Finance

Zoho launches finance suite for GST regime

CHENNAI, APRIL 20:   Software company Zoho on Wednesday launched its GST-compliant finance suite, Zoho Finance Plus, even as the country prepares for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1. Zoho’s finance suite will help companies make a smooth transition to GST regime by offering end-to-end integrated Cloud-based platform for businesses to manage their finances and operations, including ... Read More »

Bonds: Italian risk premium at highest since 2014

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2.32% (-5bp) UK: 1.05% (-2bp) Germany: 0.20% (-0bp) France: 0.96% (+3bp) Spain: 1.64% (+3bp) Italy: 2.28% (+4bp) Portugal: 3.85% (+3bp) Greece: 6.72% (-6bp) Japan: 0.04% (-2bp) Longer-term Gilts tagged along for the ride with debt from the other G4 economies, as heightened tensions around the ... Read More »

New Milford finance board cuts budget yet again

NEW MILFORD — The Board of Finance, in a series of budget amendments adopted Thursday night, rejected Mayor David Gronbach’s plan to offset a $1.5 million revenue miscalculation with measures including the sale of town properties. Instead, the board cut $968,000 from the town budget and $532,000 from the schools budget. The overall budget now stands at nearly $101 million, ... Read More »

How finance brands use Instagram

  A mountain top view. A close-up of a hand-rolled pastry. These images, while almost pedestrian on Instagram, are hardly what you’d expect out of a finance brand. But that’s exactly what American Express’ presence on the platform is all about: An effort to connect with an experience rather than a product. “Instagram is really about engaging — it’s so ... Read More »

Want to Stop Fascism? Start By Taming the Finance Sector.

It’s budget season, and—like Washington, D.C’s trademark cherry blossoms—a perennial myth about federal finances has re-emerged on Capitol Hill: That only taxpayers pay for the things the government buys. Asked on Morning Joe about cuts to everything from the Environmental Protection Agency to Meals on Wheels, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney went for the heartstrings: “One of the questions ... Read More »

ICC news March 20, 2017 ‘New ICC finance model arbitrary, not agreeable’

Rahul Johri (left) has spelt out the BCCI’s objections to the new financial model in an email to the ICC © SLC The ICC’s new constitution will “convert” the nature of the world governing body and “adversely affect” the autonomy of its members, according to the BCCI, one of the strongest opponents of the proposed document. In a comprehensive communication ... Read More »

This controversial way to finance college may be getting more popular

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. It soon may get easier for students to finance college by selling a share in their future selves. Purdue University is partnering with Vemo Education, a technology firm, in hopes of spreading an alternative form of college financing pioneered at Purdue last year. The product, known as an income-share agreement or ISA, allows students to ... Read More »

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

IANS | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 12.34 PM IST You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman (Gawrav Sinha/Getty Images) In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, ... Read More »

Why do we have excess facial hair?

TNN | December 05, 2016 1/6Anatomy of unwanted hair 0 “If you are a woman, you have to be beautiful!” Isn’t it amazing how easily this phrase rolls off, without even considering how much it can offend others? Instead of a mere adjective, the word ‘beautiful’ has become a false dichotomy. Let’s face it, despite all the opinions; a woman ... Read More »

Pisani: Is the retail investor getting back in right near the top?

Just back from a Thanksgiving vacation, and I couldn’t help but be amazed at watching the market inch to historic highs — twice — in a week! But I haven’t changed my opinion: The market is advancing on thin ice. There are several reasons I’m suspicious. Investor sentiment has switched dramatically, from outright skeptical to bullish. That’s not a good ... Read More »