Finance

World Bank Says India Has “Enormous Potential”, Projects 7.3% Growth Rate In 2018

India needs to take steps to boost investment prospects, according to World Bank. WASHINGTON:  HIGHLIGHTS India’s growth numbers of past three years “very healthy” According to World Bank, the country has favourable demographic profile But reducing youth unemployment, pushing for private investment critical With an “ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms”, India has “enormous growth potential” compared to other emerging economies, ... Read More »

‘Stop parking funds in public accounts’

Government directive to local bodies As part of the government bid to ease the strain on the State’s finances, all departments and autonomous bodies have been directed to desist from parking their funds in public accounts and be more frugal. On finding that substantial sums have been deposited in public accounts of autonomous institutions and various departments, the Centre has ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence To Revolutionize Finance Department And Change The Role Of Accountants

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Finance & Accounting departments are experiencing fundamental changes as artificial intelligence (AI) software becomes more sophisticated, changing the type of work completed by current staff, according to research results released by BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial controls and automation software that enables Continuous Accounting. The research, conducted by Censuswide, incorporates the responses of 300 ... Read More »

Public Accounts Committee meet finds fault with Finance Dept officials on over drawing

Public Accounts Committee meet finds fault with Finance Dept officials on over drawing  Amaravati: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its meeting held at AP Assembly on Monday, finds fault with the Finance Department officials for continuously going for over drawing (OD). The PAC Chairman & YSRCP MLA Buggana Rajendranath Reddy warned the officials for not maintaining and not submitting accounts from ... Read More »

These are the five-alarm personal finance stories of 2017

Globe and Mail readers and I agree that housing is possibly the most important personal finance topic of recent years. Seven of my 15 most-read columns and newsletters this past year were about housing, and I’m sure much the same would be true of previous years. My most popular column in 2017 was titled “Sorry to burst your bubble, but owning ... Read More »

95% OF IRISH CONSUMERS ADMIT TO WORRYING ABOUT THEIR FINANCES

New research from Switcher.ie has found that almost half of Irish consumers (47%) are concerned they won’t be able to save anything in 2018 after paying for essentials and 43% worry they wouldn’t make ends meet if unexpected expenses came up. Ninety five percent of Irish adults admit to worrying about their finances. One in five (18%) say they’re always ... Read More »

5 Quick Steps to Improve Your Finances in 2018

Losing weight and improving one’s finances are almost always at the top of most people’s lists of New Year’s resolutions. It makes sense to look out for your physical and financial health so you can enjoy life to the fullest. Following through on your resolutions is usually the tough part — it takes changes in certain behaviors, discipline and time ... Read More »

How to Use Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains to Innovate in Your Small Business

For businesses, these are exciting times, especially with the enhanced capabilities that fintech startups and service providers can offer, whether you are an enterprise seeking to optimize operations or a small business looking to expand. Looking beyond the cryptocurrencies, however, what’s more important are the fundamental technologies that underpin these new asset classes, which are their respective blockchains. These are ... Read More »

3 Small Business Operations to Outsource

As a small business owner, you have chosen to take the road less traveled. You have probably realized that the number of hats you are wearing means your plate is constantly full of tasks that must be completed in a timely manner. Sometimes, it makes sound business sense to outsource the repetitive and time consuming duties. Payroll services for small ... Read More »

Close-ended investment solution a good investment option

Remember the question from one of the classic Akbar-Birbal stories: “What is the thing that travels the fastest in the world? Back in the days of Mughal Emperors, travel was typically by bullock carts, horseback etc. In the story, Birbal didn’t come up with any forward looking vision or forecast of the Hyperloop or airplane or bullet train but he ... Read More »