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  • 01 Sep, 2014


    The European Central Bank has appointed BlackRock Solutions to advise it on a possible bond-buying scheme as the regulator contemplates a strategy to ease credit conditions in the euro zone. The advisory arm of the US asset manager, BlackRock Solutions was appointed by the Greek central bank this year to probe its largest banks' balance sheets and worked with Bank of Ireland during the eurozone debt crisis.

  • Mutual Funds buy Rs 6,000-cr shares in August

    lmproved market sentiment helped Mutual Funds to pick up shares worth close to Rs 6,000 crore in August, making it the highest monthly inflow in more than six-and-a-half years.

  • FinMin hikes retail investor quota in OFS to 20%

    Retail investors can now have bigger share in the PSU stake sale with the government deciding to double the quota under the Offer For Sale (OFS) route for them to 20 per cent.

  • Sebi Mulls 25% of IPO for Desi MFs, Insurers

    SEBI plans to make it mandatory for is­suers to reserve 25% of an initial public offering (IPO) for domes­tic mutual funds and insurers. But if they don't subscribe to their portion fully, the IPO could be con­sidered a failure, said investment bankers briefed on the matter.

  • ED begins probe against dozen online e-retail cos for FDI breach (

    The Enforcement Direc­torate has begun a compre­hensive probe against dozen popular online retail firms in the country for al­leged violations of foreign direct investment rules in their e-commerce business...

  • Sebi, RBI to bar fund raising by wilful defaulters

    Putting its weight behind RBI in dealing with 'wilful defaulters' of bank loans, SEBI is considering barring such entities from raising funds through stocks and other securities...

  • 31 Aug, 2014

    Economy Turning Around, Inflation Moderating: FM

    With GDP numbers showing an uptick, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the economy is turning around, investor confidence is improving and inflation is moderating as a result of the recent government decisions to relax FDI norms and push manufacturing.

  • I'm No Bond. I'm A Banker On The Move'

    In an hour-long interaction, Rajan says he's trying to get maximum impact with minimum change. Excerpts:

  • PFRDA launches brand new website

    The first Pension Conclave was organised by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in New Delhi. On this occasion, the new user-friendly and informative website of PFRDA was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely..

  • A structural shift in household savings?

    Will the trend in the composition of savings be reversed or will expectations of high inflation lead to greater preference for physical assets?

  • Rating agencies will take note of economic revival: Mayaram

    "The Indian economy is on upward trajectory and this has been noticed globally and therefore, I am quite confident that the rating agencies will notice this," Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said while addressing the press conference to mark 100 days of the NDA government.

  • 30 Aug, 2014

    India Inc pushes for dilution, delay of new regime

    Officials of top corporate groups, directors and consultants are in constant discussion with ministers, officials and regulators to cushion the blow of the new corporate governance norms on their existing business arrangements..

  • Aviation secy moves to environment; ex-CMD of Indian Airlines gets skill development

    The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Friday announced new secretaries for five ministries/departments...

  • Insurers make unclaimed money info easier to access

    Insurance companies are taking innovative measures to help policyholders claim their insurance money...

  • Market body revises rules for sovereign defaults

    Banks, investors and other users of bond markets have agreed to change how they would deal with defaulting government debt, removing the right of veto from holdouts to avoid a repetition of the fracas over Argentina...

  • Wanted: 5,000 independent directors

    Sebi has put a cap of seven for the number of directorship positions that an independent director can hold.

  • Bank of America-Merrill Lynch sees RBI cutting rates in 2015

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to cut rates by 75-100 basis points starting early 2015, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) said in a report Thursday...

  • Over 1.8 cr a/cs activated as Jan Dhan sets record

    More than 1.8 crore bank accounts have been activated as the government stepped up its financial inclusion efforts on Friday, setting a record of sorts after kicking off the mega programme with 1.5 crore accounts on the opening day.

  • PM to review project progress, ministries ready list of hurdles

    Infrastructure ministries are likely to inform Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting on September 10 that credit squeeze, rising non-performing assets, delays in clearances and troubled land acquisitions are some of the factors impeding growth of the sectors they oversee. The meeting is to be held on the day when Modi completes 100 days in office.

