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Moneylife Digital Team 09 November 2015
On the eve of Diwali, the government will launch important gold-related schemes, including the Gold Monetisation, prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi announced. Besides the Gold Monetisation Scheme, the government will also launch ‘Sovereign Gold Bonds’ and gold coins with Ashok Chakra, the PM...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 09 November 2015
Bonds will be for eight years with exit option from 5th year   The Union finance ministry has announced that applications for the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme will be accepted between 5th November and 20th November. The bonds will be issued on 26th November. They will offer 2.75% per...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 November 2015
Flexibility on repayment options, purity of gold as well as number of authentic testing centre and a little-bit higher interest rate is required to make the gold monetization scheme a success   Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three gold-related schemes, which includes...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 November 2015
Sovereign gold bond could be more popular than gold ETFs and physical gold, says ratings agency    Gold sovereign bonds being issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may triumph over other comparable products in the market such as gold exchange traded funds (ETF) and physical bars,...

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MG Warrier MG Warrier 11 September 2015
Gold and jewellery form part of ‘secret reserves’ of institutions and individuals. Until the government is able to establish its own credibility as a guardian of trust, there will be bickering   In my article “How about Re-visiting the idea of Gold Bank?” posted here on February...

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The price of gold in Bengaluru, for example, dipped to Rs.24,390 per 10 grams - the lowest since April 2013   Gold prices in India dipped further on Monday to below Rs.25,000 per 10 grams - the lowest in two years - with the precious metal losing its sheen on account of bulk sales in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 July 2015
Earliest Barbies from the late 50s and early 60s are the most valuable, and have shown the greatest value increases over the past 10 years, says a new index launched by justCollecting   If you are bored up with investing in stocks, properties, diamonds and luxury cars, here is another...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 May 2015
Highlights of some of the key changes expected in the Gold Deposit Scheme   The Gold Deposit Scheme (GDS) will be overhauled to make it attractive. The Union Budget 2015-16 had announced the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) to attempt to reduce gold import, a key pressure point on...

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To usher in good luck in their lives on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, buyers have already started trickling in various jewellery shops on Tuesday and retailers expect sales to be higher by 25 percent over a usual day.   Akshaya Tritiya is a holy day for Hindus and Jains and is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 January 2015
According to a report from Knight Frank India and FICCI, the five point drop in the future Sentiment Index levels in real estate market indicates a definite rationalisation in shareholders expectation about the pace at which changes will be effected in the country   During the fourth...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 November 2014
According to a survey report, owing to the scarcity of fresh land available for construction, Navi Mumbai and other planned townships have effectively evolved as an alternative to Mumbai city   Despite high property prices, India's commercial capital Mumbai has once again emerged as...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 July 2014
Shilpa Shetty's new venture, Satyug Gold enables customers to accumulate physical gold in small quantities on a monthly basis for a minimum investment of Rs50 per day Satyug Gold, a firm promoted by actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra, has launched a gold systematic...

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Shambo Dey 29 January 2014
The legality of the options for institutional investors in private equity agreements has been subject to an ongoing debate at the hands of various regulatory institutions and investor forums Option contracts have been an integral part of the private equity transactions in India. Option...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 21 January 2014
With more underlying added in future, the IRFs contract may get good trading volume. While there is a fear that like other derivative contracts, this product may also get influenced by actions of punters, multiple players and large institutions are expected to reign in that activity to a...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 05 November 2013
The focus of REIT in India will be on completed revenue generating properties and less exposure to mortgage backed securities. Atleast 75% of the revenues of the REIT shall be from rental, leasing and letting real estate assets at all times. Minimum subscription size shall be Rs2 lakh A...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 24 October 2013
SEBI draft paper on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) permits real estate funds which will invest in completed and revenue generating real estate. While you can invest without physically buying a property, your investment carries risks of price corrections and hence fraught with timing of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 June 2013
World Gold Council said hike in import duty on gold will not be effective in the long run as this is likely to lead to demand being met through unauthorised channels World Gold Council (WGC) today said hike in import duty on gold will make the precious metal expensive, while cautioning...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 May 2013
According to India Ratings & Research, due to the current price levels of most commodities, a significant, sustained price correction is unlikely and thus the impact of recent price correction will be limited India Ratings & Research (Ind-Ra) said it believes that the recent commodity...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 May 2013
Traded value of gold ETFs on the National Stock Exchange hardly rose on Akshaya Tritiya. Besides, last month Rs36 crore went out of gold ETFs On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, an auspicious day for buying gold, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded a traded value of Rs691 crore in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 April 2013
Gold ETFs witnessed massive inflows over the last few years. These inflows came in from ETFs launched by just 14 fund houses. If gold goes down further, how would these fund houses face the savers who led to believe that gold ETFs are safe? Here is a live example of why savers end up...

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