Bandhan Bank to invest ₹300 crore in Yes Bank

MUMBAI: Private sector lender Bandhan Bank on Saturday said it will invest ₹300 crore in Yes Bank under the bank’s reconstruction scheme, taking the total investment proposal to ₹10,650 crore. The bank said it will acquire 30 crore equity shares of ₹2 each at a premium of ₹8 per equity share, constituting less than 5% of the new issued and paid-up equity share capital of Yes Bank. “As per the Scheme of Reconstruction, 75% of the total investment of the bank would be locked in for three years,” Bandhan Bank said in a regulatory…

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5 Investment Ideas For Those Looking To Invest Rs 1-5 Lakhs

If you are looking to invest Rs 1-5 lakhs, you should look at investments that are safe and yield good returns. If you are looking at a longer term tenure of 3-5 years, there are many instruments. Here are a few that you could consider: Fixed Deposits of Bajaj Finance The fixed deposits of Bajaj Finance are not a bad bet, if you are looking at a medium term tenure of 3-4 years. A 36-month deposit offers an interest rate of 8.35 per cent, which is not bad at all.…

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Mutual Fund Investment: 5 reasons to invest in tax saving mutual funds

Investing in tax-saving mutual funds gives the benefit of diversifying your portfolio as per requirement. Tax-saving mutual funds, over the years, have proven to be the best tax-saving option for investors. While there are various tax-saving investment options such as National Pension System (NPS), National Savings Certificate (NSC), and Public Provident Fund (PPF), among others, Equity-Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) has remained the most preferred. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider investing in tax-saving mutual funds (ELSS): 1. Lowest Lock-in Period Conventional tax-saving instruments generally come with long lock-in…

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No white elephants please! Where not to invest RBI surplus of Rs 1.76 lakh crore

Bimal Jalan panel’s decision to recommend transfer of Rs 1.76 lakh crore of RBI’s reserves and excess provisions to the government of India has rightly raised a host of questions about where the money would be deployed. Just as brazenly the Centre managed to transfer the reserves, the expectation was that their deployment would be equally transparent. If there were hopes from finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s press conference in Pune to throw light on the question, those were dashed. But more than where they are deployed, it’s important to understand…

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Political stability makes India an investment hub: PM Modi urges NRIs to invest in J&K

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said “political stability and predictable policy framework” have made India an “attractive” investment destination as he urged the Indian business leaders in the UAE to invest in Jammu and Kashmir, which he said could emerge as the country’s growth engine. Addressing a group of NRI business community in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, Modi thanked them, saying they have made a vital contribution to India’s economic growth. Highlighting the economic opportunities in India, he said, “Political stability and predictable policies framework are key driving…

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Modi government’s 2nd term: Where to invest in stock market now?

The return of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister has pumped adrenaline into the stock market. As it became clear on Thursday that the BJP will get a clear majority, the benchmark indices created history: the Sensex crossed the 40,000 mark and Nifty rose above 12,000. Though both indices retraced from those levels due to profit booking, the formation of a stable government at the Centre is seen as good news. The markets prefer a strong, stable regime without the crutches of coalition because it ensures continuity in economic policies. “Investors…

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