RBI tweaks norms on VRR investment by FPIs

The Reserve Bank of India Friday fixed the investment limit at Rs 54,606.55 crore for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) under the voluntary retention route (VRR), which allows to park funds in both government securities as well as corporate debt. VRR for investments by FPIs was introduced on March 1. Limits for investment in debt by […]

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Don’t change your investment strategy due to elections

From economists to businesses to the common man, the election results are a very-keenly watched and much-discussed event, with various decisions being put on hold to be decided after the outcome. There are multiple opinions on what will the impact of the outcome be on financial markets and investment portfolios. Irrespective of which party comes to power, […]

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Brazil: Teachers, students protest ‘scandalous cuts’ to education

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers across Brazil took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against government cuts and spending freezes to the education budget. Brazil’s National Student Union called for protests after the Ministry of Education said it was freezing nearly a quarter of discretionary spending due to budget restrictions across public […]

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Mastercard to invest $1 billion to develop India as global tech node

This investment will help foster innovation and increase Mastercard’s speed-to-market capabilities and value-added services Global card payments major Mastercard, on Monday, said it will invest $1 billion in India over the next five years, with plans to make the country a global technology node for its platforms. The company has already invested $1 billion in […]

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India’s Top Investment Destinations

Every state in India has a unique economic profile that presents challenges and opportunities to any foreign investor examining the country for expansion. In this article, we provide a bird’s eye view of the economic features of the country’s top five investment destinations: Gujarat A leading industrial state, Gujarat enjoys faster GDP growth than India as a […]

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Key issues that Indian education system is facing

Even though India’s literacy rate has been growing, are we truly imparting the kind of education modern times demand, and to every Indian? The answer is ‘no’. There are a number of issues Indian education system is facing, and one is rural-urban gap. It appears little attention is being paid to the education system in […]

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India needs a minister of investment, not just finance

India needs a minister for investment. Whoever wins the May 23 election count, the next government must find somebody who will boldly open the doors to American and Japanese capital. Another statist intervention in a country that labors under an excess of bureaucracy might not look like much of a solution to anything. But for […]

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