Railway roadmap: Govt to invite private players to run routes

The Vande Bharat Express, India’s first semi-high speed train, was flagged off by PM Modi in February. (PTI) The Narendra Modi-led government has started its second term by laying out the blueprint for a substantial boost in India’s infrastructure. A key element of that is the upgrade of Indian Railways. However, during the Budget presentation, Finance […]

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How to maximise a company’s investment in the learning and development space

Getting things done. These three words sound simple but is the mantra for leaders all around the globe. But creating robust and effective business strategies has become exceedingly challenging in today’s VUCA world – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Any successful company depends primarily on its employees to take forth its vision. The undisputed role […]

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Viewpoint | Investment advice is not just for the rich

As a financial advisor, this is one of the most common misconceptions that I come across—professional financial advice is only for the rich. In fact and to an extent, it is the other way round. No doubt the rich need proper advice to manage their enormous wealth. But remember, the rich are already smart enough […]

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Five Investment Options That Offer Safe Returns

There are several investment avenues available in the market. According to financial experts, investors must park their wealth in schemes that offer higher returns. Investors should look for a portfolio with lower risk rather than going for the higher risk portfolio, they say.  For risk-averse investors, fixed income instruments  – which guarantee a specific rate […]

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Should you invest in algorithm-based quant mutual funds?

Many equity fund managers have found it difficult to beat the market in recent years. In such a scenario, is an analytics-driven programme to handle a mutual fund portfolio the answer? This is the premise behind quant funds that adopt a rules-based, data-driven approach to build a portfolio of stocks. Fund houses seem keen to […]

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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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