Q) Valentine’s Day just went by – when did your love with capital markets begin?A) I certainly am not one of those whose first words uttered were “capital gains”, or “dividend yield”. Most of my learning has been on the job. Over the last nearly 3 decades, I have been fortunate enough to have interacted with and worked with several experts from whom I have learned a great deal. … [Read more...] about ‘Coronavirus leaves opportunity for Indian cos to fill the gap left by Chinese manufacturers’
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Stockholm, the nation’s capital, is located in the east. Helin Honung and Dimen Abdulla curated that area’s backpack, which includes a list of their favorite galleries and gardens in the city. They also recommend going to Hellasgården, where there is a lake perfect for swimming in the summer and ice skating in the winter. They’ve put blankets in their backpack, along with a battery-powered speaker—the perfect companions for a picnic. There’s also a toiletry kit packed with locally produced lotions for using after an outdoor adventure. … [Read more...] about This design museum urges you take the displays home with you
“To see the devastation, to see how little prepared we were in that city to take care of the people when they needed it was extremely difficult,” Laplace, 79, says of Hurricane Katrina. She was raised in New Orleans and had entered the Sisters of St. Joseph’s community at that particular building in the early 1960s. Less than a year after Katrina, in August 2006, lightning struck the roof, sparking a fire and leading to water damage on the second story. All that destruction to the building, along with a shrinking number of residents—at one time around 150 people lived on site, but at the time of Hurricane Katrina, there were only around 30—essentially spelled the end of the convent. The remaining sisters were getting older; they couldn’t care for—and didn’t need—all that land. … [Read more...] about How these New Orleans nuns helped turn their convent into a beautiful, flood-preventing urban wetland
Also, when you invest in mutual funds through the systematic investment plan (SIP) route, each instalment is considered as a fresh investment. The units purchased will qualify for short or long-term capital gains tax based on the date of their purchase. If you surrender a Ulip after five years from the date of issuance, the proceeds will be tax-exempt even if the last monthly instalment was paid just a month ago. Unlike mutual funds, switching between Ulip funds does not attract any tax. … [Read more...] about Equity MFs versus ULIPs: Which investment is better after the Budget?
Keith has a ways to go. According to independent data compiled by Information Resources Inc. (which excludes fragrances and Wal-Mart purchases), the venerable brand’s U.S. sales in all categories totaled about $225 million in 2008. Experts estimate that Wal-Mart adds another 10% to 20%, bringing the rough total to as much as $270 million. Old Spice already leads in men’s deodorant sales — what Keith calls its “home category” — with about 25% mar-ket share. And, as Keith points out, “there is still a lot of white space in the category.” Last year, men’s deodorant accounted for more than $1.2 billion in sales in the United States. … [Read more...] about Old Spice Smells Like a Billion Bucks