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Feb 01, 2015
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Smart Spending Things to keep in mind when buying a used car

Things to keep in mind when buying a used car

Having trouble buying a used car? Fear not, AUTOBILD INDIA brings you a few quick and easy pointers.

Value-for-money buys in the tech market right now

Gadgets and Gizmos introduces new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
Real Estate Real estate sentiment index falls for the first time

Real estate sentiment index falls for the first time

The real estate sentiment index is launched jointly by Ficci and Knight Frank.
Investment Why balanced funds are good choice for first-time investors

Why balanced funds are good choice for first-time investors

Balanced funds, say experts, are ideal for first-time equity investors as they invest in stocks while keeping the risk low.

Tips to choose the best equity fund to invest in right now

Equity funds have made a comeback with strong returns. Here is how to select the right fund.
Stocks Whirlpool scrip among top gainers in past six months

Whirlpool scrip among top gainers in past six months

Whirlpool is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of 108.5 per cent.

Offer for sale mechanism: How it works

OFS, introduced by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, in February 2012, helps promoters of listed companies dilute stake through an exchange platform.

Falling oil prices to bring windfall for India Inc

The oil price fall will translate into huge import savings, besides benefiting industries that use oil. These include oil, auto, paint, aviation, cosmetic and FMCG fims.
Mutual Fund Mutual Fund watch: UTI Equity has delivered 3-year annualised return of 27.08 per cent

Mutual Fund watch: UTI Equity has delivered 3-year annualised return of 27.08 per cent

UTI Equity has delivered 3-year annualised return of 27.08 per cent, compared with the category's 21.56 per cent.

Mid-cap funds have been outperforming large-cap counterparts by a good margin

Mid-cap funds have been outperforming their large-cap counterparts by a comprehensive margin.

Invest cautiously in 'Make in India' mutual fund schemes

Mutual funds are coming out with schemes based on government's push to manufacturing sector.
Insurance Insurance cos offer home care expenses at certain conditions

Insurance cos offer home care expenses at certain conditions

Home care companies provide attendants, nurses, physiotherapists and doctors at home to take care of senior citizens as well as patients after surgery.

Tips to invest in new unit-linked insurance plans with lower cost

Some new Ulips have lower costs than what many mutual funds charge. Let's see if it makes sense to invest in the new and much-improved version of Ulips.
Sector Scenario Stocks of logistics firms to continue to do well ahead

Stocks of logistics firms to continue to do well ahead

The Centre's push to manufacturing have been pushing up stocks of logistics companies. It has been growing over 16% a year on an average for the past five years.
Banking Best banks to take home, auto, education loan from

Best banks to take home, auto, education loan from

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given here are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts resolve your personal finance queries -
Perspective A look at recent rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you.

Sebi looks to cut IPO listing time with online facility

The draft guidelines say that retail investors and those under the category of employee reservation in IPOs can invest through the online route.

RBI allows banks to become insurance brokers

RBI guidelines in this regard state that banks may undertake insurance business by setting up a subsidiary or joint venture (JV).

Mutual funds drop dividend reinvestment option

Under the reinvestment option, the dividend declared is reinvested in the fund and is considered as a new investment and so is locked in for three years.

Home, car loan rates likely to fall soon after RBI's repo rate cut

The cut will reduce the cost of capital for banks and, in turn, cause lending rates to fall.
Editors Note From the Managing Editor: February 2015

From the Managing Editor: February 2015

Our cover story brings you all the new features being offered by providers of health insurance and tries to answer the queries that may arise in your mind on these products.