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Uneven tax field for domestic manufacture
THE Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, never loses an opportunity to proclaim that he has brought a great deal of sanity to the excise duty taxation system. He has claimed, and rightly too, that there is now in place, with some exceptions, a ... More

EYE ON THE MARKET


UTI's assured return schemes -- Hardly reassuring?
INVESTORS in the assured return schemes of the Unit Trust of India are now in a delicate situation. The UTI is insisting it will meet the assured returns and capital protection guarantees. But there is a big uncertainty : Who will help the UTI ... More

TAKING COUNT


Investing abroad: Sensible restriction on mutual funds
THE restriction of 4 per cent of net assets imposed on investments abroad by debt funds is a sensible move by SEBI. As part of the efforts to relax capital account controls, the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, announced in the Budget that ... More

SIMPLE ECONOMICS


Does investing abroad generate higher returns?
THE Securities and Exchange Board of India has permitted Indian mutual funds to invest in corporate bonds abroad. Why should mutual funds invest in foreign bonds given that interest rates in the developed countries are lower than in ... More

TAX TALK


Income received outside India
I AM employed by a software company in India and am currently on a project overseas. I continue to be on the payroll of the Indian company and my salary is credited to my bank account in India. During my stay overseas, I am paid a living ... More

IN FOCUS


Two-wheeler market: Gathering speed
IN fiscal 2001-02, the two-wheeler industry is revving up, with the entry of more players, newer models, a comeback by Bajaj Auto and a late launch of two new models by TVS Motors. The recent developments in the motorcycle market indicate that ... More

FD WATCH


TVS Srichakra: On a smooth ride
TVS Srichakra accepts cumulative and non-cumulative deposits for two and three years. The cumulative scheme offers an annual yield of 10.40 per cent and 10.93 per cent for two and three years. The non-cumulative scheme offers monthly and ... More

FUND WATCH


MIP '97: Take cash, avoid rollover
THE assured return scheme Monthly Income Plan 1997 (I) is coming up for redemption at end April. The Unit Trust of India had guaranteed returns and capital protection on the backing of its Development Reserve Fund. Now there are plans to launch a ... More

COMMENT


Focussing on theme funds
ASSET management companies are looking to enhance inflows into their mutual funds, and theme funds are one option. Recently, Mr T. P. Raman, Managing Director, Sundaram Newton Asset Management Company, said that they were looking to launch a ... More
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Uneven tax field for domestic manufacture

UTI's assured return schemes -- Hardly reassuring?

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