Computer based Examination under Regulation 6 of the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018 (As Amended); The Examination to be conducted on 15th March, 2019 at designated Examination Centers across India
United States has imposed global tariff of 25% and 10% in March, 2018 on certain steel and aluminium products, respectively, under Section 232 of US Trade Expansion Act of 1962. India took up this issue at World Trade Organisation (WTO) as it considers these additional duties to be non-compliant with WTO provisions.
Government is giving focus on EOU Scheme and therefore EOU Scheme has been liberalized. There is no requirement of warehousing and also procedural matter has been simplified. Domestic procurement for EOU is kept at par with domestic unit and EOU units are allowed to import duty free by following the procedure under Import of Concessional […]
The autonomy for the Central Bank, within the framework of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, is an essential and accepted governance requirement. The Government asked RBI for a review of its Economic Capital Framework (ECF) adopted in 2016.
Under section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notifies the rate of exchange for the purpose of conversion of foreign exchange to Indian Rupees and vice versa for assessment of imports & exports.
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Introduction 1. A Legal Entity Identifier (or LEI) is a 20-character identifier that identifies distinct legal entities that engage in financial transactions. 2. It is defined by ISO 17442. 3. The LEI is a global standard, designed to be non-proprietary data that is freely accessible to all. As of October 2017, […]
The rank in Trading Across Borders has taken a quantum leap from 146 to 80 in the Doing Business report released by World Bank today. Among the 11 parameters based on which the rankings are determined and which include indices like Starting a Business, Getting Electricity
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%).