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The business case of gender diversity has caught the imagination of the world. However, has it paved the way for women to the C-suite? We take up the debate with a cross section of finance leaders,...
May 11, 2016
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It's good for your company’s bottom line; even better for the country’s. We are talking about gender diversity, a debate that has lately seized the imagination of the world. So good so far for women’...
May 09, 2016
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Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a relatively new (less than a decade old) management discipline that requires organisations to identify all the risks faced by them and then decide which ones...
May 05, 2016
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We are currently living in a VUCA world with extensive Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, which have a significant impact on corporate performance, continuity and growth of the...
May 05, 2016
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Tax

European Commission recently asked large firms to make their tax affairs within Europe more transparent. A report published by OECD states that there are still countries that have to implement...
May 05, 2016
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Prime Minister Modi has said that Rajan’s reappointment is an administrative subject, and in any case it is coming up only in September. Modi also said that the reappointment should not be of media...
May 27, 2016
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The country’s PSU banks are continuing to report huge losses following the quarterly review that is seeing a rise in provisions. India’s largest bank, SBI, has seen its fourth quarter profit dip by...
May 27, 2016
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Frontline Indian IT companies will have to shell out more for processing US visas. New regulations that came into effect last December stipulate that companies will have to pay an additional $4,000...
May 27, 2016
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The Indian stock markets saw its strongest ever day gain since January 2015 on strong global cues and on the news that Greece issue has seen a settlement. The BSE Sensex surged 577 points, or 2.2...
May 25, 2016
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Trai is bringing out a consultancy paper on internet telephony within a month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman R S Sharma was quoted in a report by the PTI.   In India, there is a...
May 25, 2016
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The number of listed Indian companies is being pruned as Securities and Exchange Board of India seeks to shore up investor confidence. The regulator is targeting around 3000 listed companies on...
May 25, 2016
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The government is focused on improving infrastructure and driving innovation to ensure that India ranks among the top 30 countries in terms of 'ease of doing business' in the next 3-4 years,...
May 24, 2016
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Lack of representation in top jobs in industries has resulted in women being paid less than men by nearly 18.8 percent. The global average stands at 17.6 percent, according to Korn Ferry Hay Group...
May 24, 2016
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SKymet has upped its monsoon forecast to 109 percent of long-period average from the 105 percent earlier. The El Nino effect, which raises oceanic temperatures and increases dry monsoon spells in...
May 24, 2016
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80 per cent of buyers prefer to shop over the internet as against visiting different stores to purchase products, according to a survey by Yahoo and Mindshare. The study also reveals that 31 percent...
May 20, 2016
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Coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanization and economic growth poses risk to 40 million Indians by 2050, says a UN environment report. The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO)- Regional...
May 20, 2016
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Decision on P-notes will add strength to the Indian markets and genuine investors will find it easier to comply with the norms, said Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das in a tweet. P-Notes are...
May 20, 2016
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BJP is set to create history in Assam by ousting Congress, which was ruling the state for the last 15 years. Congress has also lost Kerala to the Left front while incumbent governments of AIADMK, led...
May 19, 2016
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India’s economic growth rate is likely to be close to 7.5 percent in 2016 and 2017, Moody's Investors Service said. The low headline inflation is expected to continue aided by a good monsoon,...
May 19, 2016
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SEBI chairman U K Sinha said that the regulator is in discussions with the industry on tightening Know Your Client norms for participatory notes (P-Notes) and is going to take a decision soon on the...
May 19, 2016
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The banks seem to be in no mood to relent and let Vijay Mallya have his way. After State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank (PNB) wants full loan amount from the Kingfisher chairman to settle the...
May 19, 2016
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Punjab National Bank surprised the street with a net loss of Rs 5370 crore in March quarter, among the biggest in banking history. The bank had reported a profit of Rs 307 crore in the corresponding...
May 18, 2016
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Indian cities are projected to add 300 million new residents by 2050, and it will need to build climate-friendly cities to address the challenge of accommodating the needs of the growing population,...
May 18, 2016
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India’s economic recovery is becoming more ‘broad-based’ due to a rise in public capital expenditures and foreign direct investment, noted a Morgan Stanley report. The report says that growth in...
