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Financial Market Commentary: May 2020

The income earning capacity of an individual helps one to decide whether to borrow or to save. During good times, a professional may decide to borrow knowing...

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Financial Market Commentary: April 2020

Emergencies can hit ones working life anytime. Financial emergencies, on the other hand can hit any time owing to a sudden hospitalization, a natural...

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Concept at work: March 2020

Health continues to remain crucial for all specially, who need healthcare as they age. The small niggles and injuries which heal in no time, take much longer...

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Financial Market Commentary: 24th February 2020

Corona virus has so far infected more than 75000 people worldwide and claimed the lives of over 2000 in China—surpassing the toll from the SARS...

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Financial Market Commentary: February 2020

Expectations were sky high from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget for 2020-21. The government sought to boost growth in the Union...

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Financial Market Commentary: 27th January 2020

The advance GDP estimate for FY20 points to the slowest economic growth in nearly 11 years at 5%. This is a disappointing outcome. Without going into...

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Financial Market Commentary: January 2020

The political landscape became very stable after the BJP won a clear mandate in the 2019 Parliamentary elections. However, the same cannot be said about...

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Financial Market Commentary: November 2019

When Bengaluru based Pradeep Jois, 36, met his financial planner a couple of months ago, his primary financial goal was to save for his six year old daughter...

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Roof Over Our Head: November 2019

In what seems to be a course correction, more than a month after announcing an unpopular real estate relief package, the government has come up with a...

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Concept at work: October 2019

In order to make health insurance available to all, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) recently introduced certain new laws in...

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Roof Over Our Head: September 2019

Bengaluru commercial property market has emerged as the 5th fastest growing market in Asia with lease rentals witnessing over 9.4% rise in the second...

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Financial Market Commentary: 26th August 2019

The United States has designated China as a currency manipulator. The move came immediately after the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the Chinese central...

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Financial Market Commentary: August 2019

Worried investors are rushing to buy gold as fears of a worldwide recession, sparked by trade wars and economic slowdowns in India and China, grow more...

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Roof Over Our Head: 12th August 2019

The barter is back in fashion in real estate as cash strapped developers offer unfinished apartments instead of cash payment to their construction...

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Roof Over Our Head: August 2019

Renting a house in most Indian cities is usually difficult for people, especially millennials and those who have just started working, due to the high security...

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Financial Market Commentary: July 2019

The government in the recent budget proposed an increase in the tax surcharge for foreign entities which are registered as non-corporates. The move spooked...

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Concept at work: July 2019

The new tax on share buybacks has hit Infosys and seven other companies straightaway, as repurchase offers of these companies are currently open...

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Roof Over Our Head: July 2019

Housing affordability in India has worsened over the past four years with Mumbai retaining the top slot. Bhubaneswar was the most affordable city for home...

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Union Budget 2019 20: Key Highlights

Union Budget 2019-20 - Key Highlights...

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Financial Market Commentary: 24th June 2019

A mistake while filing ITR can fetch you a tax notice. Here is how you can respond to such tax notices - The tax records are integrated online, so even a small...

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Financial Market Commentary: June 2019

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Department of State introduced a change in online visa forms for immigrant (form DS-260) and non-immigrant visas (form...

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Are you satisfied with your health insurance policy

One of two policyholders is not happy with his health plan. High renewal premiums and partial claim settlements are major worries. Here’s what you can...

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Roof Over Our Head: May 2019

Smart choice of investments, value-added services and a host of online rental disrupters can be a game-changing recipe for India’s rental real estate market and the investors...

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Financial Market Commentary: April 2019

Revised cost slabs for mutual funds have come into effect from 1 April. Accordingly, several equity funds with large asset bases have sharply cut their expense...

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Our Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary: April 2019

GST on residential projects from 1st July 2017 to 31st March 2019 (old scheme) before issuance of GST notification 03/2019 - Central Tax (Rate) dated 29th...

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Our Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary: March 2019

REITs are securities linked to real estate that can be traded on stock exchanges once they get listed. The structure of REITs is similar to that of a mutual...

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Why Indian industry needs more than MSME sops

Recent relief measures for MSMEs may have come a bit late, with MSME firms showing signs of recovery after bottoming out in fiscal 2016. With few...

