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Monetary policy review: All eyes on RBI today

The Reserve Bank of India will decide on the policy rates at its monetary policy meeting today. While retail inflation remains within the comfort zone of the central bank...

Monetary policy review: All eyes on RBI today

Tax Talk: Not all donations to charity, political parties qualify for tax deduction

Taxpayers who have made donations to charitable institutions, or even political parties, can claim deduction while filing...

Tax Talk: Not all donations to charity, political parties qualify for tax deduction

How to fetch a higher price for your home in a subdued property market

Despite property market being subdued, a few minor alterations could help fetch a higher price for your home

Real Estate Bill News

Income Tax: Concessional rate of tax not available for debt-oriented MF

Where the income is below the taxable limit, there is no obligation on the individual to file his return of income except where he has foreign asset or income.

Income Tax: Concessional rate of tax not available for debt-oriented MF

Growth option or dividend payout? Weigh pros & cons before taking pick

Strong inflows into equity mutual funds indicate a shift in the nature of Indian households’ savings from physical to financial assets. Non-productive physical assets like gold continue to lose

Sensex, Nifty, bse, nse, sensex today News

With gold prices falling, few tips on when to invest in it

Analysts suggest investors should purchase the metal in a staggered manner rather than buying all the desired purchases at one go

Gold rate today News

Tax Talk: TDS obligations of a buyer if house costs more than Rs 50 lakh

Buying a house is an exciting milestone in one’s life. While most individuals are aware of the tax benefits available for repayment of housing loan and the principal payment...

Tax Talk: TDS obligations of a buyer if house costs more than Rs 50 lakh

In need of a booster shot

A recovery in the economy will bode well for the general insurance sector. While the segment grew 13% in FY15, it is expected to rise 15% in FY16, according to an Icra report.

In need of a booster shot

Why financial results of a firm are key to investing decision

Once you have a reasonable understanding of the company’s financials, you would need to check the risks that the company is facing at present or likely to face in the coming quarters

Dr Reddy's Laboratories shares - Q4 results News

Mutual Funds: Returns from gilt funds vary as per interest rate cycle

Bond prices and interest rates are inversely related; hence, if interest rates rise, bond prices would fall and vice-versa, with longer maturity bonds being more sensitive to movements in interest rat

Mutual Funds: Returns from gilt funds vary as per interest rate cycle

Investment tip: What is the difference between trading and investing

While purpose of investment is to build wealth, trading seeks to take advantage of temporary market events

Investment News

PF to gain from equity investment

Although many labour unions have opposed the move for years, the government has implemented the new investment pattern

PF to gain from equity investment

Glitter wanes, but gear up to strike gold in six months

WITH the yellow metal long seen as a safe haven and a hedge against inflation, global gold prices surged from $256 per ounce in 2001...

Glitter wanes, but gear up to strike gold in six months

Getting married? Few financial planning tips

Marriage, apart from a new beginning, entails a fusion of two separate financial setups. To put it bluntly, it's not an easy task.

financial planning News

Planning for a comfortable life after retirement? Here are a few tips

A calculated approach is necessary if you want to ensure a comfortable life after retirement

retirement apartments News

Things to keep in mind if you wish to buy a property abroad

If you are looking to make investments overseas, it’s important to be aware of certain exchange control laws and income-tax implications to maximise your gains.

Goldman Sachs, Piramal, Goldman Sachs Piramal realty deal News

Banks losing out to cheaper credit

While banks’ share in incremental source of financing has declined from 65% in FY14 to 45% in FY15, non-bank sources of financing have picked...

Banks losing out to cheaper credit

Start saving early to ensure the best of all worlds for your child

It is advisable to save for near-term goals via debt instruments, and invest in equity instruments for long-term goals, such as education or marriage

Start saving early to ensure the best of all worlds for your child

Insurers must take cue from PM’s initiative, tap the masses

Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana and Suraksha Beema Yojana, recently launched through the banking network by the Centre, have proved fairly successful in ensuring ease of access to the poor and the middle-cl

Insurers must take cue from PM’s initiative, tap the masses

Investment tip :Tax free bonds of PSUs provide retail investors a safe option

Tax-free bonds issued by public sector firms provide retail investors a safe and lucrative option.

funds News

Tax Talk: Filing of income tax returns made simpler for Aadhaar card holders

With people becoming increasingly tech savvy, e-filing of income-tax returns is gaining in popularity. Additionally, with new forms and under the fresh filing...

income tax returns efili News

India INC stares at poor quarter

Muted consumption, delay in revival of the investment cycle and fall in global commodity prices will weigh on corporate India’s Q1 results.

India INC stares at poor quarter

Disciplined long-term approach towards equity investing the key

Investors who wait for ideal market conditions often miss the bus. Time — and not timing — is the key to equity investing

Disciplined long-term approach towards equity investing the key

Health Insurance: Opt for suitable riders, add-on covers to maximise your benefit

Add-on plans play a critical role in giving you a better coverage at an affordable premium. It is better than buying a new health policy altogether. If you have a new requirement wherein the estimated

Health Insurance: Opt for suitable riders, add-on covers to maximise your benefit

Should you go for fixed or float rates for taking a home loan?

A fixed rate loan gives a sense of security and certainty, but borrowers may lose out if rates dip.

Borrowing fixed rate News

Increasing risk appetite drives sales of ULIPs

While the annualised premium of the life insurance industry contracted 9% in FY15, it is expected to grow at 12-15% in FY16 on the back of an improved capital market scenario and moderation in physica

Increasing risk appetite drives sales of ULIPs

How to claim HRA to maximise tax exemption

If you are a salaried employee and staying in a rented accommodation, you can claim the house rent allowance (HRA) exemption...

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