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1 step forward, 2 steps back. Is GST going the VAT way?

New Delhi, Jan. 17 -- By doubling the goods and services tax (GST) eligibility limit, India's version of GST has inched closer to the global format. However, tax experts say India has kept finding way... Read More


What easing GST compliance norms mean for credit ratings of SMEs

New Delhi, Jan. 15 -- It's better late than never. News of simplification of the goods and services tax (GST) norms is welcome. Allowing composition dealers to file one annual return with a simple dec... Read More


Cues investors should look out for in Q3 results 2018-19

New Delhi, Jan. 10 -- On an aggregate level, investors had better not have high hopes from India Inc.'s December quarter earnings. Bloomberg's FY19 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Nifty have co... Read More


Why CLSA's downgrade of cement stocks was such a yawn

New Delhi, Jan. 9 -- Brokerage house CLSA downgraded shares of key Indian cement makers on Tuesday because of a muted outlook on price realizations. It has trimmed earnings estimates of large-cap comp... Read More


Not just lower taxes, evasion too a factor in the GST shortfall

Mumbai, Jan. 7 -- It's fairly clear by now that goods and services tax (GST) collections are falling way short of the government's initial expectations. The monthly run rate of collections until Novem... Read More


What Ramco Cements' expansion drive means?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 5 -- Ramco Cements Ltd, one of the key cement producers in south India, recently announced both greenfield and brownfield expansions. The company is setting up a cement plant of 3.15 m... Read More


Investors' coloured view of paint companies' valuations

New Delhi, Jan. 4 -- Stocks of paint companies have risen as much as 33% from their lows seen in the December quarter. With crude oil prices easing and the rupee stabilizing, a key headwind for paint ... Read More


What Ramco Cements' expansion drive means for prices in south India

New Delhi, Jan. 2 -- Ramco Cements Ltd, one of the key cement producers in south India, recently announced both greenfield and brownfield expansions. The company is setting up a cement plant of 3.15 m... Read More


How high can 'safe-haven' gold go?

New Delhi, Dec. 31 -- Money is gold, and nothing else," testified J.P. Morgan before the Congress way back in 1912. It's a sentiment investors identify with, particularly in volatile markets. So it is... Read More


Street hoping too much from earnings

New Delhi, Dec. 26 -- From the looks of it, the earnings growth outlook for Indian companies should be fairly subdued next year. First, the agrarian and liquidity crisis have to be contended with, whi... Read More