Mega-mergers are not good for business, finance chief says

Mega-mergers are not good for business, finance chief says

Deciding to merge large companies can be disruptive and will likely cause problems for at least one of the firms involved, the chief financial officer of Zurich Insurance told CNBC Wednesday. Recent reports have suggested that German firm Allianz could be interested...
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Lower tax regime from Centre can reduce real estate prices up to 40%, says CREDAI

Lower tax regime from Centre can reduce real estate prices up to 40%, says CREDAI

In the last few years, the real estate sector has been plagued with a slowdown.(HT FILE) In the face of the slowdown of the real estate sector, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers of India (CREDAI), an apex body of...
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Health Insurance Scheme Will Be Implemented This Year, Says Arun Jaitley

Health Insurance Scheme Will Be Implemented This Year, Says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley announced the healthcare scheme in the Union Budget 2018 NEW DELHI:  The National Health Protection Scheme under which Rs. 5 lakh medical insurance cover will be provided annually to 10 crore families, announced in the Union Budget 2018, will ...
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No Worries About Fiscal Slippages, Rising Oil Prices, Says Arun Jaitley

No Worries About Fiscal Slippages, Rising Oil Prices, Says Arun Jaitley

Assessment should not be made based on hypothetical situation concerning crude prices, said Mr Jaitley. New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the fiscal situation should be comfortable next financial year and there are no worries at the moment r...
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Budget disappointment: Real estate sector says it needs three fixes

Budget disappointment: Real estate sector says it needs three fixes

Budget 2018 brought little cheer for the real estate sector, struggling with a credibility crisis, the impact of demonetisation, regulatory reforms, and low interest, overall. There was little in the Budget that could stimulate demand. Anuj Puri, Chairman of...
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Real estate, natural gas may soon be brought under GST, says Arun Jaitley

Real estate, natural gas may soon be brought under GST, says Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley. Any such decision will need to be cleared by the GST Council which includes finance ministers of all states and the central government. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hinted at the possibility...
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