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Listen to the best of news, views and analyses from Business Standard, India's leading business daily. In this 30-minute show, we bring you some of the most important news that will set the agenda for the day, take a deep dive into the more complex issues, get you exclusive interviews with the most notable newsmakers of the country, and decode concepts, trends and jargons for you.

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Listen to the best of news, views and analyses from Business Standard, India's leading business daily. In this 30-minute show, we bring you some of the most important news that will set the agenda for the day, take a deep dive into the more complex issues, get you exclusive interviews with the most notable newsmakers of the country, and decode concepts, trends and jargons for you.

    TMS Ep237: Business leaders, Indian brands, markets, 75 years of freedom

    TMS Ep237: Business leaders, Indian brands, markets, 75 years of freedom

    With this famous speech delivered at midnight on 15th August 1947, India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, announced the birth of an independent India. In these 75 years, India has grown by leaps and bounds. In this episode, we look back at some aspects of this 75-year journey. We will take you on a short trip down memory lane, recalling India's towering business leaders, reminding you of the brands that Indians fell in love with and also the key moments that shaped Indian markets in these 75 years. First, we tip our hat to the towering business leaders who have shaped this journey. Some are “Midnight's Children” whose pre-Independence businesses bloomed after 1947, and some “Licence Raj Warriors” who refused to let red-tapism slow them down. In many cases, the enterprises steered by them have successfully navigated India's shift from a Nehruvian to a neo-liberal model. They are some of the global Indians who got the world to sit up and take notice. With the vision and confidence to innovate and cut through challenges, these professionals took ideas and gave them wings. Their story is as much India’s as it is the world’s. Along the way, brands have embedded themselves into our everyday life, defined eras and left their indelible imprints that evoke nostalgia as iconic culture products do. Along with the proliferation of brands, the growth in the broadening of the Indian markets is another of the country’s achievements. The Indian stock market has grown just like India has, stronger and more confident. It has benefited from India's growth while also helping it grow. We take you on this journey that recalls the key moments that shaped Indian markets in this episode of the podcast. 

    TMSEp236: Airfare cap, aircraft maintenance, edible oil stocks, flag code

    TMSEp236: Airfare cap, aircraft maintenance, edible oil stocks, flag code

    Come September, and domestic airlines will have a free hand to decide fares. The government, on Wednesday, announced to lift the cap on airfares after over two years. Does it mean that we will have to shell out more for flight tickets? Also will it lead to a price war?    Some cash-strapped domestic airlines have been cutting corners to stay afloat. Even at the cost of safety. The recent spurt in technical snags and emergency landings have shone the spotlight on it and forced the airline regulator DGCA to step in. So what is plaguing the aircraft maintenance sector?  Like the airlines, the government too is in a fire-fighting mode. Albeit in a different field. It is trying to bring down inflation and has now directed edible oil suppliers to cut prices by as much as 40 rupees per litre over the past few weeks. As raw material prices continue to remain volatile, will players like Adani Wilmar and Patanjali Foods bear the brunt?  India will celebrate 75 years of Independence this Monday. From WhatsApp profile pictures to balconies to road crossings, tricolors are flying everywhere. But do you know about the rules governing the national flag? Watch this episode of the podcast to find out more.   

    • 20 min
    TMS Ep235: India inflation, CXO pay, dairy stocks, GST on rent

    TMS Ep235: India inflation, CXO pay, dairy stocks, GST on rent

    A Reuters poll suggested that India’s retail inflation may have eased to 6.78% in July due to a fall in prices of food and fuel. But it is still beyond the RBI’s comfort level of 6%. And it is also pinching people’s pockets. So can we expect some relief in the days to come?  But inflation is not much of a worry for the well-heeled, like the CEOs of companies. There is a yawning chasm between their salaries and those of the other employees. Companies are expected to maintain a reasonable CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But are they doing it? A glance at the CEO’s salary is enough to send your heart racing. So, what can be done to address it?  The base salary of Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey was $1.6 million in 2020, about 14,000% greater than the beverage giant’s median employee salary. Moving on to markets, dairy companies continued to disappoint investors with dismal profits in the recently concluded quarter as high input costs eroded the sector’s margins. Watch our next report to find out the likely trajectory for the sector, and if it is time for investors to sell these stocks The government has started levying 5% GST on pre-packaged and labelled dairy products from last month. Cash-strapped dairy companies may pass on this hike to consumers soon. Meanwhile, levying of GST on home rent is also worrying people in some quarters. Who all will pay this tax on rent? Let us find out in this episode of the podcast.

