This snapshot of the rupee's performance may aid you in making overseas investment decisions. EMI is a better indicator of affordability than the MRP. We present a new way to compute affordability. We take a look at how mutual funds are behaving and how it can affect you.
NFO resume DSP Merrill Lynch has launched an equity fund after a gap of almost two years. We deconstruct the NFO.
Rajkot-based bachelor Shabbir Patel spends little and saves a lot. But he needs to tweak his investment strategy and buy insurance cover. This book will equip you with the fundamentals to make a good beginning...and perhaps make a killing. 'My initial attempts at cooking were a disaster, but the family stomached the hard grace.' Here we take a look at different companies doing well in the FMCG sector. ICICI Securities is upbeat on the consumer non-durables sector. Foreign institutional investment has been three times more than Indian investment in stock markets.
Double gain double pain Margin trading in stocks allows you to increase your buying power with borrowed money. But it could also amplify losses.
Tata Steel, Britannia stocks on the rise Tata Steel is due for a 40 per cent equity dilution after it issues GDRs to finance the Corus deal.
A will can be made on ordinary paper and can be wholly handwritten by the testator.
Smooth succession A nominee is not entitled to be the owner of the asset to which he has been nominated.
Untaxing inheritance Any property passed through a will is not liable to capital gains tax.
Stocks to 'die for' The values that its founders have hardcoded into Infosys' DNA are not likely to wither for years.
The sense in online advertising 'Our goal is to help websites make as much or more than with other advertising networks.'
Supporting role hough a new concept in India, these plans will cover the gaps in your regular policy.
Margins and the math In case of margin trading, try not to fully use the trading limit given to you. The extra limit provided is like an unused arrow in your quiver.
With increasing health-care costs, it's time to indemnify against things such as compensation for loss of income. Estate planning need not begin when you are old, but should be planned just like we plan investments. Sceptical families and juggling jobs were some of the problems Burman and Bhatia faced as they ventured into hospitality. Mihir Vora, Head of Fund Management (Equities), HSBC Mutual Fund, gives his views on investing and shares a few secrets. Mutual fund industry is reaching out to the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid.
Home sweet home real estate developers cannot charge escalation fee from buyers on the pretext of delayed projects.
Mobilising masses Priced between Rs 777 and Rs 888, Reliance's three-model range of handsets is perhaps the cheapest sold in the country.
Spend it like Beckham If India maintains a real compounded annual growth of 7.3% between 2005 and 2025, it is likely to leapfrog into the world’s fifthlargest consumer market by 2025.
Here's a checklist that will help both parties-the willmaker and the beneficiary-assure a smooth transfer of assets. One offers convenience, the other better returns. We look at the pros and cons of investing in an apartment or a plot of land.
Chandigarh: attracting builders in droves India's first planned city is now attracting property builders and buyers in large numbers. We take a look at what could influence prices in the future.
Home truths Rising land prices and higher interest rates look set to cause a temporary slowdown after a year of all time high property rates which turned many middle-class Indians into crorepatis.
We introduce a personal finance guide to globetrotting, starting with tips on how to make the most of the strong rupee. Here's a quick guide to help you pick the right processor amidst confusing choices. We take a look at all your tax-related queries and try to offer the best possible solution. Child plans are definitely not the best investment products for building a corpus for higher education. Are you spending too much at multiplexes? Cut down and you can save nearly Rs 6.8 lakh in 25 years. Read on.
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