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 Demonetisation:  Assocham urges for higher cash withdrawal limit for transporters

Demonetisation: Assocham urges for higher cash withdrawal limit for transporters

In the wake of the November 8 demonetisation of high value currency, industry chamber Assocham on Sunday urged the government to increase the cash withdrawal limit for logistic and transport fleet owners since they need cash for meeting their expenses.

Bankruptcy Code can potentially free Rs 25,000 cr in NPAs in 5 years: Assocham

Bankruptcy Code can potentially free Rs 25,000 cr in NPAs in 5 years: Assocham

Proper implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 can potentially free about Rs 25,000 crore capital locked up as non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, over the next four-five years, Assocham said on Monday.

Banks be allowed to hire ex-staff for speedy currency swap: Assocham

Banks be allowed to hire ex-staff for speedy currency swap: Assocham

Government should allow banks to hire retired bank employees on a massive scale for a speedy currency swap and cash withdrawal in the wake of junking of big denomination currency notes, industry body Assocham said.

Overweight kids in Delhi-NCR are more prone to diabetes: ASSOCHAM study

Overweight kids in Delhi-NCR are more prone to diabetes: ASSOCHAM study

As per the findings, about 72 percent urban children don`t exercise regularly. Obesity is also a common factor and it has grown over 65 percent among the children.

India Inc. seeks policy continuity under Donald Trump

India Inc. seeks policy continuity under Donald Trump

Besides congratulating Republican Donald Trump as US President-elect, India Inc. hopes key policies that have bought the two countries closer in recent years will continue under him, with better access to Indian skilled labour and merchandise.

GST rollout: Council asked to remove anomalies across sectors

GST rollout: Council asked to remove anomalies across sectors

A paper submitted to the GST Council, scheduled to meet November 3-4, has suggested that sharp anomalies in the taxation structure across different industries such as telecom, tobacco and textiles should be addressed as the country moves towards the goods and services tax (GST) regime.

Do not levy cess but hike GST rate by 1-2%, ASSOCHAM tells Arun Jaitley

Do not levy cess but hike GST rate by 1-2%, ASSOCHAM tells Arun Jaitley

Industry chamber Assocham has made a pitch to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to levy cess, but hike GST rate by 1-2 percent to garner additional resources to compensate states for any revenue loss on rollout of the new regime from April next year.

'Traffic jams resulting in Rs 200 crore fuel loss in cities'

'Traffic jams resulting in Rs 200 crore fuel loss in cities'

Traffic congestion on eve of Diwali costs a bomb in terms of both time and money thereby leading to loss of fuel worth up to Rs 200 crore as vehicular movement comes to a near standstill on roads across major cities in India, noted a quick ASSOCHAM analysis.

Diwali: Ban or no ban, spark goes missing from cracker sales

Ban on import and sale of Chinese crackers has had little or no effect on domestically-made ones as traders across major cities report poor business owing to anti-cracker campaign run by schools, resident welfare associations and others, Assocham said today.

Diwali 2016: Cash, coupons most sought after gifts, says ASSOCHAM study

Diwali 2016: Cash, coupons most sought after gifts, says ASSOCHAM study

While 45 per cent of office workers want cash or gift coupons or vouchers, 35 per cent prefer gadgets, electronic items, home appliances, utensils and other such things for personal use or for their households.

Warned on likelihood of bank card fraud: Assocham

Warned on likelihood of bank card fraud: Assocham

Following the unprecedented security breach reported earlier this week that has "compromised" card data of many private and state-run banks, industry body Assocham on Sunday said it had earlier cautioned about such frauds.

Consumer demand to hike by 40% this festive season: ASSOCHAM

Consumer demand to hike by 40% this festive season: ASSOCHAM

Riding high on an uptick in the economy and improving perception of job prospects, coupled with steady lowering of interest rates, consumer demand may soar 40 percent in the ongoing festive season, according to an Assocham report.

Gold prices could touch Rs 33,500/10 gm on global risk factors: Assocham

Gold prices could touch Rs 33,500/10 gm on global risk factors: Assocham

Gold prices are likely to stay firm in the range of Rs 30,500-Rs 33,500 per 10 grams in the backdrop of global political and financial risks, says a study by industry body Assocham.

Disappointed with contracted IIP data, India Inc pitches for sops to boost consumption-driven demand

Disappointed with contracted IIP data, India Inc pitches for sops to boost consumption-driven demand

Disappointed with the 0.7 per cent contraction in industrial output, India Inc has pitched for incentives to boost consumption-driven demand for attracting fresh investments.

'Gold demand likely to fall to 750 ton in 2016 on high price'

'Gold demand likely to fall to 750 ton in 2016 on high price'

India's gold demand is likely to fall to around 750-800 tonnes in 2016, as against 860 tonnes last year, mainly due to sharp rise in prices and jewellers' strike following new regulations, World Gold Council has said.

Army's surgical strike in Pakistan: India Inc shows full faith in PM Modi's leadership

Army's surgical strike in Pakistan: India Inc shows full faith in PM Modi's leadership

India Inc. is completely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been showing ideal leadership qualities in dealing with situations of heightened tensions with Pakistan, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said Thursday after India conducted surgical strikes against Pakistani terrorists` launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC).

Vegetables may soar further as peak production season ends: Report

Vegetables may soar further as peak production season ends: Report

In a "most worrying" sign for consumers, the prices of vegetables in retail markets are likely to shoot up further in coming months as the 'peak production season' came to an end, says a report.

Govt, Opposition must join hands for GST breakthrough: Assocham

Govt, Opposition must join hands for GST breakthrough: Assocham

Government and the main opposition party should get the long-stalled Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST passed in the Rajya Sabha in first few days of the monsoon session of Parliament, industry body Assocham has said.

 ASSOCHAM appeals political parties to come on board for GST Bill

ASSOCHAM appeals political parties to come on board for GST Bill

Amidst positive indications for a consensus building among the major political parties, including the Congress, the ASSOCHAM has made a strong plea both to the Government as also the principal Opposition party to get the long pending Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST passed in the Rajya Sabha within the first few days of the Monsoon session of Parliament, beginning July 18.

Enthusiasm in social networking may earn you a job: ASSOCHAM report

Activeness in Social networking sites now may lend you a popular job. Watch complete news story of Aap Ki Khabar for getting detailed updates!