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Covid-19 lockdown on storage vaults presents problems for gold ETFs

Physical market participants also noted the effect of coronavirus-related restrictions on gold trading


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Small savings schemes like PPF, NSC and SSCS see big cuts in rates

Rates of these schemes have been slashed by between 70 bps and 140 bps for the April-June quarter.Those who depend primarily on the income from these fixed instruments, may need to revisit their portfolio


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Policyholders get an extension on insurance premiums due in March

The regulator has asked life insurance companies to allow a one month extension on premiums due in the month of March 2020.Health insurers have been asked to accept a delay in policy renewals up to 30 days without deeming the same as a break in policy


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Mutual fund new folios jump 50% in Covid market correction

The fall of about 30% in the markets in the first two weeks of March allowed investors to take advantage of lower stock prices.To be sure, a single investor can have multiple folios and the 50% jump does not mean that the number of new investors has jumped by 50%


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How Yes Bank's relationship managers sold its AT1 bonds to retail investors

A small portion of the estimated ₹10,000 crore AT1 bonds issued by the bank are also held by individual investors.Many of the investors are guilty of believing that the bonds are as safe as FDs and will give better returns


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Airtel Payments Bank rolls out Aadhaar-enabled payment system

Airtel Payments Bank customers can also do financial transactions at any Aadhaar-enabled payment system.One can make a transaction with just Aadhaar number without revealing bank account or debit card details


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PFRDA plans alternative to compulsory annuity in NPS

There are two proposals in the works that the PFRDA will put forth to the finance ministry after the feedback it received from subscribers.One of the options that PFRDA is working on is introducing a Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) for NPS subscribers on maturity as an additional option.


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Why Indians need to invest in the world

In the last 9 months, the Indian equity market has been underperforming global assets. Therein lies an opportunity.Investors can diversify out of Indian equities into debt and global assets via RBI’s Liberalised Remittance Scheme or even with exchange-traded funds in India, against rupee payment


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