  • Fll debt inflows outpace equity

    Foreign portfolio investors have pumped in $13.4 billion into debt and $12.2 billion into equities. For the first time, FII flows into debt have surpassed that into equity. Strategists believe this signifies the deepening of India's financial markets...

  • Economy Back in Form with 5.7% Growth in June Quarter

    India's economy expanded at 5.7% — its fastest pace in more than two years — in the April-June quarter, revitalised by a decisive political mandate for the BJP and subsequent actions by Narendra Modi-led government, suggesting that growth may be turning around at long last...

  • Small guys can punch above their weight

    Come October, the retail investor will have more power over his investments in listed companies than ever before...

  • 29 Aug, 2014

    Record Sensex gets cheaper as profit upgrades outpace stocks

    DSP BlackRock Investment Managers, the Indian joint venture of the world's biggest money manager, predicts Sensex earnings will rally at a 20 % annual rate in the next three years as business confidence and capital spending increase...

  • Payout from DSP BlackRock MF

    DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund has announced dividend under the dividend option of DSPBR FMP series 111-12M Reg-D. The quantum of dividend will be the entire distributable surplus.

  • Mutual fund sector sees four CEO exits in short span

    The chieftains to have pressed the exit button are Akshay Gupta of Peerless MF, Jaideep Bhattacharya of Baroda Pioneer MF, Nikhil Johri of BNP Paribas MF and Sandesh Kirkire of Kotak MF

  • Sebi, RBI to bar fund raising by wilful defaulters

    Putting its weight behind RBI in dealing with 'wilful defaulters' of bank loans, SEBI is considering barring such entities from raising funds through stocks and other securities.

  • ED begins probe against dozen online e-retail cos for FDI breach

    The Enforcement Direc¬torate has begun a comprehensive probe against dozen popular online retail firms in the country for alleged violations of foreign direct investment rules in their e-commerce business...

  • Provident Fund wage ceiling hiked to Rs 15,000 a month

    Henceforth, salaried people earning up to Rs 15,000 a month will have to compulsorily maintain an employee provident fund account, with the Government notifying the new norm...

  • Beware! Bonus stripping in mutual funds can be risky

    It is important for investors to know these details, as any wrong perception can put them on the wrong side, leading to a large tax liability, leading to a big impact on the return on investment. Here is a lowdown on this issue...

  • Sebi, Exchanges to Tighten Grip on Speculative Stocks

    The capital market regulator and stock exchanges are planning to tighten their grip over small-cap and penny stocks that are susceptible to manipulation...

  • Norms on govt bonds eased

    RBI eased norms for overseas investors for purchasing government bonds, giving them flexibility to acquire instruments via secondary market without the need for going through exchange-registered stock brokers...

  • 28 Aug, 2014

    Lack of clarity on KYC rules hits MF investment

    While stating that a uniform KYC will create more convenience to customers, Ajit Menon, EVP & Head of sales at DSP BlackRock Investment Managers said that the industry would be able to register growth in a more stable manner if it follows its own set of procedures on KYC...

  • Sebi revamps trade safety regulations

    To safeguard markets from systemic risks, regulator Sebi on Wednesday put in place a new layer of safety net in form of 'core settlement guarantee fund' to mitigate risks from possible default in institutional trades...

  • Banks to open lakhs of accounts today as Jan Dhan scheme kicks in

    As part of the initiative, each account-holder will be provided with a passbook and a RuPay deb­it/ATM card which carries free ac­cident insurance cover for Rs 1 lakh. Further, an overdraft of Rs 2,000 will be provided to each account-holder after satisfactory operation of the account for six months...

  • Strong inflows propel market to all-time high

    Sensex rises 2.57% this month, India-focused funds shine...

  • DOMESTIC equities better placed

    India's equity mar­ket capitalisation is higher than the likes of Mexico, Brazil, Russia and South Africa with a wide range of large-sized companies across industries to keep FIIs excited. A slowing Chi­na only adds to India's relative attractiveness....

