Month: September 2019

bank mergers

What customers have to do with bank mergers?

Last month, the Finance Minister announced a spate of bank mergers. This consolidation will bring down the total number of public sector banks (PSBs) in the country to 12 from 27 in 2017. The question on everyone’s mind is how this will affect customers & what action customers need to take for a smooth transition. …

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corporate tax

Corporate tax rate cut: An early Diwali

The Finance Minister on 20th September 2019 announced a sharp reduction in corporate tax rates. Manufacturing companies not availing of tax sops can now opt for a 22% corporate tax rate, while new manufacturing companies that register and start production between 1st October 2019 and March 2023 can avail an even lower tax rate of …

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slowdown

Economic slowdown calls for a stimulus

Stock markets have been largely range bound over the last month, though the broader markets have continued with its subdued performance largely due to consistent selling by FPIs. Ever since the budget was presented on 5th July, major indexes have corrected ~10%, while the sell-off has been sharper in the broader markets. FII have been …

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