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  • 28 May, 2015

    RBI likely to cut rates by 25 bps to 7.25 per cent

    THE Reserve Bank of India is likely to cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.25 per cent when it meets early next week and make a similar move before December, according to the results of a Reuters poll.

  • The return of retail

    Wooing retail investors to the equi­ty markets has been a pet project with policymakers for about six years now. On the face of it, there is cause for some cheer. Retail ownership of NSE-listed stocks hit record levels in March 2015. Small investors now own 21.4 per cent of all outstanding stock on the NSE, which is valued at Rs.7.94 lakh crore, an appreciation of around 50 per cent in one year, according to estimates. But delving deeper into retail ownership patterns suggests that it is too early to celebrate.

  • Ahead of policy review, Rajan meets Jaitley

    Amid the growing clamour for an­other policy rate cut, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his North Block office.

  • Private sector banks' profits set to leave PSU peers behind

    PROFITS of 13 private sector banks for FY15 could outstrip the combined profits of 25 public sector banks, probably for the first time in the country's banking history While the private lenders have reported a total profit after tax (standalone) of Rs 37,361 crore, their state-owned peers have managed to earn Rs 34,640 crore, data from Capitaline show.

  • Public debt rises 0.9% in Jan-March quarter

    he government's total debt increased 0.9% in the fourth quarter ended March 31, over the previous three-month period of the current financial year. "The public debt (excluding liabilities under the public account) of the central government provisionally increased 0.9% q-o-q in Q4 on quarter-on-quarter basis compared with an increase of 2.4% in the previous quarter (Q3 of FY2015)," said a finance ministry official statement.

  • A year of economics in politics

    At a broader level, apart from some minor deviations, in the past one year, the government has been on the right track.

  • 27 May, 2015

    DSP BlackRock MF files offer document for Dual Advantage Fund-Series 39 to 43

    The investment objective of the scheme is to generate returns and seek capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of debt and money market securities. The schemes also seek to invest a portion of the portfolio in equity & equity related securities to achieve capital appreciation.

  • FPIs pour in Rs 2.5-lakh crore in 1st year of Modi govt

    Market analysts believe that FPIs have been betting on the Indian market mainly on account of reforms measures initiated by the Central government...

  • GST from Jan 1,2016: Jaitley

    "GST is a uniform tax system and will allow seamless transfer of goods and ser­vices. It will also help in increasing the GDP of the country by 1-1.5%," said Finance Minister Jait­ley

  • SWISS MOVE GIVES ENOUGH HINTS OF ACTION TO FOLLOW: FM

    'Delighted' at Switzerland making public names of some Indians with Swiss accounts, finance min­ister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said this should provide enough indications of actions to follow for those holding unaccounted assets outside India.

  • Syndicate Bank plans to raise Rs 5,500 cr via equity & bonds

    Syndicate Bank is planning to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore by issuing eq­uity shares through qualified institutional placement (QIP), rights issue, follow on public issue (FPO) or any oth­er mode approved by the gov­ernment and RBI, the compa­ny said in a BSE filing.

  • TaxiForSure Ties Up with Paytm

    Cab aggregator Taxi­ForSure has revamped its mobile app and tied up with mobile payment services provider P­aytm in an attempt to offer seamless book­ing and payment solution to its customers....

  • PSU banks go aggressive to boost credit card biz

    PSU banks are get­ting increasingly aggressive in offering credit card services to their customers to mop up additional revenue through fees and interest income....

  • Surprise! Full convertibility is on its way

    While it appears the RBI is paving the way for capital account convertibility, does it presage boom-time for money-launderers?

  • PEs, Wealth Funds may Get to Buy Road Project Stakes

    The government is fina­lising a mechanism that will allow private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds, including Khazanah, Macquarie and Temasek to buy stakes in highway projects, freeing up resources for the sector.

  • A P Shah committee invites view on MAT

    The A P Shah committee has invited suggestions from industry associations and other stakeholders on past cases of minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign institutional investors (FIIs) by June 22.

  • 26 May, 2015

    FDI Proposals Worth Rs 281 Crore Cleared

    India has cleared foreign investment proposals of single-brand retailers For­ever, Mont Blanc, Oliver Fash­ion and 19 others worth nearly Rs 281 crore...

