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  • Setback to GST? States want e-permit to be flashed at borders

    Setback to GST? States want e-permit to be flashed at borders  

    Goods and Services Tax (GST), the all-subversive tax reform which was promised will bring seamless movement of goods across states into reality has got the first chink in its armour in the form of e-permit. The centre, as a result...

    23 Feb 2017, 5.25 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Canara Bank to sell 13.45% stake in Can Fin Homes

    Canara Bank to sell 13.45% stake in Can Fin Homes  

    State-owned Canara Bank has invited bids to sell 13.45 percent stake in its housing finance arm Can Fin Homes, to reduce its shareholding to 30 percent as per the government diktat.

    23 Feb 2017, 5.24 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Realty sentiment hits 3-yr low in Dec qtr on note ban: Report

    Realty sentiment hits 3-yr low in Dec qtr on note ban: Report  

    The real estate sentiment fell to a three-year low in the October-December period, indicating pessimism among developers and financial institutions which reeled under the demonetisation pressure, says a report.

    23 Feb 2017, 5.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Housing finance firms cheer as SEBI hikes debt MF investment cap

    Housing finance firms cheer as SEBI hikes debt MF investment cap  

    Housing finance companies (HFCs) are elated with the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s move to hike the investment limit for debt mutual funds to 15% from 10% earlier.

    23 Feb 2017, 5.08 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • COMMENT: `Bad Bank` may be a bad idea but Acharya has a good solution

    COMMENT: 'Bad Bank' may be a bad idea but Acharya has a good solution  

    Both RBI and the government had tried various ways to reduce bad loans in order to enthuse banks to lend more and the private sector to start investing, but with little success. In fact, the delay has caused more debtors joining t...

    23 Feb 2017, 4.28 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • `Hike import duty on steel products, remove on ferro nickle`

    'Hike import duty on steel products, remove on ferro nickle'  

    The industry body had been pursuing with the government for zero duty on ferro nickel and stainless steel scrap and duty increase on stainless steel finished flat products.

    23 Feb 2017, 3.36 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • SBI set to hire retired officials as concurrent auditors

    SBI set to hire retired officials as concurrent auditors  

    Ahead of merger, State Bank of India (SBI) has called upon retired officers to become concurrent auditors with the bank to oversee compliance and risks under loans and operational activities.

    23 Feb 2017, 3.33 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Sikkim gets on board for UDAY, Rs 356 cr benefit seen

    Sikkim gets on board for UDAY, Rs 356 cr benefit seen  

    "The Government of India and Sikkim signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under the Scheme Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today, for operational improvement of the state's Power Distribution Department," a power ministr...

    23 Feb 2017, 3.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • IRDA shelves plans to make listing of life insurers mandatory

    IRDA shelves plans to make listing of life insurers mandatory  

    The insurance regulator had earlier proposed mandatory listing of large insurers. The proposal met with stiff opposition from several players who contended that this was not known to them at the time of entering the business.

    23 Feb 2017, 3.03 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Note ban impact on loan, deposit growth significant: Moody`s

    Note ban impact on loan, deposit growth significant: Moody's  

    The cancellation of legal tender of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes has led to a slowdown in economic activity that weighed on demand for credit among companies and retail borrowers during the October-December quarter, it said.

    23 Feb 2017, 2.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • FPI holding in BSE-200 cos drops to $305 bn in Dec-qtr: Report

    FPI holding in BSE-200 cos drops to $305 bn in Dec-qtr: Report  

    FPI ownership in the BSE-200 index stood at USD 337 billion during the September quarter, according to the Kotak Institutional Equities report.

    23 Feb 2017, 1.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India`s January rubber imports drop 39 % y/y as prices rally

    India's January rubber imports drop 39 % y/y as prices rally  

    The country's production in the month jumped 27 percent to 66,000 tonnes from a year ago as farmers increased tapping to cash in on the price rally, the board said in a statement.

    23 Feb 2017, 1.41 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • Policy rates to stay on hold throughout 2017: Nomura

    Policy rates to stay on hold throughout 2017: Nomura  

    The minutes from the Reserve Bank's February 8 policy meeting shows that focus has shifted to lowering inflation towards the medium term target of 4 percent.

    23 Feb 2017, 1.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Indian economy remains a bright spot in global landscape

    Indian economy remains a bright spot in global landscape  

    In its annual country report on India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said growth is expected at 6.6 percent in this fiscal year and at 7.2 percent in the following year.

    23 Feb 2017, 9.58 am  |  Source: PTI

  • UK created maximum jobs in India via FDI: Report

    UK created maximum jobs in India via FDI: Report  

    "Between 2000 and 2016, British FDI created 371,000 jobs 10 percent of all jobs created by FDI. The total number of people employed by British companies in India currently stands at 788,000 representing 5.3 percent, or one in twen...

