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Job situation in India is not all that scary

7 million jobs will be created in formal sector in FY18 Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Busting the theory that jobs are not being created in the formal sector, a new study has found that 590,000 jobs were generated every month till November in the current financial year.   This means that seven million jobs will be created in the formal sector in 2017-18, if one expands the trend on a pro rata basis. The study, authored by SBI group Chief Economic Advisor Soumya Kanti Ghosh and ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago

Mani Shankar Aiyar is down, but not out

'I am in mortal danger not personally, but politically,' Mani Shankar Aiyar tells Anjali Puri.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Mani Shankar Aiyar walks into the House of Ming at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi, not in his usual kurta pyjama but in Delhi Gymkhana Club chic -- moss green tweed jacket daringly mismatched with a purple striped tie and a mauve shirt, and a blue pocket square. The veteran Congressman, who hit the headlines last month for all the wrong reasons, looks jaunty -- ...
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'Buy 10 good stocks and you are set for a lifetime!'

'Trust a fund manager, buy some small-cap funds and stay invested.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Entering a new year, Shankar Sharma, vice-chairman and joint managing director at First Global, the multinational securities house, tells Puneet Wadhwa investors should ignore all the noise around elections, policies of global central banks, global macros, etc, and spend some time in researching stocks, before doing bottom-up selection. 'FY18 will be tough for India's economy'   ...
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8 golden money lessons to keep your finances healthy through the year

Managing your money in January will set the trend for rest of the year, says Adhil Shetty. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The financial decisions you take at the start of the year can decide how you are placed financially for rest of the year. So in January 2018, take prompt and effective decisions to keep your finances sorted through the year.   We tell you some simple rules that will ensure you stay financially healthy in 2018. Plan your tax The New Year is here, but the ...
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Shopping 3.0 is here

Turbocharged with technology is becoming the Holy Grail of retail. Indrajit Gupta reports. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com  Last month, Kishore Biyani set the cat among the pigeons by unveiling an audacious blueprint -- Retail 3.0. The Future Group czar's vision is to create 10,000 small stores by 2022 that would be turbocharged with technology -- shopping assistants, ordering apps, in-store sensors, digital coupons, voice-activated ordering, self-check outs options, et al -- to ...
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5 tips to help you pick the right equity fund

Follow these and the your chances of earning higher returns will improve... Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There are different approaches to managing money and creating wealth. So the first filter in selecting a fund is deciding on the type of fund you would like -- value or growth; or even based on the market cap. Once you have arrived at that, it is time to pick the one from the peer set.   The five questions mentioned below should help. However, do note that none of them make ...
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India's quest for skills

Ajit Balakrishnan on how Indian society and the polity need to be carried along.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. A couple of years ago, in a moment of heroic idealism, I volunteered to teach algebra to Class VIII students in a neighbourhood school, a few yards away from where I live, in Colaba, Mumbai. A sizeable proportion of the children in the class were sons and daughters of fishermen working off the nearby Sasoon Docks.   My lasting memory of this brief episode (alas, ...
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Is your smartphone stealing from you?

Sleep, brain power and all the things that your gadget may be stealing from you. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Adolescents today are increasingly depriving themselves of sleep, and instead spending more time on their smartphones or other devices, say scientists who found that teens sleep fewer hours per night than older generations. Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need nine hours of sleep each night to be engaged and productive students; less than seven hours is considered ...
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4 reasons why agents mis-sell insurance policies

Dilip Kumar Jha explains what the buyers must do to protect their own interest.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com With mis-selling of insurance, especially life insurance, being rampant, the media is full of such occurrences. Whenever there is a discussion on this problem in any forum, the usual tendency is to blame the seller. While this is not entirely wrong, some part of the blame must surely be shared by the rules and regulations that incentivise sellers to behave in the manner they ...
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Time to give up lakhs and crores, folks!

A modern economy with strong global linkages must switch to million, billion and so on, says T N Ninan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com So how big is the Indian economy this year? If you were to put it in US dollars, the figure would be something approaching $2.5 trillion which is easy to say and write. But if you were to put it in rupees, most people would say: About Rs 160 lakh crore, or (rarely) Rs 1.6 crore crore. Numbers thus expressed are not only clumsy (like saying million ...
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