Union Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman discards briefcase, goes for ‘bahi-khata’

This post was originally published on this siteFinance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday arrived at the Parliament with Union Budget 2019 documents draped in a four-fold red cloth called a ‘bahi-khata’ (ledger). CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian explaining the shift from briefcase to red cloth said, “It is in Indian tradition. It symbolizes our departure from slavery … Read moreUnion Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman discards briefcase, goes for ‘bahi-khata’

Can Economic Expansions Last, Bankers Warn Of Slowdown, Crop Trouble

This post was originally published on this siteBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 391 7.5.19)  Can economic expansions last forever?  The current economic expansion is the longest on record, and it really is only a matter of time (a short time) before it will end.  Is it going to end with a whimper or a bang?  … Read moreCan Economic Expansions Last, Bankers Warn Of Slowdown, Crop Trouble

Sensex reclaims 40,000-mark ahead of Budget; Nifty nears 12,000

This post was originally published on this siteDomestic equity benchmark BSE sensex on Friday reclaimed the 40,000 mark and the NSE Nifty inched closer to 12,000 level ahead of the Union Budget presentation. The 30-share index was trading 114.67 points, or 0.29 per cent, higher at 40,022.73 at 0930 hours. Similarly, the broader Nifty was … Read moreSensex reclaims 40,000-mark ahead of Budget; Nifty nears 12,000

What’s Left to Monetize?

This post was originally published on this siteWhat’s left to monetize? It appears the answer is “very little.” Advertising has always monetized consumers’ time and attention, what we call engagement today. Newspapers and periodicals publish advertisements, radio/TV networks and stations air adverts, movie theaters run trailers/ads, billboards occupy our mental space while driving and websites and apps post adverts. The … Read moreWhat’s Left to Monetize?

APRA finalises amendments to guidance on residential mortgage lending

This post was originally published on this siteThe Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will proceed with proposed changes to its guidance on the serviceability assessments that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) perform on residential mortgage applications. In a letter to ADIs issued today, APRA confirmed its updated guidance on residential mortgage lending … Read moreAPRA finalises amendments to guidance on residential mortgage lending

Sanjay Dutt’s daughter pens heartfelt note on boyfriend’s death

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, July 4 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala Dutt has penned a note mourning the demise of her boyfriend. She took to Instagram on Thursday, and shared two photographs. One of the pictures is a cropped image of the boy, while another picture features Trishala hugging him. She … Read moreSanjay Dutt’s daughter pens heartfelt note on boyfriend’s death

Westpac warns on rise of non-banks in NZ

This post was originally published on this siteLike Australia, New Zealand is consulting on the capital requirements for its top banks, to mitigate their risk of failure. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) received 160 industry submissions in the last round of consultation, including contributions from Australia’s major banks with Westpac voicing “significant concerns” … Read moreWestpac warns on rise of non-banks in NZ

Rendezvous with Ram: A sure-fire password which helps to identify who is a minority and who isn’t 😜

This post was originally published on this siteTwo proponents of muscular Hindutva, brandishing clubs and assorted weaponry, confront each other. 1st Hindutva (belligerently): Jai Shri Ram! 2nd Hindutva (equally belligerently): Jai Shri Ram! 1st Hindutva: OK, we’ve exchanged the all-important password which… Please follow and like us:

Towards a $5 trillion economy: Economic Survey shows the way forward, private investment must be a key driver

This post was originally published on this siteIn this year, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we are at a crucial juncture in history with an immense opportunity to give shape to ‘New India’. Economic Survey 2018-19 has, therefore, adopted… Please follow and like us:

Towards a $5 trillion economy: Economic Survey shows the way forward, private investment must be a key driver

This post was originally published on this siteIn this year, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we are at a crucial juncture in history with an immense opportunity to give shape to ‘New India’. Economic Survey 2018-19 has, therefore, adopted… Please follow and like us:

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Manufactured Bad News About Trump’s Manufacturing Record

