GST regime may lead BSE listed companies go up to 10,000 in ten years

In what may provide a big fillip to the stock markets, under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the number of companies listed in BSE are expected to go up to more than 10,000 in the next ten years from the present 5,500 companies, as per a stock exchange official said on Friday.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016, 22:59 PM IST
GST regime may lead BSE listed companies go up to 10,000 in ten years

Zee Media Bureau

Kolkata: In what may provide a big fillip to the stock markets, under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the number of companies listed in BSE are expected to go up to more than 10,000 in the next ten years from the present 5,500 companies, as per a stock exchange official said on Friday.

"GST is an important framework. Today, there are 5,500 companies listed in the BSE. I would not be surprised in the next ten years, if more than 10,000 companies are listed in the BSE," said stock exchange`s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ashish Kumar Chauhan.

He said the single tax regime would be beneficial for small entities and companies which operate across many states. It will allow many young companies to grow up very fast and bring more transparency in the system.

"Many companies at present have to fulfil regulations which are local. Under GST, their costs are expected to reduce and their profitability might go up. They will find it easy to operate across India," Chauhan said at an event organised by MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

(With IANS inputs)