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    Budget 2020-2021:  Measures to boost supply chain finance for MSMEs is well-intended

    The core challenges that MSMEs requiring external finance face include high collateral requirements, high interest rates and ...

    What Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget announcements mean for fintech firms

    What was heartening to hear was that the FM talked about how it’s now cliché to talk about data being the new oil and that it...

    Assemble in India: Why it may not be prudent to follow China’s strategy

    If India wants to be the next manufacturing hub, it has to close a quality gap faced among its peers.

    Budget 2020: A big positive for NBFCs, MSMEs

    The MSME sector will benefit from the proposal to extend the restructuring window, a scheme for provision of subordinate deb...

    Budget 2020: Decoding Nirmala Sitharaman’s budgetary allocation for MSMEs

    Even though there might be an overall increase in the total allocation for the Ministry of MSME in this year's Budget, a clos...

    Hit or miss? Industry expects impact of Budget on MSME investment cycle to be muted

    Key industry stakeholders felt that though a number of proposals were announced for MSMEs by the FM, the Budget was not able ...

    Govt hikes allocation for Fund of Funds, Make in India prog in FY21 Budget

    Startup India initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conduci...

    Union Budget 2020: A year ahead for tax reforms and self-sustainability

    Nirmala Sitharaman has followed the globally emerging trend of protecting the domestic industries for self-reliance and accel...

    Budget defers tax on stock options by 5 years, but is silent on double taxation

    Startups have long demanded that tax on Esops must be levied only at the time of sale and not at the time of vesting, as valu...

    Budget 2020: What did MSMEs and Startups get?

    The Finance Minister said that the amendments in the Factor Regulation Act 2011 which will enable NBFCs to extend invoice fin...

    Govt raises turnover threshold for audit of MSME accounts to Rs 5 cr

    Govt raises turnover threshold for audit of MSME accounts to Rs 5 cr

    "An app-based invoice financing loans product will be launched. This will obviate the problem of delayed payments and consequ...

    NBFCs can now be a part of TReDS, subordinate debt available for MSMEs

    NBFCs can now be a part of TReDS, subordinate debt available for MSMEs

    The FM announced that an app-based invoice financing loans product would also be launched. “This will obviate the problem of ...

    Budget 2020-21 aims to take a ‘Quantum’ jump; FM calls data the new oil

    Budget 2020-21 aims to take a ‘Quantum’ jump; FM calls data the new oil

    Talking about startups, the Finance Minister added that the base for knowledge driven enterprises needs to be expanded and se...

    Union Budget 2020: Sitharaman proposes investment clearance cell for entrepreneurs

    Union Budget 2020: Sitharaman proposes investment clearance cell for entrepreneurs

    She proposed to set up an Investment clearance cell “that will provide end-to-end facilitation and support including pre-inve...

    Formal jobs on the up, stands at 9.98% in 2017-18: Economic Survey 2019-20

    Formal jobs on the up, stands at 9.98% in 2017-18: Economic Survey 2019-20

    Total formal employment in the economy increased from 8% in 2011-12 to 9.98% in 2017-18, stated the survey released today....

    Economic Survey: Disbursed Rs 37,106 cr under PSB Loans in 59 Minutes

    Economic Survey: Disbursed Rs 37,106 cr under PSB Loans in 59 Minutes

    The Survey gave a detailed analysis of all the measures undertaken to support the MSME sector in India to ensure better credi...

    Manufacturing units have to conform ‘bewildering’ 6,796 compliance items: Eco Survey

    Manufacturing units have to conform ‘bewildering’ 6,796 compliance items: Eco Survey

    In the chapter devoted to Ease of Doing Business in the country, the Survey noted that density of legislation and statutory c...

    Faster export growth can be charted for India via focus on ‘network products’, says Eco Survey

    Faster export growth can be charted for India via focus on ‘network products’, says Eco Survey

    Talking about India’s export performance vis-a-vis China, the chapter said that the China-India gap in world market share is ...

    In India, importing is easier than exporting: Economic Survey 2019-20

    In India, importing is easier than exporting: Economic Survey 2019-20

    “The large variance in process time means that exports are forced to account for the uncertainty by padding extra waiting tim...

