Cover story | April 26, 2015
Corporate India's borrowings have more than doubled in the past four years. Its debt woes in the midst of a slowing domestic economy have far-reaching consequences.
Stock markets still have steam left
One should not be swayed too much by near-term news flows but use them as opportunities if there is a market fall to pick high-quality companies, writes Vikas Gupta, executive VP- Traded Markets and Investment Research, Arthveda.
Budget for tax breaks
I would recommend that you look at your financial goals first, your risk
profile next and then determine what your asset allocation should be, writes Lovaii Navlakhi of International Money Matters.
Taking stock of equities for 2015
The macro is healing, and combined with a likely decline in short rates
and improvement in growth backed by rising government expenditure,
equities are poised to do well.
How to start retirement planning at 40
If you have just turned 40 and do not yet have a set plan for your retirement needs in place, it is absolutely imperative for you to start saving for your golden years, writes Amitabh Chaudhry, HDFC Life MD).
Why you should invest in smart cities
Early investors in smart cities can look forward to healthy gains in the medium to long term, writes Sanjay Dutt, executive MD, South Asia, Cushman & Wakefield.
Own a piece of the global pie
Indian law allows its residents to freely
invest/remit up to $125,000 per financial year abroad to buy assets, including property, without taking prior
approval of any authority.
Investment allocation strategy for 2015
With corporate India not out of the financial mess and benefits of the rate cut likely to be visible only after five-six months, investors should follow an asset allocation strategy.
Bond market is all set for an encore
The bond market sentiment will remain bullish in 2015/16 as the RBI is
expected to announce two more rate cuts - likely by June and the fourth
Invest in gold for portfolio stability
An investor is advised to allocate a proportion of his/her investments
into gold. This is because gold has a largely inverse relationship with
other financial assets.
From the Editor: April 26, 2015
India's corporate debt problem has now reached alarming proportions. A
recent IMF Working Paper, published in December 2014, made the same
Book review: Frugal Innovation
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'Discover your best, not hot money'
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The social commuter
The best way of getting from point A to point B in the city could soon be through a social app.
Innovative biz models must for firm's growth
Organisations looking for sustained competitive advantage and high growth must evolve innovative business models, writes S Ramakrishna Velamuri, professor at International Business School.
Letters to the Editor
Business Today readers give feedback on magazine's coverage of the April 12, 2015 issue.
Hidden costs for mining industry remain
While Mines and Minerals Bill injects much-needed transparency in mine allocations, several hidden cost implications for the beleaguered mining industry remain.
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