In the new year 2020, do not make these 8 investment mistakes

The year 2019 saw the economy on shaky ground and many corporate scams get unearthed. This gave many a sleepless nights for investors across various asset classes. On the equity market front, the barometer index, BSE Sensex, hit its all-time high in 2019, where there were days when it zoomed more than 1,000 points. At […]

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What the Biggest Business Deals of 2019 Tell Us About the Next Decade

Unlike the earth’s climate, the climate for business deals remained stubbornly unchanged in 2019 — or did it? Business deals are both a lagging and a leading indicator of economic transformations. Some reflect past conditions; others signal emerging trends. A review of the past year’s most remarkable deals (and non-deals) can tell us where we […]

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Red Dead Redemption PC fan project shut down following lawsuit

Take-Two Interactive has shut down a Red Dead Redemption fan project after filing a lawsuit against developer Johnathon Wyckoff on Dec. 26. Wyckoff is the creator behind a fan project called “Red Dead Redemption Damned Enhancement Project,” which was reportedly intended to “[enhance] graphics and visuals in Take-Two’s Red Dead Redemption game” and make it playable on Windows PC […]

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Myanmar, a promising investment destination

As the Myanmar economy opens up, it offers access to various sectors wherein India can boost trade and investment Myanmar recently saw the entry of foreign private insurance companies into the country, along with Singapore-based transport services company Grab. India, which has expressed its desire to have greater integration under its new ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, […]

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How a Mumbai-based CA and investment banker raised $250 million for their clients in 4 years

Chirag Jain grew up listening to his family talk about financial services. His father had started Ashika Group, a diversified financial services business. According to Chirag, the Kolkata-based company had grown into one of India’s largest financial services entities by the late nineties. Once Chirag became a CA, he joined the family business and wanted to start […]

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How Technology Impacts Brand Safety

Our polarized world has become less theoretical and more of a practical challenge for marketers. The turbulence seems to be everywhere, and a growing consideration for both B2B and B2C marketing teams. I recently asked Peter Sheldon, senior director of strategy for Adobe’s commerce business for his take on how brand safety is best planned […]

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3 questions to ask before acting on an investment advice

Investors, on most occasions, fail to do due diligence and end up acting on information provided by peers or those who don’t possess enough market intelligence and experience. When 35-year-old Kishore received an SMS from an unknown number regarding investments and how to gain double-digit returns from stock markets, he wasted no time in contacting […]

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Income tax benefits on medical treatment and health insurance

In the past few years, expenditure incurred on healthcare has been on the rise, encompassing expenses on preventive check-ups, medical insurance, etc. Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) provides certain tax deductions for an individual in respect of such expenditure incurred on self or dependents, which have been discussed in this article. Mediclaim/Health insurance premium For […]

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