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  • 30 Jun, 2015

    Need to channel $600b savings into equities market: BSE CEO

    Making a strong case for attracting domestic funds into mutual funds, banks and stock markets, BSE MD & CEO Ashish Chauhan says India saves close to $ 600 billion per annum and channelising those huge funds will effec­tively take care of the coun­try's investment needs be it infrastructure or else­where....

  • Indian market cracks, but experts are not too worried

    "There is not too much panic in the market, as in­vestors were prepared for this kind of an event. There may be a correction but in a controlled manner... It is difficult to say how things will play out over the next few days," says Anup Maheshwari, executive vice-president and head of equi­ties, DSP BlackRock Invest­ment Managers.

  • HC okays IDFC-IDFC Bank de-merger

    The high court here has given a nod for IDFC's scheme of arrangement (de-merger) of its banking entity, IDFC Bank Ltd.

  • RBI to auction T-bills worth Rs 1.96 lakh cr

    RBI will auction treasury bills (T-bills) amountingtoRs.1.96 lakh crore inthe July-September quarter. This includes T-bills for 91 days wo rthRs.1.19 lakh crore,T-billsfor182 days worth Rs.39,000 crore andT-bills for 364 days worth Rs.38,000 crore.

  • India, 50 Other Nations Sign AIIB Pact

    India was among the 50 founding countries that signed an agreement on Monday pro­viding the legal framework for the China-led $100 billion multi­lateral Asian Infrastructure In­vestment Bank (AIIB) which is being seen as a rival to the US and Europe-dominated banking institutions.

  • 'India well prepared to handle Greek crisis'

    India is well pre­pared to handle any situation that may arise out of the Greece crisis, a top NDA gov­ernment policy maker said on Monday, citing strong funda­mentals of the economy.

  • RBI to remain open on July 1

    Reserve Bank of India will remain open on July 1 to facilitate settlement of public and market transactions. Normally, RBI remains closed for public transactions every July 1 on account of its annual closing of accounts.

  • Flls' auction of G-secs sails smoothly

    Foreign institutional investors' debt limit auction of govt bonds sailed smoothlyon Monday. The total demand was worth RS4,986 crore, while the amount available for auction was Rs.2,451crore.

  • 29 Jun, 2015

    'Guv Did Not Say World at Risk of Depression'

    CENTRAL BANK CLARIFIES: Says Rajan only reiterated that major central banks were in danger of adopting strategies followed in 1930s

  • BSE starts work on setting up global stock exchange

    The Bombay Stock Exchange hopes to set up the proposed in­ternational stock exchange with­in a year at the Gujarat Interna­tional Finance Tec-city near Gandhinagar....

  • IPO Market Heats Up, over 30 Cos Line Up Offers

    Heating up the IPO space, over 30 companies, includ ing big names like IndiGo, Cafe Coffee Day, Matrix Cellular and GVK Airport, have lined up plans to raise funds totalling over Rs 20,000 crore through public offers....

  • Parekh talks tough, says realtors not relenting on pricing despite losses

    HDFC Chairman asked developers to shift their focus away from high-end luxury housing and saidt he "re­al demand is in the affordable housing segment"....

  • Use online tax calculator to file ITR for AY 2015-16

    With the new income tax return (ITR) forms being recently notified for assess­ment year 2015-16, filers can do an easy check of their annual tax liability on a new computer-based calculator launched by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

  • RBI opposes using gold deposits for CRR

    As Government fi­nalises the contours of the gold monetisation scheme after receiving public com­ments, the Reserve Bank of India has expressed its reservation over allowing banks to use the yellow metal mobilised through the deposit scheme for their cash reserve ratio re­quirement....

  • New security feature on notes to give forgers a run for their money

    To make Indian currency less prone to coun­terfeiting, the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has started printing Rs 100 notes on which the last six numerals of the nine-digit currency note number will be in ascending print size from left to right....

  • RBI, BSE chalk out new plan on govt bonds

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) are trying to put the specifics for raising funds from the government through initial public offering (IPO). This means that it would be possible to park government bonds in depositories, said Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE....

  • New I-T return forms will simplify filing for majority

    Unless they have capital gains or assets abroad, most individuals will need to file ITR-1 or ITR-2A....



