Finance

Oil: Will the barrel stop rolling?

Oil prices had been rallying till the first week of October (for seven consecutive weeks) on concerns that the looming U.S. restrictions on Iran will squeeze supply at a time when production is already being affected because of geopolitical supply disruptions coupled with temporary Permian pipeline shortages. Added to that is the ongoing ...

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Everything you wanted to know about an index fund

Article explains What is an Index Fund, Features of an Index Funds, What is a tracking error and why it is there in the index fund, who should invest in Index Funds and What type of index funds one should invest....

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Introduction: Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier

♣ India jumped thirty places to break into the top 100 for the first time in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report (EODB), 2018. ♣ The rankings reflect the government’s reform measures on a wide range of indicators. ♣ India leaped 53 and 33 spots in the taxation and insolvency indices, respectively, on […]...

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How a short-term loan can improve your CIBIL score?

When applying for any kind of credit, lenders determine your creditworthiness for securing themselves against any potential losses. There are several factors which can determine your eligibility, however, the key indicator of ability and creditworthiness to honor a debt is your CIBIL score. Every lender follows different parameters for i...

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Don’t know which Mutual Funds to invest in? Listen to experts

In an era plagued by an erratic financial climate, mutual funds have arrived as a breath of fresh air. Not only does it offer higher monetary returns but also provide people with an opportunity to own a diversified and a professionally managed basket of securities at a reasonably low cost....

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Govt takes Action taken to preserve value & assets of IL& FS

Firm and Decisive Government Action taken to preserve value and assets of IL& FS Government stands fully committed to ensure much needed liquidity arranged for the IL& FS from the financial system so that no more defaults take place and the infrastructure projects  implemented smoothly IL&FS, incorporated in 1987, is a large ...

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Finance Minister launches web portal for MSME loans up to Rs. 1 crore

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley launched here today a transformative initiative in MSME credit space. The web portal www.psbloansin59minutes.comwill enable in principle approval for MSME loans up to Rs. 1 crore within 59 minutes from SIDBI and 5 Public Sector Banks (PSBs). ...

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Rain Pain: Update on rainfall and projected price & production impact

Extreme weather conditions across the country are likely to have some adverse impact on agriculture production this year. The floods in parts of Karnataka and Kerala have damaged plantation crops such as spices and rubber....

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USD/INR Update: Change in Call

The famous English economist John Maynard Keynes is known have to have retorted to a critic who pointed out that his predictions and policies changed all too often –I change my mind when the facts do. What do you do, sir?...

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Arun Jaitely resumes charge of Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs 

The Union Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley today resumed the charge of the Ministries of Finance and Corporate Affairs after a gap of more than three months. ...

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CAG can audit Pvt. Companies if Govt Revenue is in question

Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court has delivered a judgement in the case of Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others on the powers of CAG to audit the revenues of Private Telecom Companies flowing to the Consolidated Fund of India...

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Publishing loan defaulter’s photos in newspapers is illegal

Ujjal Kumar Das & Anr. Vs State Bank of India & Ors. (Calcutta High Court) - Whether or not a secured creditor, which has initiated action for enforcement of its security interest in terms of the provisions of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Asset and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002...

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SAT held Ranbaxy Director Guilty of insider trading

V.K. Kaul Vs Adjudicating Officer, Securities & Exchange Board of India (Securities Appelate Tribunals Mumbai) - It is highly improbable to believe the statement of Mrs. Bala Kaul that she bought shares of the target company because of its intrinsic value and strong fundamentals. If that was so, it is not clear, what made her sell these shares on April 10, 2008, when Solrex was still in the process of investin...

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Stamp Papers valid even after six month of Purchase

Thiruvengada Pillai Vs. Navaneethammal & Anr. (Supreme Court of India) - The Indian Stamp Act, 1899, nowhere prescribes any expiry date for use of a stamp paper. Section 54 merely provides that a person possessing a stamp paper for which he has no immediate use (which is not spoiled or rendered unfit or useless), can seek refund of the value thereof by surrendering such ...

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Courts should not interfere in policy matters of State unless policy violates mandate of Constitution

Shanmuga Patro Vs Ministry of Finance (Delhi High Court) - Division Benches of this Court in Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Vs. UOI ILR (1974) Del 847 and Peoples Union for Democratic Rights Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs ILR (1987) Del 235 have held that where the power to do or not to do a thing is optional and discretionary and there is no statutory obligation, dire...

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Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes hiked by 0.30 to 0.40 percent

F.No.01/04/2016-NS - (19/09/2018) - Government announces the Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the current Financial Year 2018-19 On the basis of the decision of the Government of India, the interest rates for Small Savings Schemes are to be notified on Quarterly Basis with the approval of t...

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Sukanya Samriddhi A/c can be opened with initial deposit of Rs. 250 now

G.S.R. 617(E) - (05/07/2018) - Sukanya Samriddhi Account Account may be opened with a minimum initial deposit of two hundred and fifty rupees and thereafter any amount in multiples of  two hundred and fifty rupees may be deposited in an Account subject to the condition that a minimum of two hundred and fifty rupees shall be mad...

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Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

SB Order No. 06/2018 - (28/05/2018) - As per the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, a PPF account can not be opened in joint names, i.e. in the names of more than one individual. Ministry of Finance has been receiving references from various Banks and Post Offices seeking regularization of irregular PPF accounts opened in joint capacit...

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Interest Rate on Special Deposit Scheme wef 01.01.2018 notified

F. No. 5(4)-B(PD)/2017 - (01/01/2017) - Deposits made under the Special Deposit Scheme for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds shall with effect from 1st January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018 bear interest at 7.6% (Seven point six per cent). This rates will be in force w.e.f. 1st January, 2018....

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Constitution of Fifteenth Finance Commission Notified

S.O.3755(E) - (27/11/2017) - The Government of India, with the approval President of India, has constituted Fifteenth Finance Commission in pursuance of clause (1) of article 280 of the Constitution, read with the provisions of the Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1951 w.e.f. 27th November, 2017. ...

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Oil: Will the barrel stop rolling?

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♣ India jumped thirty places to break into the top 100 for the first time in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report (EODB), 2018. ♣ The rankings reflect the government’s reform measures on a wide range of indicators. ♣ India leaped 53 and 33 spots in the taxation and insolvency indices, respectively, on […]...

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How a short-term loan can improve your CIBIL score?

When applying for any kind of credit, lenders determine your creditworthiness for securing themselves against any potential losses. There are several factors which can determine your eligibility, however, the key indicator of ability and creditworthiness to honor a debt is your CIBIL score. Every lender follows different parameters for i...

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The challenges thrown up by the increase in the international price of crude oil cannot be resolved by either the tweets or television bytes of some opposition leaders. The problem is serious. The oil producing nations have capped their production, thus creating a demand-supply mismatch....

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Peculiar case of Differential Voting Right Shares in India

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