Debt investment under NPS becomes safer from today. Check new rules

New Delhi: The quality of debt securities that your National Pension System (NPS) fund manager buys may see significant improvement from today. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) last month revised the guidelines for the valuation of pension schemes, which becomes effective from today (December 1, 2019). In a circular, the pension fund regulator said that it has made changes in the ‘valuation of debt securities’ as well as ‘valuation policy for securities below investment grade’ in which pension funds in the National Pension System (NPS) can make investments.…

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Tax on debt investment in 2019: Here’re the applicable taxes on various instruments

The various debt-oriented investment options available in the market such as bank fixed deposits, recurring deposits, post office savings scheme, national savings certificate, debt-oriented mutual funds attract DDT is paid by the enterprise which is issuing the dividends.   |  Photo Credit: Representative Image New Delhi: Individuals select the investment options on the basis of their respective objectives, risk-taking capacity and the benefits offered by an investment scheme, be it a debt-related investment option or an equity-oriented investment option. The taxation on different types of debt instruments varies on the basis of specifications…

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Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications Hit By Debt, Competition

Brutal competition and 457 billion rupees ($7 billion) of borrowings have finally caught up with billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications Ltd. The Indian wireless operator rattled investors with its first full-year net loss amid signs it’s struggling to repay debt. Its $300 million junk-rated note due in 2020 declined as much as 13.9 cents on the dollar to 70.1 cents on Monday and the stock sank to a record low. Fitch Ratings and Lucror Analytics highlighted a potential liquidity crunch and people familiar with the matter said the company sought…

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Don’t carry your sleep debt into 2017

Yes, Mumbai is the city that never sleeps, but its citizens are taking that adage quite literally. And it’s causing more harm than ever. More people are sleeping less, which is dangerous, say experts. Do you find yourself in snooze mode all the time, even after getting six hours of shuteye? That’s due to a backlog of sleep debt — a spillover effect of late timings from the weekend into the week and due to poor daily sleeping habits as well. As the year draws to a close, city doctors…

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