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Kuruvilla Pandikattu
Meaning of being human

What is it that makes us human? Is it language, imagination, morality, or is it that we cook and wear shoes?

Rajiv Nagpal
Expect range-bound and volatile moves

The Nifty ended last week with a gain of just 123 points, which is nothing significant, as one percent moves on a weekly basis is common. That’s the index side of the week.

Rajiv Nagpal
Have some put options and stay hedged

The time values in both call and put options, seen right before the budget, clearly indicated heightened hedging activity is going on in the market.

Ravi Ranjan Prasad
Market rally continues

A farm package at a cost lower than market expectations and minor slippage in fiscal deficit target by 10 basis points, tax benefits for the middle class and salaried persons and for the real estat

Sangeetha G.
MSME remains a focus sector for government

Though the government continued to dole out incentives for the micro small and medium enterprises in the budget, there seems to be a gap between what the government has been offering and what MSMEs

Sangeetha G.
Goyal gives a ‘filmy surprise’ to entertainment industry

Finance ministers do rarely think about films while drafting the budget. Acting finance minister Piyush Goyal seems to be an exception.

Ritwik Mukherjee
Goyal presents ten dimensional vision for 2030

With thegeneral elections barely a couple of months away, the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on Friday painted a rosy picture of the economy, proclaiming that it wants to see and make India

Sangeetha G.
Limited awareness among SMEs restricts growth of online lending platforms

Online lending platforms have not still made significant inroads into the SME sector as lower awareness about the platforms and lower user satisfaction is keeping the growth restricted.

Michael Gonsalves
Thermax opens new factory to make chillers, heat pumps

Thermax, energy and environment solutions major, on Thursday opened its new factory at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh to produce a range of of vapour absorption machines comprising chillers and heat pu

Sangeetha G.
Muthoot wants to take chit fund pan-India, reach out to millennials and executives

Despite being a convenient product offering the benefits of savings and credit, chit fund has hardly penetrated among the youngsters and still remains an old-world financial instrument.

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