In his latest annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explains why paying dividends doesn't make sense. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
I want to buy a laptop with a 4GB RAM, a 15'' screen, a 500GB hard disk drive, a third generation Intel Core i3 processor, a Windows OS, and a 1GB graphic card (optional). Gagandeep Sapra offers his expert advice.
Higher inflation and lower interest rates mean there’s no longer any fixed-income investment where you won’t lose money in real terms. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
While India debates whether there should be a tax on the super-rich, Wipro chairman Azim Premji has taken the bold step of signing off a huge chunk of his wealth to charity — sending an unequivocal message that IT sector is leading in India’s efforts to boost corporate philanthropy. N Madhavan writes.
The government will face significant challenges on revenue mobilisation while formulating the budget for 2013. Not only does it have to support social schemes, there is significant non-plan expenditure as well. KR Sekar
The Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) regime has been effectively used by the tax authorities to increase effective tax rates of companies, particularly "zero tax" companies. Ashesh Safi writes.
Warren Buffett buys another iconic everyday brand; can small investors learn something from him? Dhirendra Kumar writes.
As per the Reserve Bank directive issued in May 2012, no bank can put back into circulation currency notes (of R100 and higher denominations) received by them, without first processing them for authenticity. Pushpa Girimaji writes.
In the face of rising deficit and a declining growth rate, the question that arises is whether FM P Chidambaram would propose structural changes in taxation or present a budget for the aam aadmi, keeping in view the party's poll prospects in the General Elections next year. Prashant Deshpande writes.
The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) is is convoluted and cumbersome, but the government looks likely to fix the problems for next year. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
When I visited the New Delhi World Book Fair last year, I came back with a whiff of e-books and wrote about Qbend (www.qbend.com
) that helps e-book publishers set up webstores and sell their publications. N Madhavan
With the Budget 2013 round the corner, markets are once again speculating (similar to last year) that the government is considering changes in the rate of Securities Transaction Tax (STT). Anil Talreja
Robbers recently broke into the strong room of a Punjab and Sind Bank branch in Jalandhar and emptied out 36 lockers in an incident that stands out as a grim reminder of the abysmally poor security infrastructure at financial facilities in the country. Pushpa Girimaji writes.
For the saver, unchanged tax rates don’t really mean a stable investing environment. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
Thanks to Adobe Photoshop and such other software, we now have photos being touched up and creatively modified in so many ways. N Madhavan writes.