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Govt’s life, accident cover schemes no bonanza for insurance companies

With Jan-dhan Yojana, the government expects more than 10 crore account holders to benefit from the scheme.

Govt’s life, accident cover schemes no bonanza for insurance companies

Why your investment portfolio should have a structured product

A structured product (SP) is essentially a portfolio-restructuring tool. It is a platform of fixed-income and derivative instruments, similar to a mutual fund.

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Tax Talk: With simplified forms, Income Tax department eases return pain

The income tax department has provided a huge relief to individuals and HUFs by simplifying the return forms, which had caused a lot of consternation among taxpayers.

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Oodles of worry for stockholders of Maggi noodles

While investors holding the Nestle stock gained more than those holding other FMCG firms last year, the Maggi recall has put them in a spot of bother.

Oodles of worry for stockholders of Maggi noodles

Insurance: Unclaimed, not unaccounted

Irdai has mandated insurers to show all unclaimed funds of policyholders as a separate line in balance sheet.

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Health Insurance: Holistic health

From entry age pricing to payment innovation, an irdai panel has suggested far-reaching changes to current model

Health Insurance: Holistic health

Tax Talk: Taxman returns, with a simpler filing process

WHEN the government notified tax-return forms — ITR 1, ITR 2 and ITR 4S — for FY15 a few weeks ago, it stirred quite a controversy.

Tax Talk: Taxman returns, with a simpler filing process

Does it make sense to buy term insurance after 50?

There might be a few extreme situations where you have limited choice and buying a term insurance will be worthwhile.

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Devising capital protection scheme to allay fears of volatility eating into NPS: Hemant G Contractor

The pension fund regulator is devising a capital protection scheme to allay subscribers’ fears of market volatility eroding their investment in the National Pension Scheme (NPS).

Devising capital protection scheme to allay fears of volatility eating into NPS: Hemant G Contractor

Investment: The company you keep

Corporate governance isn’t just about complying with guidelines — it has a direct bearing on your investments

Investment: The company you keep

Tax talk: Consumers to pay more with rise in service tax

SERVICE tax has always been the government’s favourite pick when it comes to generating additional revenue.

Tax talk: Consumers to pay more with rise in service tax

ELSS give twin benefit of tax breaks, higher returns

INVESTORS in systematic investment plans (SIP) and equity-linked savings schemes (ELSS) of mutual funds are seeing a steady rise...

ELSS give twin benefit of tax breaks, higher returns

What to expect from RBI monetary policy review today

RBI Monetary Policy Review: With inflation easing and investment and consumption demand weakening, will the RBI cut the repo rate by at least 25 basis points (bps) today?

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Mutual funds: Long-term gilt funds suit investors with moderate risk appetite

I have started investing in debt and equity mutual funds. I fall in the Rs 1.5-2 lakh tax slab...

Mutual funds: Long-term gilt funds suit investors with moderate risk appetite

Home Loan: How to be home and dry

Ever heard of a home loan that self-destructs? An offset loan scheme can reduce your interest outgo.

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Consumers not loosening purse strings yet

While the decline in inflation has positively impacted the disposable income of households, it has still not resulted in higher...

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Insurance: A cover for a happy & safe journey abroad

The Indian rupee’s fall against US dollar has come as a dampener for those planning to take a vacation overseas.

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Investment: Golden voyage

Gold monetisation scheme will enable individuals to deposit at least 30 grams with banks and earn tax-free interest.

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Tax Talk: New law puts tax withholding onus on EPFS trustees

The new steps may make it difficult for the lower income taxpayers whose earnings, even after including the taxable PF amount, remain below the threshold of exempted limit

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Miles to go to destress assets

While the government has fast-tracked project clearances, sorted out mining issues and cleared some infra-related bottlenecks...

Miles to go to destress assets

Derivatives offer effective & low-cost way to transfer risk

While common investors are familar with basic assets of trading like equity, fixed-income instrument, currency...

Derivatives offer effective & low-cost way to transfer risk

Income tax: Account audit necessary if business turnover exceeds Rs 1 crore in a fiscal

As per Section 2(ea)(iii) of the Wealth Tax Act, if a person holds jewellery as stock-in-trade, such assets are not treated as ‘assets’ for calculation of net wealth under the Wealth Tax Act.

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Investments: Indexed to growth

Index, or passive, funds may not appeal a risk-taker. Here’s how they stack up against actively managed schemes

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Tax Talk: Black money Bill gives a chance to come clean

The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, 2015, also known as Black Money Act, 2015...

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House price inflation at 14-quarter low

House price inflation dropped to a 14-quarter low of 3.6% in Q3 FY15 due to lower end-user demand and rising inventory.

House price inflation at 14-quarter low

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.

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