Money Today Archive July 2013 Issue
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Edition: July 2013

Cover Story

Chandralekha Mukerji

Keeping It Simple

How standardisation will improve health cover

Expect a much better claim experience after standardisation norms for health insurance. The first, and perhaps the most important, thing Irda has done is clearly define 46 common terms and 11 critical illness procedures.
Mutual Fund
Gilt funds gave double-digit returns in past one year
Gilt funds, which invest in long-tenure government bonds, have given double-digit returns helped by 100 bps rate cut over the past one year
Tax
Filing the Right Tax Return
With the deadline for filing income tax returns approaching, here is an overview of tax-return forms for individuals.
Technology
Pritam P Hans
Venturing Online with Help
With the increase in e-commerce, many companies have started offering services such as payment collection and logistics to online retailers.
Books
Sarbajeet K Sen/Money Today
Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets
Investment legend Jim Rogers on his own life and why he is betting on Asia, especially China.
Query Corner
Query corner
Money Today experts answer personal finance queries related to banking, taxation, real estate, insurance and retirement.
Editors Note
With standardisation norms set to come into effect from July 1, the health insurance industry will be taking a significant step towards making life simpler for those seeking to purchase coverage.
Commodities
Tanvi Varma/Money Today
Slippery Ground
Experts suggest you take a cautious approach and invest in commodities that are fundamentally strong and trading close to the cost of production.
  • Plan to invest in guar futures? Be cautious Guar gum and guar seed futures, banned after a sharp 500% rally between October 2011 and March 2012, are due for calmer times. Experts see little chance of a price rally after the ban was lifted in May this year.
Talk Back
Letters to the Editor
Money Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector -
Smart Spending
Nandagopal Rajan
The Real Desktop
In all probability, your next personal computer is going to be an all-in-one.
Perspective
Team Money Today
Rupee Faces Intense Heat
Emerging market currencies across the world have depreciated as debt outflows have increased following the US Federal Reserve's suggestion that its asset purchases might be tapered down from September. India's wide current account deficit is also adding to the pressure on the rupee.

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