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Oct 31, 2012
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Perspective MCX-SX index: A free float-based index of large market-cap, liquid stocks

MCX-SX index: A free float-based index of large market-cap, liquid stocks

The country's third national stock exchange, the MCXSX, has announced the launch of its flagship index, SX-40.

Shome panel for abolishing tax on capital gains on equities

Parthasarathy Shome Committee has recommended deferment of General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) for three years. GAAR will be applicable from assessment year 2017-2018.

NBFCs roll out non-convertible debentures with up to 12.25 per cent pre-tax return

Several non-banking financial companies have come out with non-convertible debentures (NCDs) offering up to 12.25 per cent pre-tax return.

Keeping money in fixed deposits now unattractive an option

Keeping your money locked in bank fixed deposits has become less attractive as several banks, including State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank, have reduced interest rates by 50-100 basis points.

A look at recent personal finance rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you.

Rising commodity costs, inflation could hamper effects of reforms drive

Experts said the new reforms rush was positive but the key worry was whether the plans would be implemented. Rising commodity costs and inflation would also continue to loom large over the country's growth prospects, they said.
Technology Gadget reviews: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Xperia Neo L and more

Gadget reviews: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Xperia Neo L and more

Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.

How to ace search results on internet to boost online biz

With more customers taking to the Internet to shop, it's become imperative to master search rankings. Here's how you do it.
Travel Auto Bild guide to driving safely on expressways

Auto Bild guide to driving safely on expressways

To meet the need for faster and quicker inter-city travel, expressways are coming up in various parts of the country. We tell you how to ensure a safe expressway journey.
Mutual Fund Reforms push to bring cheer for equity mutual fund investors

Reforms push to bring cheer for equity mutual fund investors

The late surge in the stock market on the reform push euphoria is likely to bring some cheer for equity mutual fund investors.

Mutual fund investments may become costlier as fees are likely to go up

Sebi recently changed rules to encourage the mutual fund industry to increase its reach beyond the large cities. The result is a slightly higher cost for investors as fees are likely to go up by 50 basis points.

Fund watch: Morgan Stanley A.C.E has outperformed benchmark thrice since 2009

Morgan Stanley A.C.E has outperformed its benchmark thrice since 2009.

Uncertain markets? Multi-asset funds make for good investment option

In the current uncertain market, it makes sense to go for funds that invest in different asset classes. Multi-asset funds, which invest in debt, equity and gold in varying proportions, can be a great help to long-term investors.
Smart Spending Best smartphones to buy for under Rs 10,000

Best smartphones to buy for under Rs 10,000

Of the 50-odd smartphones of various hues and sizes priced under Rs 10,000, here's a list of the best for you to choose from.
Markets Growth should become the number 1 priority for India

Growth should become the number 1 priority for India

To regain the growth trajectory, a general consensus for action between social, business and political classes is necessary. In absence of same, the business environment may remain susceptible to event-led volatility.

Festive season: Invest in companies whose products are in demand

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Invest in commodities that are in high demand this festive season

High demand during the festive period generally leads to firming of prices of many agricultural products and precious metals. The market will be bullish on most commodities such as gold, silver, refined soya oil, wheat and gur due to festive demand.
Careers Career tip: The right moves can get you that coveted promotion

Career tip: The right moves can get you that coveted promotion

In the modern workplace, promotions come after you have already started handling responsibilities a level or more above. If you are not doing so yet, volunteer for the tasks and projects that let you take on some of your boss's burden.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries.
Stocks Stock watch: United Spirits among top gainers in past six months

Stock watch: United Spirits among top gainers in past six months

United Spirits is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 65 per cent.

Sebi backs small investors' interest in IPO market

The Securities & Exchange Board of India has taken a host of steps to protect the retail stock investors. Let's see what relief they will give to small investors.

Stocks of companies with large business interests in Europe may continue under pressure

Companies with large business interests in Europe may continue to face pressure. Should the situation improve if leaders of the Eurozone reach an agreement on bailing out the stressed countries, the investors may gain.

IT stocks likely to be under pressure, some may be good long-term bets

The information technology sector has been making investors jittery for the last few months. The average profit growth of most IT companies has fallen from 25 per cent in the last few years to 10-15 per cent due to slowdown in western countries, competition and currency fluctuation.
Insurance Insurance watch: The catch behind guaranteed-income plans

Insurance watch: The catch behind guaranteed-income plans

Notwithstanding the 9-10 per cent assured return sales pitch, guaranteed-income plans are nothing but traditional plans packaged attractively.

How to choose the best critical illness insurance plan

Acute illness can mean loss of income, total or partial disability and change in lifestyle. The financial burden could be far more than what an indemnity health plan would cover. Buying a critical illness plan is the best way to get over these shortcomings.

Buying insurance policies and filing claims is set to become smoother

The revamp of the unit-linked plan, or Ulip, structure, portability of health plans and pension plan guidelines have already made the industry customer-friendly. Now, Irda has released draft guidelines on life and health insurance to take the process further forward.
Real Estate Realty tip: Offers, discounts may not always benefit you

Realty tip: Offers, discounts may not always benefit you

With the start of festive season, real estate companies and brokers have begun raising their sales pitch. But are these deals for real or a ploy that developers use to raise money and to prop up sales?
Banking Best banks to take auto, home, education loan from

Best banks to take auto, home, education loan from

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
Editors Note Money Today Executive Editor on why tax planning is important in even retirement years

Money Today Executive Editor on why tax planning is important in even retirement years

You carry your tax liabilities even during your retirement years. Hence the need to be doubly cautious about retaining the maximum from your retirement kitty by ensuring that your tax liability is kept to the minimum.
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