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Higher tax revenue from higher growth

June 24, 2014

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The 2013-14 budget got completely out of hand because of a whopping shortfall in tax revenue. Development outlays had to be drastically cut to manage the fiscal deficit.

Is gold a good investment once again?

February 28, 2014

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The increase in gold prices in the last two months has rekindled interest in the yellow metal as a vehicle for investment. It was after the 2008 global financial crisis that gold became the most preferred asset, with prices doubling in four years.

Time for a relook at FDI in insurance intermediaries

By Deepak Yohannan
January 24, 2014

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Insurance companies in India have an FDI limit of 26 percent, which may be revised upwards in the coming months. The industry requires funds to grow and the revision can be an enabler, but the process may take some time as it requires legislative approval and there seems to be some opposition to the move.

Time for real reforms, but low-hanging fruits remain

By Hartmut Issel
October 22, 2012

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Great potential in India long-term growth story

July 7, 2012

(Rajan Ghotgalkar is Managing Director of Principal Pnb Asset Management Company. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of either Principal Pnb or Reuters)

Lack of retirement planning options

By Deepak Yohannan
January 13, 2012

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2012 – Boom or Doom?

December 13, 2011

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Indian stocks: Paradise for value investors

August 30, 2011

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Where is the Indian stock market heading?

June 15, 2011

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Watch out for early signs of peaking inflation and slowing growth

June 4, 2011

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