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  • Budget 2018 ranks high on Economic Affairs Secy Garg's list, here's why Feb 08, 2018 10:24 PM IST

    Budget 2018 ranks high on Economic Affairs Secy Garg's list, here's why

    Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg touched upon the reasons why the Budget 2018 proposals will be beneficial for the India's economic growth.

  • NDA govt's economic policy a 'betrayal', says Chidambaram Feb 08, 2018 08:24 PM IST

    NDA govt's economic policy a 'betrayal', says Chidambaram

    The former Finance Minister also asked whether the government will suggest the ILO to include those selling pakodas in its definition for employment.

  • PSU general insurers merger likely to take 4-6 months; boards to discuss valuation & staff management Feb 08, 2018 01:17 PM IST

    PSU general insurers merger likely to take 4-6 months; boards to discuss valuation & staff management

    These three insurers that will be merged have an average of 14,000-16,000 employees and a few thousand will be let go

  • Imposition of LTCG tax: Does it make ULIPs a better investment bet than equity mutual funds? Feb 08, 2018 12:04 PM IST

    Imposition of LTCG tax: Does it make ULIPs a better investment bet than equity mutual funds?

    The LTCG tax burden that is applicable to equity mutual funds does not extend to unit-linked insurance plans.

  • RBI retains repo at 6%, projects 7.2% growth in FY19; flags inflation as a big short-term worry Feb 07, 2018 02:30 PM IST

    RBI retains repo at 6%, projects 7.2% growth in FY19; flags inflation as a big short-term worry

    The central bank has cut GVA guidance for FY18 to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent earlier and for FY19 the guidance has been cut to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent

  • Finance minister did not apply his mind to budget: Yashwant Sinha Feb 06, 2018 10:12 PM IST

    Finance minister did not apply his mind to budget: Yashwant Sinha

    Sinha said the budget had announced a number of schemes, particularly in the health sector, which were not properly thought out.

  • Nearly 3% increase in Budget allocation for housing ministry: Hardeep Puri Feb 06, 2018 10:06 PM IST

    Nearly 3% increase in Budget allocation for housing ministry: Hardeep Puri

    Almost 500% increase in allocation for PMAY (Urban) in Budget 2018.

  • Indexation benefits likely in LTCG tax levy: Sources Feb 06, 2018 04:48 PM IST

    Indexation benefits likely in LTCG tax levy: Sources

    Sources said that there is a possibility of indexation benefits as there are no proposals as such and even the amendments under this aspect will be out later next month.

  • Stock market crash: An ill-timed LTCG may have added fuel to fire Feb 06, 2018 04:15 PM IST

    Stock market crash: An ill-timed LTCG may have added fuel to fire

    There is no real gain from the grandfathering clause if stock itself crashes by a huge margin even if there are gains, which will be taxed at a later date and hence leaving investors with lower gains in hand

  • Decision on MSP hike to have minimal impact on inflation: SBI report Feb 06, 2018 11:39 AM IST

    Decision on MSP hike to have minimal impact on inflation: SBI report

    In Budget 2018, Arun Jaitley said he is fulfilling a promise made by his party in the election manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections – the promise of a minimum support price that is 50% higher than farmers’ cost of production

  • Investors lose nearly Rs 2.69 lakh cr wealth; 5 factors weighing on markets Feb 06, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Investors lose nearly Rs 2.69 lakh cr wealth; 5 factors weighing on markets

    The Nifty50 slipped below its 100-days exponential moving average (DEMA) placed at 10,400. A fall below 10,200 could stretch the decline towards 10,000 levels which is closer to its 200-DEMA.

  • Corporate tax to come down to 25% once exemptions end, says FM Feb 05, 2018 08:39 PM IST

    Corporate tax to come down to 25% once exemptions end, says FM

    In the Union Budget 2018-19, Jaitley provided a lower tax rate for corporates with turnover of up to Rs 250 crore.