    Are Indian fintechs chasing the same set of borrowers? Experts answer

    Are Indian fintechs chasing the same set of borrowers? Experts answer

    Talking about the lending sector, Ashwini Anand, Founder, Monsoon CreditTech, believed that the Indian lending market was wor...

    Public Credit Registry will be a great value add for MSMEs, says Rang De’s Ram NK

    Public Credit Registry will be a great value add for MSMEs, says Rang De’s Ram NK

    Rang De’s Ram NK says more awareness is needed to be created in the system so that people are not scared to approach banks g...

    Building financial history records is must for MSMEs to address capital woes, say experts

    Building financial history records is must for MSMEs to address capital woes, say experts

    Amit Kumar, Founder & CEO of MSMEx, a micro advisory platform for MSMEs said that unless MSMEs don’t build data of their past...

    Budget 2020: Madam FM, P2P lending can help MSMEs

    Budget 2020: Madam FM, P2P lending can help MSMEs

    This year's Budget can look at specific tax rebates for lending to MSMEs which will help lenders in making greater investment...

    Greater collaboration possible between traditional and new-age lenders

    Greater collaboration possible between traditional and new-age lenders

    This is in stark contrast to the formative days of fintech. Many started business after the financial crisis of 2008-09 with ...

    What the fintech industry demands from Budget 2020

    What the fintech industry demands from Budget 2020

    The fintech lending players are looking towards trade financing and supply chain financing as the next growth frontiers and t...

    Technology hasn't adequately touched manufacturing: Moglix’s Rahul Garg

    Technology hasn't adequately touched manufacturing: Moglix’s Rahul Garg

    Leveraging on PM Modi’s flagship programme ‘Make in India’ which is aimed at establishing the country as the manufacturing hu...

    Budget may give Rs 500 cr each for two MSME funds

    Budget may give Rs 500 cr each for two MSME funds

    The distressed asset fund will also receive a guarantee from the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises,...

    Internet is a great leveller and doesn’t differentiate, says Instamojo’s Sampad Swain

    Internet is a great leveller and doesn’t differentiate, says Instamojo’s Sampad Swain

    The internet, Swain said, witnessed a change in user patterns from 2008-09 onwards when it started becoming relevant from a b...

    Budget likely to unveil ‘Fund of Funds’ for MSME sector

    Budget likely to unveil ‘Fund of Funds’ for MSME sector

    It would be modeled on the lines of FoF suggested by former Sebi chairman-headed panel on MSME.

    Need a data rich India to jumpstart MSMEs financial inclusion

    Need a data rich India to jumpstart MSMEs financial inclusion

    At the recent discussion about the state of MSMEs in the country, experts believed that the SME community is so entangled tha...

    Budget 2020: Ease credit access, broaden ESOPs understanding, says CRED’s Kunal Shah

    Budget 2020: Ease credit access, broaden ESOPs understanding, says CRED’s Kunal Shah

    Fintech startups are in the preliminary stages of demonstrating value. Banks and legacy financial institutions have earned co...

    Unclear regulations on e-pharmacies may hinder investments: 1mg’s Prashant Tandon

    Unclear regulations on e-pharmacies may hinder investments: 1mg’s Prashant Tandon

    The government has been working on draft regulation now, till the final regulation comes out and it has been more than one ye...

    Flexible policies, repository of data can help streamline land & labour challenges

    Flexible policies, repository of data can help streamline land & labour challenges

    Revamping of employment exchanges, preparing people for long term employment and creating an overall enabling environment wou...

    Algorithm versus small businesses: an unequal battle

    Algorithm versus small businesses: an unequal battle

    Studies suggest that customer’s behaviour has now been shifted to need-based decision rather than brand-driven decision. 70 p...

    How technology can lead to more engaged & productive employees

    How technology can lead to more engaged & productive employees

    ​Employee engagement is a wide area. Good work, good boss and good pay are considered to be the foundations of employee engag...

    The essential guide for SMEs to select an ERP software

    The essential guide for SMEs to select an ERP software

    A commonly held perception was that ERP tools are best suited for large-scale industries due to high cost of ownership and co...

    Big data analytics: No big money needed as most solutions go 'freemium'

    Big data analytics: No big money needed as most solutions go 'freemium'

    Big infrastructure and cost requirements have long kept data analytics a fiefdom of large enterprises; however, the advent of...

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