Finance

How 15th Finance Commission is trying to manage South India’s anger over tax division – and failing

No other country carries within it the diversity that India does. This trite-but-true dictum extends even to taxation, with different states having markedly different rates of prosperity. Karnataka, for example, has a per capita income that is almost five times that of Bihar. Expectedly, the manner in which India distributes the tax revenue it raises between the Union government and ... Read More »

Verizon Media rolls out a personal finance site, Cashay, for millennials

Verizon Media is launching on Wednesday a new personal finance site for Generation Z and millennials called Cashay. The site will feature a mixture of content, including original stories by Cashay’s editorial staff, special reports and series from the Yahoo Finance team, as well as a 400-plus collection of articles from Financial Fitness Group, the project’s content partner. (Financial Fitness Group ... Read More »

Azimo, the money transfer service, secures €20M debt finance from the European Investment Bank

Azimo, the money transfer service that is HQ’d in London but has the majority of its staff based in based in Poland, has secured €20 million in debt from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union. The financing is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the financial pillar of the EU’s “Investment ... Read More »

From farm sector to personal finance, here’s The Indian Express’ full coverage of Budget 2020

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, flanked by her deputy Anurag Thakur (to her right) and a team of officials, shows a folder containing the Union Budget documents as she arrives at Parliament Facing one of the steepest slides in growth and just into the first year of its second term, the NDA-2 government decided to play safe when it came ... Read More »

Finance ministry official misses father’s last rites to print Union Budget 2020

From investors to aam aadmi, all are eagerly waiting for February 1 as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is going to table Union Budget 2020-21.The process of printing documents for the Union Budget 2020 had started with a ‘halwa ceremony’ on January 20. While all the finance ministry officials are busy with preparing the budget documents, Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, the man responsible for printing ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance posts 52% rise in Q3 profit, sets aside ₹85 crore for Karvy loan

Consumer durable lender Bajaj Finance on Wednesday reported a 52% year-on-year (y-o-y) rise in consolidated net profit of ₹1,614.11 crore, its highest-ever quarterly profit, on the back of healthy interest income. Bajaj Finance’s interest income surged 39% y-o-y to ₹6,104.84 crore in the December quarter of FY20. The other large component of its revenues was in the form of fees and commission ... Read More »

Finance Ministry plans tougher norms for high-value jewellery transactions: Report

The finance ministry is considering tightening norms for high-value jewellery transactions, Business Standard reported. Linking the transactions with Aadhaar or another ID proof has been proposed, the report said. Officials prefer Aadhaar over PAN as ID proof, sources told the paper. Another suggestion is to bring gem and jewellery dealers under the purview of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), ... Read More »

Budget 2020: Halwa ceremony to be held in Finance Ministry

Desi sweet dish halwa, which is part of most auspicious ceremonies or events held in the country, has been prepared and distributed among staff and members by successive governments before kick-starting the printing of budget documents. The ceremonial distribution of halwa will be held on January 20 as it marks the official beginning of Budget 2020. The halwa ceremony will be ... Read More »

Finance firm employees robbed of Rs 1.7 lakh in Balasore

Balasore: Two employees of a private finance company were robbed of Rs 1.7 lakh by armed miscreants near Nayakbandha crusher under Soro police limits in Balasore district on Sunday morning. The matter came to light after the victims, employees of a private finance company, Jagannath Swain and Rashmirekha Das, lodged a complaint with the local police this morning. According to sources, ... Read More »

Budget 2020 | AMFI hands over wishlist to Finance Ministry

With the Union Budget just around the corner, the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has put forth a wishlist on behalf of the mutual fund industry to the Finance Ministry. “AMFI’s suggestions have been in the Budget proposal list for a few years. We are hoping this time our long pending submissions get addressed, which would help take the Indian ... Read More »