  • Large Share of NPS' Fund to be Invested in ETF of PSUs

    A big share of the National Pension Sys­tem's funds of RS 80,800 crore is set to move to a new ex­change traded fund of state-run companies that could be launched in a month, tar­geting retirement funds....

  • FM to taxmen: Squeeze parallel eco, but be fair

    Finance minis­ter Arun Jaitley on Monday asked the country's top in­come tax officials to squeeze the parallel economy in a free and transparent manner that did not impact the hon­est taxpayer, and promised to lower taxes to global levels over the next four years and phase out exemptions for the corporate sector.

  • G7 finance ministers to address faltering growth

    Finance ministers from the world's largest devel­oped economies meet in Ger­many this week against a back­drop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil....

  • ANZ Bank to open 2 India branches by early 2016

    IN A bid to widen its presence in India, Australia and New Zealand Banking group (ANZ) on Monday said that it will open its first rural branch in Bengaluru by early next year....

  • Bank employees to get 15% wage hike

    Around one million employees of 43 banks, includ­ing state-owned ones, will get a 15% hike in salaries as the Indi­an Banks' Association (IBA) on Monday signed a wage agree­ment with unions and officers' associations that will impose an additional burden of up to Rs 8,370 crore on lenders.

  • Banks to be shut on 2 Saturdays

    After a month or so, all nationalised banks will be shut on the second and fourth Saturdays, while working full day on the remaining Saturdays...

  • Indian Promoter Must Hold 26% Stake in Insurance JVs

    The Insurance Regula­tory and Development Authority of India has mandated a mini­mum 26 % equity holding by the In­dian promoter in any insurance company to ensure that the local investor does not use the liberal foreign investment and listing pol­icy to dilute accountability....

  • NSE plans to launch 10-year bond futures

    The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is working towards the launch of interest rate futures (IRF) contracts based on the new 10-year 2025 government bond....

  • RBI might cut repo rate by 25 bpsr shows BS poll

    Respondents say benign inflation, growth imperative may prompt central bank action on June 2; bankers say policy transmission only if CRR is cut....

  • Honest Taxpayers Need Not Fear: FM

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley has allayed appre­hensions about the government's anti-black money regime, saying no honest taxpayer has anything to fear, and directed tax officials to "squeeze" out the parallel economy in a "fair manner."

  • Naresh Takkar replaces Roopa Kudva in RBI panel for payments banks licences

    Naresh Takkar, managing director & Group chief executive officer of ICRA will now be a part of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) that will be evaluating applicants received for pay­ments banks.

  • NSE's security lending scheme starts today

    NSE will introduce rollover in its Securities Lending and Bor­rowing Scheme (SLBS) effective Tuesday. At present, securities available for trading in the F&O segment of NSE are per­mitted in SLBS.

  • Expectations of economic growth, GST drive IPOs of logistics firms

    Encouraged by the performance of logistics firms' IPOs recently, at least 3 more plan to tap the primary market...

  • India Inc raises RS 11,500-crore through rights issue in 2015

    India Inc has raised a stag­gering Rs.ll,5OO crore through rights issue offerings since the beginning of 2015, mak­ing it the highest fund mobil­isation through the route in seven years.

  • PM to launch Kisan TV today

    Through this channel, pro­grammes for the rural and farm­er community will be telecast which will give them real time information on new techniques in the agriculture sector, like farming and irrigation, beside weather forecasts and other re­lated issues. It will be compulsory for all the cable and DTH networks to carry it....

  • Snapdeal acquires MartMobi

    The move that will help the firm strengthen its mobility platform for mer­chant partners. Snapdeal counts eBay, Temasek, Myriad, Tybourne, BlackRock and Premji Invest among its investors. Tata Sons chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata also made an investment in the company.

  • 25 May, 2015

    Marking Modi to market

    The foll charts culled from market & economic data provide snapshots of the govt's performance over the past one year....

  • Evaluating the risk factors of FY16

    We are on the precipice of a recovery, especially in investment and industry, and stable extraneous conditions are necessary....

  • Now, Indians Transact More the Cashless Way

    While paper-based transactions cleared through cheques amounted to Rs85 lakh crore in FY15, paperless transactions, in­cluding retail electronic transactions such as ECS, debits and credits, electronic fund trans­fer, card transactions, mobile transac­tions and prepaid instruments were to the tune of Rs92 lakh crore in the same pe­riod, according to RBI data....

