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News often flows about large institutions selling shares. Sometimes its innocuous - they sell to each other, as one exits and another enters. And...

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RBI Forces Banks To Take NPA Hits and Yes Bank Sees NPAs Double. Things...

RBI has made an interesting notification, requiring banks to disclose if they didn't provision for bad loans as much as RBI thought they should. The...

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On 23 June, the UK will settle a question that's been rumbling close to the surface of British politics for a generation: should the...

The Economics of Using Uber in India, For Drivers, Passengers and the Company

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Learn from the big investors in the market through the Big Whales Report, a quarterly publication by Capitalmind. A Big Whale is an Individual Investor with...

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Difference between Shares and Mutual Funds

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Portfolios of Top Investors in India Stock Market – Big Whales Report – March...

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Chart Of The Day: Bank FD Rates From 1976

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LIC Charges For Paying With Debit Cards

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Indian Mutual Fund Industry Trends Report Card for May 2016

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The Ballarpur Default had one big victim: Taurus Mutual Fund. But Taurus owned just 100 cr. or so of Ballarpur Debt. Was it the only Mutual Fund to have been caught unawares? Answer: no. There were at least four mutual funds holding Ballarpur Debt till November 2016. We look at each one.
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Clearing the Confusion on How EPF is Taxed at Exit in...

There's a lot of confusion about the whole EPF taxation thing. Let us explain.Employees put money every month into their EPF (12% of salary)...