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Joe C Mathew
August 14, 2018
The observations came after the committee noted that the rules introduced by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to help banks to counter the non performing asset (NPA) problem have hit the MSMEs very hard.


BusinessToday.In
August 14, 2018
Given the record low of 70.08 per dollar that the rupee slipped to today, it's hard to imagine a time when it could hold its own against the US dollar.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 13, 2018
The first Gulf War (1990), which sent crude oil prices surging again, the downgrade by global credit rating agencies and the disintegration of the Soviet Union all brought on a massive balance of payment crisis in India.


BusinessToday.In
August 13, 2018
Facing financial headwinds, Jet Airways is reportedly planning to monetise JetPrivilege, its frequent flyer programme.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 13, 2018
In November 2017, the GST Council had cut tax rates for all restaurants, except the ones located within hotels with room tariffs of Rs 7,500 and above, to 5 per cent.


BusinessToday.In
August 13, 2018
Aditya Puri said that Sukthankar left because of some personal reasons and his exit had nothing to do with HDFC Bank's succession plan. He, however, said that Sukthankar was among the contenders for CEO position.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 13, 2018
Jet Airways, however, claimed that its account with SBI and all other banks is \"standard\" and it has not defaulted on any of its payment obligations.


BusinessToday.In
August 13, 2018
Samsung launched Galaxy Note 9 last week, their flagship for the remaining year. The new device will go against Apple's new iPhone line-up that is expected to launch next month.


PTI
August 12, 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India intends to equate the Aadhaar number with other personal information (such as PAN, bank account and credit card number) to caution users against placing their personal details in the public domain.


Rajeev Dubey
August 11, 2018
'No' says Jet Airways emphatically. But with mounting losses, negative net worth of Rs 7,100 crore and liabilities well in excess of assets, it may be very, very close.


BusinessToday.In
August 10, 2018
Flipkart's The Big Freedom Sale is live and will go on till August 12. The e-commerce giant is offering discounts and special offeRs on smartphones, electronics, fashion, home appliances and more.


BusinessToday.In
August 9, 2018
On the last day of the three-day sale, Vivo is offering discounts on its V9, V9 Youth and more smartphones. The sale also offers cashbacks, freebies and other deals down to the last day.


BusinessToday.In
August 9, 2018
The stock rose 8.5% intra day to Rs 345.85, its highest level since February 2018. It was the top  Sensex, Nifty gainer today. It has gained 14.89% during the last one year and 6.42% since the beginning of this year.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 9, 2018
IMF sees Indian economy as an elephant that is starting to runThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes the $2.6 trillion economy is an elephant that is starting to run.What's more, its latest report on India not only reaffirms that the country is \"again one of the world's fastest-growing economies\" - accounting for about 15 percent of global growth - but also that India it could be what China previously was for the world economy.The report's favourable medium-term outlook reflects continued robustness in private consumption and a recovery in investment, which is supplemented by progress in bank balance-sheet repair and improved credit growth. WhatsApp officially rolls out forward message feature; restricts limit to 5 usersInstant messaging app WhatsApp has finally rolled out the limited 'forward message' option for India, which restricts a forward message to just five users, the company said on Wednesday. The Facebook-owned company has been under fire ever since several incidents of lynching, linked to rumours spreading through WhatsApp, were reported from different parts of India. \"The limit has started to appear this week for people in India who are on the current version of WhatsApp,\" the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Ikea opens its first store in Hyderabad todaySwedish retail giant Ikea has put all its might behind the company's first store in India opening in Hyderabad. The company put in around 12 years of work and took 6 years after their announcement to open their first Indian outlet. It is finally opening today. Flipkart-Walmart deal: CCI nod to US retail giant's Flipkart acquisition for $16 billionThe Competition Commission of India (CCI) cleared the acquisition of India e-commerce major Flipkart by the United States-based retail behemoth Walmart. The approval from the competition watchdog clears the path for the biggest FDI deal in the history of Indian corporate sector. Back in May, Walmart had announced acquisition of 77 per cent stake in Flipkart in lieu of $16 billion. Once the deal is complete, the 11-year old Indian e-commerce firm will be valued at $20.8 billion.SBI launches a unified payment terminal MOPAD State Bank of India, the largest lender with a fifth of the market share, launched a payments machine that would help merchants eliminate the multiple choices that they keep to facilitate transactions from cards to QR code based payments. The new device titled MOPAD, or Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device, is a Point of Sale (PoS) terminal that would along with cards accept payments through UPI, Bharat QR, and SBI Buddy wallet which till now required different tools to receive payments as reported by the Economic Times.Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has this suggestion on ownership for Indian startupsFlipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has a suggestion on ownership for Indian startups. One of the country's newest billionaires courtesy his recent exit from the company post its $16 billion deal with Walmart, Bansal told The Economic Times that differential voting rights will be helpful for the Indian startup ecosystem, especially for entrepreneurs. Bansal's decision to sell his entire stake to Walmart was reportedly the result of differences with the investors.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai questioned by US senators over reported Chinese search engineGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai is being questioned by six US senators on reports about the company's plan to release censored search engine in China as reported by the Indian Express. Reports that came out last week stated that Google is planning a censored search engine project for China via The Information. Following these reports, six US senators including Florida Republican Marco Rubio have written to Pichai. Google has neither confirmed nor denied these reports.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 9, 2018
With additional discounts up to 23% exclusively for Prime members on select Amazon Devices, customers can look forward to saving more on Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, Fire TV Stick and Kindle during the Amazon Freedom Sale.


