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Raising the sales pitch

Irda has proposed the concept of insurance marketing firm to expand reach. A quick look at what itís...

IPOs losing sheen worries SebiSebi clamping down on illegal money pooling schemes
International workers: EPFO seeks to ensure stricter PF compliance
EPFO aims to ensure stricter provident fund compliance when it comes to foreign workers in India.

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What to watch out for while filling up new ITR forms

The Central Board of Direct Taxes recently notified the new I-T return forms applicable for the fina...

Donít chase Ďwinningí asset classes for short-term success

The smartest way to invest is to diversify oneís assets across different asset classes and rebalance...
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Tax on capital gains from selling a house depends on period of holding
While each one of us wants to invest in real estate, one needs to be conscious of the tax implicatio...
Are you street smart?
With markets on upswing, every investor wants his share of pie.
Smart money: Franklin Templeton launches income fund
Franklin Templeton Investments (India) has launched an open-ended income fund called Franklin India ...
Third-party motor cover costlier by 10-20%
The insurance regulator has increased the mandatory third-party motor insurance premium rate for pri...
When investing in equities, donít forget the Ďprocessí
The Chinese year of horse ó 2014 ó has had the equity market in India galloping. New highs are being...
Life insurance: Ninety-day window
Life insurers can now collect premium for a maximum three months in advance
Loss from sale of shares held for 12 months or less canít be set off against salary income
The ITR form for FY14 is yet to be notified. Regarding your query on the tax rate, as the units of t...
Price-earnings ratio is key to valuing a firmís performance
While valuing an individual share or stockmarket indicators such as Sensex or Nifty, financial analy...
Taxability of globally mobile employees
The number of globally mobile employees is on the rise: Many individuals working abroad visit India ...
Swipe benefits
Most credit cards offer benefits in the form or rewards or cash-back. Which one suits you the most?
FMPs are highly illiquid; donít park your emergency funds there
What kind of fixed maturity plans (FMPs) should I look at for short-term investments and what are th...
Catastrophe bonds: An idea whose time has come
Adopting new technology may be challenging and even disruptive.
Claim HRA to maximise your tax exemption
House Rent Allowance (HRA) is one of the important components in the salary structure of any employe...
The net widens
Online channel of distribution is a win-win proposition for insurers and customers alike
Smart Money: IDBI Mutual Fundís new diversified equity scheme
IDBI Mutual Fund has launched a closed-ended income scheme with the investment objective of long-ter...
Collective approach to buying a life cover
When we talk about life insurance, we generally talk about the products sold to individuals. The cha...
Timely repayments, borrowing discipline key to credit score
Many people earn a lot but spend it all, leading to a lack of investments and savings, and heavy deb...
Tax isnít on the house
Used wisely, a home loan can be an effective vehicle to bring down your tax outgo
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