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Business  /  Published 01.04.22

No change in small savings rate

The government has kept unchanged the interest rates on small savings plans  for April-June. The move came just days after the interest rate on employees’ provident fund organisation (EPFO...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.21

Bengal: PF curbs fuel anger

Dipping into the provident fund pool has been a lifesaver for government employees for decades, a practice that found its way into popular literature and cinema of the immediate decades following Indi...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 17.04.21

Tax break for senior citizens sought

The government had decided to withdraw steep cuts in small savings amid ongoing assembly elections in certain states, including Bengal which commands the highest share in small savings collections in ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 20.07.20

Investors: Be slow but steady

As far as investing goes, there’s no alternative to a well-hedged portfolio. It should contain, in the mix appropriate to the investor, all the instruments he needs to thrive in any economic wea...
By Adhil Shetty

Business  /  Published 21.04.19

Look beyond taxes

April is the best time for you to get started on an investment and tax-saving plan for the year. You have ample time to take stock of existing investments, plan new ones, create a tax-saving plan, and...
By Adhil Shetty

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Business  /  Published 31.12.19

Status quo on small saving rates

The government has kept its interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2019-20 despite moderating bank deposit rates.Public Provident Fund (PPF...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 05.03.20

PF rate at 7-year low after cut

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday cut the interest rate on provident fund deposits to a seven-year low of 8.5 per cent for the current financial year.The rate for 2018-19 ha...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.03.20

Govt cuts PPF and NSC interest rates

The government on Tuesday slashed interest rates on small savings schemes, including National Savings Certificate and Public Provident Fund, by up to 1.4 per cent for the first quarter of 2020-21, in ...
By PTI

Business  /  Published 10.03.19

Looking to save tax in a hurry?

It’s almost the end of the financial year. Therefore, it’s also time to finish buying your tax-saving investments in order to secure your deductions under various sections of the Income Tax Act. T...
By Adhil Shetty

Business  /  Published 21.02.19

Your provident fund will now fetch you more

The state-run Employees Provident Fund Organisation on Thursday hiked the interest rate by 10 basis point to 8.65 per cent for 2018-19 — months ahead of the general election.All the members of the C...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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