  • 28 Jun, 2015

    Staying put would be the right thing to do now

    The Indian equity market has been quite volatile of late and investors must be somewhat jittery. To buy, hold or sell? There is no definitive answer but to my mind staying put would be the right thing to do. Let me explain... Article by Anup Maheswari, EVP, head- equities & corporate strategy, DSPBlackRock Investment Managers

  • Indian economy's best is yet to come: Jaitley

    India may have become the world's fastest-grow­ing major economy but it is still in "recovery mode" and the best is yet to come, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday....

  • Forex kitty gets bigger, scales new high at S355.5 billion

    Foreign exchange reserves jumped $1.17 billion to touch a new high at $355.46 billion in the week ended June 19, driven by a sharp rise in foreign currency assets, according to RBI data. Foreign currency assets swelled $1.13 billion to $330.71 billion.

  • Bigger retail role in gilts

    The Bombay Stock Exchange expects the Reserve Bank of India to come up with a framework within 6-9 months to facilitate more retail partic­ipation in government securities (G-secs) and promote trading of these risk-free in­struments on the bourses....

  • 'Big investments likely in Digital India week'

    THE GOVERNMENT is expecting invest­ments to the tune of billions of dollars during the Digital India week, which will be inau­gurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1. "As per estimates are concerned, we expect billions of dollars of investment (in Digital India week)," telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday, while announcing details of the event.

  • MF AUMs to triple by 2020

    Assets under manage-merit (AIM) of mutual fund distributors could nearly triple to Rs 23 lakh crore from Rs 8 lakh crore by 2020, led by gains in equity funds accord­ing to a joint report by CRISIL Research and the Financial Intermediaries Association of India.

  • 27 Jun, 2015

    FinMin seeks FII investment limit for gilt in rupee terms

    The government has sug­gested a way to allow more room to foreign portfolio in­vestors in government secu­rities by fixing the invest­ment limit in rupees instead of dollars, as is the case now. The idea has been shared with the Reserve Bank of India, which is yet to take a call on it, finance secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said.

  • Rajan Rings The Alarm Bell: Chances of Global Depression

    THE CLAIRVOYANT: The RBI Governor has been advocating against the unconventional monetary policies of the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank....

  • ICAI plans report on how to reduce NPAs for PSBs

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Friday said it was preparing a report on how public sector banks could reduce non-performing assets. "We are planning to compile a report on banking that will focus on how to reduce NPAs by PSU banks," ICAI chairman (committee on banking) Sumantra Guha said.

  • Govt may infuse Rs. 9,000 cr in PSU banks

    DAYS after conceding that the demand of public sector banks for higher capital in­fusion from public funds had merit, the government on Friday said it would pro­vide them more money than what had been set aside in the budget.

  • India likely to sign Fatca pact in July

    INDIA is likely to sign the inter­governmental pact for the United States tax compliance law Fatca early next month, joint secretary in the finance min­istry Akhilesh Ranjansaid on Friday. FATCA compliance will necessarily have to cover all new accounts opened by Indian Financial Institutions (FIs) from July 1,2014 onwards.

  • E-payments must to check black money

    It is well known that cash trans­actions are the backbone of the black economy. Electronic trans­actions, which have identifiable trails, will make it easier to deal with unaccounted wealth and income. E-payments have other advantages too....

  • PFRDA mulls one watchdog for various pension funds

    PFRDA is working on a uniform regulatory body for different pension funds in the market, which are not regulated by any watchdog, said PFRDA member B S Bhandari. PFRDA is currently seeking information from companies offering pension funds under different categories.

  • 26 Jun, 2015

    DSP declares dividend for Dual Advantage Fund

    DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund has announced dividends underthe dividend option of DSP BlackRock Dual Advantage Fund -Series 4-36 months. The quantum of dividend will be the entire distributable surplus as on record date, which has been fixed as June 29,2015.

  • Smart city plan boosts market

    The launch of a nation­wide urban renewal and 100-smart city schemes by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi became a trigger for the markets to regain momentum as ana­lysts see fortunes of infra­structure and financial companies flourishing in coming years since the gov­ernment would be spending massive funds ~ in lakhs of crore ~ on the implemen­tation of these ambitious development projects.


    RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said macroeconomic fundamen­tals of the country have improved over the past two years and emerging market economies like India are better placed to face any eventuality....

  • Jaitley woos US investors

    In his meeting with a group of US investors, Mr Jaitley, who concluded his nine-day US tour yesterday, alluded, to the extensive reforms that have been launched by the govern­ment in the last one year...

