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MFs raise cash levels amid market volatility

Cash as percentage of total equity assets under management up 50 bps to 3% in April, when indices slid for second straight month

New India launches home insurance product

It is a home insurance plan covering natural perils like flood, earthquake, fire, burglary and terrorism

All you need to know about life insurance and its tax implications

Most people don't buy right insurance products; they just given in to best sales presentation

Passwords are passe; biometrics is the future of banking

Banks are now adopting voice recognition software to authenticate customers

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How to make gold monetisation scheme work

Harsh Roongta says the new scheme needs to avoid the lacunae in the existing Gold Deposit Scheme

Boisar: An upcoming residential hub in Mumbai's outskirts

A slew of infrastructure and real estate projects are expected to change the profile of Boisar

Kuldip Kumar answers queries on taxation

Kumar is partner & leader, personal tax, PwC

Case study: The Vermas

Business Standard analyses one family's finances and suggests a way forward

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Use offset loans to reduce interest costs

"We are a working couple and looking for a loan of Rs 50 lakh. We can repay the loan in five years time, from our annual bonuses. But, we ...

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Address structural issues for infra boost

Govt's focus area is infra, which is underperforming. Incremental approaches haven't paid off so far

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Strong case for RBI to cut rates

A weaker rupee due to rising bond yields in the US and deficient monsoon are hitches

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Five things you wanted to know about the RuPay card

Recent developments saw Government passing on instructions to state owned banks to issue RuPay debit cards to their customers

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