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‘Investment in 8-10 stocks should be good enough if your budget is between Rs 2-5 lakh’

For most people, financial decisions pertaining to investing, buying insurance or taking loans are erratic, rather than an informed and planned process. This means that they have innumerable stocks and dozens of mutual funds without taking into consideration, the impact on their financial goals. In this article, I am going to highlight some of the asset classes to help you determine the optimum mix and how much is too much per investment instrument. Mutual Funds: Most of the people are often confused as to how they should segregate their funds….

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Investment in 17 entities under shipping ministry hiked to Rs 5,778 crore for FY’20

The government has increased the proposed investment in 17 enterprises under the shipping ministry to Rs 5,778 crore for 2019-20 in order to boost the ‘blue economy’. The estimated investment in these enterprises that include 12 major ports is Rs 5,548.12 crore in 2018-19, according to the revised numbers in the recent budget document. The government had proposed an investment of Rs 5,079.80 crore in the Budget for 2018-19. Aspiring to be a $10 trillion economy in the next eight years, the government plans to harness India’s long 7,500-km coastline…

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MoS Railways Expects More Investment

NEW DELHI:  Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Friday morning said that he was expecting more investment in railways from the Interim Budget for 2019-20, which Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present in the Lok Sabha at 11 am. The way the Central government has increased the investment in railways, from installing CCTV cameras to Wi-Fi, I believe investment in railways will certainly be increased, Sinha told ANI. Railways capital expenditure for the year 2018-19 had been pegged at Rs. 1,48,528 crore. A large part of the Capex was devoted…

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Investcorp acquires IDFC’s private equity, realty investment management business

Mumbai: The US-based alternative investment manager InvestcorpNSE 0.00 % has acquired IDFCNSE -1.02 % Group’s private equity and real estate investment management business and plans to incrementally raise $50 million towards IDFC’s existing fourth fund. The incremental capital, along with the uninvested pool in the fourth fund, will be invested in consumption-driven companies in India, a senior company executive said. HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh has joined the global advisory board of Investcorp. “Once the acquisition is complete on January 31, we will use the greenshoe option and raise another $50 million in the fourth fund. This incremental capital,…

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Bosch Makes First Venture Investment In India With Deeptech Startup SimYog

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, has announced its first venture investment in India in Bengaluru-based deeptech startup SimYog Technologies. Incubated at the Indian Institute of Science, SimYog has raised $885.7K (INR 6.3 Cr) in a funding round with participation from early-stage venture capital firm Ideaspring Capital. The startup plans to use the fresh funds to expand its product offering. The company will also expand its team to 12 people—from five now—over the next year, as it adds customers and products. Founded in 2017 by Dipanjan Gope, Anant Devi and…

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Investment for child: Birla MF Bal Bhavishya NFO – Is it amongst the best plans for children related investment?

There aren’t many MF schemes targeting needs such as arranging down payment for a home loan, children education and marriage needs or one’s own retirement. When it comes to investments for child, most parents are in a fix and unable to find a dedicated investment for meeting financial goals of the children. However, for specific goals, such as child education, it helps to earmark the funds towards it and not run the risk of making a premature exit before the goal is met. Mutual funds that are child-focused schemes may…

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