  • If there is one group of people I feel strongly for, it is middle class: FM Feb 05, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    If there is one group of people I feel strongly for, it is middle class: FM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in conversation with Network 18's Rahul Joshi, spoke about various schemes announced in the Budget 2018 including tax on long-term capital gains (LTCG).

  • Budget 2018: Startup CXOs welcome boost to digital infra, ask for redressal of angel tax Feb 05, 2018 04:21 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Startup CXOs welcome boost to digital infra, ask for redressal of angel tax

    However, restaurant startups remain disappointed as their demands for a single window clearance and easier compliance has not been met. 

  • Big insurance players will benefit from NHPS scheme, says Moody’s Feb 05, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    Big insurance players will benefit from NHPS scheme, says Moody’s

    The report said that the merger of three non-life insurers will aid capital adequacy.

  • CBDT head says anti-abuse laws were introduced to stop misuse of tax provisions Feb 05, 2018 01:50 PM IST

    CBDT head says anti-abuse laws were introduced to stop misuse of tax provisions

    The government had to introduce anti-abuse laws in a bid to stop industries from misusing direct tax provisions, Sushil Chandra, Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes said today.

  • Not just in India, bears were on a rampage in share markets across the world on Friday Feb 05, 2018 01:29 PM IST

    Not just in India, bears were on a rampage in share markets across the world on Friday

    Apart from the local reasons like disappointment over Budget announcements in India, the rising yield in bond markets and inflation were other key factors affecting the global markets

  • LTCG Tax: No inflation indexation, no TDS; Here’s CBDT's detailed explainer on how the tax will be calculated Feb 05, 2018 01:25 PM IST

    LTCG Tax: No inflation indexation, no TDS; Here’s CBDT's detailed explainer on how the tax will be calculated

    Under the existing regime, long-term capital gains (LTCG) arising from the transfer of long-term capital assets, such as equity shares or unit of equity oriented fund or a unit of business trust, is exempt from Income-Tax.

  • Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia says LTCG tax did not trigger equity market sell-off Feb 05, 2018 01:05 PM IST

    Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia says LTCG tax did not trigger equity market sell-off

    Adhia attributed the fall to decline in global equity markets, which had a ripple effect in India

  • Confused on LTCG tax? Here’s how CBDT has explained the new tax through four scenarios Feb 05, 2018 12:40 PM IST

    Confused on LTCG tax? Here’s how CBDT has explained the new tax through four scenarios

    The Budget announced a 10 percent LTCG on stocks and equity-oriented mutual funds if the amount of gains exceeded Rs 1 lakh

  • Here are Cargill India's views on impact of Budget on agri sector Feb 05, 2018 12:39 PM IST

    Here are Cargill India's views on impact of Budget on agri sector

    Watch the interview of Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India with Manisha Gupta of CNBC-TV18, where he spoke about the announcements made by the Finance Minister in the Budget for the agri sector.

  • Budget 2018: Fiscal deficit, borrowing nos in-line with estimates, says Citi India Feb 05, 2018 12:27 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Fiscal deficit, borrowing nos in-line with estimates, says Citi India

    It is unlikely that the government may slip on the fiscal deficit target for one more year because it may impact their credibility, says Samiran Chakraborty, Chief Economist and Surendra Goyal, Head of Research, Citi India.

  • Budget 2018: LTCG and DDT; is there need to restructure your portfolio? Feb 05, 2018 12:25 PM IST

    Budget 2018: LTCG and DDT; is there need to restructure your portfolio?

    Equities will remain attractive as it is will help in beating inflation consistently and by a wide margin.

  • Budget 2018: Here is how the income tax provisions affect your tax-outgo Feb 05, 2018 12:05 PM IST

    Budget 2018: Here is how the income tax provisions affect your tax-outgo

    With the cost of medical treatments going up more than the general inflation levels and senior citizen having to spend relatively more money on their health.

  • Budget 2018: Discipline prevails over populism, says EY India Feb 05, 2018 11:38 AM IST

    Budget 2018: Discipline prevails over populism, says EY India

    Amidst heavy D-street speculations, the FM in a subtle manner unfolded the long term capital gains tax story.

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