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  • Editor's Take | How the economy fared in 2019 and outlook going forward Dec 31, 2019 04:08 PM IST

    Editor's Take | How the economy fared in 2019 and outlook going forward

    Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra gets in conversation with Deputy Executive Editor Gaurav Choudhury to take stock of how the economy fared in 2019 and what can be expected in 2020.

  • Govt nets Rs 939cr from online ads on Google, Facebook in FY19 Sep 09, 2019 09:17 AM IST

    Govt nets Rs 939cr from online ads on Google, Facebook in FY19

  • FinMin may go slow on overseas bonds plan Aug 26, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    FinMin may go slow on overseas bonds plan

    In her maiden Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the proposal to issue offshore sovereign bonds, starting from the current fiscal year. “India’s sovereign external debt to GDP is among the lowest globally at less than 5 percent.

  • SEBI may tighten buyback norms, cap issue at 25% of paid-up capital & free reserves Aug 20, 2019 03:44 PM IST

    SEBI may tighten buyback norms, cap issue at 25% of paid-up capital & free reserves

    The move comes on the heels of a 20 percent tax on share buybacks imposed by the Finance Ministry in Budget 2019 and is apparently aimed at providing a correct picture of companies’ leverage status.

  • Clueless market eyes policy measures; invest in largecaps that corrected in July Aug 15, 2019 08:08 AM IST

    Clueless market eyes policy measures; invest in largecaps that corrected in July

    Market is eagerly looking forward to some sort of stimulus by the government to kick-start growth, without which it would be difficult for corporates to report sustainable growth.

  • Housing finance companies to be treated as NBFCs; comes under RBI regulation Aug 14, 2019 11:16 AM IST

    Housing finance companies to be treated as NBFCs; comes under RBI regulation

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Budget 2019-20 speech in early July had announced that the National Housing Bank (NHB) will not remain as the regulator for the HFCs.

  • Sovereign bond sale needs special safeguard: Report Aug 09, 2019 05:02 PM IST

    Sovereign bond sale needs special safeguard: Report

    In a scenario of depreciating currency, interest and debt obligations of foreign currency-denominated debts balloon and quite often make it unsustainable.

  • Budgets 2019: Take note of key provisions that bring pain and relief Aug 07, 2019 09:59 AM IST

    Budgets 2019: Take note of key provisions that bring pain and relief

    This year was unique, since a number of provisions in both the Budgets (in February and in July) have significantly impacted taxpayers

  • India likely to put 35% minimum shareholding rule for listed entities on hold: Source Aug 02, 2019 03:59 PM IST

    India likely to put 35% minimum shareholding rule for listed entities on hold: Source

    The government is looking for ways to ease concerns of foreign portfolio investors that have pulled out of Indian equity markets after a budget announcement of higher taxes for individuals and trusts earning more than 20 million rupees a year

  • Budget 2019 tweaks taxes on insurance maturity proceeds Jul 31, 2019 09:22 AM IST

    Budget 2019 tweaks taxes on insurance maturity proceeds

    The rate of TDS shall be 5 per cent and it shall be deducted on the ‘income’ portion and not on the entire amount. 

  • Budget 2019 has led to a huge tax arbitrage between debt AIFs and debt MFs Jul 30, 2019 10:59 AM IST

    Budget 2019 has led to a huge tax arbitrage between debt AIFs and debt MFs

    Tax arbitrage siphons away 1.6-2.4 per cent of the returns in debt AIF compared to mutual funds

  • Modi government pushes for transition to electric vehicles for public transport Jul 29, 2019 04:28 PM IST

    Modi government pushes for transition to electric vehicles for public transport

    The FAME scheme has proposed the establishment of about 2,700 charging stations in metros, other million-plus cities and, smart cities and cities of hilly states across the country

  • LIC public listing back on govt agenda; may overtake RIL, TCS m-cap once listed: Report Jul 29, 2019 04:08 PM IST

    LIC public listing back on govt agenda; may overtake RIL, TCS m-cap once listed: Report

    LIC, which is the largest financial institution in India could easily become country’s top listed company if its shares get listed.

