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Mar 25, 2018
Mutual Funds The FMP Advantage

The FMP Advantage

Indexation benefits make three-year FMPs a good bet.

The Winners

Debt funds have been poor performers as rising yields hit bond prices
Banking It's A Deal

It's A Deal

The most competitive loan and deposit rates in the market
Money Today Bill to Ban Unregulated Deposit Schemes

Bill to Ban Unregulated Deposit Schemes

To safeguard the savings of small investors, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Court Slams IRDAI Over Genetic Disorder Exclusion

Delhi High Court ruled that excluding genetic disorders from insurance policies is discriminatory and violative of citizens' right to health.

EPFO Mandate

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it mandatory to file online claims for provident fund withdrawals above Rs 10 lakh.
The Buzz The Great Bank Robbery

The Great Bank Robbery

Indian banks have been grappling with frauds since long. Here is what the numbers tell us.

Scripbox: Making Money Grow

The Bengaluru-based investment services platform helps users choose the best-performing mutual funds.

Peer Pressure

Why the digital payments space is abuzz with WhatsApp's entry
India's Best Banks 2017 India's Best Banks: Full Rankings

India's Best Banks: Full Rankings

Business Today survey on India's best banks.

Consistent Performer

With focus on large companies, Bank of America is firing on all cylinders.

The Banking Outlier

HDFC Bank is deepening the digitisation push even as it exploits the 'Bharat' opportunity cautiously and profitably.

The Enabler

ICICI Bank is not only engaging with fintech players but is also leveraging technology to nurture a culture of innovation.

The Ola of Ban king

Bankbazaar is a successful aggregator of retail loan, investment and insurance products. But scaling up will be a challenge.

The Value Creator

Banks, NBFCs and new-age fintech firms leverage the SaaS model of Perfios for quick and efficient decision-making.

Quantum Leap

How a little-known bank lending to local traders in Maharashtra turned into one of India's top 10.

The Inclusive Bank

State Bank of India is using technology ggressively to reach out to remote areas of the country.

Building Muscle

Kotak Mahindra Bank is focusing on acquisitions, organic growth and universal banking model to consolidate its position.

Consolidation of PSBS May Not End NPA Menace

Merging a weaker public sector bank with a stronger one may not necessarily improve the asset quality of the former.
LATEST Inflated Hospital Bills

Inflated Hospital Bills

Flooded with complaints of excess billing, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) analysed the bills generated by four private hospitals in and around Delhi for treatment costs in some specific cases

Lessons Learnt

The Indian pharmaceutical industry, earlier reeling under the regulatory scanner of the USFDA, is learning from its mistakes.

Dialogue Held with States; NHPS Awaits Cabinet Nod

The launch of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families - about 50 crore beneficiaries - had arguably been a high point of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Budget speech this year

More Money For Key Talent

In spite of remaining conservative with pay hikes, Indian companies have started rewarding top performers handsomely at an average of 15.4 per cent, says Aon India's Salary Increase Survey

The Overhaul Blueprint

Steps that government, regulators and banks need to take to make the banking system more competitive, efficient and less fraud-prone.

The Challenger

Paytm has transformed into a payments bank for a bigger play in the banking space. Can it pull it off?

"We Have Solutions Which Could Help Cities Like Delhi Control Smog"

Denmark-headquartered Novozymes is one of the world's largest biotech companies and the global leader in industrial enzymes, used in things ranging from laundry detergent and dishwashing soap to baking and brewing.

Refund Delays Hit Exports

During the initial chaos that followed the GST rollout, two sets of people who seemed to be the worst hit were Small and Medium Industries (SMEs) and those into exports.

Krishna-Sumitomo JV to Invest $2 Billion

Japan's Sumitomo Corporation and Indian auto component manufacturer Krishna Group announced a 50:50 real estate joint venture.

People Power

With a string of acquisitions, Ajit Issac's staffing and related solutions provider Quess Corp is now the fourth biggest private employer in the country.

Plan Wisely to Stay Financially Fit

The young teacher and his wife are ready to take the next step with their money and work towards essential goals, including securing their child's future and planning for retirement, says Bengaluru-based Financial Planner

Money Matters

Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and top-notch industry leaders will help you resolve any issue.
FROM THE MAG Promises Need to be Fulfilled

Promises Need to be Fulfilled

In the recently concluded investor summit in Lucknow, Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has signed Rs 4.28 lakh crore worth Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) - equal to the state's budget for 2018/19.

The Top Spots

While the leaders remain the same, there are new companies rising up the ladder.

Unconventional Wisdom

Fascinating and unheard-of insights to help one achieve personal and professional excellence

Top Honchos From Mumbai Participate in LLOYD Business Today Pro-AM of Champions

The eighth leg of the 22nd edition of the LLOYD Business Today Pro-Am of Champions teed off at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club on Friday, February 9, 2018.

The 9-to-5 Microbes

With numerous gadgets crowding the office and close contact with colleagues in a 24x7 work environment, we need more than a handwash to stay safe.

Latest Trends

select picks from the world of luxury and fine living.


When I started my career, there were very few female lawyers. So, the challenge in the initial years was to be accepted by clients and courts.

When Haste is Waste

PNB seems to have shot itself in the foot when it went to town dumping all its woes at Nirav Modi's doorstep.
Interviews Growth, Good Margins Leading to Optimistic Valuations

Growth, Good Margins Leading to Optimistic Valuations

The new tax regime has given insurance policies an edge over equity mutual funds.
Editors note Banking on Fintech

Banking on Fintech

Over the past year and a half, the Indian banking system - especially the public sector banking bit - has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
The Break-Out Zone Respond, Not React

Respond, Not React

If you lose your cool often, try fighting it with curiosity

Keep your Money Safe

Due diligence while transacting online is imperative as number of malware and phishing attacks increase.

Quantum Quandary

An exponential leap in processing power is around the corner, but will we use or abuse it?