By Loknath Das On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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How Fairly Valued is China’s Currency? Big Mac and Mini Mac Square Off Again.

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Index uses More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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10 Companies That Offer Unlimited Vacation Time

Finding and retaining top talent is on the minds of just about every company. Making a workplace comfortable and fun is a great way to woo potential hires and keep employees from straying to other firms. Aside More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Bad loans crisis: A responsible lender must advise clients on saving, spending

From a lender’s point of view, responsible lending is to act in a customer’s best interests, ensuring affordability, transparency of terms and conditions and supporting a borrower if they experience repayment More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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India’s Challenge To Deal With Investor Disputes

A mega-regional trade agreement will be at the heart of the agenda when 16 countries meet at Hyderabad, Telangana in the coming week. This agreement is called regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP), More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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No GST On Second Hand Goods If Sold Cheaper

New Delhi: The buying and selling of second hand goods will not attract Goods and Services Tax (GST) if sold at a price cheaper than the purchase price, the government said on Saturday. Rule 32(5) of the Central More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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RBI Seen Reducing Key Interest Rate In August, Say Experts

New Delhi: With inflation falling to record low levels and industrial growth slipping to below 2 per cent, bankers and economists feel the pressure has increased on the Reserve Bank of India to cut the benchmark More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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US firms face hiring difficulties, business survey says

A growing share of US employers are struggling to hire new workers and some have raised wages as a result, according to a survey released Monday. The National Association of Business Economists said its quarterly More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Markets at new highs on capital inflows, earnings optimism

The Sensex and the Nifty today made the most of the momentum and registered new all-time peaks at 32,074 and 9,916, respectively, building on optimism about corporate earnings. Asian shares ruled firm, picking More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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RBI pushes ‘Make in India’ in tender for currency security features

In a big ‘Make in India’ push, the Reserve Bank on Monday came out with fresh tender for currency security features, mandating that the supplier set up the manufacturing unit in the country within two years More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Tata Motors Global Sales Fall 1.7% In June

New Delhi: Tata Motors on Wednesday reported a 1.71 per cent decline in global sales at 90,966 units last month, including Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Tata Motors had sold 92,551 units in June 2016, it said in a statement. In More...