Money

Wait for the full result before you go shopping

Their overall performance shows a healthy growth both in revenues and profit. .jpg A rise in IT stocks, on their better-than-expected results, has helped prop up Sensex. But don’t expect an overall jump in earnings of India Inc just yet As on Thursday, only 28 companies out of the B......read more
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State-run Syndicate bank slashes home interest at base rate

State-run Syndicate bank slashes home interest at base rate Bangalore: Reducing the interest rate on housing loan of above Rs 75 lakh by 0.25 percentage points effective from October 9, state-run Synd......read more
Insurance

Move your insurance policy details to the virtual world for real benefits

Online insurance.jpg The non-life insurance sector has been witness to far reaching innovative practices by insurance companies, especially since the privatisation of the sector in 2000. These include introduction of a wi......read more

Stock market opportunities in energy & real estate sectors for investors

Investments.jpg With the recent deregulation of petrol and partial deregulation of diesel prices, and with reforms in real estate sector on the anvil, Motilal Oswal Securities analyses oil & gas and real estate secto......read more
Shopping

This festive season, play your cards right

Money, india.jpg If shop-till-you-drop is what festivals entail for you, get ready to spend hard cash this time as the RBI has banned zero per cent interest EMIs and has put ‘ifs and buts’ in credit cards transactions......read more
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Indian Bank offers special home-auto combo loan scheme

Indian Bank offers special home-auto combo loan scheme New Delhi: State-owned Indian Bank has launched special home and auto loan schemes to cash in on the festive fervor. Under the special combo sche......read more
Insurance

D&O liability insurance gains currency with passage of Companies Act

Liability insurance.jpg The approval of the new Companies Act by the Parliament has once again brought the focus back on the Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance. If you are a director or a senior official with ......read more

Mid-cap consumer firms offer long-term value to shareholders

Over the past few quarters, consumer spending has declined significantly. Growth of private household consumption expenditure dipped to a five-year low of 1.6 per cent in Q1 of FY’14. Weak economic ac......read more
INVESTMENTS

As Indian rupee, economy falter, investors look towards US equities

Wall St.jpg In July 2012, when ICICI Prudential AMC launched its US Bluechip Equity, Nimesh Shah, CEO of the fund house, enthusiastically promoted his scheme across the country, trying to hardsell the advantages ......read more
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'BSE SME platform investors get handsome returns'

‘BSE SME platform investors get handsome returns’ Mumbai: The BSE SME platform has succeeded in creating wealth for its investors as over 90 per cent of 34 listed companies are trading above their tar......read more

A social security inclusion fairy tale

Once upon a time, a 25-year-old person named Shanta, lived in a little village far away with her husband and three children. Her husband was mostly unemployed and engaged in odd jobs. Shanta, on the o......read more
Interview Pallav Mohapatra, CEO, SBI Cards

'Subvention schemes should continue'

The Reserve Bank of India has instructed banks to abstain from unfair and opaque pricing of products and also instructed against zero interest EMI schemes. Pallav Mohapatra, CEO, SBI Cards spoke to Sa......read more
Plastic Money

The story behind 0% interest EMI schemes

Card payment.jpg In April, Anita Singh, a 50-year-old housewife, purchased a microwave worth Rs 10,100 from a large retailer in Mumbai. The retailer lured her into a six-month easy payment scheme at zero per cent inte......read more
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Insured under health scheme cannot be denied reimbursement: Madras HC

Insured under health scheme cannot be denied reimbursement: Madras HC Chennai: The Madras High Court has ruled that an insured covered under health insurance scheme cannot be denied reimbursement of t......read more