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.
The fact that the growth in service tax (ST) revenues is not commensurate with growth in the service sector GDP has been a matter of concern. MS Mani writes.
The Sensex may be back at 20,000 but we're very far from recovering the animal spirits that were up the first time. Somehow, hitting a round number is less and less exciting when it's not the first time.
At the beginning of the New Year, the finance minister released a statement on the widening current account deficit (CAD) outlining the cause. The statement came at the backdrop of data released by the RBI on India’s balance of payments for the second quarter, indicating an unprecedented surge in CAD to 5.4% of GDP.
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Born out of a morass of negative portents, 2013 could well turn out to a positive surprise. The year has begun with better prospects than one could have hoped for. The stock markets have zoomed up, being up by about 3% since Christmas, writes Dhirendra Kumar.
Additional tax sops in the coming budget for investment in the NPS, life insurance schemes and infrastructure bonds could be a welcome step in channelising the savings and contributing towards India's growth. Divya Baweja
writes.A maze of puzzles and a slowdown
If there is a broader lesson to be learnt from the ghastly events of the last fortnight, it is that all of us need to complain loudly and frequently about everything that is wrong with the system. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
In keeping the primary market depressed, how big is the role played by high IPO pricing in the past? writes Dhirendra Kumar.
According to news reports, the US mutual fund, The Vanguard Group, has had total inflows of $130.4 billion till date this year. This is the highest for any mutual fund ever. To put this number into perspective, it’s of the same scale as the total size of the assets managed by entire Indian MF business. The previous record was the $129.6 billion that JP Morgan took in in 2008.