding to a question on whether the cess had triggered a rise in inflation, Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav replied in negative.

    05 Jan 2016, 12.01 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • Govt has no plans for inflation-linked DA to pensioners

    Govt has no plans for inflation-linked DA to pensioners  

    "There is no proposal under consideration at present for providing inflation-linked Dearness Allowance (DA) to pensioners of EPS, 1995," Dattatreya said in a reply in the Lok Sabha.

    05 Jan 2016, 12.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • RBI may hold rates in 2016 on inflationary risks: Nomura

    RBI may hold rates in 2016 on inflationary risks: Nomura  

    As disinflationary forces stabilise -- oil, rural wages, negative output gap, MSP -- the report expects underlying core CPI inflation to remain above RBI's 5 percent target in March 2017.

    05 Jan 2016, 12.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • November CPI quickens to 5.41% driven by food inflation

    November CPI quickens to 5.41% driven by food inflation   

    The November Consumper Price Index (CPI) has come in higher at 5.41 percent versus 5 percent month-on-month driven mainly by rise in food inflation. The food inflation came in 6.07 pecent versus 5.25 percent (M-o-M).

    05 Jan 2016, 12.00 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Lower inflation result of reforms, global oil prices:Finmin

    Lower inflation result of reforms, global oil prices:Finmin  

    The retail inflation has come down to 5.2 percent in October 2015 as against 6.9 percent in February.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.59 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt review sees FY16 GDP growth at 7-7.5%, inflation at 6%

    Govt review sees FY16 GDP growth at 7-7.5%, inflation at 6%   

    The Mid-Year Economic Review says that while meeting this year's fiscal deficit target of 3.9 percent is possible, next year's 3.5 percent target may have to be re-considered.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.59 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Govt suggests more flexible timeline to inflation targeting

    Govt suggests more flexible timeline to inflation targeting   

    "How can borrowing costs be lowered without jeopardising the medium term inflation objective?" the government said in the report, authored by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.59 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • 2015 inflation under check; kitchen staples beg to differ

    2015 inflation under check; kitchen staples beg to differ  

    RBI has however cautioned that while oil prices, barring geopolitical shocks, are expected to remain benign for a few more quarters, the uptick of CPI inflation excluding food and fuel for two months in succession warrants vigilan...

    05 Jan 2016, 11.58 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Inflation target achievable; India best bet among EMs: Gopinath

    Inflation target achievable; India best bet among EMs: Gopinath   

    Global headwinds while important are of lesser significance to India, says Gita Gopinath, professor of economics at Harvard University. Hence for India to grow at 8%, it needs to revive domestic investment, she opines

    05 Jan 2016, 11.58 am  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • October IIP at 9.8%; consumer durables grow 42.2%

    October IIP at 9.8%; consumer durables grow 42.2%   

    The index of industrial production (IIP) for October stood at 9.8 percent versus 3.6 percent (month-on-month).

    05 Jan 2016, 11.58 am  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • IIP growth a morale booster for economy: India Inc

    IIP growth a morale booster for economy: India Inc  

    "The industrial growth on the back of an impressive double digit expansion in manufacturing should no doubt be considered a morale booster for the economy," Assocham President Sunil Kanoria said.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.58 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Here are Saumitra Chaudhuri`s views on mid-yr eco review

    Here are Saumitra Chaudhuri's views on mid-yr eco review   

    Watch the interview of Saumitra Chaudhuri, Former Member, Planning Commission with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his readings and outlook on India's economic future and the mid-year economic review.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.57 am  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Fiscal position constraint to India rating upgrade: Fitch

    Fiscal position constraint to India rating upgrade: Fitch  

    Fitch on Monday had retained its "BBB-minus" rating with a "stable" outlook for India.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.54 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Fiscal position constrains India`s credit rating: Moody`s

    Fiscal position constrains India's credit rating: Moody's   

    Atsi Sheth, associate managing director - sovereign risk group, Moody's Investors Service, says there’s a risk of monetary policy not being able to control food inflation.

    05 Jan 2016, 11.53 am  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • See Rs 40Kcr direct tax mop up shortfall this fiscal: Adhia

    See Rs 40Kcr direct tax mop up shortfall this fiscal: Adhia  

    During April-November, direct taxes which include income tax and corporate tax, grew 12.63 percent to Rs 3.69 lakh crore. This is 46.26 percent of the budgeted target of Rs 7.97 lakh crore, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told rep...

    05 Jan 2016, 11.53 am  |  Source: PTI

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