  • Tata clicks on e-tailing biz with Snapdeal investment

    In a boost to India's consumer internet story, Ratan Tata has invested in home-grown e-tailer Snapdeal in his personal capacity With this, he joins other tech titans — including Wipro's Azim Premji and Infosys' N R Narayana Murthy — in making investments in the burgeoning $3-billion e-commerce sector...

  • PM makes exception to allow Japanese bank expansion

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Mo­di's proposed visit to Japan this month end, New Delhi, in a goodwill gesture to the is­land nation that is emerging as maj or economic par tner for India, allowed Japan's Mizuho Bank to open its fifth branch in Ahmedabad...

  • Few women manage Indian funds

    19 woman managers collectively manage only 1.31 lakh crore of the total assets of 10.06 lakh crore...

  • Spurt in dividend, bonus plan demand under Sebi scrutiny: Amfi

    AMFI has written to CEOs of mutual funds warning them about the fallout of a sudden increase in demand for dividend or bonus options of funds that, it claims, has caught the attention of SEBI...

  • The new govt did change the mood of investors both inside and outside India

    Views of Arvind Virmani, former chief economic adviser to the finance ministry and Sunil Munjal, joint managing director of Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Edited excerpts:

  • Funds to raise $5 bn for Indian infra

    As the new government takes steps to revive the infrastructure sector, $150 billion of equity as well as mezzanine funding is required to meet its investment target of $1 trillion by 2017. Most of this capital will be required in power, ports, roads and renew¬able sectors.

  • 27 Aug, 2014

    Update Clients on Your Websites, Sebi to Brokers

    Sebi has asked stock brokers to use their websites to inform clients on updation of email addresses and mobile numbers. The directive comes after recent instructions to the trading members to obtain and update the mobile numbers and email-ids of their clients who have transacted in 2014-15 in UniqueClient Code database, by September 30.

  • 'India remains attractive for foreign investors'

    Australia-based Richard Gibbs, global head of economics, Macquarie, tells Puneet Wadhwa that as regards India, the current run of high frequency economic data indicates inflation pressures continue to be the biggest macro-stability issue facing the economy. Edited excerpts:

  • Stocks headed for best year since 2009?

    Markets have gone up signif­icantly since the beginning of the year and if you have not been a part of the rally, experts suggest that investors can still enter the market as fundamen­tals are expected to improve...

  • Fund houses gear up to launch retirement plans

    Several fund houses are planning to file their offer docu­ments for retirement plans with market regulator Sebi in the coming weeks on hopes that these plans will be given the same tax bene­fits as other pension plans...

  • Rupee surges to 4-week closing high of 60.43

    The rupee on Tuesday ap­preciated by 13 paise to end at nearly four-week high of 60.43 against the American currency following fresh dollar selling by exporters and sustained investments by foreign funds...

  • Jan Dhan: Banks target 1 cr accounts in two days

    There is unusual level of activity at most public sector banks with the finance ministry set­ting an ambitious target of opening one crore bank ac­counts over two days — Thursday and Friday — which is nearly a third of the accounts in Delhi and a tenth the number in Maharashtra...

  • At 8.75%, PF rate remains the same

    The decision was taken at a meeting of EPFO's apex body the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), chaired by labour min­ister Narendra Singh Tomar. The decision will have a bearing on about 5 crore sub­scribers.

  • Pension reforms could get a boost by year-end: Jaitley

    The passage of the Bill will help address a key area of the unfinished reform agenda of hike in the foreign investment limit in the pension sector, Jaitley said at the first pension conclave organised by the PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) in 2014...

  • Pay I-T dues at RBI offices

    RBI has asked the public to pay their income-tax dues well in advance and stated that 29 agency banks are also authorised to accept such payments.

  • Experts propose new thinktank to replace Plan panel

    Following PM Narendra Modi's Inde­pendence Day pledge to replace thePlanning Commission with a new institution, ex­perts on Tuesday brain-stormed to set up a new body that could address economic challenges and strengthen the federal structure....

  • Wanted, women on board

    23 listed PSUs still without women directors. In all, companies in India will need 2,700 female directors...

  • India Post may apply for payment bank licence

    The department of posts (DoP) is actively con­sidering whether to apply for a payment bank licence, following the draft norms issued by RBI last month.

