Universal Basic Income- Cut out the subsidy

A basic income (also called unconditional basic income, Citizen’s Income, basic income guarantee, universal basic income or universal demogrant) is a form of social security in which all citizens or residents of a country regularly receive an unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, in addition to any income …

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UNION BUDGET 2017-18 – Reviving Demonetized India

The Union Budget 2017-18 presented by Arun Jaitley on 1st February can be termed as a good effort under the prevailing circumstances. This was a challenging situation with very high expectation post demonetization. We feel the finance minister has done a good balancing act by not tinkering too much with tax rates (partly leaving changes …

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micro finance institutions

Re-energizing De-monetized micro finance institutions

Demonetization of Rs.500 & Rs.1000 notes which was announced by the Prime Minister of India on 8th November 2016 has had a negative impact on micro finance institutions (MFI). Microfinance largely works in the grassroot level and majorly deals with cash transactions. So due to cash crunch as a result of demonetization the MFI sector …

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Grasim

AB Nuvo- Grasim Merger

The AB Nuvo- Grasim merger is a 2 step process- The first step involves merging the two companies and the second would be a spin-off of the financial division. For every 10 shares held, the shareholders of AB Nuvo will receive 3 shares of Grasim. Post-merger when the financial services business is spun off, the …

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Term insurance

Term insurance a must; But lowest premium not necessarily the best

Term insurance plan is a necessity for an individual who has dependents or a family. It is the basic form of life insurance where a fixed sum assured is paid on the death of the policyholder. In case of survival of policy term, the insured doesn’t get anything in return. It works on the basic …

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Is it necessary that the SENSEX will tank if there is a FED rate hike??? History says….DEFINITELY NOT!!!

There has been a lot of talk about a FED Rate hike possibly by 25 bps and its effects on the Indian markets. There may be some impact for a few days but history says that there has been no major impact on the Indian stock markets as evident from the chart below.  Points to …

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Lehman Crisis

Things have changed since the Lehman Crisis crash in 2008

As evident from the table below we are far better off now in comparison with the Lehman Crisis crash in 2008. CAD, Fiscal Deficit, Forex Reserves & Inflation. Interest Rates & Import bill which are higher and declining with a significant fall in crude amongst other commodities. A possible current account surplus driven by a …

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