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Moneylife Digital Team 17 January 2013
Moneylife has often warned of the shortcomings of unit-linked insurance plans. The new unit-linked insurance scheme from LIC Nomura Mutual Fund is no better, even without considering its charges, due to poor scheme performance LIC Nomura Mutual Fund is re-launching the insurance-linked...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 January 2013
Read about new insurance products from Bharti Axa Life and HDFC Life, a policyholder’s justification for claiming costs on surgery for obesity, and other insurance news Life Insurance: Bharti AXA Life Launches Improved eProtect Maximum age at maturity increased to 75 years

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 January 2013
 We have been warning that the short rally which started on Monday was extremely risky. Today, the Nifty gave up a substantial part of the two-day gains. Now 5,950 will be make-or-break for the benchmark in the short-term A bleak picture of the Indian economy painted by the World Bank...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 January 2013
In a clear case of giving misleading information, the PIO of the Railway Board was found wrongly claiming exemption citing a stay obtained in a different case. This is the 22nd in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted in an RTI...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 January 2013
Feroz Shah Kotla stadium does not fulfil structural or fire safety standards, and yet time and again the Delhi Cricket Association holds international cricket matches by obtaining provisional certificates endangering public safety From being a gentleman’s game, cricket in India has now...

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Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro 16 January 2013
HSBC MF plans to launch two foreign schemes. Moneylife has shown in the past that these schemes offer no clear edge when it comes to diversification At a time when foreign institutional investors are flooding the Indian market and Indian equity mutual fund investors are withdrawing...

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Nilesh Kamerkar 16 January 2013
Investing is simply a struggle for self-control. You can’t control what the market does, but you can control what you do in response. Your returns depend less on whether you pick good investments than on whether you are a good investor “If you don’t know who you are, the stock market is...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 16 January 2013
As an investor all of us need to be rational in our approach towards investment. The most important lesson that comes from the current rally is that long-term in the stock market can really be long The Indian stock market is on an upswing. The popular index, “BSE Sensex” touched 20,000...

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Dr SD Israni 16 January 2013
Legal processes are often misused and offenders get away with only light fines The government enacted the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) to provide ordinary consumers with a simple way to resolve their grievances with products and services. When enacted, people were given to understand...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
Personal loans, being unsecured by nature, are priced much higher than a loan that has a security attached to it. For smaller loans, you needn’t collateralise your home or your vehicle, you can borrow against smaller market-linked securities or those having a fixed value With consumer...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
Espirito Santo Securities has repeated a commonly used term applied by financial institutions these days —“constructive outlook”—for the current calendar year. The brokerage expects IT and pharma to do well and capital goods to suffer   Espirito Santo Securities (ESS) has sounded yet...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
Yesterday we mentioned that Nifty is headed for 6,080 but the market is vulnerable to a sharp decline   Upbeat quarterly performance by TCS and gains in realty, banking and FMCG stocks enabled the volatile market close higher for the second day in a row. However, the market is in a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
It makes sense for the moneyed class to demand a night-life on par with top international cities, but why are they unable to lobby for legitimate licenses and policy changes, instead of operating without completing legal formalities and subjecting innocent customers to the risk of raids and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
A Pension Trust controlled and substantially financed by the government is a Public Authority under the RTI Act. This is the 21st in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted in an RTI application A Pension Trust controlled and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
The BSE Sensex first crossed 20,000 in October 2007 and then several times thereafter. In the past, whenever it crossed 20,000, it couldn’t sustain the trend. Will Sensex be lucky this time? We describe what happened on each occasion the Sensex crossed 20,000 The Bombay Stock Exchange...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 January 2013
Nifty could be headed towards 6,080. But the market is turning extremely risky   News of the government deferring the implementation of the General Anti Avoidance Rules by two years and December headline inflation falling to a three-year low enabled the market close near the highs of...

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Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro  and   Pratibha Kamath 14 January 2013
Over the past 10 years, companies from banking & finance, consumer products and consumer durables have created maximum shareholder value. A Moneylife annual study, by Jason Monteiro and Pratibha Kamath This is the seventh year of our study of companies that have created outstanding...

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Sandeep Khurana Sandeep Khurana 14 January 2013
Time is ripe now to unleash equivalent of RTI in policing; to make FIR registration a matter of right. The police should have no discretion to refuse FIR registration. In fact, a recorded FIR helps make people as accountable as the police simply because a record exists Public silence and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 January 2013
JT D’souza, who has been trained at Canon, Japan, on design of computerised test systems for facsimile and photocopiers, showed how fingerprints can be faked at the Moneylife Foundation seminar on 12 January 2013 At the Moneylife Foundation seminar conducted at Royal Bombay Yacht Club,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 January 2013
The Nifty has to rally above 6,030 for a fresh upmove to start. A decline below 5,930 will trigger further selling The market ended lower in the week as subdued macro-economic data overshadowed the upbeat guidance from IT major Infosys. Inflation data for December, which will be...

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