May 18, 2016
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In a move to smooth and quicker resolution to tax payer grievances the Income Tax department has launched a special electronic grievance redressal system called 'e-nivaran'.    A separate and...
May 17, 2016
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The gender pay gap in the country is at 27 per cent, according to a report by online career and recruitment solutions provider Monster India. Titled ‘Monster Salary Index’ (MSI), the report showed...
May 17, 2016
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While BJP leader Subramanian Swamy wants Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan to go, India is willing to see Rajan 2.0. A readers' survey report by ETMarkets.com says Rajan has...
May 17, 2016
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“The entrepreneur always searches for change responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity,” Peter Drucker said many decades ago. In the current context, the famous phrase applies to a minuscule...
May 17, 2016
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The Wholesale Price Index has entered the positive zone after 17 months of contracting and staying in negative territory. The annual rate of inflation has edged up to 0.34 percent for April, 2016 as...
May 16, 2016
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Indian companies have put forth a petition to the Ministry of Labour urging the government to make all the labour law compliances paperless and go online in a bid to improve the ease of doing...
May 16, 2016
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Capital Markets regulator SEBI has readied a new regulation that mandates listed firms to have a ‘dividend distribution policy.’ The new regulatory framework is likely to be applicable to top 500...
May 16, 2016
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Prime Minister Modi expressed his regrets that the Rajya Sabha did not pass the GST bill saying that it would have been the most important indirect tax reform measure post independence. He also said...
May 13, 2016
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RBI Governor expressed his concern over the increase in core inflation saying that it was more sticky than desired. “Broadly core inflation has been a bit stick, higher than we want,” said Rajan...
May 13, 2016
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The Union Cabinet has given its go-ahead to the national Intellectual Property Right (IPR) policy. The government aims to lay the roadmap for intellectual property in the country through this policy...
May 13, 2016
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In a watershed reform, the Rajya Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, that is expected to strengthen the business sentiment in the country. The bankruptcy bill was passed by the...
May 13, 2016
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As discussed in Part I of our Article, India and Mauritius have signed a protocol amending the India-Mauritius tax treaty. While the actual text of the protocol has not been made available to the...
May 12, 2016
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The Finance Ministry met representatives of foreign portfolio investors (FPI) and discussed concerns over taxation and the recently signed revised tax treaty with Mauritius this week. "Met FPIs with...
May 12, 2016
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Along with 6.2 crore litre of water to Latur, the Indian Railways have also sent a bill amounting to Rs 4 crore to transport water to the drought impacted region. The bill was sent to the district...
May 12, 2016
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The government’s proposal to levy 15 percent service tax on all spectrum allotments will hit the telecom industry financially, putting initiatives of Digital India and Smart Cities at risk, industry...
May 12, 2016
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India has been in protracted negotiations with Mauritius for plugging the loophole of the capital gains tax exemption accorded to alienation of Indian shares under the India-Mauritius tax treaty....
May 11, 2016
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The Protocol for amendment of the old tax rule of Mauritius on the investment routed through it has been signed between India and Mauritius. This is to avoid double taxation and the prevent fiscal...
May 11, 2016
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Though government has not issued any guidelines regarding minimising daily financial transactions in cash to curb money laundering, black money, but plans to render black money and fake notes...
May 11, 2016
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Post the revision of bilateral tax treaty with Mauritius, the Finance Minister said that GAAR provisions can override the DTAA provisions in case they are abused. "GAAR being anti-abuse provision can...
May 11, 2016
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In a big relief to telecom operators, the Supreme Court of India today struck down the TRAI regulation imposing penalty for call drops on telecom operators. It described the telecom regulator’s...
May 11, 2016
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The Bill pertaining to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015, passed in the Lok Sabha last week - and awaiting final approval from the Rajya Sabha - is a watershed reform that will structurally...
May 10, 2016
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The process to nominate the three independent directors to the Monetary Policy Committee will be initiated after the passage of the Finance Bill, 2016, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said...
May 10, 2016
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The Finance Ministry has said that the crack down on black money has resulted in seizing Rs 3,963 crore of smuggled goods in two years, a 32 percent increase for a similar prior period. Besides, the...
May 10, 2016
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