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Your Money: Is your life insurance policy compatible with calendar?

FOR a majority of Indians, life insurance remains a tax-saving tool when, in reality, its core purpose is to compensate...

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Travel insurance covers for domestic trips: 5 scenarios

While buying travel insurance for certain international trips is mandatory, for domestic trips one can do without it.

travel insurance News

Alternate investments: Expect pressure on gold to ease in coming months

GOLD prices hovered around $1,200 an ounce (around R26,000 per 10 gm) in April, with investors looking for cues from the US Fed.

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Investing: Back to the future

While PEG ratio is a useful tool for stock selection, a study of past performance will be in order

Banking & Finance News

Right-sizing hopes after heightened optimism

Portfolio inflows moderated in April and reversed into outflows in May as foreign institutional investors (FIIs) retreat because of lack of reforms.

Right-sizing hopes after heightened optimism

Your money: Strategies to survive and flourish during bouts of volatility

THE past few weeks have been quite jittery for equity investors, with the Sensex shedding nearly 3,000 points from the highs of 30,000 in March.

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Tax talk: How property deals in India affect NRIs’ tax outgo

FOR NRIs wishing to invest in property in India, there are a variety of factors to be considered.

CBDT, Income tax News

Insurance: Security blanket

Even those already covered would do well to consider the schemes launched by PM last week

Banking & Finance News

Tax talk: Delayed housing project could cost you income tax deduction

EVERYONE dreams to have a home they can call their own. However, due to a variety of issues, delays in completion of housing projects...

Tax talk: Delayed housing project could cost you income tax deduction

Online slowly becoming buyer’s policy

The buzz is so strong you cannot miss it. Whether it’s products or services, Indians are getting comfortable with the idea of buying the virtual way.

Online slowly becoming buyer’s policy

Your money: Why risk-free investments are not entirely ‘safe’

Risk, while unwelcome, is an integral part of any investment choice we make. Investment risk is the probability of loss on investment.

Your money: Why risk-free investments are not entirely ‘safe’

Income tax: Hold stocks for 12 months for them to qualify as long-term capital asset

As per the Income Tax Act, the holding period required for listed securities to be classified as a long-term capital asset is 12 months.

Income tax: Hold stocks for 12 months for them to qualify as long-term capital asset

About time insurers unlocked women power

Insurance is the finest tool for securing financial security during, and even after, one’s lifetime.

About time insurers unlocked women power

Poor rains won’t mean sensex drought

While the IMD has forecast below-normal rains this year — 93% of the long period average (LPA) — a poor monsoon seldom has any impact on the stock market. returns from the Sensex have been 30-80%

Poor rains won’t mean sensex drought

Your money: A lacklustre April doesn’t mean the bulls won’t return to stock markets

WITH equity markets having delivered a smart 35% in the previous fiscal, the current financial year has seen a slow start.

live sensex, BSE Sensex, MARKET OUTLOOK News

Tax Talk: Will ICDS really bring down the number of tax disputes?

The government has notified 10 income computation and disclosure standards (ICDS) effective April 1, 2015.

Tax Talk: Will ICDS really bring down the number of tax disputes?

Reinforce your home

How a home insurance policy provides great financial hedging at a nominal cost.

Reinforce your home

Insurance: Irdai wants quicker action as complaints remain unresolved

Complaints against private life insurers went up to 2,89,336 in FY14 from 2,67,978 in FY13 and that of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation rose to 85,284 from 73,034.

Issuance of e-insurance from Oct 1 will make the processes more efficient: Yashish Dahiya News

Investing: Decode the bell curve

A stock’s opening price is more than a mere number. Here’s the lowdown on what it reveals

Sensex, Nifty, bse, nse, sensex today News

Not in a hurry to hang up boots

People also wish to migrate elsewhere after retirement — two out of five want to settle in another city.

Not in a hurry to hang up boots

Your money: What exchange rate swings mean for investors

Exchange rate tells you how much foreign currency (say, dollar, euro or Chinese renminbi) you can get in exchange for a unit of your currency.

Exchange rate News

Insurance: Need for speed

The insurance regulator is putting in place changes to ensure non-life claims get settled faster

Insurance: Need for speed

EsoPs taxable as perk in hands of employee

Esop benefits form a part of the employee’s salary income and are taxable as a perquisite.

EsoPs taxable as perk in hands of employee

App-lication to be key for banks

To make payment solutions easier, banks will have to move from encrypted password-based payments to biometric-based payments

App-lication to be key for banks

Co-payment: Insurers help those who help themselves

If your policy comes with a co-payment clause, you will have to pay a portion of your health insurance bill our of your own pocket.

Co-payment: Insurers help those who help themselves

Income tax: Living allowance to employees while on tour exempt from tax

Can I claim exemption against travel expense incurred by my brother?

Income tax: Living allowance to employees while on tour exempt from tax

With gold prices on a steady decline, it makes sense to buy

With gold prices on a steady decline, it makes sense to buy in a staggered manner than at one go

gold rate News
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