DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund new issue closes on 9th March
DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund has launched DSP BlackRock FMP-3M-Series 31, a close-ended income scheme.
The primary investment objective of the schemes is to seek capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of debt and money market securities. The scheme will invest only in such securities which mature on or before the date of maturity of the Schemes. The schemes may also use fixed income derivatives for hedging and portfolio balancing. The term of the scheme is three months.
The new issue closes on 9th March. The minimum investment amount is Rs10,000.
CRISIL Liquid Fund Index is the benchmark index. Dhawal Dalal is the fund manager.
Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund new issue closes on 9th March
Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund has launched Birla Sun Life Fixed Term Plan-Series CT, a close-ended income scheme.
The scheme seeks to generate income by investing in a portfolio of fixed income securities maturing on or before the duration of the scheme. The scheme will have duration of 369 days from and including the date of allotment.
The new issue closes on 9th March. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.
CRISIL Short Term Bond Fund Index is the benchmark index. Kaustubh Gupta is the fund manager.
The acquisition of 110 vessels would take SCI's total tonnage to about 7.21 million Gross tonnage (GT) by 2020.
New Delhi: Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) plans to acquire 110 vessels of 5.21 million gross tonnage (GT) at an estimated cost of Rs27,668 crore in next 10 years, the Parliament was told on Monday, reports PTI.
Among these vessels, the Shipping Corporation is likely to place orders for 26 vessels by 2011-12, Shipping Minister GK Vasan said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. He added that the acquisition of the vessels would take SCI's total tonnage to about 7.21 million Gross tonnage (GT) by 2020.
Gross tonnage is a unit less index related to a ship's overall internal volume and is calculated based on the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship.
The Shipping Minister further said that SCI has placed orders for 36 vessels so far against the target of acquiring 62 vessels in 11th Five Year Plan, which includes acquisition of one resale vessel. Of these, five vessels have been delivered while others are being built in different Indian, Chinese and South Korean shipyards, he said.
The Shipping Corporation currently has a fleet of 78 vessels of different types, having a total 3.19 million GT and total carrying capacity of 5.61 million dead weight tonnage (DWT). During the first nine months of the ongoing fiscal, the Navratna company carried a total cargo of 23.08 million tonne plus 1.27 lakh TEUs, Mr Vasan said.
DWT is a measure of how much weight a ship is carrying or can safely carry, while the twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) is an inexact unit of cargo capacity, used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals.