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15th Finance Commission seeks say in GST Council amid Centre-states row

The Centre and state governments seem to be on a collision course amid a sharp economic downturn that has eroded their financial positions. Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) chairman N.K. Singh on Friday sought a leverage with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, arguing that tax rate cuts and grant of exemptions decided solely by the council affects the FFC’s goal of ... Read More »

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank raises capital in pre-IPO round

MUMBAI : Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has raised ₹250 crore in a pre-initial public offering (IPO) round led by India Infoline (IIFL) group’s funds, a private equity fund of Avendus Capital and Akash Bhanshali of Enam Group. The pre-IPO round closed on Wednesday. The lender’s filings with the registrar of companies (RoC) shows that funds managed by IIFL invested around ₹136 crore in the pre-IPO round. The ... Read More »

The Education Department is cancelling $10.8 million in student loan debt for students at two shuttered schools

More than 1,500 former students at two shuttered schools will get a fresh start on their finances after the U.S. Department of Education said it will void their student loans. The department will cancel approximately 4,000 loans for ex-students at the Art Institute of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Art, amid scrutiny from a Congressional committee and a class-action ... Read More »

Finance ministry turns down MoRTH’s demand for Rs 43,000 crore hike in outlay

Of the total budgetary support for the current fiscal, MoRTH has already spent Rs. 51,798 crore or 62% by September end, as per the Controller General of Accounts data. Despite the apparent thrust being given to infrastructure spending, the finance ministry has rejected the road transport and highway ministry’s demand for hiking the budget outlay for it by Rs. 43,000 ... Read More »

WeWork could burn through $10 billion rescue finance in 10 months without major costs cuts – AArete

Office-share startup WeWork could blow through its near $10 billion rescue financing package from SoftBank Group Corp in about 10 months unless it quickly implements significant cost cuts, according to Loren Trimble, chief executive officer of AArete, a global consulting firm. “One thing they have to do is get more revenue out of its footprint,” said Trimble, who has combed ... Read More »

10 Powerful Women in Finance Share Their Ideas on Achieving on Gender Parity

Wall Street and the finance industry as a whole used to be an all-white “boys’ club.” We’ve made some progress, but there’s still a lot more work to do to achieve parity. In our series about Women Leading the Finance Industry, we talked to a number of women who are leaders in finance, asking them: “In your opinion or experience, which 3 ... Read More »

Volkswagen Finance picks up 25% stake in Kuwy Technology

Volkswagen Finance on Wednesday said it has picked up 25 percent stake in Chennai-based instant lending digital platform Kuwy Technology Service. As part of the deal, the company, which supports Volkswagen Group customers in India by facilitating financing and insurance solutions, will now have access to Kuwy’s pan-country network related to car financing. “At Volkswagen Finance, we always try to ... Read More »

15th Finance Commission terms tilt fiscal scales in favour of the Centre

The challenge has been to achieve this without unduly damaging state government incentives for raising their own revenue, and for spending with profligacy. (Reuters) The current ruling coalition has shown a propensity for bold moves in its attempt to reshape India’s polity and society to match its vision of the nation. The economy has sometimes received similar treatment, with the ... Read More »

Putting local actors in the driving seat of climate finance

Food security is an increasing challenge in Nigeria, with 54% of households food insecure in 2016. Production is largely dependent on natural environmental resources like fertile land, rainfall, temperature and humidity. Much of the country’s agricultural land has been redeveloped for the oil and gas industry and the forest destroyed to give way to big infrastructure projects. Not only is ... Read More »

Sorority Sisters Fight Back In First ‘Black Christmas’ Trailer

In a sane world, we’d have gotten word of the first official pre-release tracking for Blumhouse’s The Hunt. That politically topical riff on “The Most Dangerous Game” was (temporarily, I would hope) pulled from its planned September 27 theatrical release in August following two high-profile mass shootings and following its entry into the current madhouse that is modern political theater via implicit condemnation ... Read More »