Amid falling interest rates on FDs, these 4 investment options offer up to 8.6% interest rate

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India has cut the repo rate for the fifth time in a row to give a further boost to consumption and private investment in a bid to revive growth as inflation remained within the central bank’s comfort level. The RBI cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.15%. Following the suit, banks have cut interest rates on loans and fixed deposits (FDs). A fixed deposit is among the most preferred investment option among senior citizens and retirees. State Bank of India (SBI), the…

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For good returns, equity investment should be held for these many years

Equity investments should be held for at least seven years for good returns > For a large cap equity find, what should be the ideal holding period if I invest a lumpsum amountnow? – Parikshit Equity investments should be ideally held at least for a horizon of more than seven years. A longer horizon allows a fund manager to stick to stocks wherein he has high degree of conviction, which may need time to play out depending on the stage of the economic cycle. Equity is more volatile and its…

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These South African jobs will disappear as technology takes over

The National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has released a new report looking at how the fourth industrial revolution is set to hit jobs in the country. Overall, respondents were of the opinion that automation, globalisation and demographic change could have a significant impact on their industries, causing some jobs and activities to disappear, while creating opportunities for new jobs and activities to emerge. “The speed and depth of technology adoption drives business growth, new job creation and the need for augmentation of existing jobs, provided it can fully leverage the…

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This New Year Follow These Simple Diet And Nutrition Tips For A Healthier And Happier 2019

It’s that time of the year when we all start thinking about our New Year Resolutions. It is an exciting time of the year with new promises and fresh starts. This New Year you should focus to work towards a healthier life. A healthier life can have a significant impact on your life. In today’s world where we all are occupied with busy schedules, one often tends to ignore their health and well-being. But it is very important that one maintains a healthy lifestyle as it can help ward off several…

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Drop kilos with these simple lifestyle tweaks

Do you feel a twinge of jealousy when you meet a skinny woman with an elephantine appetite? She can gobble down an array of pastries and yet seems to repel weight. You, on the other hand, have tried every fad diet but the kilos refuse to budge. Well, you can blame your metabolism. Harvard Medical School defines metabolism as “the series of chemical reactions in a living organism that create and break down energy necessary for life. In other words, every time you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells break…

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White rice and diabetes are not natural fits. Keep these diet tips in mind

Though some might argue that brown rice is a more healthy alternative, white rice is a more popular and preferred foodgrain across India, especially its eastern regions. White rice is a good source of carbohydrates and the better half of many delectable food combos like dal-chaawal, rajma-chawal, biryaanis, pulao, and so on. However, experts say that the calories in white rice can spike blood sugar levels, and excessive consumption could increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. White rice is a good source of carbohydrates and the better half of many delectable food combos like…

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