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  • Friendlier I-T interactions in the works as dept eyes image makeover: Report Aug 19, 2019 01:48 PM IST

    Friendlier I-T interactions in the works as dept eyes image makeover: Report

    In the new approach, text messages similar to those used for TDS updates will be sent to taxpayers, rather than jargon-heavy, intimidating notices

  • Bimal Jalan panel report on transfer of RBI funds to government 'almost finalised' Aug 14, 2019 04:55 PM IST

    Bimal Jalan panel report on transfer of RBI funds to government 'almost finalised'

    The panel, headed by the former RBI governor, will not meet again, and the report will be submitted to the RBI in the next few days.

  • FPIs hopeful that meeting with FM would yield positive results Aug 09, 2019 07:26 PM IST

    FPIs hopeful that meeting with FM would yield positive results

    Stakeholders brought to the notice of the minister the issue of surcharge on FPIs

  • FM discusses revival moves as car sales plunge Aug 07, 2019 03:29 PM IST

    FM discusses revival moves as car sales plunge

    The shift to Bharat Stage (BS) VI norms were also discussed and the government would be meeting the auto sector again

  • MSMEs seeks differential interest rates from FM Aug 06, 2019 05:24 PM IST

    MSMEs seeks differential interest rates from FM

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is holding a series of meetings with stakeholders from various sectors to take stock of the present economic slowdown

  • FM meets bankers as slowdown looms Aug 05, 2019 05:49 PM IST

    FM meets bankers as slowdown looms

    Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government will come with its responses to the sectoral problems, once it hears out all the stakeholders

  • 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

  • Budget 2019| Education key cog in India’s $5 trillion quest Jul 16, 2019 03:23 PM IST

    Budget 2019| Education key cog in India’s $5 trillion quest

    While technology itself is morphing at a pace quicker than managements and companies realise, India's education system needs to keep pace with changing times

  • Budget 2019| Make in India: The government’s magnum opus Jul 12, 2019 07:37 PM IST

    Budget 2019| Make in India: The government’s magnum opus

    The Finance Minister unveiled Union Budget 2019-20 with proposals to revive efforts to attract companies for setting up manufacturing units in India.

  • Budget 2019| LLP: The government’s cushion for MNCs? Jul 12, 2019 07:14 PM IST

    Budget 2019| LLP: The government’s cushion for MNCs?

    Introduction of the proposed amendment in section 115QA has effectively plugged the tax loopholes earlier available for repatriation in case of multinational companies

  • After dividend distribution tax, Finance Minister ends tax avoidance via buyback route Jul 05, 2019 09:16 PM IST

    After dividend distribution tax, Finance Minister ends tax avoidance via buyback route

    Companies with excess cash on their balance sheet were preferring to buy back their shares rather than paying out the same via dividends. By doing so, companies were saving on dividend distribution tax (DDT)

  • NBFC crisis may have reached a plateau; things to get better hereon, says FM Sitharaman Jul 05, 2019 08:02 PM IST

    NBFC crisis may have reached a plateau; things to get better hereon, says FM Sitharaman

    The Finance Minister said she hoped normalcy in the NBFC space would be restored in six to seven months’ time and that the RBI should see NBFCs quickly address the problems

  • Budget 2019: Hike in gold import duty leaves industry reeling Jul 05, 2019 08:00 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Hike in gold import duty leaves industry reeling

    In 2012, January gold import duty raised by 2 percent. However, in 2013 the United Progressive Alliance second term raised three times and set import duty at 10 percent in August 2013.

  • Budget 2019: Little to cheer for individual taxpayers Jul 05, 2019 07:02 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Little to cheer for individual taxpayers

    The super-rich will feel the pinch with increase in surcharge for those earning between Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore.

  • Editor's Take | What are the expectations from this Budget? Jul 05, 2019 07:50 AM IST

    Editor's Take | What are the expectations from this Budget?

    With the economy, in a slowdown, this budget becomes all the more important.

  • Economic Survey 2019: Services sector records moderate 7.5% growth in 2018-19 Jul 04, 2019 06:26 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Services sector records moderate 7.5% growth in 2018-19

    Despite the recent growth moderation, services sector growth continued to outperform agriculture and manufacturing sector growth, and contributed more than 60 percent to total GVA growth

  • Economic Survey 2019: India needs to up energy consumption by 2.5x to enter upper-middle income group Jul 04, 2019 01:00 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: India needs to up energy consumption by 2.5x to enter upper-middle income group

    India’s economic future and prosperity is dependent on her ability to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to all her citizen, the Survey concludes

  • Editor's Take | Two years on, govt to simplify GST filing process Jul 01, 2019 07:24 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Two years on, govt to simplify GST filing process

    Revenue collection from GST for June 2019 stood at Rs 99,939 crore. It slipped below Rs 1 lakh crore for the first time since February, when it slipped to Rs 97,247 crore.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘courtesy visit’ with Manmohan Singh sparks speculations Jun 28, 2019 11:13 AM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘courtesy visit’ with Manmohan Singh sparks speculations

    Dr Manmohan Singh’s economic reforms in 1991 are still lauded by all and sundry

  • Jaypee Infratech row: Homebuyers seek government's intervention Jun 24, 2019 01:15 PM IST

    Jaypee Infratech row: Homebuyers seek government's intervention

    In a letter addressed to PM Modi and FM Nirmala Sitharaman, homebuyers have appealed to the government to direct IDBI Bank and NBCC to resolve their differences on the resolution plan.

  • N Sitharaman meets stakeholders from social sector for pre-Budget meeting Jun 14, 2019 03:36 PM IST

    N Sitharaman meets stakeholders from social sector for pre-Budget meeting

    The main areas of discussion included issues relating to health education, social protection, pensions and human development

  • At a pre-Budget meet, here's what market players asked from Nirmala Sitharaman Jun 13, 2019 04:01 PM IST

    At a pre-Budget meet, here's what market players asked from Nirmala Sitharaman

    The key areas discussed included issues relating to the capital markets, the financial sector, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and alternative investment funds, among others.

  • Daunting tasks for Sitharaman Jun 03, 2019 08:49 AM IST

    Daunting tasks for Sitharaman

    The new finance minister has her hands full as a number of pressing problems await to be solved, in order for economic growth to recover

  • Editor's Take | Q4 GDP slips to 5.8%, focus to be on agriculture May 31, 2019 07:37 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Q4 GDP slips to 5.8%, focus to be on agriculture

    talks with gaurav choudhary shows how the governemtn needs to focus on the economy through agriculture.

  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley says that the government will stick to the fiscal glide path if voted back to power Apr 04, 2019 02:21 PM IST

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley says that the government will stick to the fiscal glide path if voted back to power

    As per the current medium-term fiscal policy, which is part of the 2019-20 interim budget, the fiscal deficit target for 2019-20 is 3.4 per cent, and 3 per cent for both 2020-21 and 2021-22

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