A look at the headlines in this sector right now:

  1. GST Council meeting begins, relief for small and medium business likely to be discussed: The panel is trying to ease difficulties that have risen from shifting to the new tax regime, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said.
  2. Centre makes Aadhaar must for post office deposits, public provident funds, Kisan Vikas Patra: The Ministry of Finance said existing depositors have time till December 31 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.
  3. Sensex ends over 200 points up, Nifty nears 10,000 again amid speculation over GST Council meeting: Tata Steel and Sun Pharma were among the top gainers on both indices, whereas Hero MotoCorp and HDFC were among the worst performers.
  4. Centre identifies 5,800 shell firms that allegedly laundered crores of rupees after demonetisation: The government received data from 13 banks on the transactions these companies made after the note ban.
  5. Bad loans top priority, but won’t miss opportunities to lend, says new SBI Chairperson Rajnish Kumar: He said the bank was well poised, and would not need more capital from the government before March 2019.
  6. Piyush Goyal says decline in employment by top companies in India is a ‘very good sign’: The railway minister claimed that more and more youth now wanted to be entrepreneurs.
  7. Tribunal dismisses Cyrus Mistry’s transfer plea, fines his firms Rs 10 lakh: His family wanted the case against Tata Sons transferred to the Delhi bench of the National Company Law Tribunal, alleging that the Mumbai bench could have cause for bias.