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Buying a home? Make yourself aware of tax implications

OFTEN people buy real estate to reduce their income tax burden. It sounds great, but you should never make real estate investment decisions based solely on tax considerations.

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Domestic FMCG firms outsmart MNCs

Over the last 10 years, domestic fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies have outstripped many of their multinational counterparts.

Domestic FMCG firms outsmart MNCs

Know how to avoid impulse buying this festive season

Impulse purchasing is unplanned, the result of an exposure to a stimulus, and is decided on the spot. Impulse buyers make a purchase decision without searching for information or evaluating alternativ

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Income tax: PF withdrawn before 5 years of continuous service taxable

As per the provisions of Income Tax Act, contribution to recognised provident fund will not attract any tax liability...

Income tax: PF withdrawn before 5 years of continuous service taxable

How important is dividend-paying policy in stock-selection process

Dividend policy is an important factor for shareholders to consider in the stock-selection process because dividends are a major cash outflow for companies.

Banking & Finance News

Tax Talk: Know about tax implications relating to sale, exchange of timeshare

Timeshare ownership is ideal for vacations as it gives you the space and luxury of a resort instead of a cramped hotel room.

Tax Talk: Know about tax implications relating to sale, exchange of timeshare

Bank credit grows at snail’s pace

Bank credit growth has slowed as lenders have been slow to pass on successive repo rate cuts by the RBI on account of slow reduction in their cost of funds.

Bank credit grows at snail’s pace

How interest rate parity affects those who invest abroad

Due to interconnected markets across the world, economic fluctuations in one region affect investors across the world.

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Slowing down of risk-management mechanism a dangerous situation

The Insurance Act, 2015 had been keenly awaited by the insurance industry for about five years. It was expected that once it is in place, the industry will bounce back to its full potential...

Slowing down of risk-management mechanism a dangerous situation

Car insurance: All you need to know about making a claim

MAKING a claim every time your car gets hit may not be the most practical thing to do.

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Saving for kid? Slow and steady wins the race

LIKE any other parent, you would like your kids to get the best of everything in life. To achieve that, of utmost importance is to keep a tight control on the cash flow.

Saving for kid? Slow and steady wins the race

Silver lining for corporate India

The credit metrics of the largest 500 listed corporate borrowers are showing signs of bottoming out.

Silver lining for corporate India

Financial statements: Segmental reporting

When it comes to diversified companies, segmental reporting goes a long way in making sound decisions

Financial statements: Segmental reporting

Investing: Multiply your happiness

Amid falling rates, it makes sense for home-loan borrower to increase his EMI and accelerate repayment of principal

Banking & Finance News

Income tax laws and retirement: Top 7 empowering points

We all would like to plan for a comfortable retirement and safeguard the sunset years of our life.

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Not future-ready

Mortality protection gap in India has grown 11% every year between 2004 and 2014.

Not future-ready

Time amplifies money when it comes to compounding

Inflation is often known as a silent killer. Both compounding and inflation are functions of time, but while one multiplies wealth, the other corrodes it

Time amplifies money when it comes to compounding

General Insurance: Gold ornaments stored in locker are not insured by bank

Gold ornaments that you store in your bank’s locker are not insured.

General Insurance: Gold ornaments stored in locker are not insured by bank

Investing: Child’s play? Almost

Child plans provide a viable option for parents looking to save for their ward’s education & marriage. Should you invest?

Investing: Child’s play? Almost

Tax Talk: Tax treatment of income earned by a dependent

Investments made by an individual in the name of a minor, spouse or daughter-in-law have to be included in his taxable income.

Tax Talk: Tax treatment of income earned by a dependent

Private players drive insurance growth

Between April and August this year, the first-year premium of life insurance companies grew 13.8% y-o-y as private players reported a 27% growth.

Private players drive insurance growth

Identifying a benchmark to assess performance of your portfolio

An investor needs to evaluate his own performance with that of the benchmark portfolio performance to assess how his portfolio is faring

Identifying a benchmark to assess performance of your portfolio

Fed-induced volatility continues to be an overhang for gold

In September, the price movement of gold was largely focused on the US Federal Reserve policy. Initially, the markets were gearing up for a rate hike...

Fed-induced volatility continues to be an overhang for gold

The loan rangers

As lending rates drop, a gradual pick-up in credit growth is expected in the latter half of FY16, driven by a rise in retail loans (especially automobile and home) and public sector investments, which

The loan rangers

Tax talk: When reducing tax liability is child’s play

THE government provides tax deductions on investments made and expenses incurred for children. Here are a few ways to reduce your tax liability.

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Self-declaration process eased for fixed deposit, RD

THE government has simplified the format and procedure for self-declaration in Form 15G or 15H.

Income Tax returns filing on job change: Resolving issues arising from multiple Form-16 News

Some debt options you could go for if govt reduces deposit rates

WITH the Reserve Bank of India slashing repo rate by 50 bps to 6.75% on Tuesday, investors who park their money in bank fixed deposits will stand to lose as lenders will now start reducing deposit rat

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