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Ulips drive private players’ growth

Private life insurers reported a 24% growth in individual annualised premium in July as unit-linked products continue to drive premium volumes.

Ulips drive private players’ growth

Your money: Fundamentals, not technicals, the key in long run

After touching the 30,000 mark in March, the BSE Sensex has been on a roller-coaster ride. The benchmark index is now down over 14% from its peak, losing as much as 1,625 points on a single day on Aug

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Income-tax returns: Fresh window of opportunity

Those who missed filing their income-tax returns by August 31 for assessment year 2015-16 can now do so till September 7.

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Why it is not advisable to time the market amid volatility

As equities go through a volatile phase, it’s tempting to time the market. Why it’s not advisable

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India Post offers a wide range of tax-saving options for the risk-averse

Small savings of India Post are a popular investment option for risk-averse investors. Post office investments provide flexibility and even tax benefits.

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Tech Tonic for investments

In the financial products space, technology-based advice and distribution can significantly alter the market dynamics of both pricing and reach.

Tech Tonic for investments

Equitable mortgage leaves home buyers susceptible to frauds

As a buyer, you can make use of CERSAI and safeguard yourself from any real estate fraud. You can check the mortgage details of any plot of land you intend to buy, to see if any mortgages are associat

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Mutual Funds: For a two-year horizon, it’s advisable to stick to debt funds

SIPs, besides encouraging regular and systematic investments into mutual funds, also provide the benefit of rupee-cost averaging.

Mutual Funds: For a two-year horizon, it’s advisable to stick to debt funds

Mutual Funds: Why risk-averse investors should opt for debt funds

Debt funds are an ideal investment option for risk-averse investors. Here’s why:

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Tax Talk: Employer can form private PF trust, subject to conditions

As part of the social security measures, the government introduced a mandatory savings scheme for non-government employees through the Employees’ Provident Fund...

Tax Talk: Employer can form private PF trust, subject to conditions

Silver lining for Indian economy

The Indian economy is showing signs of a turnaround as the number of shelved projects has declined for the fifth successive quarter and projects under implementation...

Silver lining for Indian economy

Govt policy eroding role of financial institutions

Political considerations should not outweigh economic considerations when the financial commitments are on a very high scale

Govt policy eroding role of financial institutions

‘Volatility would impact decision-making of retail investors’

While the market may remain volatile in the near term, it will deliver good returns in the long run. Retail investors should participate in the growth story by investing in equities...

‘Volatility would impact decision-making of retail investors’

Industry analysis: How it is useful in identifying right investments

Industry analysis is key to understanding true performance of a company and making the right investments

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Weak demand weighs on corporate earnings

In the three months to June, lower commodity prices have led to a recovery in corporate earnings, despite weak growth in investment-linked sectors and subdued rural demand.

Weak demand weighs on corporate earnings

Health & the city: Should you go for a zonal cover?

Typically, zones are classified under 1, 2 and 3. While each insurer has its own way of classifying cities, Delhi and Mumbai usually fall under zone 1, most of tier-I cities are categorised as zone 2

Health & the city: Should you go for a zonal cover?

Tax talk: Taxability of MFs hinges on host of factors

As the August 31 deadline for filing income-tax returns draws near, the first thing to keep in mind is that income from all sources is captured correctly.

Tax talk: Taxability of MFs hinges on host of factors

Tax Talk: NPS a flexible & tax-friendly investment option for NRIs

A vast majority of NRIs working overseas retain their roots in India and would wish to maintain corpus back home for eventual relocation.

Tax Talk: NPS a flexible & tax-friendly investment option for NRIs

Here is a list of right add-on covers for motor insurance

Buying the right add-ons could help you get the maximum benefit from motor insurance policy

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FPI holding in BSE 200 down marginally

During April-June 2015, domestic institutional investors increased their stake in sectors like banking, technology and pharmaceuticals and sold telecom stocks.

FPI holding in BSE 200 down marginally

Saving for retirement? Why annuity products make sense

An annuity product is a convenient tool for financial planning. It encourages people to save for retirement as premiums are very low at younger age and for those who opt for linked pension

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Income tax: Deduction up to R3 lakh available on royalty earned from book

What are the tax implications if I keep my flat unoccupied and stay in a rented house?

Income tax: Deduction up to R3 lakh available on royalty earned from book

Investing: The Bigger Picture

When assessing future value of a security, it’s crucial to analyse outlook for aggregate economy and firm’s specific industry

Investing: The Bigger Picture

Tax Talk: Some gifts are safe from tax implications under I-T Act

Gifts received in the form of cash, cheque or draft or even gold or property are taxable, if the total amount exceeds Rs 50,000 in a year.

Tax Talk: Some gifts are safe from tax implications under I-T Act

For investors, it’s all in the stocks now

Equity mutual funds have reported positive inflows for 15 months in a row in July, the highest ever, surpassing the cumulative flows of Rs 98,800 crore reported between October 1999 to April 2014.

For investors, it’s all in the stocks now

How to use indexation to save taxes on property sale

In recent times, real estate investments have been finding greater traction, with increasing numbers of investors buying property...

How to use indexation to save taxes on property sale

Don’t expect too much from gold scheme initially: Somasundaram PR

As gold prices hover around five-and-a-half-year lows, many are writing off the yellow metal’s appeal as a safe-haven asset class.

Don’t expect too much from gold scheme initially: Somasundaram PR
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