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How ETFs help with disinvestment

The government is increasingly using the exchange traded fund (ETF) route for disinvestment. Bloomberg Quint points out in a report that funds raised through...

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Our Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary: 10th December 2018

In the wake of the NBFC crisis, one of the few lending sources for the real estate sector has also dried up, which makes buying an under construction property...

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Rates of small savings schemes hiked: What should investors do

Interest rates of small savings schemes are linked to the government bond yields and are recalibrated on a quarterly basis. The first hike in interest rates after a...

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Financial Market Commentary: September 2018

Foreign investors not only need rising stock prices for returns, but also a favourable exchange rate that has often been elusive. As an Indian investor, you may...

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Long term third party insurance cover decoded

If you are planning to buy a car or a two-wheeler, be prepared to spend more on insurance. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India...

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Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary: August 2018

Invest in residential real estate only if you have the patience and the staying power to play a very long waiting game for returns. There are 72,063 unsold...

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Financial query: 2

Thursday, July 26th, 2018, Deccan Chronicle All India Edition...

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Financial query: 1

Thursday, June 28th, 2018, Deccan Chronicle All India Edition...

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Concept at work: July 2018

Insurance claims will not be paid for any accident if the PUC certificate is found to be invalid on the day of the accident. The General Insurance Council will soon...

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Financial Market Commentary: July 2018

Many tax payers are not aware of these deductions. Income Tax return (ITR)filing is a process that is often completed mechanically. However, investing...

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Mutual Fund: When the going gets tough

2018 saw 23 diversified equity funds beat Sensex with a decent margin, but a good part of the universe turned laggard. How often is a roller coaster ride used to...

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Our Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary: 30th April 2018

Due diligence is crucial to keep your investments safe. The growing investment sentiment for India is catalyzing business activity, making real estate...

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Currency and its outlook

The year 2017 was a memorable year with the rupee snapping its 6 years of decline against the US dollar to close the year on a strong note. But matters have...

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All you wanted to know about Will

Will is a legal declaration of the intention of a testator with respect to his property, which he desires to be carried into effect after his death. It includes codicil...

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Union Budget 2018 19: Key Highlights

Indian Economy expected to be 5th largest in the world soon. FY 19 growth target between 7 to 7.25%. Organic farming exempt from tax...

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Busting the myths on tax evasion

More tax returns filed, among other statistics, show that we are not a country of evaders. The Income Tax department has just released new data on its direct...

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Fortnightly Market Commentary: 25th December 2017

Make the most of assets at every point of your life (Source: The Economic Times, Wealth, Article by Uma shashikant dated November 27th - December 3rd...

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Roof Over Our Head: Our Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary Dec 2017

The biggest fallouts affecting the long term growth of the real estate sector came from project delays, diversion of funds by builders...

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Diamond SIPs to add sparkle to your assets 21 November 2017

All those Indians who thought buying diamonds was beyond their means now have a reason to cheer. They could...

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Fortnightly Market Commentary 12th September 2017

India’s retail price inflation quickened to 2.36% in July, reversing its downward trend, as prices of some vegetables...

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Roof Over Our Head: Our Fortnightly Real Estate Commentary

Property prices are not going to increase in the next 6 to 12 months.In a Facebook Live discussion with Mint, Samir Jasuja, chief...

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Fortnightly Market Commentary 17th April 2017

The Goods and Services Tax bill, touted to be India's biggest tax reform, will simplify the current system of taxation...

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Health Insurance Bulletin (Quarterly Publication)

Health Insurance is a crucial instrument that provides you and your loved ones financial security in times of need. Thus, whether...

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Fortnightly Market Commentary 20th March 2017

Women fund managers account for only 7% of the total number of managers in India’s mutual fund industry even though the sector...

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Fortnightly Market Commentary 6th March 2017

Merely opening accounts for women will not ensure equality. Changing attitudes will address gender imbalance in financial...

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Fortnightly Market Commentary 20th February 2017

Change in income tax slabs for salaried individuals falling in the income bracket of Rs.2.5 to 5 lakhs has been reduced to 5% from 10%...

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