This post was originally published on this siteSo here I was, planning to spend a nice, quiet, blogging-free day on this Fourth of July, when some casual web surfing revealed that the Financial Times, a newspaper I genuinely respect, runs an article besmirching President Trump’s record on reviving manufacturing. And it did so in an … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Manufactured Bad News About Trump’s Manufacturing Record

Need 8% growth for economy to reach $5 trillion in 5 years: Survey

This post was originally published on this siteThe Modi 2.0 government’s first economic report card on Thursday made a strong case for accelerating private investment to create jobs and drive demand. The two-volume Economic Survey, tabled by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has estimated economic growth at 7% for the current financial year. Please follow and … Read moreNeed 8% growth for economy to reach $5 trillion in 5 years: Survey

Grading Congress on protecting our INDEPENDENCE from coerced congestion

This post was originally published on this siteThu, Jul 4th 2019 @ 1:55 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck if you are finding your Fourth of July weekend diminished by over-packed highways, over-crowded parks, and ill-maintained infrastructures unable to keep up with the people growth, blame the Members of Congress. It is their immigration policies that … Read moreGrading Congress on protecting our INDEPENDENCE from coerced congestion

Strong Bonds Exist Among Homeless and Formerly Homeless People

This post was originally published on this siteIt is true that homelessness greatly removes you from what most consider mainstream society. Although many homeless people are employed, they are not housed. And, without a doubt, life not housed is such a difficult concept for those who have … Continue reading → The post Strong Bonds … Read moreStrong Bonds Exist Among Homeless and Formerly Homeless People

Observing Fundamental Ideologies Within the Homeless Community

This post was originally published on this siteIt is true that homelessness greatly removes you from what most consider mainstream society. Although many homeless people are employed, they are not housed. And, without a doubt, life not housed is such a difficult concept for those who have … Continue reading → The post Observing Fundamental … Read moreObserving Fundamental Ideologies Within the Homeless Community

China says US tariffs must be lifted for a trade deal

This post was originally published on this siteUS tariffs against China must be lifted for the two sides to reach a deal to end the trade war, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Trade teams from the world’s top two economies “have maintained communication”, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said, days after presidents Donald Trump … Read moreChina says US tariffs must be lifted for a trade deal

Four executives of IT staffing companies charged with visa fraud

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, July 4, 2019: Four executives of two information technology staffing companies have been arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. Vijay Mane, 39, of Princeton, New Jersey; Venkataramana Mannam, 47, of Edison, … Read moreFour executives of IT staffing companies charged with visa fraud

How Much Did I Make Driving for Uber and Lyft on the 4th of July?

This post was originally published on this siteLast year, RSG senior contributor Will Preston had his best night ever driving with Uber. Will 4th of July, 2019 hold up to be one of the best Uber and Lyft driving nights of the year? Let us know how 4th of July Uber driving works out for you this … Read moreHow Much Did I Make Driving for Uber and Lyft on the 4th of July?

‘Govt appears to be pessimistic about economy’

This post was originally published on this site Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said there are no sector-wise growth projections in the pre-Budget Economic Survey tabled in Parliament and the government itself appears to be pessimistic about the economy. In a statement, the senior Congress leader said the findings of the economic survey … Read more‘Govt appears to be pessimistic about economy’

PSBs should be freed of constraints: Raghuram Rajan

This post was originally published on this sitePublic sector banks might perform better if they are freed from some constraints but such freedom requires distance from the government, said former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. He also said there is no guarantee that privatisation will be a panacea. “Much of the discussion on privatisation seems to … Read morePSBs should be freed of constraints: Raghuram Rajan

Urjit Patel: RBI was slow to take timely measures

This post was originally published on this siteIn his first comments after resigning as RBI governor Urjit Patel said banks indulged in over-lending, while the govt did not “fully play” its role, and also conceded that the regulator should have acted earlier. “How did we get here? Plenty of blame to go around! Prior to … Read moreUrjit Patel: RBI was slow to take timely measures

Happy 4th of July!

This post was originally published on this site “The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.” ~ John F. Kennedy Related reading: Independence Day on Wikipedia The History of America’s Independence Day Please follow and like us: