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  • 27 Oct 14
    02:28 AM
    Regulatory woes are as big a problem for investors as for companies because it is difficult to decide on investments in these firms.
    02:27 AM
    Diwali is as good a time as any to take stock of annual portfolio performance and to consider changes in asset allocation. The festival season provides a natural break from the daily grind.
  • 22 Oct 14
    02:57 AM
    Receiving money from a family member abroad could become costlier. The government has decided to re-introduce the service tax on inward remittances from abroad.
  • 20 Oct 14
    02:25 AM
    Neha Pathak, vice-president, head - trust and estate planning, Motilal Oswal Private Wealth Management cites the example of a businessman who had named his son as the nominee in all his investments.
  • 14 Oct 14
    01:30 PM
    The primary method is to look at its returns vis-à-vis its benchmark index. But for a diligent investor, the analysis should not end there. There are several ratios that one should look at to further determine the scheme’s performance.
  • 29 Sep 14
    12:18 AM
    Financial trainer, Amit Trivedi, remembers how a few professionals, buoyed by the stock market boom, decided to start on their own in 2007-08. They formed a company, gave themselves fancy designations, hired a few employees and had a plush office.
    12:14 AM
    When a customer is charged on twin-sharing basis, a tour operator cannot cut costs by giving accommodation on triple-sharing.
    12:12 AM
    I am going on a six-month assignment to Italy next month. Can I open an NRI or NRO savings account from there? What is the advantage of these accounts? I want to send some money to my family in India while I am away.
  • 17 Sep 14
    05:54 PM
    The dice is heavily loaded against a guarantor. As in the case of Gajendra Issar, who had to pay Rs 50,000 to a bank when his friend defaulted on debt payment. Luckily, there were two other guarantors who could cough up more; he took a smaller hit.
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