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  • 05 May, 2016

    Standardise Return Assumptions in MF Illustrations

    Since Sebi has not specifically fixed any rates for illustrations, mutual funds and distributors continue to use whatever rates they want.

  • Bring on Interest Rate Options, RBI

    A Reserve Bank of India-appointed expert committee headed by Prof P G Apte has chalked out a sensible, forward-looking framework for the introduction of interest rate options in the country.

  • India's private sector activity growth softens in Apr amid slower biz inflow

    Private sector activity in the country eased in April amid slower expansion in new busi­ness inflows in services sector while order books at manufac­turers also broadly stagnated, adding to the clamour for further interest rate cuts by Reserve Bank.

  • Bank credit grows at 9.7%

    Scheduled commercial banks credit grew by 9.7 per cent in the quarter ended December helped by higher growth in advances of private sector banks, RBI said

  • Gaping holes in the tax map

    The popular perception is that a majority of individual tax pay­ers are the salaried lot. But, in fact, according to tax data made public recently, sole-proprietors running small-to-medium-sized businesses, pro­fessionals such as chartered ac­countants, lawyers and doctors and other consultants together outnumber salaried assessees

  • Clearing houses asked to invest in FDs, debt MFs

    To ensure the "highest degree of safety", Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) Wednes­day asked clearing corpora­tions to invest their money broadly in fixed deposits, gov­ernment securities and liquid schemes of debt mutual funds.

  • Sebi to take up Murthy panel suggestions

    THE much-awaited tax re­forms for Alternative In­vestment Funds (AIFs), which were to be addressed by the markets regulator, would take a few more months as the Securities andExchange Board of India (Sebi) might forward the tax proposals of an expert panel headed by Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy to the finance ministry

  • Index funds right match for risk-averse investors

    Actively managed ones give better returns in an emerging economy

  • 04 May, 2016

    IMF retains India's growth forecast at 7.5% for FY17

    India is expected to grow at 7.5 per cent in FY17, underpinned by strong domestic consump­tion, which has benefited from lower energy prices, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific. The government's push to boost capital spending could help crowd in private sector invest­ments, which will help broad-base the recovery, it added.

  • What has been driving India's GDP growth?

    With the Reserve Bank of India finally publishing estimates of gross value added derived from the MCA database, it is now possible to examine whetherthe criticism levied against the newgross domestic product (GDP) series is justified or not

  • India should utilise growth for structural reforms: IMF

    INDIA should utilise its positive growth momen­tum to go for bold struc­tural reforms so that this expansion becomes more entrenched, according to an IMF report


    The Regional Economic Outlook for Asia, released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday, shows that bank non-performing loans in India are 6% of total loans-way higher than its regional peers

  • Cash in hands of public at an all-time high

    Currency with the public surged by Rs2.2 lakh crore, a nearly 16% year-on-year (y-o-y) jump, to a record high of Rs16 lakh crore at the end of 2015-16, the largest ever incre­ase in a financial year, RBI data showed.

  • Concerns Over Rains may Dim Optimism on St

    Investor appetite for companies with focus on rural India following forecasts of above-normal rains has driven their shares up in the last cou ple of months. But, as the mon soon season nears, the opti mism is wearing off as doubts have cropped up on whether the rains would be as good as the market is expecting

  • 03 May, 2016

    Services Trade may Play Bigger Role in GDP Numbers

    The government plans to enrich and sharpen its data calculation by including de­tailed statistics on trade in servi­ces to determine a more compre­hensive economic growth figure for the country.

  • ...Even as Manufacturing PMI Dips to 4-Month Low in April

    Weak domestic or­ders and sharper-than-expected moderation in local demand slo­wed manufacturing activity to a four-month low in April, a priva­te business survey showed, mar­king a weak start to the new fi­nancial year for the key sector.

  • For good advice, find the right adviser

    Your path to wealth crea­tion is not just about choosing a good financial instrument. If you can decipher the right instrument and have time to manage your money consistently, then you can invest directly, like buying a direct plan in a mutual fund (MF) scheme. But if you need help in sifting and sorting, or don't have the time to track your portfolio, then you need a skilled adviser to guide you. A good financial adviser can be a valuable resource to have. So who is she and how to find her?

  • Sebi may ease norms for AIF investments

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is like­ly to relax rules for investing in alternative investment funds (AIFs) on the suggestions of an expert panel headed by Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy, said sources close to the development.

  • Mutual funds turn buyers

    MFs bought stocks worth a net Rs 19.20 crore on April 29, compared with net outflow of Rs 321.50 crore on April 28

  • Are Long-Term SIPs Risk Free?

    Since systematic investment plans (SIP) are based on dollar cost averaging method, it reduces investment risk in volatile asset class like equities. It also helps to bring down the average purchase cost.

