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Buying homes: Why tax policies need a tweak

Mumbai, Jan. 14 -- India's income tax system is built in favour of the non-salaried rich. One facet of this is income tax laws encouraging investment in real estate. Many investors buy residential hom... Read More


Bank retail credit at Rs.50 trillion is not an economic achievement

New Delhi, Jan. 10 -- In November, retail lending by banks crossed Rs.50 trillion for the first time. As of 30 November, it stood at Rs.50.6 trillion. Retail lending comprises housing and vehicle loan... Read More


The future of cricket's 50-overs format does not look very bright

New Delhi, Dec. 27 -- It has been more than five weeks since India lost to Australia in the 50-overs cricket World Cup final, but the broader question of what the future of this form of cricket is, if... Read More


The 10 books of 2023 you cannot miss

Mumbai, Dec. 25 -- Many books are published every year. But in the humdrum and busy-ness of everyday life, the time to read continues to remain limited. So, one doesn't want to pick up a book and then... Read More


We require more and better data on mutual fund SIP investments

New Delhi, Dec. 20 -- In November, the total amount of money invested in mutual funds (MFs) through the systematic investment plan (SIP) route stood at Rs.17,073 crore, the highest it has ever been. S... Read More


Stock trek: Valuations are going where nobody has gone before

New Delhi, Dec. 13 -- Markets discount possibilities, and when these possibilities change, the direction of the market also tends to change, something that seems to have happened to the Indian stock m... Read More


10 money lessons from Morgan Housel

Mumbai, Dec. 10 -- Over the last few years, Morgan Housel has become a very popular writer and blogger on personal finance. His two books, The Psychology of Money and Same as Ever, have extensively co... Read More


Why are retail investors obsessed with IPOs?

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- A key life-skill is the ability to know when to use percentages and when to use absolute numbers. But many retail investors in the stock market never really get around to learning... Read More


Mint Primer: Decoding the fall and rise of India's forex reserves

New Delhi, Dec. 5 -- On 14 July, India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves stood at $609 billion. On 20 October, they hit a recent low of $583.5 billion before rising again slightly to $597.9 billion ... Read More


Decoding the fall and rise of India's forex reserves

New Delhi, Dec. 5 -- On 14 July, India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves stood at $609 billion. On 20 October, they hit a recent low of $583.5 billion before rising again slightly to $597.9 billion ... Read More