  • To bring more people in tax net IT eyes tier-II cities

    The income tax (I-T) department has decided to focus on tier-II cities like Jaipur, Surat and Lucknow ,among others, to bring more people who reside in these cities under the tax net...

  • SEBI proposes system-driven disclosure regime for listed firms

    To aid better price discovery and reduce the likelihood of manipulation and insider trading, SEBI proposes to re­view the existing regulatory framework on continuous disclosures for listed entities...

  • PSU stake sale: Govt seeks trading halts

    The govt wants to curb bear-hammering or short-selling of a stock as it leads to lower realisations. It plans to raise Rs 69,500 cr through divestment during the current fiscal....

  • Fund for core projects on course

    The govern­ment has finalised plans to soon launch the National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) with a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore to fund new projects in railways, highways, ports and housing...

  • STATSGURU: Factors RBI will consider while deciding monetary policy

    The 9 tables in this article, show what the Reserve Bank of India will have noted, as it approaches its review of monetary policy on June 2....

  • India Inc willing to give Modi benefit of doubt

    Business Standard poll: CEOs are not happy with scorecard so far but are ready to invest more as they think one year is too short a time to revive the economy...

  • 24 May, 2015

    FM to meet officials over easier tax regime

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, along with the Minister of State, Finance, Jayant Sinha and Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das will meet tax commissioners and the director-general of income tax to outline thrust areas for the financial year...

  • Inflation Under Check; Global Economy, Agri a Challenge: Jaitley

    Finance Min­ister Arun Jaitley today said inflation has been brought under control in the past one year but global economy and agrarian situation as well as domestic invest-ments pose challenge to the Indian economy....

  • Forex reserves at record high of $353.87 billion

    Depreciation in dollar value, interest pay­ments on securities held by the apex bank in non-dollar curren­cies and the rich payouts for its participation in the forwards trading market led to an expo­nential rise in India's foreign exchange reserves....

  • 23 May, 2015

    'India has built up defences against volatile capital flows'

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday the country has built up layers of defences against volatile capital flows in financial markets by building up its for­eign exchange reserves, improv­ing its economy, and focusing on economic growth...

  • Time ripe to shift gears for double-digit growth: Jaitley

    Signalling a "shift of gears" in steering the econo­my towards double-digit growth, Union Finance Minis­ter Arun Jaitley said here on Friday that he was not happy with India just being the fas­test growing economy....

  • New ITR forms to be notified by next week

    The finance ministry will come out with simplified income tax return (ITR) forms by the next week, replacing the controversial ones that have been put on hold. "We will no­tify the new simplified ITR forms in a week," a top government official said....

  • GST, land bills priorities for next House session: Jaitley

    FINANCE MINISTER Arun Jaitley said, "The path of this govern­ment is decided. ...Passage of GST and land bills, restart of stalled projects, bankruptcy code, etc. will be the focus of the govern­ment in the coming year (of the government)," ....

  • SBI's NPAs down, Q4 net up 23% to Rs3,742 cr

    Aided by a fall in bad loans, State Bank of India, the biggest lender in the country, has reported a 23 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 3,742.02 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2015 as against a net profit of Rs 3,040.74 crore during the same quarter ayear ago....

  • Public investments in irrigation, rural infrastructure to go up

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that his focus now would be on public in­vestments in irrigation and rural infrastructure. He denied that the govern­ment was pro-corporate and favoured crony capitalism. It was, in fact, pro-development and pro-growth...

  • SEBI ropes in Infy founder

    As it prepares a new regulatory framework for startups and alterna­tive investments, regulator SEBI Thursday set up an 18-member panel headed by IT czar N R Narayana Murthy to advise on policy matters in this regard.

  • India is prepared for volatility, says Rajan

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said that the country has built up layers of defences against volatile capital flows in financial markets by building up its foreign exchange reserves, improving its economy, and focusing on economic growth...

  • RBI working to make joint lending forum transparent: Dy Governor

    The Reserve Bank is work­ing to bring more trans­parency to the joint lending forum QLF), which was set up to revitalise distressed assets, deputy governor S S Mundra said on Friday.

  • Expect govt bond prices to consolidate: Dhawal Dalal

    Dhawal Dalal, DSP Blackrock said, "Government bond prices have rebounded from their recent low amid relative calm in the global market & value buying. We expect govt bond prices to consolidate at current levels." He further added....

