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July 9, 2018

NCLT to pronounce verdict in Ratan Tata-Cyrus Mistry case
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will pronounce its judgement on a petition filed by Cyrus Mistry challenging his dismissal as chairman of the Tata Sons. The Board of Tata Sons had abruptly removed Mistry as its chairman on October 24, 2016 and sought his ouster from other group companies. He subsequently resigned from the board of six firms, but dragged Tata Sons and his then interim successor Ratan Tata to the NCLT.

PNB's big wilful defaulters' dues fall to Rs 15,354 crore in June
Punjab National Bank's data shows that dues from big wilful defaulters of Punjab National Bank fell by 0.87 per cent to Rs 15,354.52 crore on June 30 compared to previous month. The data on big wilful defaulters is pertaining to those borrowers who took loan of Rs 25 lakh and above from the public sector lender. Such borrowers had an outstanding loan worth Rs 15,490 crore at the end of May 2018. For financial year ended March 2018, the bank's balance sheet had closed with big wilful defaults owing Rs 15,171.91 crore to the bank.

Vijay Mallya shrugs off threat of British asset seizures
Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya said he will comply fully with court enforcement officers seeking to seize his British assets, but there was not much for them to take as his family's lavish residences were not in his name. The 62-year-old former liquor baron faces charges of fraud in India as a group of banks seek to recover more than $1 billion of loans granted to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. A verdict is expected by early September.

Ministerial group to recommend deferring sops for digital payments under GST
The Sushil Modi-led ministerial panel will recommend to the GST Council to defer by a year the proposal to incentivise digital payments under GST, citing revenue implications of doling out concessional tax rate. The panel, in its meeting, decided to wait for stabilisation of revenues under Goods and Services Tax and the new return filing systems in the current fiscal before considering differential GST rates for people making payments using the digital mode.

GST Council may approve annual returns form on July 21; experts expect reconciliation with ITR
The format for annual returns and audit is likely to be approved by the GST Council in its meeting on July 21 and industry expects that there could be some reconciliation with annual IT returns as the government aims to check tax evasion. Goods and Services Tax (GST) was rolled out on July 1, 2017, and this is the first year when businesses will have to file annual returns (GSTR-9) for 2017-18 fiscal by December 31, 2018.

Rupee may fall to 70/dollar mark this week, say bankers
Continued strengthening of the US dollar, lack of foreign investment inflows and concerns over rising oil prices are likely to keep the rupee under pressure and push it down to the 70 mark this week, said bankers. They added 69.30 remains a crucial level for the domestic currency, which if breached, could further plumb down to the 70 mark against the dollar. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), however, will not be comfortable with the currency touching 70 and would strongly defend the same, according to them.

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