  • Investors need not worry even if FIIs have no headroom

    With Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) on a buying spree, some market players have been warn­ing of bellwether stocks reaching the maximum permissible limit for FPI holding. This leaves little headroom for further buying in these stocks. So, given that it is FPIs who play piper to the Indian stock market, should investors in such stocks worry?...

  • MFs rope in KPMG to comply with new US tax law

    Indian mutual funds have roped in global consultant KPMG to help them prepare for the Foreign Account Tax Compli­ance Act (FATC A) — a new law enacted by the US to help combat tax evasion by Americans through overseas entities including in India.

  • DHL to invest €100 mn in India over next 2 yrs

    The sudden rush of money into e-commerce—partly from new investors like Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, Government of Singapore Investment Corp., BlackRock Inc., and particularly Steadview Capital Management Lie—has significantly pushed up the valuations of e-businesses...

  • "Now, Will-making is Just a Click Away

    NSDL e-Governance, Warmond Trustees joint venture to make succession planning simpler through their portal EzeeWill...

  • 26 Aug, 2014

    Equity MFs bounce back after elections

    The investors' base of equity mutual funds (MFs) are on the rise as stock indices scale new highs. On an average 1,500 new equity accounts are being opened on a daily basis since the Narendra Modi-led government took charge in office this May.

  • DSP BlackRock pays dividend

    DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund has announced dividend under the dividend option of DSPBR FMP ser 110-12M direct-D.

  • More Shares, Discounts Likely in PSU Sell off

    Officials of the government and SEBI will meet this week to decide on higher allocation for retail investors than 10% of issue size mandated by the markets watchdog when public sector companies are disinvested, most probably next month onwards...

  • Finance ministry mulls splitting post of CMD for state-run banks

    The finance ministry on Monday said it was considering bifurcation of the post of chairman and managing director (CMD) in public sector banks (PSBs) to strengthen corporate governance, in the light of recent cases of corruption...

  • Nomura ups 2014-15 GDP growth estimate to 6%

    International research agency Nomura has scaled up India's growth projection for 2014-15 to 6 per cent from 5 per cent earlier, on the back of the Government's attempts to resolve policy bottlenecks as well as improved investor sentiments.

  • India to see 9% growth by FY20: D&B

    Indian arm of Dun & Bradstreet, a global business information firm, today pegged the country's economic growth at average 7.5% during 2014 15 to 2019-20, compared with 6.7% in the previous six years

  • Bond purchases hit record $16.67hillion

    With foreign institutional investors (FIIs) having bought bonds of $287 mil¬lion on August 22, total bond purchases, so far in 2014, have hit $16.67 billion, surpassing the earlier record of $10.05 billion in 2010.

  • Sebi to crack whip on insider trading

    Insider trading norms in the country are set to change, with market regu¬lator Sebi in the process of finalising the new norms to deal with one of the most serious capital market offences...

  • RBI reworking deposits schemes

    In the wake of unearthing of multiple unauthorised deposit raising schemes and scams such as Saradha and PACL, RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi today said the Reserve Bank is working with the government on redefining as to what constitutes a deposit.

  • Fund transfers may go social

    Money transfer through social networks is the next stop for mobile wallet service providers...

  • PF return less than inflation: EPFO

    The presentation made to the board recently has discussed the possibility of EPFO fixing its own investment norms and listed out equities, real estate and infrastructure investment as ways to earn higher income, besides proposing quicker decision-making to take advantage of the market dynamics...

  • Only 10 free ATM transactions per month

    How many times do you withdraw cash from an ATM in a month? Well, RBI has put in place a regulation which leads to you being charged for the excess number of transactions at an own-bank ATM...

Industry Data (As on 30th June 2014) in Crores
Industry AUM 974,715
Industry Equity AUM 276,252
Industry Equity Gross Sales (for the month) 13,583
Industry Equity Net Sales (for the month) 6,908
Industry Fixed Income AUM 698,463
Industry Fixed Income Gross Sales (for the month) 873,436
Industry Fixed Income Net sales (for the month) (66,634)
Source: AMFI

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