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Retail MF folios post 4.6% growth in first two quarters: Crisil

Equity category, which had posted consistent decline in retail folios since 2011, added 16.89 lakh folios in first of FY2015

PSU banks fail to sell MFs

Despite having their own asset management cos PSBs, sans SBI, have earned dismally low brokerage incomes of less than Rs 10 cr

Time right for long duration debt funds

Income funds with average maturity of less than five years will offer benefit of rally in both corporate bonds and G-Secs

EPFO to launch online PF transfer for PF trusts this month

EPFO has developed a mechanism by which PF accounts can be transfered online from an un-exempted firm to exempted organisation

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Tour organiser can be held liable for deficiency

Tour operators cannot be ignorant of the tour itinerary and let the tourists undertake the tour at their peril

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

Toss-up between banks and transfer agents

Shop around for the best exchange rate and the lowest fees

This Diwali, swipe card to buy a car but beware of debt trap

You get a 45-day repayment window and reward points. But inability to pay back on time can be a problem

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Bonus stripping? Be careful

It has a tax advantage but can also land you in trouble with the tax department for booking capital loss, less liquidity and high premium ...

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YES Bank enters home loan business

Move follows RBI's decision to allow banks to raise long-term resources to finance affordable housing

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Shift from precious metals to debt funds
Devangshu Datta

Investors should maintain equity exposure. But those who have active strategies should look for higher exposure to domestic rate-sensitives

Short-term fall, long-term gain
Devangshu Datta

Lower crude oil prices should be good, despite a likely slowdown in FDI. If fundamentals get better at the same time, there will be a good ...

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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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