Clear signs of revival in industrial production, fixed investment: FM Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said there are clear signs of revival of industrial production and fixed investment after economic growth plunged to a six-year low. At a press conference called to announce the third part of the stimulus package for the economy, she said measures are being taken to improve credit outflow from banks. Also, transmission of interest rate cuts is being effected by banks, she said, adding she will meet heads of public sector lenders on 19 September to review the transmission. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI ) has since February…

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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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3-Point Analysis | Why should you increase investment in gold now?

Gold has surged nearly 20 percent in 2019 while Sensex has risen 3 percent in the same period. With fears of an economic slowdown, gold is a pick which will provide stability. Moneycontrol’s Shraddha Sharma does a 3-Point Analysis on why you should increase allocation of the yellow metal in your portfolio. [“source=moneycontrol”]

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UBS to revamp investment bank in bid to lift flagging earnings

Switzerland’s UBS plans another shake-up of its investment banking arm to help boost earnings and curb costs after tough market conditions precipitated a performance dip. The world’s largest investment banks have had their worst start to a year since 2006, the latest data published by industry analyst Coalition on Thursday shows. “What’s been communicated today was a reorganisation, which did not include a specific number of job cuts,” a person familiar with the matter said, adding that the restructuring would be carried out by the end of the year. Switzerland’s…

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Buying Investment Grade Stamps Buying Investment Grade Stamps

While we focus on the investment characteristics of stamps and how they retain and build value, there are two critical factors in that equation, the quality of the actual item and its purchase price. Quality or grading can be assured to a great extent by getting a certification of the item. This will cost from $20 upwards, and is as close to a guarantee of value as you can get. It also adds to the value of the item because it gives any buyer not knowledgeable in stamps the assurance…

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LetsVenture to expand scope of investment platform

To focus on a new vertical that helps family offices find investment opportunities in startups. LetsVenture, a Bengaluru-based technology platform that connects angel investors with startups, is expanding its scope to address the needs of growth-stage startups. Besides, it would also focus on a new vertical that helps family offices find investment opportunities in startups. “As an extension of the support to early growth stage entities, we have recently started `Let’s Go’ to support the funding needs of startups that matured to the growth stage,” said Shanti Mohan, founder and…

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