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Impact of GST on Logistics Industry
Guest Author | Published: 20 Jun 2017
GST news sources have stated that the implementation of this tax system will benefit logistics operators, eCommerce players, and eventually the consumer. Clarity on the supply chain management during the ...
Weekly News: IIP grew more-than-expected in April
Dynamic Equities Pvt Ltd | Published: 19 Jun 2017
India's industrial production grew more-than-expected in April. The industrial production index rose 3.1 percent year-on-year after a revised 3.8 percent in March. Economists had forecast 2.7 percent growth.
Global Financial Markets: Standing on the cusp of History
Amit Goel | Published: 13 Jun 2017
Just when we were about to write off Trump as a freak and a one off in world history, the world of politics has challenged our understanding yet again! What ...
Demonetization Steers The Way For Swachh Bharat Nirman
Suhani Adilabadkar | Published: 06 Jun 2017
India has become a beacon of global certainty evident from FPI flows of $ 9 bn outpacing strong FDI flows over the last two years and $ 60bn of gross ...
Fifth consecutive month of positive returns for Nifty; midcaps underperform
Motilal Oswal | Published: 05 Jun 2017
According to Motilal Oswal, the Nifty has sustained its upward momentum and delivered 3.4% returns in May, the fifth consecutive month of positive returns. They are also sharing with us ...
Weekly News: India's GDP grew 6.1 percent y-o-y
SMC | Published: 05 Jun 2017
India's Gross domestic product grew 6.1 percent year-on-year after 7 percent expansion in the previous three months, preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office. Economists had expected an improvement in ...
Why India's real GDP growth could be about 6% in 4QFY17
Motilal Oswal | Published: 01 Jun 2017
Irrespective of the new IIP (index of industrial production) series (2011-12 base), we continue believing that real GVA/GDP growth (2011-12 base) will likely be ~6% YoY in 4QFY17, much lower ...
SMC's weekly sector updates
SMC | Published: 30 May 2017
SMC, in its weekly news highlights the latest developments in each sector that happened during the week. It also throws some light on some key International events.
How will GST affect gold?
Guest Author | Published: 24 May 2017
There is a lot of speculation from media and those close to the metals and jewellery sectors around possible tax rates. It is believed that gold jewellery will be taxed ...
Weekly News: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves a new coal linkage policy
SMC | Published: 22 May 2017
According to the cabinet, Shakti - Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating of Koyala (coal) Transparently in India - has been envisaged to make optimal allocation of the natural resource across ...
Changing growth phases in real estate market
Guest Author | Published: 19 May 2017
Alike any other business, the real estate sector has also experienced its highs and lows. The year 2017 comes with a new promise for the realtors as well as buyers ...
The 6 Sources of a Firm's Competitive Advantage
Multi-Act Equity Consultancy | Published: 17 May 2017
Competitive advantages allow the firm general superior profitability and returns on investment. This superior profitability is a result of better revenue-generation capability or is driven by lower cost per unit ...
Weekly News: Government to shortlist 6 firms as strategic partners for defence manufacturing
SMC | Published: 16 May 2017
Government to shortlist 6 firms as strategic partners for defence manufacturing. Chosen companies will partner global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in building defence platforms in India.
Euro Wins Its Waterloo & Bahubali Hearts Globally
Suhani Adilabadkar | Published: 12 May 2017
Europe is hell bent on extracting 100 bn Euros alimony, isolating Britain from clearing house business and with global Banks already moving jobs, THREXIT cannot be completely ruled out. Re-monetization ...
Weekly News: The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 becomes effective from May 1, 2017
SMC | Published: 08 May 2017
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) becomes effective from May 1, 2017. Each state and UT will have its own Regulatory Authority (RA) which will frame regulations ...
SC, Centre, one step closer to filling HC vacancies
Guest Author | Published: 28 Apr 2017
The government and Supreme Court are moving closer to filling the more than 400 vacancies for judges' posts across the country's high courts. The government also wants the chief justice ...
USFDA brings mixed results for Indian pharma
Guest Author | Published: 28 Apr 2017
In the medium term, the new US administration seems intent on imposing a value-added tax on imports that would raise drug prices, effectively eliminating any advantage Indian pharma has in ...
French Showers Gratify Global Stock Markets
Suhani Adilabadkar | Published: 27 Apr 2017
'Better than expected' is going to be the most used term by analysts in the coming few months. Ultratech, HDFC Bank, Indian Bank, Wipro and Reliance Industries should thank these ...
Weekly News: India's WPI eased at a faster-than-expected pace in March
SMC | Published: 23 Apr 2017
India's WPI eased at a faster-than-expected pace in March, Wholesale prices rose 5.70 percent year-over-year in March, slower than the 6.55 percent climb in February, which was the highest inflation since November 2013.
Weekly News: IIP declined unexpectedly in February on weak manufacturing activity
SMC | Published: 20 Apr 2017
India's Industrial Production (IIP) declined unexpectedly in February on weak manufacturing activity, as per figures from the Central Statistics Office. Industrial output fell 1.2 percent in February from prior year, ...
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