Budget wishlist: Real estate sector pitches for increased bank funding, reintroduction of ITC in GST

Budget wishlist: Real estate sector pitches for increased bank funding, reintroduction of ITC in GST

In its wishlist for the upcoming budget, the first one to be presented by the new government, the real estate sector has pitched for increased bank funding to developers for completing projects, re-introduction of input tax credit (ITC) in GST,...
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Nasscom seeks incentives for investment in R&D, talent development

Nasscom seeks incentives for investment in R&D, talent development

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has recommended the Union government to offer incentives for investment in research and talent development. Nasscom, the industry body for $177 billion IT-BPM sector, said it has submitted a...
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Facebook makes another investment in India, backs social commerce firm Meesho

Facebook makes another investment in India, backs social commerce firm Meesho

NEW DELHI: acebook said on Thursday it has invested in Meesho, a Bengaluru-based startup promoting female entrepreneurship, marking its second investment in India. Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India, who made the announcement ove...
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Should you invest in mid- and small-cap funds now?

Should you invest in mid- and small-cap funds now?

With the new government taking office with a massive majority, it has the elbow room to push through the reforms. No wonder markets are expecting the government will take adequate steps to set right the slowing down economic trajectory and...
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When you should and should not invest in tax-free bonds

When you should and should not invest in tax-free bonds

Ashvin is in his early forties and wants to invest in a fixed income product. His investment adviser has told him that quite a few tax-free bond issues are coming up from public sector companies. Such bonds are long tenor bonds, typically...
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In the News: Catching Up with the Small Business Persons of the Year

In the News: Catching Up with the Small Business Persons of the Year

We’d be remiss if we let National Small Business Week go without mentioning the event’s champions, as it were. Small Business Trends was able to catch up with the duo the U.S. Small Business Administration named the 2019 National Small Business Persons.....
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