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The retirement fund manager EPFO trustees on Tuesday decided not to invest a portion of Rs 5,00,000 crore funds in the stock market in view of Finance Ministry's refusal to provide any guarantee on returns and safety of such investments.

 
 
EPFO till date has invested Rs 454 crore in the bonds of LIC Housing Finance Company, while the current investment norms allow investments of up to Rs 846 crore.
In a recent online survey conducted by Money Today, inflation was listed as the biggest retirement worry by respondents.
Increasingly, companies are seeing virtue in the financial well-being of their employees. And so they are giving them training in personal money management.
 
 
The move which will help in speedy transfer of a subscribers' funds in case of job change and allow them to track their accounts online.
Despite higher risk, the returns from equities are much more than those from safer options, such as savings accounts, certificates of deposits or bonds.
The Finance Ministry is believed to have agreed to modify its notification for exempting the entire 9.5 per cent interest on PF deposits from tax for 2010-11.
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