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Top stocks in focus on 16 February 2018

NEW DELHI: Domestic market is likely to see a positive opening on Friday , tracking Nifty50 futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX Nifty) and cues from other Asian markets. Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange were trading 31 points, or 0.29 per cent, higher at 10,588, indicating a positive opening start for the Nifty50 in India. Here is a list ... Read More »

The Stats on the Work-Life Balance of Your Employees (INFOGRAPHIC)

Finding a work-life balance, no pun intended, is a work in progress. And in a world where your work can follow you anywhere, finding this balance is becoming increasingly more difficult. The new infographic from Family Living Today and Now Sourcing looks at why it is especially hard for workers in the US. Compared to the 38 countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ... Read More »

IPL 2018: RR bank on successful RPS connection to fire again

IPL 2018: Stokes and Smith guided RPS to the IPL 2017 final The spotlight on this year’s mega Indian Premier League auction was on the two teams making a comeback after serving out their two-year suspensions. While Chennai Super Kings decided to retain their core in Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, the Rajasthan Royals just decided to go ahead ... Read More »

Latest Interest Rate On PPF, Income Tax Benefits, Withdrawal, Loan Facilities And Other Details

The rate of interest on PPF is compounded annually (Representational image) HIGHLIGHTS PPF, other small savings schemes interest rates are set every quarter Deposits in PPF account are eligible for tax deductions under Section 80C Up to Rs. 1.5 lakh can be claimed for a financial year under Section 80C COMMENTSPPF or Public Provident Fund is one of the most ... Read More »

39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of small business owners are seeing a return on investment from social media.  That is according to a recent survey by Manta, released just last week. Manta, an online small business community, surveyed more than 1,200 of its members to generate its quarterly Small Business Wellness Index, where these findings are from.  Chart excerpt: Now you might think ... Read More »

Buy, Sell, Hold: 6 stocks are in focus on January 23, 2018

Brokerage: Credit Suisse | Rating: Underperform | Target: Raised to Rs 1,100 The global research firm said that volume growth was much lower than historical trends. It has lowered earnings by 3-4 percent and said that the firm must take a price hike to stem margin decline. Brokerage: Citi | Rating: Sell | Target: Rs 1,080 global financial services firm ... Read More »

Indian tribunal refuses to lift SEBI ban on Price Waterhouse

India’s Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) said on Friday that Price Waterhouse can continue to service existing clients whose financial year started on Jan. 1 2018, but it refused to grant a stay on a two-year audit ban ordered by the market regulator. The markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India, last week barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies ... Read More »

Probing windshield cracks on Air India Dreamliners, says Boeing

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is examining the issue of windshield cracks on its 787 Dreamliners after Air India witnessed three such incidents in the recent past. Earlier this month, a Delhi-Kolkata plane was forced to return to the Indira Gandhi International airport here following a crack in the cockpit window. A similar issue was reported each in December and August. “Air ... Read More »

GST Council cuts tax rates on 29 items, discusses simpler return-filing process

The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST Council) on Thursday cut tax rates on 29 products and 54 services at its 25th meeting and agreed to make the process of filing tax returns simpler. At the meeting chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley, the federal indirect tax body cut rates on products including pre-owned vehicles, household cooking gas cylinders from ... Read More »

Keeping a close watch on petrol and diesel prices, says Pradhan

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan remained non-committal on Thursday on cutting excise duty on petrol and diesel, which have touched record highs, saying the government was keeping a close watch on the situation. Petrol price rose to Rs 71.56 per litre in Delhi on Thursday, the highest since August 2014. Rates in Mumbai are almost touching Rs 80. Diesel prices soared ... Read More »