  • US investors back in for emerging market ETFs, pour in $5.3 billion in Q2

    Flows into US-listed India ETFs year-to-date have been $2.6 billion, while flows into US-listed China ETFs year-to-date have been $1.2 billion, according to BlackRock data. India and China ETFs have returned on average 20.6 percent so far this year.

  • 22 May, 2015

    Diaspora investments to get domestic status

    TWEAKING the FDI poli­cy to encourage capital in­flows, the Union govern­ment has decided to treat all investments made by non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Over­seas Citizens of India (OCI) as domestic invest­ments.

  • Reserve Bank Seeks to Simplify Forex Rules

    RBI is working to liberalise its for­eign exchange rules to make it eas­ier to do business with Asia's third-largest economy, deputy governor HR Khan said, a step that could support flag­ging exports. In line with Khan's announcement, the central bank took a small step by simplifying the process for Indian companies to raise rupee funds offshore....

  • FinMin plans to launch revamped PSU ETF by Oct

    The Finance Ministry is plan­ning to launch a revamped and retail investor-friendly CPSE exchange-traded fund by October this year in which cash-rich EPFO and NPS could park their money along with individual investors...

  • A 24-carat question: Interest Rates

    Experts say that rates have to be attractive enough for citizens and institutions to take interest in the scheme...

  • Education cess ineffective from June 1

    The currently levied education cess and secondary and higher edu­cation cess would become ineffective from June l as they would be subsumed in the service tax rate of 14 percent notified by the Central Board of Direct* Taxes, the finance ministry said on Wednesday....

  • Lower T-bill yields hint at rate cut

    Wednesday's Treasu­ry bill auctions — in which the RBI sold a larger amount of the government papers and that, too, at a lower yield compared to last week's—is a strong indica­tion that bond market players are factoring in a monetary poli­cy easing in the central bank's next policy review meet, sched­uled on June 2....

  • 'Reserve Bank, Govt Working in Tandem for a Cashless Society'

    RBI is working with the government on ways to re­duce use of cash, its executive director G Padmanabhan said. It also proposes to bring out a discus­sion paper for wider debate and suggestions to formulate appropri­ate measures to reduce use of cash....

  • China, India, Russia to be top 3 stake holders of AIIB

    "Based on the AIIB mem­bers' GDP weight in the world economy, China will become the bank's largest shareholder, followed by India and Russia," Chen Fengying, a research fel­low at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations said....

  • 'We are not only celebrating one year, we are also introspecting'

    As the Modi government completes one year, railway minister Suresh Prabhu talks about the achievements and missteps so far....

  • Sebi may raise bar for derivatives trade

    Market participants are divided on the possible impact of the capital market reg­ulator's recent decision to review the contract size of equity deriv­ative instruments, which have seen a massive spike in turnover in the past few years, leading to regulatory worries especially in the context of retail investors....

  • Rs gains most in a week as $ drops on Fed minutes

    Rupee rose the most in a week as signs the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates boosted demand for emerging-market assets. The rupee gained 0.3 % to end at 63.64 a dollar in Mum­bai, prices from local banks compiled by Bloomberg show. That's the biggest advance in the currency since May 14.

  • ATM use shows clear decline

    While numbers have risen, average daily transaction at each is falling, for various reasons, raising viability issues for brown-label ones....

  • RBI tracking impact of global policies on banks, says official

    In the recent past, adopting international capital and liq­uidity standards have been pre­ceded by detailed quantitative impact studies....

  • RBI increases trade transactions' limit

    The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday increased the limit of trade transactions underthe Rupee Drawing Agreement, from the existing Rs 5 lakh per transaction to Rs 15 lakh.

  • Taxing Premature PF Withdrawals of Over Rs30k May be Kept in Abeyance

    Decision on this is likely by month-end; PF dept asks offices to cut tax from claims, starting June 1

  • Retail FDI policy mav be changed

    The government will consider repealing the 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in multi-brand retail, while no proposal would be entertained for opening supermarkets in India by foreign players, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.

Industry Data (As on 31st April 2015) in Crores
Industry AUM 1,186,364
Industry Equity AUM 391,835
Industry Equity Gross Sales (for the month) 17,786
Industry Equity Net Sales (for the month) 11,086
Industry Fixed Income AUM 794,529
Industry Fixed Income Gross Sales (for the month) 1,035,555
Industry Fixed Income Net sales (for the month) 99,483
Source: AMFI

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