    23 Feb 2017, 9.14 am  |  Source: PTI

  • FinMin to finalise capital infusion of Rs 8,000cr within 15 days

    FinMin to finalise capital infusion of Rs 8,000cr within 15 days  

    The second round of capital infusion is almost ready and in the next few days it should go to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for approval, sources said.

    23 Feb 2017, 9.04 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Andhra CM-led panel to submit final report on digitisation soon

    Andhra CM-led panel to submit final report on digitisation soon  

    "Five Chief Ministers, Niti Aayog, all of us are working. We've given an interim report and we're going to give final report very soon," Naidu told reporters on the sidelines of a Microsoft event here.

    23 Feb 2017, 8.46 am  |  Source: PTI

  • India, Uganda to expand cooperation in energy sector

    India, Uganda to expand cooperation in energy sector  

    Vice President Hamid Ansari, on the second day of his visit to Uganda, held talks with President Yoweri Museveni at the State House and reviewed the "entire gamut" of bilateral cooperation.

    23 Feb 2017, 8.46 am  |  Source: PTI

  • India & Israel should continue efforts to seal FTA: Envoy

    India & Israel should continue efforts to seal FTA: Envoy  

    "There have been eight rounds of negotiations between both the countries in the last couple of years...there have been conversations...but no initiation of a new round," Carmon told reporters.

    23 Feb 2017, 8.46 am  |  Source: PTI

  • `India can be much larger producer, consumer of natural gas`

    'India can be much larger producer, consumer of natural gas'  

    "India's natural gas plans have implications for a number of issues in which Congress has expressed an interest," the bipartisan and independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in the report.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.42 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Focus on research needed to double farmers income: Commerce Min

    Focus on research needed to double farmers income: Commerce Min  

    Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said more research, standards and aggregation are needed in the farm sector to enhance the income of farmers.

    22 Feb 2017, 8.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • GST adoption could raise India`s GDP to over 8%: IMF

    GST adoption could raise India's GDP to over 8%: IMF  

    The adoption of the GST could help raise India's medium-term GDP growth to over eight per cent and create a single national market for enhancing the efficiency of the movement of goods and services, the IMF said today.

    22 Feb 2017, 8.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • SBI Research pegs Q3 GDP growth at low 5.8%; FY17 at 6.6%

    SBI Research pegs Q3 GDP growth at low 5.8%; FY17 at 6.6%  

    The economy would have grown under-6 per cent in the third quarter, battered by the note ban, according to SBI Research.

    22 Feb 2017, 8.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Industries to be shut for want of effluent treatment plants:SC

    Industries to be shut for want of effluent treatment plants:SC  

    Polluting industrial units across the country would be shut down if they do not have functional primary effluent treatment plants (PETPs) to stop the release of untreated waste in water bodies within three months after notice, the...

    22 Feb 2017, 8.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • UK holds on to position as largest G20 investor in India

    UK holds on to position as largest G20 investor in India  

    Britain beat off tough competition from Japan to hold on to its position as the largest G20 investor in India and the biggest job creator through FDI, a new report released here said today.

    22 Feb 2017, 8.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Arvind Subramanian talks on DeMo, job scarcity at Express Adda

    Arvind Subramanian talks on DeMo, job scarcity at Express Adda   

    On the issue of job scarcity, Arvind Subramanian said that “the problem in India is not creating jobs.” The challenge is finding high productive jobs and a need to raise the formal sector in country from current 9-10 percent l...

    22 Feb 2017, 8.23 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • India`s GDP projected to slow to 6.6% post-demonetisation: IMF

    India's GDP projected to slow to 6.6% post-demonetisation: IMF  

    India's growth is projected to slow to 6.6 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal due to the strains that have emerged in the economy as a result of "temporary disruptions" caused by demonetisation, the IMF said today.

    22 Feb 2017, 7.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India banking bailout cost `manageable`: IMF

    India banking bailout cost 'manageable': IMF  

    The cost of recapitalising India's struggling banks would be affordable even under a negative scenario, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging government steps to strengthen the financial system.

    22 Feb 2017, 7.42 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • `Coal to dominate power sector despite growth in renewables`

    'Coal to dominate power sector despite growth in renewables'  

    India's power sector will continue to be dominated by coal over the coming decade despite significant growth in cleaner fuels or renewables, says BMI Research.

    22 Feb 2017, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Economy to pick up in Q4 due to faster remonetisation: Patel

    Economy to pick up in Q4 due to faster remonetisation: Patel  

    Faster remonetisation and return of discretionary consumer demand will push economic activity in the latter part the fiscal, opined RBI Governor Urjit Patel while voting for no cut in interest rate earlier this month.

    22 Feb 2017, 7.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

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