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Public issues turn favourites of HNIs

Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

Do you know where the country’s affluent are investing their money? It is not in gold. It is in... »

Index outlook: Choppy trading on the cards

Lokeshwarri SK

Trading will get volatile next week as indices approach their previous peaks and traders holding... »

Now, SBI’s education loans come with credit cards

Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson of SBI

NS Vageesh/K Ram Kumar

State Bank of India is offering credit cards along with education loans to students to stay... »
Our Call

VA Tech Wabag: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

With the economy still showing mixed signals and revival taking its own time, uncertainty on... »

Reliance exiting furniture business

PURVITA CHATTERJEE, M SOMASEKHAR

At a time when Swedish retailer Ikea is making big plans to enter India, the country’s largest r... »

Watch out for the rupee!

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Gold prices in the spot market dropped to ₹2,651.8/gram (of 24 karat), down from ₹2,690/gram... »

Opinion

Columns

Time to put substance before style

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressing an Indian Council of World Affairs function in New Delhi last Thursday. - PTI

Rajrishi Singhal

Long after President Xi Jinping has flown back to Beijing, there will remain a host of prickly i... »

Changing times

Rekha Sethi

The winds have changed for the Indian economy and it is a good time to upgrade the national a... »

Editorial

Life after Xi

In terms of the informal welcome and the potential it held out, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s th... »

Opinion

Focus on revival of units, not asset-stripping

With care: Reconstruction is an art yogo/shutterstock.com

Ramnath Pradeep

There has been a recent surge in banks selling off their distressed assets to asset reconstructi... »

Your Money

Meet Rubi Arya

REITs must deliver double-digit returns

Meera Siva

RUBI ARYA, Vice-Chairperson & Director, Milestone Capital Advisors Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have to offer higher returns over safe investments to m... »

Firm Calls

GSFC: Reap the rewards of expansion

Nalinakanthi V

Healthy growth: Strong demand for fertilisers should help the company The stock of complex fertiliser-maker Gujarat State Fertilisers and Chemicals (GSFC) has gain... »

Agri-biz

Monsoon returning to South, rains may spill into October

Vinson Kurian

South Kerala and adjoining south Tamil Nadu may be in for some heavy showers. As the monsoon 2014 prepares to enter the last week, the rain deficit figure stands at 12 per ce... »

Net Worth

Go on, give it all away

ARVIND JAYARAM

Gajus/shutterstock.com Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett isn’t going to leave any money to his children in his... »
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Beyond Stocks

Liquid funds haven’t lost all their lustre

Radhika Merwin

Liquid money These funds do not have a lock-in period and carry no entry or exit loads. The Budget took away most of the tax advantages that debt mutual funds enjoyed over bank... »
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Your Money

Smart Money

Bank on royal treatment

Gurumurthy K

Visiting a bank and waiting for hours to make transactions can often turn out to be tiring. O... »
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Economy

India can rise again, I have a clear roadmap: Modi

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India has a chance to rise again as a global economic powe... »

Real Assets

Bullion Cues

It’s a clear signal to sell

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With the Federal Reserve cutting down stimulus by another $10 billion and taking a more... »

Politics

Maharashtra Assembly polls

Uddhav’s final offer: 151 for Sena, 119 for BJP

PTI

Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray at the party workers meeting in Mumbai on September 21, 2014. Photo: Vivek Bendre Shiv Sena today made it clear that it won’t make any more concession for BJP, offering to cede i... »

Technically

Index outlook: Choppy trading on the cards

Lokeshwarri SK

Trading will get volatile next week as indices approach their previous peaks and traders holding... »
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Global Investor

Growth optimism

Parvatha Vardhini C

The latest assessment of global economic growth released by the OECD on September 15 says tha... »
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Portfolio

Whose money is it anyway?

Parvatha Vardhini C

If you’re a stock market investor, it’s time you began to pay attention to a neglected item o... »
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Firm Calls

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services: Sell

Radhika Merwin

Under pressure: Poor monsoons have hit tractor sales The stock of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services has underperformed the market in the la... »

Funds

Franklin India Corporate Bond Opportunities: BUY

Radhika Merwin

If the ups and downs in interest rates have you bewildered, you can opt for bond funds that... »

Firm Calls

Petronet LNG: Sell

Anand Kalyanaraman

Similar to many of its peers in the oil and gas space, the stock of gas importer and regasifi... »

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FICTION

Unknown banker

Ravi Subramanian

Hari Nadkarni was sweating by the time he reached home. Obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and other... »

I just didn’t want to return to the grime and grind of urban India. And I left with a heavy bag and a heavier heart, promising myself that I will return »

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