Household savings in financial assets set to rise

fe Bureau Posted online: Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 0000 hrs
A sharp fall in domestic gold prices, vibrant equity markets, rising flows into equity mutual funds and a government committed to controlling inflation all these indicate that household savings

in financial assets are set to rise this financial year. Moreover, retail investors should turn to financial savings as real interest rates now appear to stay positive, although El Nino and the

Iraq conflagration remain the key upside risks to inflation.