Money Today Archive April 2013 Issue

Edition: April 2013

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Competing On The Global Platform

Tips to invest in Indian MNCs

The list of companies that can be called Indian multinationals is long and growing. What all should one consider while investing in these corporate giants? Money Today finds out.
Mutual Fund
Gold has given subdued returns over past year
Gold has given a subdued return of 7.5 per cent over the past one-year compared to its three- and five-year average annual return of 17-20 per cent.
Sam Abraham
Securing your Browser
Some plug-ins can slow down a browser and pose grave security threats. Here's how you remedy it.
Gitanjali Gems among top gainers in 6 months
Gitanjali Gems is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 80 per cent.
Chandralekha Mukerji
Retirement Choices
Following a lull of almost two years, insurance companies have resurrected the unit-linked pension plan. These had vanished from the market after regulatory changes were introduced in August 2011.
Dipak Mondal/Money Today
Arriving at Credit Limits
Have you ever wondered why spending limits on your credit cards vary so much? The spending limit or the credit limit is a function of the borrower's income and usage. The crucial factor that determines it, though, is sourcing of information about you by credit card companies.
  • Banks expected to make huge treasury gains on bonds A cut in the repo rate lowers banks' borrowing costs. Prices of bonds, which banks had bought when interest rates were high, rise as there is a scramble among investors to lap up these higher-yielding securities.
  • Best banks to take loans 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.
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Editors Note
As the economy grows in importance globally, Indian companies too will grow in size and reach. However, the mere fact that a company has large global operations does not by default make it a good investment pick, writes Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet Sen.
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
The estimates, for crop year 2012-13 (June-July), released by the agriculture ministry, show that supply of wheat, maize and sugarcane is likely to fall, putting upward pressure on prices. We talked to experts to know what numbers mean for prices of farm commodities traded on exchanges.
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Letters to the Editor
Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector.
Smart Spending
Nidhi Singal
Giants Of The Smart World
Smartphones with large screens were considered unviable; too big to be a mobile device. But, now, these are among the most sold in the world.
Team Money Today
Rate cut may not bring any relief
On March 19, the Reserve Bank of India reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 7.5 per cent. The cash reserve ratio has been left unchanged at 4 per cent.

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