INDIAN CUSTOMS- UNPRECEDENTED TAX REFORM- Enhanced Ease of Doing Business- Indian Customs has taken a series of measures to simplify Customs processes and procedures during the last few years.
The RBI in an unexpected move decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.50%. The vote to stay on hold was advocated by five out of six members in the monetary policy Committee (MPC).
The Turkish lira, which sank 16% on Friday, plunged yet again (6.7% yesterday) to hit a record-low of 7.22 against the dollar. Contagion fears hit other emerging market currencies as well with the EM FX index declining by 0.7%. Meanwhile, the JPY appreciated on account of its safe haven demand and the USD index rose to a 13-month high level of 96.36.
Rainfall deficiency has increased: August started on a weak note with rainfall deviation rising to -10% of normal as of 8 August from -6% of normal at the end of July. A major part of this increase in deficiency is led by lower rainfall in parts of North West and Central India in recent days (rainfall deficiency has increased to - 4% in NW and -5% in Central India).
Cash on delivery (COD) is the sale of goods by mail order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance. The concept of COD was brought into e-commerce marketplace by home-grown e-commerce giant Flipkart way back in 2010.
Regular monitoring of cash availability and ATM functionality has been done by the Government to ensure that sufficient currency notes are made available so that ATMs do not run dry in any eventuality and people do not face any problems.
What’s Bitcoin! Bitcoin is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis. This means that it is decentralized and has no central authority controlling it. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another, but without a central bank or the government attempting to track it.
The fact that the MPC has swiftly responded to the upside pressures on inflation should address fears that the committee structure was making decision making sluggish and the questions about the RBI’s independence. This we believe is a healthy development.
Abheek Barua* We have argued “Hike the interest rate now“, 1st June, 2018) that the current macroeconomic situation warrants a policy rate hike. Rising and more dispersed core inflation, the immediate and possible second-round effects of the fuel price increases and the pressure on the rupee; all call for a 25 basis point hike in […]
Every Financial Institution regulated by Department of Non-Banking Supervision is required to get itself registered under FIU-IND (Financial Intelligence Unit-India). Registering yourself from Reporting entity to Principal Officer and even after there are some other compliances which needs to be complied by every NBFC.
The latest technological novelty that raised the curiosity of the whole world, last year is virtual currency or cryptocurrency. The most popular one amongst these is Bitcoin. Bitcoin which operates like a wallet has gained significantly in last 1 year. The value of 1 bitcoin has increased from $1000 last year to around $8000 this year with a high of $19,000 in December 2017.
There has been unusual spurt in currency demand in the country in last three months. In the current month, in the first 13 days itself, the currency supply increased by Rs.45000 crores. This unusual spurt in demand is seen more in some parts of the country like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, MP and Bihar.
In the February meeting, the RBI had revised its inflation forecast for the fourth quarter (2017-18) to 5.1% from 4.3%-4.7% earlier. Inflation print is now expected to be lower than the RBI’s estimate in Q4 (so far the average has been 4.8%).
Ecosystem for Fin Tech Companies The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had set up an inter-regulatory Working Group (WG) to look into and report on the granular aspects of Fin Tech and its implications so as to review and reorient appropriately the regulatory framework and respond to the dynamics of the rapidly evolving Fin Tech […]
As per twitter handle of CBEC there is Substantial reduction in documents required for import & export has expedited the clearance process and contributed in ease of doing business in India. 1. only three documents mandatory for general import and exports. 2. Packing list and commercial invoice merged into a single document for Customs. 3. […]
Digital payment promotion gets a boost-More than 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants win prizes worth Rs.60.90 crore at Digi-Dhan Melas
Union Cabinet, has approved signing and ratifying an Agreement between India and Uruguay regarding Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters.
Department of Revenue had withdrawn custom duty exemption in case of 76 drugs where sufficient indigenous capacity was available and bulk of the requirement was being met from indigenous sources.
Central Government reduced import duty on wheat, potatoes and crude palm oil , to stabilize prices of these commodities in country
The Government has taken various measures to diversify and boost exports from India, which includes; (i) Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) was included under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 w.e.f. April 1, 2015
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