Finances ‘messier than a pit latrine’, DA MP claims

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s budget vote very nearly did not get the buy-in from the portfolio committee – its financial state was described as messier than a pit latrine by an opposition MP. Parliament’s water and sanitation committee initially expressed strong reservations about signing off on the budget but‚ following More...

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By Loknath Das On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your 50s

On the first day of this year, tech executive and author David Bressler had a note on his calendar to start contributing more to his retirement accounts. Bressler is turning 50 later this year but he’s already More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your 40s

Danny Kofke, a 41-year-old middle-school teacher outside of Atlanta, often looks at a picture of a family trip to Disney World from a few years ago — to him, it exemplifies what he’s working toward in his More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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9 steps to spring clean your finances

you’re about to cash a hefty check or you are gearing up to pay back Uncle Sam, all of the number crunching, receipt sifting and trips to your accountant’s office serve as a polite reminder that fiances More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Right time to use huge bomb in Afghanistan – U.S. general

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a purely tactical decision made as part of the campaign against More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Will shaky finances further delay I 69 work

Despite the rocky finances of the parent company of the lead contractor on key section of I-69 through Bloomington, the state says it has not changed its plans to pay I-69 Development Partners in advance to finish More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Currency misalignment gains stature in Trump trade plans with China

President Donald Trump promised to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office, but after 77 days, his administration is touting a new term: “currency misalignment.”   An administration More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Handset companies may gain under GST too

NEW DELHI: The government appeared to be working towards creating alternative solutions to continue duty differential such that making mobile phones in India remains an attractive proposition even under the goods More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Banks likely to slash interest rate on savings accounts and deposits this fiscal

It’s raining bad news for small savers and depositors as interest rates on savings and bank deposits are set to trend lower in the new fiscal. The government has announced lowering of interest rates on financial More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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I took a trip to Mars in 2117 and it was exactly like ‘Star Wars’

The skies are different shades of red while my space pod narrowly avoids a larger flying vehicle above. A gold monument adorns a large white plaza where thousands of humans are walking around. A welcome message More...