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Without Pain, There’s No Gain In The Stock Market

According to Lipper data, investors moved over $190 billion into money-market funds in the final quarter of 2018—the biggest dash to cash since 2008. How many got back in to catch the best January rally in over 30 years? Whipsaws are painful. And all too common in the stock market. Another example: Apple issued a profit warning after the market ... Read More »

No need for a bad bank! Stop giving loans to the wrong people

The idea of creating a ‘bad bank’ is back on the table, but it’s a bad idea under the circumstances. Not because it won’t work. Bad banks have worked in several countries around the world, including South Korea and the US. But it’s a little different in India. Far from a bad bank, India currently needs a solution to bad ... Read More »

No tax exemption if LTCG from sale of residential property is used to buy farm land

Is LTCG exempt if I buy agricultural land by selling a residential property? A portion of this amount was withdrawn from an LTCG deposit account towards partial payment of a housing board property. But the authority is yet to announce allotment. The LTCG deposit scheme is valid only for 2 years. Can it be extended since the allotment procedure has ... 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 »

Zoho Writer App for Mobile Lets Small Business Teams Stay Connected — No Matter What

Ever get a bright idea when in an area with poor internet and mobile access so you can’t share it with the team? Zoho has your back with some new upgrades included in its Writer for Mobile app. The redesign to the company’s existing iOS and Android apps lets you view and edit your work even when you’re offline. Latest Zoho Writer App Updates ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »

TCS to wind up Lucknow operations, company says no job loss

Information technology major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has decided to close its operations in Lucknow and shift to Noida after 33 years in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city. The company will shift most of its projects to Noida, close to the national capital, by this December. At least 2,000 employees, of whom 50% are women, are likely to be affected by ... Read More »

No margin pressure on IT industry: Raman Roy

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has said there is no pressure on margins of IT and BPM (Business Process Management) companies. “It is not true. Actually, the per employee revenue has gone up in the country,” said Nasscom Chairman Raman Roy. He, however, said the companies have begun to spend heavily on retraining employees in newer ... Read More »

This Caribbean Bank Wants Chinese Money No One Else Will Touch

The global campaign against money laundering combined with the Panama Papers made the Caribbean islands of sun, sand and offshore banking a near no-go zone for the world’s biggest banks. So the British Virgin Islands has a solution: a bank to service offshore companies, many of them from China, locked out of the global banking system by HSBC Holdings Plc, ... Read More »