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Indian Budget 2011 Highlights


Finance Minister has started presenting his sixth Budget in the Lok Sabha. The Highlights of the federal budget 2011 are follows:- Highlights Service tax to cover hotel accommodation above Rs 1,000 per day, A/C restaurants serving liquor. Air-conditioned hospitals with more than 25 beds come under service tax regime. More services to will come into service tax net. Ship owners ... Read More »

What Is Option (In Finance)?


In finance, an option is a derivative financial instrument that establishes a contract between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a set price before a given date. The option depends on some other assets for its value as it gets value from the stock or the index. For this reason, options are also called derivatives. Options are ... Read More »

What is Pegging(Peg) In Finance?


Pegging is a method which is used to fix the values relative to assets of stable value to increase market stability. It is most commonly done in Foreign Exchange for currency pegging in which a government fixes the exchange rate of its own currency to the currency of another country which is viewed as reliable and highly stable. Most countries ... Read More »

CIBIL(Credit Information Bureau) Report


CIBIL (India’s first credit information bureau) is an only credit bureau in India. It is a repository of credit information, which contains the credit history of commercial and consumer borrowers of all the  customers of its members (banks and financial institutions). CIBIL provides this information to its members in the form of credit information reports. CIBIL shares a reciprocate relationship ... Read More »

Define IPO And Explain How It Works


IPO(Initial Public Offering) new shares offered to the public in the Primary market. When a company decides to raise capital, they often by selling shares of stock to public and the initial sale of a company’s stock is known as Initial Public Offering in the stock market. Companies offering IPO are not necessarily new company’s, sometimes companies which have been ... Read More »

What Is Gearing In Finance?


GEARING is the proportion of the capital employed in a company that is financed by lenders rather than shareholders. In simple terms, explains how a company finances its operations either through lenders or through shareholders. Gearing is basically defined as the ratio between a company’s borrowing (debt) and owner’s equity (i.e. shareholder’s fund). It is synonym to the word financial ... Read More »