  • The Indian Diaspora in Silicon Valley are the best Brand Ambassadors of India's transformation on world stage: Arun Jaitley

    CII in partner­ship with The Indus Entre­preneurs (TIE) organized a diaspora interaction with Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broad­casting, Government of India on June 23,2015 in Palo Alto, wrapping up an intense 7 day visit to theUnited States...

  • RBI extends deadline to exchange pre-2005 currency notes

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline to exchange pre-2005 currency notes to December 31. The central bank has urged people to give the pre-2005 notes at banks and has also clar­ified that all such notes contin­ue to remain legal tender.

  • Role of PSBs in economic growth vital: Governor Rajan

    While India's banking landscape is poised to change with the intro­duction of new types of entities like 'small finance banks' and 'pay­ment banks', the role of public sector banks (PSBs) will continue to remain substantial in terms of supporting the needs of sustaina­ble and equitable economic growth, according to RBI Gover­nor Raghuram Rajan.

  • Finance Minister concludes 10-day US visit

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concluded his nine-day US visit - He held a series of meetings with top Ameri­can corporations, officials of the New York Stock Exchange and technolo­gy czars in San Francis­co during his tour which had begun on June 16.

  • GMR Group Top Contender for Building Second Airport in NCR, says Sharma

    The national capital region is going to expe­rience another world class air­port, with the Civil Aviation Ministry clearing the proposal on Thursday....


    "With a view to providing greater flexibility in seeking access to overseas funds, it has now been decided to permit... banks to borrow from internation­al/multilateral financial institu­tions without approaching Reserve Bank for a case by case approval," the RBI said.

  • Legislative process long, but no more derailed, says Parekh

    Sounding a note of optimism on the policy front, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh has said a number of salutary initiatives have been taken (by the government) which will hold India in good stead.

  • Single regulator for all pension products

    A single regulator for all pension products is need­ed, according to the Fina­ncial Stability Report pub­lished by the Reserve Bank of India . The report said the pension landscape in India is currently charac­terised by unregulated pen­sion segments on the one hand and overlapping of the regulatory jurisdiction on the other.

  • Banking regulator warns against misuse of collateral in share trading

    The Reserve Bank of India has cautioned against the use of collateral for purposes other than those it is intended for, by the clearing member, as the securities are transferred into an omnibus account....

  • RBI May Allow Exporters, Importers to Write Options

    The RBI plans to permit exporters, and importers to write call and put options, in a significant departure from its stance on banks along playing the role of option writers....

  • Assets managed by MF distributors to rise: Report

    Assets under manage­ment of mutual fund distributors could nearly triple from Rs8 lakh crore ($127 billion) to Rs23 lakh crore ($368 billion) by 2020, a re­search report said on Thursday....

  • EPFO to Invest in Stock Markets from Next Month

    Retirement fund body EPFO will start investing in stock marketsfrom next month as part of its plan to put in as much asRs5,000 crore in exchange traded funds (ETFs) by the end of this fiscal.

  • 25 Jun, 2015

    Distributors to manage Rs23 trillion by 2020

    Retail investors show the tendency of entering equity markets when the first, and the best, phase of market rise has already taken place," said Ajit Menon, EVP, head of sales, and co-head of marketing, DSP BlackRock . If indeed India has entered into a multi-year bull phase, the IFA will stand to gain, as retail investors will continue to come in through this channel, he added....

  • As Monsoon Cheers, Rajan Raises Hopes of a Rate Cut

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the progress of the monsoon thus far has been "quite strong", which may be read as a signal that normal rains could strengthen the pos­sibility of further interest rate cuts this year as pres­sures on the food price front are headed off.

  • Greek drama roils West, leaves Rajan unmoved

    RBI Gover­nor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said the Indian economy will see through any impact of the Greece crisis. One factor helping In­dia was its stronger foreign exchange reserves, Rajan said in a conference at the Stockholm School of Economics....

  • Primary market now betting on revival

    IPOs worth $3b may hit the market this fiscal: Experts

  • Sebi to register commodity brokers from August

    SEBI is likely to start registration of com­modity brokers from August, coinciding with completion of the guidelines for merging the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with itself. On Tuesday, it said it was preparing its own regulations for commodities derivatives, to be ready by end-August, and to be ready for regu­lating commodity exchanges (comexes) by September.

  • Reforms Must in Land, Labour & Taxation: FM

    Promising a globally compatible business cli­mate in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said reforms have become "absolute­ly necessary" in the areas of land, labour and taxes to attract investors.

  • Govt to weed out root cause of black money, says FM

    In a stern message on black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government is targeting to weed out the root causes of this menace and a one-time compliance window will be announced in the next few days for those with unde­clared assets abroad to come clean.

