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With Retirement in Mind, Trust the Ones Who Manage Your Wealth

With Retirement in Mind, Trust the Ones Who Manage Your Wealth

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It was a small group of people who had many of the same concerns that many working class people have at a certain point in their careers: how to handle their nest eggs and make them grow and how to trust the advice they receive from wealth managers. It is a […]

Why Do We Need to Plan?

Why Do We Need to Plan?

By Vijay Kumar Damle • In our everyday life we unknowingly are doing planning. For example, let’s suppose that you have just moved into a new house or an apartment and trying to decide when should you get-up in the morning, when should you leave the house, what route should you take to go to […]

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Arun Jaitley

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Terming Aadhaar  as a “game changer”, finance minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said savings made through its implementation can fund three public welfare schemes of the magnitude of Ayushman Bharat  – the ambitious healthcare programme to provide free hospitalisation to millions of poor people. He also attributed the successful implementation of Aadhaar to the decisive leadership of […]

Biggies pay lower online platform fee than small cos

Biggies pay lower online platform fee than small cos

BENGALURU: Large online sellers who have affiliations or investments from e-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart  are paying only about 5-11% of their revenue as marketplace fee, while regular third-party sellers typically pay at least 15% as platform fee. The latest balance sheets of major online sellers like Cloudtail, Appario Retail, and Tech-Connect Retail show the amount […]

Why 2018 will be a landmark year for India-US strategic relationship

Why 2018 will be a landmark year for India-US strategic relationship

Washington: Notwithstanding irritants on trade issues, India and the US made “landmark” progress in 2018 to bolster their strategic and defence ties – from holding the maiden trilateral meeting with Japan to the first-ever 2+2 dialogue during which they signed the long-pending COMCASA agreement that would open the way for sales of more sensitive US military equipment […]

India’s robust economic growth to continue in 2019: CII

India’s robust economic growth to continue in 2019: CII

Related News Growing constraints on capacity could push the investment cycle next year Primary market mobilisation falls 60% to Rs 63,744-crore Non-food bank credit grows by 15.07 per cent, deposits by 9.66 per cent The country is expected to witness strong economic growth in 2019, after it has emerged as the fastest growing major world […]

‘Making real progress on issue of uranium exports to India’

‘Making real progress on issue of uranium exports to India’

 By Anil Sasi SYDNEY: Australia and India are making “real progress” on the issue of uranium exports to India, Australia’s trade and investment minister Simon Birmingham has indicated.   This comes amid reports that two Australian companies BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, and Heathgate Resources, an affiliate of US company General Atomics, engaging with […]

High-level panel for ‘unambiguous’ mandate for negotiations with US

High-level panel for ‘unambiguous’ mandate for negotiations with US

  By Pranav Mukul  NEW DELHI: The issues pertaining to import tariffs on information and communication technology (ICT) equipment, on which the US has sought duty elimination, has reached the highest corridors of the government with an inter-ministerial panel comprising finance minister Arun Jaitley, commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad […]

India set to buy Seahawk helicopters from US for $2 billion

India set to buy Seahawk helicopters from US for $2 billion

WASHINGTON: India has sought from the US 24 multi-role MH-60 ‘Romeo’ anti-submarine helicopters for its Navy at an estimated cost of $2 billion, according Baytown, Clear Lake, Cypress, Desi news, Greater Houston, Houston, Houston Desi news, India, Indian American community, Indian News, Indians in America, Indo-American News, Katy, NRI, pearland, south asia, South India, Sugar Land, […]

‘Day of reckoning’: Amid friction with govt, all eyes now on RBI board meeting tomorrow

‘Day of reckoning’: Amid friction with govt, all eyes now on RBI board meeting tomorrow

NEW DELHI: Amid an ongoing rift between the Union government and the central bank, all eyes will be on the board meeting of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday. Finance Ministry nominees and some independent directors are expected to take on Governor Urjit Patel and his team over issues ranging from liquidity for […]

