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Monday, February 29, 2016

Budget 2016-17 Key Tax Proposals

A quick look at 14 key tax proposals from Budget 2016, explained through infographics.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Indian Economic Survey 2015-16 Highlights

Some key statistics from the Economic Survey 2015-16, presented as a part of the Budget session 2016. These include past year's performance and forecast for next period, explained through infographics.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Union Budget 2016: Live Updates


Friday, February 26, 2016

Budget 2016 Poll Results: Startups and SMEs

Results for Pre-budget opinion poll for startups, micro, small, and medium enterprises conducted by Eurion Constellation.

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Budget 2016 Poll Results: Individual Taxation

Results of pre-budget opinion poll for individual tax payer conducted by Eurion Constellation, put together in infogarphics.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How is Oil Price Really Determined?

Throughout the history, oil prices have had a roller-coaster ride and the trends do not make sense all the time. The current downturn has once again brought into focus the complex dynamics behind this crucial commodity. This article covers the very starting point in this story – the determinants of oil price. The rate of crude oil is impacted by the demand-supply dynamics, but contrary to popular belief, it is primarily set by the derivatives market.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What Budget 2016 Might Bring For Startups and SMEs

The Union Budget 2016 is expected to have a big focus on developing entrepreneurial ventures and supporting the existing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The Government shares the industry’s view that this segment will drive the future economic growth in a big way and generate employment opportunities. Some of the key demands of the industry are around tax reforms, infrastructure and regulatory simplification.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Startup India Action Plan: Procurement Norms and Exit Provisions

Through its draft Startup India Action Plan, the Government has indicated its commitment towards a conducive ecosystem for startups. Continued from our previous post in this series, the new norms for eligible enterprises are as follows:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Individual Taxpayers' Expectations from Budget 2016

The Budget Session 2016 will commence from February 29th and individual taxpayers are waiting with high hopes. While Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has already made it clear that it is not going to be a populist budget, revisions are expected in the areas where changes are overdue.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Startup India Action Plan: Intellectual Property Rights Support

Acknowledging the legal and infrastructural hurdles faced by startups, the Modi Government has announced some key initiatives through its flagship Startup India Action Plan. The proposed regulatory simplification for new ventures eligible under the Plan are:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What Is Keeping The Oil Prices Low?

While the last two years altogether have been a volatile period for oil prices globally, they have been in a free fall since the last quarter of 2015. Benchmark Brent closed at $33.10, while WTI closed at $32.30 on last Wednesday, January 27. The prices have fallen by about 70% from June 2014 peak prices. [May 2016 Update: July Brent is trading at $49.35, while June WTI is at $48.30. Read our update synopsis] Interestingly though, the supply side players do not appear to be relenting anytime sooner. In fact, analysts expect that the production is going to increase in near term, pushing the prices down even further. So, what is really going on with the oil industry?