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RBI Monetary Policy Review on December 1, Rates Likely To Remain Unchanged

The whole issue of rupee stability in the backdrop of chances that US Fed may raise the interest rates, would influence the monetary policy and the industry must be prepared for the unfolding events

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'Private Sector Investment Will Wait For Better Environment'

In 2016, investors' stock selection rather than sector selection will make money, says Nilesh Shah, Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management

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HSBC Whistleblower Falciani Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday

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'China Will Have The Last Laugh'

“China will deceive many people about its fall but my guess is they will have last laugh,” says Nilesh Shah, Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management

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HSBC To Shut Down India Private Banking Business

HSBC Holdings Plc will shut its private banking business in India, a spokesman said, marking the exit of another foreign bank from the cut-throat business in Asia’s third-largest economy

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RBI Relaxes Norms For Aircraft, Helicopter Imports

With the latest notification, the Reserve Bank of India has done away with the earlier requirement whereby Civil Aviation Ministry's nod was compulsory for advance remittances

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Van Driver In Delhi's Biggest Heist Arrested, Cash Recovered

The armed guard accompanying the bank cash van asked the driver to stop the vehicle so that he could relieve himself by the roadside. When the guard returned, the vehicle and the driver were gone

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RBI Likely Sold Dollars Via State-Owned Banks To Support Rupee

The Indian rupee tumbled in line with its Asian peers due to persistent risk-off sentiment on the back of broad dollar strength

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NCPI Doubles Usage For RuPay Classic Cardholders

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) will allow RuPay cardholders to claim personal accident insurance by using the card within 90 days of the accident

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Indian Banks More Stable But Challenges Remain: Fitch

Indian banks are stable but there will be challenges ahead for state-owned banks given weak core capitalisation and slow earnings recovery, Fitch said on Thursday (26 November)

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Future Generali India Life Insurance Launches Rural Product 'Jan Suraksha'

Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Limited has launched a new rural product which is a non-linked, non-participating plan that provides a life cover at an affordable cost through a one time premium payment.

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A Strengthening Economy To Support Insurance Industry Growth Over The Next Two Years: Swiss Re

The global economy is expected to strengthen moderately next year, supporting insurance premium growth in most regions, according to Swiss Re's latest publication, Global insurance review 2015 and outlook 2016/17. Demand for non-life insurance is expected to grow, led by an 8% to 9% annual gain in the emerging markets in 2016 and 2017. The life insurance sector faces challenges, in particular from ongoing low interest rates. Nevertheless, global life premiums are forecast to rise by about 4% in each of the next two years, led also by the emerging markets.

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The No. 1 Enemy Of Your Financial Goals!

We get magnetized by the “NOW” factor and take irrational decisions – such as liquidating our retirement fund to buy a gadget, dipping into our child education fund for the down payment of a house, and so on

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Nippon Life Ups Stake In Reliance Life As India Insurance Market Lures Investors

Japan's Nippon Life Insurance Co has agreed to nearly double its stake in India's Reliance Life Insurance, becoming the latest foreign firm to take advantage of a rule change and raise its sights in a market seen offering rich potentia

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Valagro Of Italy Buys Majority Stake In SriBio

Rabobank sponsored India Agri Business Fund, initial investor in Sri Biotech Laboratories India, exits Indian company

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