Raghuram Rajan: Demonetisation, GST held back India’s economic growth, 7% not enough

Raghuram Rajan: Demonetisation, GST held back India’s economic growth, 7% not enough

NEW DELHI: Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has contended that the introduction of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) were the two major events that held back India’s economic growth last year, PTI reported. Speaking at the University of California in Berkley on Friday, Rajan maintained that the seven per cent […]

Government mulls selling 149 fields of ONGC to private firms

Government mulls selling 149 fields of ONGC to private firms

The government is mulling selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of ONGC to private and foreign companies and allow the state-owned firm to focus only on big fields, sources with knowledge of the development said. On the anvil is some kind of extension of the Discovered Small Field (DSF) […]

Where the wild coffee beans are

Where the wild coffee beans are

By Vikram Shah Cornerstone, Tat Tvam Asi, Hulikere, Agora. The names may evoke disparate traditions and images—English country manors, Vedic philosophy, obscure hamlets in Karnataka, ancient Greek democracies—but what they have in common is coffee. These are four of the six “wildlife friendly” certified estates in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur region from where the Bengaluru-based Wild Kaapi […]

After US relief, India works to pay for Iran oil in rupees

After US relief, India works to pay for Iran oil in rupees

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: With the US granting a  180-day exemption on Iranian oil sanctions to India  ahead of the restrictions kicking in from Monday, India and Iran  are finalising details of a mechanism that will allow New Delhi to pay  entirely in Indian currency, at a bank in India. India will revive a previous […]

Remittances by overseas Indians set to hit record high amid rupee slump

Remittances by overseas Indians set to hit record high amid rupee slump

MUMBAI: Lured by the sharp slump in rupee against the dollar, Indians living overseas may boost remittances to a record, helping bolster the nation’s efforts to support Asia’s worst-performing major currency. The country is expected to receive remittances of about $76 billion in 2018, 10% more than in the previous year, according to estimates by EbixCash, […]

India’s rickshaw revolution leaves China in the dust

India’s rickshaw revolution leaves China in the dust

An electric-vehicle revolution is gaining ground in India, and it has nothing to do with cars. The South Asian nation is home to about 1.5 million battery-powered, three-wheeled rickshaws – a fleet bigger than the total number of electric passenger cars sold in China since 2011. But while the world’s largest auto market dangled significant subsidies […]

The $41 bn wealth gap that divides India’s richest brothers

The $41 bn wealth gap that divides India’s richest brothers

MUMBAI: Over the past year, the fortunes of the two brothers at the helm of India’s wealthiest dynasty have grown apart — to more than $40 billion. Elder sibling Mukesh Ambani, 61, toppled China’s Jack Ma as Asia’s richest man, after driving a telecommunications revolution in India that propelled his petrochemicals conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. into […]

ArcelorMittal entry set to heat up India’s steel industry

ArcelorMittal entry set to heat up India’s steel industry

MUMBAI: The entry of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, into the Indian market will force existing private sector players to increase efficiency and control costs, analysts say. A third steel producer, after Tata Steel Ltd and JSW Steel Ltd, with both financial heft and expertise, is expected to be good for the domestic market. On Friday, […]

Why IT firms could soon be forced to let the senior techie go

Why IT firms could soon be forced to let the senior techie go

If you are 40 years old, a techie and not in step with swiftly changing times, your professional future could be bleak. India’s information technology (IT) sector is being redrawn by new-age trends such as automation, artificial intelligence and cloud computing Emerging technology poses a big threat to jobs  and companies. It can force companies to rationalise […]

PM Modi to brainstorm oil scenario with global CEOs

PM Modi to brainstorm oil scenario with global CEOs

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Monday brainstorm with chief executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies on emerging energy scenario, with ripples from US sanctions on Iran and volatile oil prices threatening growth. The third annual meeting would also deliberate on ways to revive investment in oil and gas exploration […]

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