  • SEBI may ease norms for FPIs in line with HR Khan panel recommendations Jul 29, 2019 12:17 PM IST

    SEBI may ease norms for FPIs in line with HR Khan panel recommendations

    Many FPIs exited the market after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced surcharges for foreign investors in Budget 2019

  • Sovereign external borrowing : A tightrope walk for govt Jul 26, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    Sovereign external borrowing : A tightrope walk for govt

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2019-20 announced that the government would start raising a part of its gross borrowing programme from external markets in foreign currencies.

  • As the new economic affairs secretary, Atanu Chakraborty has his task cut out Jul 26, 2019 12:04 PM IST

    As the new economic affairs secretary, Atanu Chakraborty has his task cut out

    Chakraborty takes over at a time when the government finds itself in a logjam with over transfer of RBI’s surplus reserves; announcements about an overseas borrowing plan has also generated a lot of heat

  • PMO wants finance ministry to restudy issuing overseas sovereign bond: Sources Jul 25, 2019 08:06 PM IST

    PMO wants finance ministry to restudy issuing overseas sovereign bond: Sources

    The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose as much as 11 basis points to 6.55 percent after the news of a rethink of the proposal, as market participants fear this may boost government borrowing in the domestic market.

  • Govt may raise $10 billion from overseas bond sale Jul 25, 2019 11:14 AM IST

    Govt may raise $10 billion from overseas bond sale

    The sale, being considered for October, would be in either the yen, euro or the dollar

  • CAG pegs India's FY18 fiscal deficit at 5.85% vs govt's 3.46%: Report Jul 25, 2019 09:45 AM IST

    CAG pegs India's FY18 fiscal deficit at 5.85% vs govt's 3.46%: Report

    The revenue deficit for FY18 stands at 3.48 percent of GDP and not 2.59 percent as stated officially, the CAG report stated

  • Parliament approves Modi govt's FY20 Budget Jul 23, 2019 06:54 PM IST

    Parliament approves Modi govt's FY20 Budget

    The Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2019 and the Finance (No 2) Bill, 2019 -- cleared by Lok Sabha last week -- were returned by the Rajya Sabha on July 23 after voice vote.

  • Centre not imposing Hindi in Tamil Nadu: Nirmala Sitharaman Jul 20, 2019 05:49 PM IST

    Centre not imposing Hindi in Tamil Nadu: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Sitharaman's response to queries of reporters here came in the backdrop of state political parties protesting the conduct of recent Postal department exams in English and Hindi only.

  • Centre doubles down on Budget speak, asks states for electric vehicles push Jul 19, 2019 10:29 AM IST

    Centre doubles down on Budget speak, asks states for electric vehicles push

    The government has asked states and UTs to induct more EVs into public transport and communicate by August 31 the steps being planned to promote faster adoption of EVs

  • Cash withdrawal from multiple accounts to be aggregated for levying 2% TDS Jul 18, 2019 09:30 PM IST

    Cash withdrawal from multiple accounts to be aggregated for levying 2% TDS

    The amendment, along with 28 others, were approved by a voice vote by the Lok Sabha, which passed the Finance Bill 2019.

  • Porinju Veliyath writes to investors, blames budget for poor performance of portfolio Jul 18, 2019 09:18 PM IST

    Porinju Veliyath writes to investors, blames budget for poor performance of portfolio

    Though the maiden budget of Modi 2.0 laid out a long-term vision that the government aims to achieve, some provisions in it has been disappointing from a near term stock market perspective

  • Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill Jul 18, 2019 06:12 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill

    During her Budget speech, the FM had proposed levy of an additional surcharge on 'individuals' earning more than Rs 2 crore and Rs 5 crore, respectively.

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