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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2012
This three year close-ended scheme comes with a fixed formula—the moment your investment grows by 50% from the time of allotment, the scheme will be liquidated. A formula-driven approach leads to a random outcome as does the equity horizon of three years Union KBC Mutual Fund plans to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2012
The operating gap is likely to turn positive post restructuring, but the key lies in implementation   The estimated the losses for state distribution companies (Discoms), before accounting for government subsidy, in the country is around Rs80,000 crore in FY12, up from around Rs63,500...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2012
There is no short-term now for the market. The medium-term trend remains down   The market snapped its two-day winning streak and settled lower today on selling pressure in power, metal and capital goods stocks. Although the Nifty managed to keep itself above yesterday’s low,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2012
This MLM is trying to spread its wings through Facebook as its site does not provide access unless you are a member. While it promises huge income, you would need to enrol about one crore people to reach the 10th level and earn Rs24.48 lakh as gift income Despite the crackdown on various...

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Gurpur Gurpur 19 October 2012
Despite core banking and full scale computerization, the quality of service in banks has generally deteriorated and the Code of Bank’s Commitment to Customers has done precious little to improve it. It is only by making the minimum level of quality of service mandatory that public can hope to...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 18 October 2012
With a large number of politicians turning big businessmen, the definition of coalition politics has undergone a change. The opposition acts as part of the ruling coalition -- in collusion to share the fruits of business interests.    Politics in India is going through a strange...

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Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro 18 October 2012
Rising current account deficit and widening trade deficits point to a lower growth rate while uncertain global macro-economic environment poses another threat   During the first quarter of FY2012-13, India’s current account deficit (CAD) rose to 3.9% of GDP against 3.8% same period of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 October 2012
Wide distribution network and debt free balance sheet of Insecticides India Limited makes it a good investment proposition   Insecticides (India) Ltd. (IIL) makes products for the protection of crops including paddy, cotton, wheat, sugarcane, vegetables, mustard and groundnut. IIL has...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 18 October 2012
Interest rates on fixed deposits have been dropping for over a month. Where should you park your money? Nationalised banks are better options compared with private banks    You may be searching for higher interest rates to lock your savings for one year or more. Over the last one...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 October 2012
LIC Housing Finance trades at 50% of the book value of HDFC which is excessive given that it is lower than HDFC is just one out of five key metrics, says Espirito Santo Securities    LIC housing Finance (LICHF) has underperformed the Bankex over the last six months, given the switch...

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Harjot Kaur 18 October 2012
Prepaid cards can eliminate the risk of carrying cash and can be used for shopping and even money transfer without opening a bank account   Prepaid cards are convenient alternatives to cash and cheques. They are provided by banks even if you do not have an account with that bank and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 October 2012
GMDC is growing on strength of sound strategy, management and financials, and this makes it a good investment opportunity for you   Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited (GMDC) was set up to exploit the lignite, manganese, silica sand, limestone, fluorspar and bentonite...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 18 October 2012
RBI is probably investigating all the legal avenues that can give it adequate powers to directly intervene in the newly licensed banks in case they act out of norms and guidelines     It may be recalled that a little more than two years ago, the then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 17 October 2012
As TV viewers from four metros are getting ready for digital cable TV, some issues like diverse pricing for STBs and channel packages being charged by MSOs are creeping up. In addition, there is no clarity about revenues and cost sharing between LCOs and MSOs With the government and...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 17 October 2012
You have funds available for short-term and want to get the best returns. Do you go for flexi FD with your savings account or open a short-term FD? You may have funds ready for investing in upcoming IPO (initial public offering) or tax-free bond issues that will come out over the next...

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Julia Hallisy (Special to ProPublica) 17 October 2012
Many patients fail to realize that there are practical steps they can take to help ensure a successful surgery. Here are five recommendations to consider before going under the knife My late daughter, Katherine Eileen Hallisy, was 5-months-old when she was diagnosed with malignant tumors...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 17 October 2012
Maharashtra Chief Information Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad has urged public authorities to comprehensively abide by Section 4 of the RTI Act which makes it mandatory for them to put most of the information in the public domain Seven years down the line, one of the setbacks of the RTI...

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Harsh Desai 17 October 2012
The vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan dwelt on foreign policy and the issue of abortion, among others. But a new poll shows that Romney has caught up with the president. Let’s see who wins... Joe  Biden’s left-right was answered by Paul Ryan’s right-left as the two...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 16 October 2012
Senior citizens who complained of being excluded from a personal accident and critical illness policy when they really needed now have an option of lifelong renewal    Max Bupa Health Assurance is a product with lifelong renewal, a demand that addresses the core need of senior...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 October 2012
The rise of women and women empowerment has big ramifications on the economic future of India and developing markets. Marico, SKS Microfinance and TTK Prestige are stocks influenced by women Did you know that 64% of all purchases are influenced by women, and this is particularly in...

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