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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 »

PM Modi, Economists Brainstorm On Ways To Revive Growth

The interactive session, organised by NITI Aayog, was attended by PM Modi (File Photo) NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today brainstormed with economists and experts on the state of the economy as the government looks to revive growth which is set to hit a 4-year low. The meeting with over 40 economists and sectoral experts came weeks before the NDA-government ... 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 »

Economy on revival mode amid sprouts of green shoots in many sectors; all eyes on FY18 GDP estimates on Friday

How do you spot an economic revival? The earliest signs are visible on the highways. Are there more lorries on expressways ferrying goods across states? Latest data show truck sales grew at a robust pace in December, a sign that transport companies are buying more vehicles to rapidly move goods to meet growing consumer demand. Sample this. Homegrown auto major ... Read More »