Monday, September 23, 2013

Fuel price hike, curb on gold imports & other reforms: How consumers & investors are impacted

Fuel price hike, curb on gold imports & other reforms: How consumers & investors are impacted
In this season of reforms, your interests as a consumer and as an investor may seem to be at odds. Here's how recent government measures impact you.
How to verify whether you will get the assured high returns before you invest in an office property
If you compare the price of an office property offering assured returns with that of a similar building that doesn’t, the former will to be more expensive.
Is Raghuram Rajan's repo hike a negative?
The lowering of MSF rate will reduce the banking system's cost of funds.
Tata, Reliance, Vedanta & others: How are leading Indian business houses doing?
The top six business houses have exhibited vastly different growth trajectories in the past 5 years.
Your guide to investing in the National Pension Scheme
The pension scheme launched by the PFRDA is the cheapest market-linked retirement option available in India.
Quote of the week
"The whole world knows that India is a land of savers: India’s savings rate is a high 30-32%, and yet the country goes overseas to borrow."
Pratip Chaudhuri Chairman
Rise in income will be key to achieving targets for Kolis

Family Finances

To reach their targets, Sanket’s salary must rise by about 38% in the next few years in order to ensure that they have the required surplus to invest.
The perils of imposing your financial decisions on your children

Financial Planning

What counts as the ultimate harmful indulgence is the mindless acquisition of assets in the name of the child, and the incomplete bequest of the same.
Networking portal 4thAmbit, set up by three corporate veterans, eyes Rs 50 lakh turnover

Money-making venture

As for their revenue model, 4th Ambit takes a one-time fee of Rs 1.5 lakh from colleges in lieu of their services while annual subscription costs Rs 50,000.
Bhagwati Banquets: How Narendra Somani managed to build a Rs 165 crore empire


The company is growing at a rate of 30-35% year on year despite the economic slowdown and we are hopeful of achieving this target in this financial year as well.

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Find out how much you will have on retirement with different combinations of savings, percentage returns, time to go and tax rate.
The markets responded positively to the US Fed's decision to postpone tapering. But with fundamentals still weak, and the RBI refusing to oblige, how far can they rise?
Malaysia - a small country that offers a range of activities and entertainment for all vacationers. ET tells you how to plan your next trip here.
The book is not a psychological insight into a borrower’s mind; it is a simple, hands-on study of the day-to-day questions that such people need to ask themselves.
The pessimism is overdone and the economy is likely to emerge from a cyclical downturn soon. Consider investing in cyclicals, mid- and small-caps, and value stocks, says Saurabh Mukherjea.
Though Redington compensated the revenue loss by distributing Apple phones, the shift from Blackberry to iPhones has resulted in a margin contraction.
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