MSMEs call out GST norms hindering move to online selling

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MSMEs call out GST norms hindering move to online selling


  • MSMEs have demanded GST compliance parity between offline and online sellers, claiming the new indirect tax regime is taxing for the firms switching over to online platforms
  • Post COVID, due to lockdowns and disruptions, smaller players and artisans are trying to sell their goods online
  • MSMEs’ demand assumes significance given that festive season is round the corner and customers are fast shifting to online in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
  • The industry has pitched for a range of changes for online sellers from registration to composition scheme to tax collected at source (TCS)

Terming the GST compliance burden as taxing for micro, small and medium enterprises making shift to online selling platform, industry players have urged the government to ease the rules.

They have claimed that regulations prescribed in the GST Act for businesses

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Buckingham Palace Has Responded to Prince Harry’s Call to Vote

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are urging Americans to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming presidential election. But Buckingham Palace, in true Buckingham Palace fashion, is distancing itself from all that.

On September 22nd—aka National Voter Registration Day—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in a short video during the ABC broadcast revealing the 2020 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. As alumni of the list, the couple sent a message of congratulations and gratitude for this year’s participants. Then, they took the opportunity to express the importance of voting this year (and every year, but seriously, especially this year).

“Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime,” Markle said. “But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices

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Caleres Inc (CAL) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Q2 2020 Earnings Call
Sep 1, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET” data-reactid=”33″Caleres Inc (NYSE: CAL)
Q2 2020 Earnings Call
Sep 1, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET

Good afternoon and welcome to the Caleres Second 2020 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Erika and I will be your conference coordinator. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions]. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Logan Bonacorsi, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, miss.

Good afternoon. I would like to thank you for joining our second quarter 2020 earnings call and webcast. A press release with detailed financial tables as well as our quarterly slide presentation are available at Please … Read More

Edited Transcript of 1508.HK earnings conference call or presentation 30-Aug-18 1:30am GMT

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BEIJING Aug 31, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of China Reinsurance Group Corp earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:30:00am GMT

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I’m the secretary to the board, Zhu Xiaoyun, of the China Reinsurance. Welcome to China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation Limited 2018 interim results announcement.

It is the reporting period and it is a great pleasure for us to meet you again online on the business performance in the first half year. And we would also like to share with you our future plans, and this format is a conference call. We will use Mandarin to conduct the meeting, while we also provide English-Chinese simultaneous translation service. Also at the meeting, we will continue with our communication with you on the latest information. Please follow our website at Investor’s calendar for more details.

Now shall I introduce the management team before … Read More

Edited Transcript of EUR.WA earnings conference call or presentation 25-Aug-20 1:00pm GMT

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Aug 29, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Eurocash SA earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:00:00pm GMT

Eurocash S.A. – Financial Director & Member of the Management Board

Eurocash S.A. – CEO & President of the Management Board

Eurocash S.A. – IR Director

Eurocash S.A. – Member of Management Board

Magdalena Kupiec, Eurocash S.A. – IR Director [1]

Good afternoon. Welcome to Eurocash S.A. Financial Results Presentation. We are very happy to have you all with us today.

And before I’m going to pass over to Luis Amaral, I’m going to (inaudible) (Operator Instructions)

Luis Manuel Conceicao do Amaral, Eurocash S.A. – CEO & President of the Management Board [2]

Yes. Hello. Good afternoon. As you saw, we published yesterday night results, and now we try to present to you how the business is going. It’s obvious for all the players that (inaudible) year … Read More

White House hints at new airline bailout; Pelosi, experts call new CDC guidelines ‘scary and dangerous’

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The White House may provide relief to airline workers to keep them employed if Congress fails to reach agreement on a package for them, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff said Wednesday.

And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its COVID-19 testing guidelines and now says people without symptoms “do not necessarily need a test” – even if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

The move comes a week after the CDC updated travel guidelines that no longer mandate a 14-day quarantine for anyone who’s traveled outside of their state or the country. The revisions to CDC guidelines have been met with concern by medical experts, who caution that less testing may lead to more cases and hinder contact tracing efforts. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also condemned the revised CDC guidelines on testing, saying Wednesday it “reinforces the lack of attention and understanding that we have to have in

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Edited Transcript of RHP.AX earnings conference call or presentation 24-Aug-20 11:00pm GMT

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Cheltenham Victoria Aug 26, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Rhipe Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11:00:00pm GMT

Thank you for standing by, and welcome to the rhipe Full Year 2020 Investor Briefing Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to hand over the conference to Mr. Dominic O’Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer and Mark McLellan, Chief Financial Officer. Thanks, Dominic.

Thank you, Carl. And Good morning, everybody. We appreciate you taking the time to attend our FY ’20 results presentation and we’re pleased to share with you the results for the full year. We’re going to talk you through the financial highlights for the business, provide you with an operations update. I’ll then hand to Mark McLellan who’ll take you through our financial results. And then we’ll give you a wrap on our outlook for the year and what we expect to … Read More

Should I Call The Police To Report Identity Theft?

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If your identity is stolen, the police aren’t well equipped to investigate it. This is part of a HuffPost series looking at alternatives to policing. You can read the other pieces here.

Someone used my personal information to commit fraud. What should I do?


As many as 1 in 10 people in the U.S. are the victims of identity theft each year; 21% of those victims experience multiple incidents in a single year. Common examples include credit card fraud, employment or tax fraud and utilities fraud.

If you find that your credit card number was stolen or your Social Security number was used to file a fraudulent tax return, your first instinct may be to call the police. That instinct isn’t necessarily wrong, but it might not get you the results you want. Identity theft is most certainly a crime, but unlike a burglary or physical assault, it’s much tougher

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Edited Transcript of TPW.AX earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-20 12:30am GMT

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Full Year 2020 Temple & Webster Group Ltd Earnings Call

Aug 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Temple & Webster Group Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 12:30:00am GMT

TEXT version of Transcript


Corporate Participants


* Mark Coulter

Temple & Webster Group Ltd – Co-Founder, CEO, MD, Customer Experience Officer & Director

* Mark Tayler

Temple & Webster Group Ltd – CFO


Conference Call Participants


* Aaron Yeoh

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Research Division – Equity Analyst

* Callum Sinclair

Macquarie Research – Analyst

* Owen Humphries

Canaccord Genuity Corp., Research Division – Senior Industrials Analyst

* Sam Haddad

Bell Potter Securities Limited, Research Division – Industrials Analyst

* Timothy Piper

RBC Capital Markets, Research Division – Analyst




Operator [1]


Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Temple & Webster

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With less money and more risk, waves of child-care providers call it quits

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A teacher checks the temperature of a child at a Ladybug Childcare & Preschool in San Francisco’s Marina District. The coronavirus crisis has caused many California child-care centers to close. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Kirsten Hove and her mom have been taking care of kids in San Francisco for decades.

Hove’s mother opened a day care program in her home in the city’s Marina neighborhood more than 30 years ago. In 2006, Hove and a family friend expanded the business by opening sites in their apartments nearby. The days were long, but the women loved the work.

What took years to build, however, was dismantled by the coronavirus in just a few months.

When Californians were ordered to shelter in place in March, Hove, her mother and their friend were forced to close completely for a week and then

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