Tag Archives: may

Indian market most expensive, but FPIs may still love it: Here’s why

NEW DELHI: On paper, the domestic equity market is the most expensive emerging market globally. Yet, hope of a sharp recovery in earnings has lifted stocks to all-time high levels. For overseas investment flows to be strong in 2018, earnings need to meet the heightened expectations. They have been disappointing the Street in each of the past few financial years. While PE ... Read More »

6 Reasons Small Businesses May Need to Change Banks

Do you know how some people are quick to purchase those novel kitchen gadgets in a TV infomercial? Well, there were a handful of years when I got excited about new banking options and opened a bunch of savings accounts with different banks. Just like people found uses for those “As Seen on TV” gadgets, I found ways to justify ... Read More »

‘Less tax, no input credit’ plan for small businesses may return soon

The composition scheme, which is applicable to specific categories of small businesses whose turnover is Rs 75 lakh and below and had been closed on August 16, may return soon. With just about a million taxpayers opting for the scheme, the goods and services tax (GST) Council will consider reopening the window in its meeting on Saturday in Hyderabad, giving another opportunity ... Read More »

Good Financial Business Decisions: Here Are 4 Reasons You May Not Be Making Them

Many small business owners lack the skills to make good financial business decisions. But it is not always a result of their lack of experience, interest or education in this difficult area. The Effect of Human Nature on Financial Decision Making According to John Howe, author of “The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions”, it involves human nature and the ... Read More »

New ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order May Do Little for Small Businesses

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that could potentially have an impact on small businesses — but not necessarily right away. The “Buy American, Hire American” order includes several components. Here’s a basic breakdown. Buy American Hire American Order First, the order targets the H-1B Visa program, which allows American companies to bring in foreign workers with highly specialized knowledge. Some have ... Read More »

Mark Lister: Property market slowdown may hit economy

The rampant housing market has had a big effect on the strength of the economy over the last several years, writes Mark Lister. Picture / Greg Bowker Things have changed in the Auckland housing market. Sales volumes are well down from a year ago and the number of days to sell has been creeping higher. The number of auctions has ... Read More »

GST Arrest Clause ‘Draconian’, May Lead To Harassment Of Business Leaders: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said Centre has deviated from the original intent of the GST. (File photo) NEW DELHI: Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the “draconian” arrest clause in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) can lead to “major harassment of business”. The West Bengal Chief Minister expressed fear that the “inspector Raj” was back. “At the stroke of midnight on 14th ... Read More »

Top 14 stocks which some MFs added for the first in the month of May

Indian market rallied as much as 17 percent so far in the year 2017 led by consistent infusion of funds by mutual funds (MFs) even as foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) slowed down their buying. The domestic mutual funds pumped in over Rs 20,000 crore in the stock market during April-May, said a PTI report. The flows were largely concentrated around ... Read More »

Nervousness may grip markets ahead of GST roll out, derivatives expiry

Analysts also see the markets to be in corrective phase after the super rally. Photo: Mint Mumbai: This week, the markets are likely to focus on June series Futures and Options expiry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit and the goods and service tax (GST) roll out. PM Modi is on a three-nation tour to Portugal, the US and the ... Read More »

The Economy May Be Stuck in a Near-Zero World

When the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to close to zero during the financial crisis, it was an extraordinary move. The central bank had hit the limits of conventional monetary policy, leaving the recovery to sputter along with less help than it needed. Now, with that crisis at last behind us, the Fed has begun raising interest rates, and it ... Read More »