Finance

Brainstorm Finance Is Almost Here: Come Join Us on the Beach

It’s Blockchain Week in New York, and so we wanted to call attention to a special event—not the chaotic conference unfolding right now in midtown Manhattan, but a June gathering on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. It was almost two years ago when the three of us—Jeff, Jen, and Robert—first created The Ledger as a new forum for finance ... Read More »

Finance Commission meets Bankers and Financial Institutions in Mumbai

New Delhi: The Chairman, Shri N.K. Singh, Members and Senior Officials of the 15th Finance Commission met a large group of Bankers and Heads of Financial Institutions in Mumbai today. Salient points raised by banks during their meeting with 15th Finance Commission on 9th May 2019. In the context of making the borrowing costs of State Governments aligned to their ... Read More »

Should firms that finance the pot industry really be drug-testing employees?

There’s nothing like a growth industry to excite investors and financiers. Just look at the cannabis business, which is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide in the coming years and is already on a streak in the stock market. Financing companies that grow weed or make related products should be a no-brainer for banks. Yet doing so in the US is risky. Not ... Read More »

Leading finance officials acknowledge global slowdown

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leaves after attending a G20 meeting at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON — Finance officials from the world’s major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, ... Read More »

Master Business Finance With This Expert-Led Class

There are three basic requirements you must have if you want your new business to grow and thrive: a great idea, an outstanding work ethic, and money. These necessities are legs beneath the table of your business. If one fails, your whole idea (and the effort and cash you put into it) can collapse. No matter how many late nights ... Read More »

Take care of your financial needs

We all are part of a society where very often, the women folk are expected to settle down at the earliest. And the basic understanding of “settling down” connotes finding a worthy life partner. In this age of uncertainty—whether it is your relationships, life span or net worth—financial matters will continue to remain constant in your life. A woman who knows ... Read More »

Subhash Chandra Garg designated as Finance Secretary

NEW DELHI: Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg was on Friday named as the Finance Secretary, according to a Personnel Ministry order. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved designating Garg as the Finance Secretary, it said. Garg, 58, a 1983 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been working as the Secretary in Department of ... Read More »

Personal Loans: The Best Solution for Your Immediate Financial Needs

Whether you are a salaried person or a self-employed, the financial needs can occur without any forewarning. In times of such financial emergencies, personal loan is a big saviour as you can get it without much trouble and paperwork. Let’s see what makes personal loan the best solution for your immediate financial needs: Versatile Product It is an unsecured yet ... Read More »

California town sets up ‘goat fund me’ page to finance four-legged firefighters

The Nevada City council sees goats as a first wave to tackle problematic vegetation, with humans following up to clear away larger foliage before the wildfire season. Photograph: AP A California town threatened by the sort of wildfires that recently wiped out a neighbouring community is appealing for an unusual type of help: a crack team of goats. Nevada City has launched ... Read More »

Finance Ministry considers steps to prevent composition dealers from charging GST from buyers

In a consumer-friendly measure, the revenue department is planning to make it mandatory for composition dealers and service providers to declare their GST registration status in invoices to ensure that they do not charge any tax from buyers. The measure, once implemented, would check the widespread practice of composition dealers of charging GST from purchasers and not depositing it with ... Read More »