Policy

Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation

``There will be a post-Brexit trade deal between India and the UK''

Interviews       Jan 30, 2020

  How is City of London preparing for Brexit as it is now very certain? Departure from the EU on 31st January is just the end of phase 1 of the Brexit process.  The future trading relationship still needs to be resolved, and negotiations will be...

Swadeshi Jagran Manch asks PM's to stall mergers of 3 PSU general insurers

Indian News       Jan 30, 2020

  New Delhi: Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), an RSS(Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh)affiliate, has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking the review of the government’s decision to merge the public sector general insurance companies Oriental Insurance Company(OIC), United Insurance Company(UIC) and National Insurance Company(NIC) as it...

Prashant Tripathy, Managing Director & CEO, Max Life Insurance

Budget 2020:Indian Life Insurance Industry  

Articles       Jan 24, 2020

  Today the country is looking for a growth oriented budget which could infuse larger positivity into the economy. This makes the Union Budget 2020 all the more critical. As Indian economy is staring at a lowest ever growth rate in over six years, the government...

Wealth of India's richest 1% more than 4 times that of 70% poorest: Oxfam

International News       Jan 20, 2020

            Davos: India's richest 1 per cent hold more than four-times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the bottom 70 per cent of the country's population, while the total wealth of all Indian billionaires is more than the full-year budget, a...

India plans new law to protect foreign investment - sources

International News       Jan 15, 2020

  NEW DELHI: India is planning a new law to safeguard foreign investment by speeding up dispute resolution, aiming to attract more capital from overseas to boost stuttering domestic growth, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. In a 40-page initial draft, India’s...

DPIIT to discuss data issues in draft e-comm policy with firms on Jan 14

Indian News       Jan 12, 2020

  New Delhi: DPIIT to discuss data issues in draft e-comm policy with firms on Jan 14The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has convened a meeting of industry representatives from IT and e-commerce sectors on January 14 to discuss the merits and...

Trump Administration seeks to limit ‘Overreach’ of Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

International News       Jan 08, 2020

  Washington: The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach,” and said it wants European officials to likewise avoid aggressive approaches.   In a fact sheet, the White House said federal agencies...

Govt plans quarterly, half-yearly financial statement norms for unlisted companies

Indian News       Jan 05, 2020

  NEW DELHI : Unlisted companies might soon be required to submit their financial statements to the government on a quarterly or half-yearly basis, according to an official.   There are more than 11 lakh unlisted companies that are active in the country and the proposal also...

Google fined $167 million in France amid crackdown on online advertising

International News       Dec 21, 2019

  Paris: Google was fined 150 million euros ($167 million) in a French antitrust case involving online advertising as regulators throughout Europe criticize the tech giant’s business practices.   The French authority found Google abused its dominant position in search when it set “opaque and difficult to...

Life insurers bat for 100% foreign investment in sector via automatic route

Indian News       Dec 19, 2019

  New Delhi: Life insurers have sought 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) limit for the sector through automatic route, which can help the sector attract capital of Rs 40,000-60,000 crore.   India has received nearly Rs 30,000 crore worth of FDI in the private sector...