Finance

Nitin Patel given charge of finance ministry, assumes office

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who was unhappy over not getting portfolios of his choice in the new cabinet, took charge today after he was given the finance portfolio, following BJP president Amit Shah’s intervention. “BJP president Amit Shah called up in the morning and assured me that I will be given a portfolio which befits my stature as the ... Read More »

NHM employees strike: Health dept submits regularisation proposal to Finance dept

Don’t know about any such proposal: Drabu Srinagar: The J&K Health Department has submitted phase-wise regularisation of nearly ten thousand National Health Mission employees to the Finance department for approval. Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash told Kashmir Reader that the Department has agreed on various demands of National Health Mission (NHM) employees including their regularisation ... Read More »

Himachal Pradesh portfolio allocation: CM Thakur keeps Home, Finance

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur kept key Home and Finance departments with him after the portfolios were alloted today. Besides Home and Finance, the chief minister will also look after the General Administration, Planning and Personnel department and all other departments not alloted to any minister. Mohinder Singh Thakur has been allocated Irrigation and Public Health, Horticulture and ... Read More »

UK mortgage approvals hit 15-month low in November – UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) – British banks approved the fewest mortgages in 15 months in November, when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, industry figures showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – A row of houses are seen in London, Britain June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Banks approved 39,507 mortgages for house purchase ... Read More »

The Time of Finance

THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS has done next to nothing to change the convictions of mainstream economists. But the widespread lament over their willful blindness seems misplaced: there was never a realistic possibility that the economics profession would voluntarily break with the methodological sophistication and statistical formalism at the heart of its identity. Far more frustrating than the resilience of orthodox ... Read More »

Finance Ministry warns about cryptocurrencies

The government has joined the Reserve Bank of India in cautioning potential customers from investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, likening them to Ponzi schemes. “There has been a phenomenal increase in recent times in the price of virtual ‘currencies’ (VCs) including Bitcoin, in India and globally,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Friday. “VCs don’t have any ... Read More »

Cabinet approves new finance panel

The Cabinet on Wednesday set the ball rolling for the constitution of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, which will decide the devolution formula for revenue-sharing between the Centre and States from the year 2020 till 2025. The Commission, whose members and terms of reference will be notified soon, will have to grapple with the significant changes in the taxation framework, such ... Read More »

What Is the Best Internet Business Productive

Anybody considering beginning an online business will quickly begin to ponder what is the best web business item. The response to this isn’t as basic as recently giving you the name of a particular item. Rather, there are sure things you can search for in any item that will disclose to you whether it’s probably going to be productive or ... Read More »

The Top 10 Branding Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

When you’re developing your own particular business, each mistake you profit out of your pocket, so why take in the hard – and costly – way? For what reason not realize early which traps to maintain a strategic distance from?   As a corporate brander and a business visionary throughout the previous 25 years, I’ve seen a reasonable number of ... Read More »

Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

Google CEO Sundar Pichai also unveiled a programme called ‘Grow with Google’ aimed at training Americans how to get jobs or grow their businesses. Photo: Reuters Pittsburgh: Google says over the next five years it will spend $1 billion on non-profit organizations helping to raise education levels around the world and commit its employees to a million hours of volunteer work ... Read More »