Rajesh Kumar
August 8, 2018
Whatever be the source of tax - whether an MNC, a local homegrown company or an individual, the pivot for any successful tax compliance and collection is ensuring a sound set of data and an insight into the taxpayers' journey.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 8, 2018
PNB posts Rs 940 crore Q1 loss amid decline in NPAs; govt hikes import duty on 328 textile items to boost domestic production; civil aviation ministry plans Rs 11,000-crore bailout package for Air India; parliamentary panel asks RBI to restore letters of undertaking at the earliest; banks lose Rs 70,000 crore due to frauds in last 3 financial years. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
August 8, 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes the $2.6 trillion Indian economy is an elephant that is starting to run.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 8, 2018
PNB posts Rs 940 crore Q1 loss amid decline in NPAsScam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) reported a loss of Rs 940 crore for the June quarter of financial year 2018-19. The public sector lender had posted a net profit of Rs 343.40 crore in the same quarter of last fiscal. This is the second consecutive quarterly loss for the second biggest state-run lender. The scam-hit bank had recorded biggest ever quarterly loss of Rs 13,417 crore for the January-March period on the back of Nirav Modi-Mehul Choksi fraud. Total income of the bank rose to Rs 15,072 crore from Rs 14,468.14 crore in the year-ago period. Govt hikes import duty on 328 textile items to boost domestic productionIn yet another move to boost domestic manufacturing, the government on Tuesday doubled import duty on as many as 328 textile products to 20 per cent. The government expects that the increase in duties would give an edge to domestic manufacturers as imported products are currently cheaper. And increase in manufacturing activity will help create jobs in the sector, which employs about 10.5 crore people.Last month, the government had doubled import duty on over 50 textile products - including jackets, suits and carpets - to 20 per cent, a move that was aimed at promoting domestic manufacturing.Civil Aviation Ministry plans Rs 11,000-crore bailout package for Air IndiaThe Civil Aviation Ministry is in discussions with the Finance Ministry for a Rs 11,000 crore bailout package for ailing Air India, sources said. The discussions come against the backdrop of a failed effort to privatise the loss-making airline, which continues to grapple with financial woes. Sources in the know said that the Civil Aviation Ministry is working on a bailout package for the carrier, which would be utilised to reduce high cost working capital loans.Parliamentary panel asks RBI to restore letters of undertaking at the earliestThe Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce asked the apex bank to restore LoUs at the earliest with \"proper safeguards\" so as to increase the availability of credit for traders. The report further claimed that the ban resulted in a jump in the cost of credit by 2-2.5 per cent. Previously, these instruments were largely issued by domestic branches of Indian banks for customers to avail trade credit from foreign branches of other Indian banks and, thus, ease the high cost of imports.The panel pointed out that the increased cost of financing would only hurt the cost-competitiveness of country's trade and industry, and have a cascading effect on jobs. And the loss of jobs is something the country can ill-afford. Indian banks lose Rs 70,000 crore due to frauds in last 3 financial yearsIndian banks reported a total loss of about Rs 70,000 crore due to frauds during the last three fiscals up to March 2018, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. The extent of loss in fraud cases reported by scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 was Rs 16,409 crore, Rs 16,652 crore and Rs 36,694 crore, respectively, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said in a written reply quoting RBI data.The minister said that data of frauds is as per the year of reporting and not the year of occurrence of fraud or sanction of loan, letter of undertaking, which may might be of an earlier period.17 lakh Maharashtra govt employees start 3-day strike for salary hikeAround 17 lakh employees of the Maharashtra government began their three-day strike on Tuesday to press for various demands, including implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission report. Essential services in various departments, including government hospitals, are likely to be affected as class 3 and 4 government employees have joined the strike, Maharashtra Rajya Sarkari Karmachari Madhyavarti Sanghatna general secretary Avinash Daund claimed. The government employees are yet to receive arrears accrued to them since the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission by the state government.NCLAT extends deadline for submission of revised bids for Bhushan Power & Steel The prolonged battle for the debt-ridden Bhushan Power and Steel has just gotten stretched out even more. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal extended the deadline for revised bid submission by yet another week, so things are unlikely to wrap up anytime soon. The Tribunal pushed back the deadline to August 13 on the plea of Tata Steel, which had been declared the highest bidder in July - for the second time.


Dipak Mondal
New Delhi, August 8, 2018
Another round of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate cuts have been effected by the governing body GST Council, which met recently in Delhi for the 28th time.


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