Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey owned Square Inc. which enables sellers to accept card payments is now launching banking services for small businesses. Apart from offering businesses savings and checking accounts, Square banking will also offer loans to small and medium businesses through Square Loans. The aim is to attract small business owners who have been struggling to gain access from big banks.
The US's largest Ponzi scheme convict Bernie Madoff passed away on April 14 at federal prison's medical facility in Butner, North Carolina. The 82-year-old had a natural death, a year after the court denied his lawyer's request to release him considering medical reasons. Nonetheless, he pleaded guilty of running an investment scam in March 2009. Reportedly, around $13 billion of his investors have been recovered out of $17.5 billion.
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The Commerce Ministry, in its latest data, has revealed that India's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow soared by 37% to $43.85 billion during April-November 2020. It stated that the FDI inflow was highest-ever for the first eight months of a FY, surpassing FY 2019-20 collection ($32.11 billion). Citing the FDI reforms and investment facilitation introduced by the government, the ministry reported the total FDI inflow, including ploughed… read-more
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) stated that the deadline for filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) has been extended till December 31, 2020. For ITRs which require a report on international and domestic transactions, the deadline has been pushed to January 31, 2021. The extension has been announced for a second time to provide relief to the self-assessment tax payers.
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