    • 20 min
    TMS Ep234: Chinese phones, GST collections, markets, Bharat NCAP rating

    TMS Ep234: Chinese phones, GST collections, markets, Bharat NCAP rating

    On the heels of launching a crackdown on some Chinese phone makers for alleged tax evasion and money laundering, the government is now reportedly planning to reserve the entry level or sub-10,000-rupees phone category for domestic players only. The plan is to revive the domestic mobile device industry, which is currently dominated by the Chinese firms. So what will be the impact of such a move?  Domestic manufacturing of phones will also boost government’s revenue in the long run. Meanwhile, GST continues to be a major source of revenue for the government. And it also remains a work in progress. The GST compensation remains a bone of contention between the Centre and states. So as the GST collections continue to soar, will it hit the states’ case which have been demanding its extension?  GST collection continues to soar -- notwithstanding the contentions and headwinds. Meanwhile, global central banks are jacking up interest rates to bring down inflation. So should you buy on dips or sell on a rally? And which sectors are likely to do well? Here is UR Bhat, co-founder and director, Alphaniti Fintech in conversation with Business Standard’s Puneet Wadhwa on his interpretation of the latest developments and the sectors he thinks that can do well going ahead UR Bhat believes that the Indian economy is on a strong footing, and can withstand headwinds. One of the measures to assess the health of any economy is its road network. They are said to be the arteries of any economy. India has the second-largest road network in the world, after the US. But there is a flip side to it too. Our country also sees the maximum road accident deaths in the world. And to bring it down, the government is going to implement Bharat NCAP from April 1, 2023. Let us know more about it in this episode of the podcast.  

    • 24 min
    TMS Ep233: Akasa Air strategy, Delhi's excise policy, markets, belated ITR

    TMS Ep233: Akasa Air strategy, Delhi's excise policy, markets, belated ITR

    Two Boeing 737 Max aircraft, bearing the logo of Akasa Air, took off from the runways of Mumbai and Ahmedabad airports on Sunday, hotting up competition in the Indian sky. Apart from keeping the fares low, what other strategy the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed budget carrier is adopting to stay afloat?  Rakesh Jhunjhunwala celebrated the launch of Akasa airline with a huge chocolate cake. But liquor was missing. The ace- investor had a few years ago told Business Standard that he was cutting down on his drinking. But not everyone is doing that. In Delhi, people are finding it hard to fetch their favourite brand, due to sparse vends. A slugfest is going on the Delhi government’s liquor policy.  Riding high on consumer spending, new-age tech companies have reported better-than-expected June quarter results. But analysts believe it will be a long road to recovery for their respective businesses and the stock prices. Take a dive into whether it is the right time to own these stocks. Most of us must have filed the tax return for all our earnings, including those made from the markets. The last date for filing tax return was July 31. But what if you have missed it. Listen to this episode of the podcast to know your options now. 

    • 21 min
    TMSEp231: PDP Bill 2019, TV in digital age, oil prices, capital gains taxes

    TMSEp231: PDP Bill 2019, TV in digital age, oil prices, capital gains taxes

    The government withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 from the Parliament on Wednesday, while promising to come back with a new draft. It comes after a Joint Parliamentary Committee -- which sat over the bill for over three years -- suggested staggering 81 amendments to it in its 542-page report. On its part, opposition Congress claimed that big tech companies would be “happy” with this move. So in our next report we ask why India is still waiting for a data protection law? And how does this delay affect both consumers and businesses? Data, as they say, is indeed the new oil. And apart from other things, it is also fueling the television’s growth story. So as the audience went tech-savvy, our humble TV kept the pace and turned smart. It offered them good content on the big screen. And combine it with a couch and a bowl of popcorn, it is a comfort which no other platform matches. We explain how TV managed to stay relevant in this fast-changing world. Large LED or Ultra HD TVs have also become a status symbol -- slowly pushing bookshelves out of living rooms. Meanwhile, the prices of Brent crude oil, which had gone through the roof, are coming down. On Wednesday, OPEC+ decided to hike output by 100,000 barrels per day. After that Brent slipped nearly 4 per cent to below 100 dollars a barrel mark for the first time since April 11. Are they headed lower in the days to come?  Gains made on the sale of equity shares are taxable. The percentage of tax that you pay depends on how long you kept the shares. In our next report we talk about these taxes, and also if you can offset the losses against the gain while filing the tax. Let us hear it in this episode of the podcast.   

    • 21 min

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