  • 24 Jun, 2015

    EM stocks unlikely to be affected when US Fed hikes interest rate

    Emerging market stocks are unlikely to see a significant decline when the US Federal Re­serve raises interest rates later this year, unless something hap­pens that surprises the markets, said Russ Koesterich, managing director and global chief invest­ment strategist at Blackrock. Edited excerpts from an interview:

  • Redemptions from equity mutual funds hit 15-month low

    Times could not have been better for the over Rs 12-lakh crore Indian mutual fund industry. While inflows into equity funds are gush­ing in as money bags arrive in droves, redemptions from equity schemes have hit the lowest level in the last 15 months.

  • Sensex logs longest winning run of 2015

    Rallying for the eighth consecutive session, the bench­mark BSE Sensex on Tuesday rose 74.16 points to 27,804.37, its longest winning streak this year, in view of above-normal mon­soon coupled with resumption in foreign fund inflows amid firm global cues.

  • IPO norms streamlined to liven up primary market

    SEBI has initiated a major streamlin­ing of IPO regulations that cut down timeline of com­pletion of public issuance, made application through ASBA mode mandatory for all investors and allowed more companies to offer shares in fast-track mode.

  • The remarkable resilience of Indian markets

    India's stock markets have been fairly resilient in the midst of all the gloom in other Asian emerging markets. In fact, it is the only market which can boast positive returns in dollar terms both on a year-till-date as well as a month-till-date basis...

  • IFAs share in mutual fund distribution grows steadily

    Independent financial advisers (IFAs) are gaining momentum among the mu­tual fund distributors in terms of equity assets under management share, replac­ing banks and national dis­tributors, says a report by Crisil Research and the Fi­nancial Intermediaries Association of India (FIAI)...

  • World stocks up, rise on Greece optmism

    Optism that a deal could be at hand to stave off a Greek default lifted global shares on Tuesday and cut borrowing costs for the euro zone countries considered most vulnerable to the pro­tracted crisis...

  • Bond buying in vogue among banks, fund houses and insurers

    Bond yields, which had been heading north since RBI's second bi-monthly policy review, got some relief from the US Fed's state­ment along with the monsoon picking up, allaying fears of a spike in food prices. At the policy review, RBI had taken a hawkish stance despite a rate cut...

  • FMC to merge with Sebi by Sept: Sinha

    "We are evaluating the gaps which are there (in Sebi-FMC merger). We will be able to take over the responsibility by end of September," Sebi chair­man U K Sinha told reporters after its board meeting....

  • Top US Cos Seek Fast Infra Clearance to Set Up Units in India

    The issues were discussed in a meeting with finance minister Arun Jaitley in San Francisco, which was attended by top notch US firms such as Microsoft, Ama­zon, Oracle, Hewitt Packard, Vi­sa, Franklin Templeton, Google, Cisco, Ebay Qualcomm and Blackberry among others....

  • Govt to more than double capital injection in public sector banks

    India plans to inject about $3 billion into state-owned banks this fiscal year and could double that amount next year in a push to boost capital and help lenders meet the glob­al Basel III regulatory require­ments, finance secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said.

  • Finmin Notifies New ITR Forms

    The income tax de­partment has notified the new set of return forms, including a three-page simplified one, for taxpayers to file their returns for assessment year 2015-16

  • India Inc's overall foreign borrowing soars 64% in May

    Indian firms raised over $2.39 billion from overseas markets in May, an increase of 64 per cent from a year ago, RBI data showed on Tuesday. The domestic firms had raised $1.46 billion from overseas in the same month last year.

  • Income Tax refunds to be credited to bank accounts

    In a step that would bring delight to tax­payers, the Income Tax de­partment has put in motion a new plan which will en­sure that any refund on tax paid is safely deposited in their personal bank account as soon as it is processed and released.

  • Going the e-payment way

    The government's proposal to incentivise elec­tronic transactions in preference to cash deal­ings so as to curb black money is one of the most complete attempts made till now to achieve that end....

Industry Data (As on 31st May 2015) in Crores
Industry AUM 1,203,547
Industry Equity AUM 413,356
Industry Equity Gross Sales (for the month) 16,435
Industry Equity Net Sales (for the month) 10,797
Industry Fixed Income AUM 790,191
Industry Fixed Income Gross Sales (for the month) 1,032,497
Industry Fixed Income Net sales (for the month) -10,554
Source: AMFI

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