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Service tax route to putting a cost to life insurance

Service tax route to putting a cost to life insurance

Since a traditional policy does not segregate its risk and investment premiums, the tax department has fixed a service tax rate of 3.5% on the first-year premium Jayachandran/Mint Two basic questions that you ask when buying any product are: ..., 9 hours ago

A number, name and digital trail

Indian financial sector regulators need to understand that firms treat regulators with a public display of servility, but privately ridicule them Shyamal Banerjee/Mint It made news last week when it was said that the Insurance Regulatory and ...
 Livemint.com1 week ago

Rate cuts on course, but banks still need the Rajan push

An informal poll in the Mint newsroom in Delhi, moments before the credit policy announcement on 29 September, had a rare consensus—hell go for 50! We were predicting the quantum of the cut on the three rates announced by the central bank that are ...
 Livemint.com2 weeks ago

Gold digger or an equal partner?

Popular jokes on divorce portray women as grasping, money-minded gold diggers who clean out the assets of the hard-working man. But look around you—how many such cases do you see? I see the woman who leaves her job to make a family, while the man ...
 Livemint.com2 weeks ago

Death by the good doctor

The horrific tragedy of a young couple committing suicide as they could not save their only son from dengue has brought the role of corporate hospitals once more in the spotlight. The story is like this: a little boy contracted dengue and as his ...
 Livemint.com3 weeks ago

Lean, clean financial products for the Indian investor

A dozen meetings that lasted more than a cumulative 60 hours over three-quarters of a year and much debate later, the Sumit Bose Committee Report was uploaded by the Ministry of Finance on 3 September ( ). The committee was ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago

When the markets crash, let traders cry. Not you.

A big market move is accompanied by lots of excitement. Usually the excitement is of traders who are either kissing their screens or holding their heads in despair. Human beings tend to mimic the emotions of others near them—try being sober around ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago

How we should think about the One Rank One Pension issue

Each of us has some link at a family level, direct or indirect, with the armed forces. A parent, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a son, or a nephew. At a personal level, we know the first-hand stories of a wife not knowing if an exercise will end in ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago

The slow cook of equity

It always amazes me. The confidence with which people make such definitive statements. Gold is always the best investment. You can't lose on real estate. Stocks are a gamble. People like me, who take a middle-of-the-road approach and talk of ...
 Livemint.com2 months ago

Home loans that defy gravity

We know anecdotally that floater rate home mortgages are sticky when they are high and rise quickly when they are low. Therefore, when I got a letter from my home loan vendor telling me that the company had generously reduced the benchmark rate by ...
 Livemint.com2 months ago
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