  • 02 May, 2016

    Economics needs a new paradigm

    The aim must not be merely GDP growth, but more urgently, fair inclusion and environmental sustainability

  • Sebi plans to hit movie screens to spread investor awareness

    To spread investor awareness and financial education, markets regulator Sebi is planningto explore cinema advertising and digital platforms for advertising campaigns, including on ponzi menace and dabba trading.

  • Make the most of this annual windfall

    It is a fact that people tend to be less careful with a windfall like a bonus, viewed as "found money", vis­a-vis their salary, regarded as "earned" money and used with greater caution. We tell you how to prioritise and hence make judicious use of bonus money.

  • Flip-flops make EPF less reliable

    Though the Centre has reversed the EPF rate cut, it may keep it in sync with market rates

  • Rajan blames economic slump for bad loans

    Asked to explain the "real causes" of ballooning bad loans at public sector banks, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has put the blame on "overall economic downturn", among other reasons, in his submission

  • Good returns but conditions apply

    If everything goes as planned, a rebalancing in favour of equity exposure will lead to higher returns

  • NPS may raise equity exposure to 75%

    PFRDA has proposed to up equity exposure of NPS and harmonize government and private investments in it

  • 29 Apr, 2016

    Sebi plans to ease mutual fund redemption norms

    In an effort to enable retail investors to freely withdraw their money from mutual fund schemes, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, plans to ease the norms on the redemption limits imposed by asset management companies (AMCs), typically during times of crisis.

  • Sebi plans to ease mutual fund redemption norms

    In an effort to enable retail investors to freely withdraw their money from mutual fund schemes, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, plans to ease the norms on the redemption limits imposed by asset management companies (AMCs), typically during times of crisis.

  • A lock-in mutual fund scheme is not the same as a closed-end scheme

    Liquidity is an important feature that we want in our investments. We may or may not need the money prematurely, but we want to know if and how soon we can get our money back from our investments, say, mutual funds (MF). Typically, your MF scheme would be an open-ended one, where you can enter and exit anytime. But sometimes, your withdrawals are restricted. That depends on whether your scheme is a closed-end one or has a lock-in.

  • Infrastructure Debt May Stage a Comeback this Fin Yr

    Infrastructure Debt Funds could stage a revival this fiscal on the back of lighter investment regulations and more flexibility in raising resources, experts say

  • Sebi defers disclosures requirement for MFs

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has deferred the deadline for 'enhancing scheme related to disclo­sures for mutual fund houses.

  • MF exposure to IT stocks rises to rs 41,000 cr

    Mutual Funds raised allocation for IT stocks to over Rs 41,000 crore at the end of March in view of the weakening rupee, which increases IT exporters' profitability. In comparison, equity fund managers' deployment in software stocks was Rs 36,121 crore in March last year.

  • Tough to separate sales from advisory

    Nearly three years ago, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recognised the need to separate two banking functions—giving advice on financial products, and simply selling a financial product. Usu­ally, selling a product is called distribution, and here the bank relationship manager (RM) rep­resents the investment company or the insurance firm. In con­trast, if the RM is trying to find which product suits a client based on her needs, it's called advisory. Till then, there was no distinction made between a seller and an adviser.

  • Choosing right options for MF investment

    THERE are a lot of bene­fits that seem to be avail­able when one looks at mutual funds but this does not mean that they are right for you. Every person has a need that is different and hence while there might be some fea­tures that are very useful one has to question whether these are rele­vant for me.

  • Smart ways to save, invest for secured retirement corpus

    IN ORDER to accumulate wealth for retirement, an in­dividual must focus on both saving and long-term investing. First of all, one must define a goal and then make a plan to achieve the goal. An individual must set up and maintain an emergency reserve fund and save smartly and invest wisely. The retirement goal must be based on three factors—the age at which one expects to retire, the lifestyle one hopes to sup­port and estimating the corpus needs given the increased longevity.

Industry Data (As on 31st March 2016) in Crores
Industry AUM 1,232,824
Industry Equity AUM 452,621
Industry Equity Gross Sales (for the month) 20,052
Industry Equity Net Sales (for the month) 382
Industry Fixed Income AUM 780,203
Industry Fixed Income Gross Sales (for the month) 1,354,815
Industry Fixed Income Net sales (for the month) -73,495
Source: AMFI

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Inflation Targeting: Implications for Growth and Stability

The Indian economy adopted an inflation targeting framework in 2015. This requires RBI to publicly announce a medium term inflation target and to achieve it within specified time lines. The initial target of bringing CPI inflation to 6% by January 2016 has already been achieved; now the task is to maintain inflation at 4% (plus or minus 2%) from 2016-17 onwards.


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