Finance

Viewpoint | Everyone desires for an Amit Shah but are you ready to be Narendra Modi?

This article is not to propagate the political achievements of any individual or party but used as an analogy of our own behavioural aspects towards personal finance and life in general. The images of the resounding victory of the ruling party and the mammoth confidence shown in the leadership qualities of one man in the recently concluded elections are fresh in ... Read More »

Trade bodies begin pre-budget consultations with finance ministry

With days remaining for the new government to take charge and the new council of ministers to be sworn in, all eyes are already on the finance ministry. With the economy losing steam, a number of trade bodies have already started their pre-budget consultations with the finance ministry. Even though the chambers of ministers are empty at North Block, the ... Read More »

FM Arun Jaitley meets 5 finance ministry secretaries amid hospitalisation rumours

Though reports suggest that Arun Jaitley might not take another tenure as India’s finance minister under the upcoming Modi Cabinet, he seems unperturbed. Amid rumours of his ill health, the Finance Minister today met five secretaries of the finance ministry, including Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, at his residence. Other top ministry officials who met Jaitley included Revenue Secretary Ajay ... Read More »

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 »