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MHA circular on shops | Retailers Association recommends even malls should be allowed to open

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MHA circular on shops | Retailers Association recommends even malls should be allowed to open

RAI also said that the government should also open up all channels of retail on a date that it feels safe with the social distancing norms clearly defined.

Franklin Templeton fund closure: How did Santosh Kamath, the master of managing credit risk funds, lose the plot?

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Franklin Templeton fund closure: How did Santosh Kamath, the master of managing credit risk funds, lose the plot?

With 26 years of research experience and 19 years of portfolio management experience, Kamath is said to be a key decision-maker on investing in sub-AAA rated bonds or any form of structured debt. 

Ban on upfront commission hits new individual distributor registrations in FY20; plummets 51% YoY

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Ban on upfront commission hits new individual distributor registrations in FY20; plummets 51% YoY

With TER now reduced to critically low levels, the distributor community is seeing a decline in new entrants, leaving investors all alone to decide on MF schemes.

Reliance Jio-Facebook deal: Reliance Retail to get a boost

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Reliance Jio-Facebook deal: Reliance Retail to get a boost

Facebook, for $5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore), has bought a 9.9 percent stake in Reliance Jio - the telecom unit of Reliance Industries.

Coronavirus-led lockdown | Prices of essentials spike amid a supply crunch

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Coronavirus-led lockdown | Prices of essentials spike amid a supply crunch

Generally, distributors or salesman service kirana stores but due to restrictions during lockdown salesman have stopped visiting shops for replenshing stocks, in turn hitting supply

Coronavirus Lockdown | Consumers struggling to get hand-sanitisers, face masks: Nielsen India survey

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Coronavirus Lockdown | Consumers struggling to get hand-sanitisers, face masks: Nielsen India survey

Around 22 percent consumers found ready to eat (noodles,upma) out of stock. A similar percentage of customers did not find salty snacks.

Mutual Fund wrap: RBI's additional liquidity enhancing measures - a boon for fund houses

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Mutual Fund wrap: RBI's additional liquidity enhancing measures - a boon for fund houses

With greater capital infusion to NBFCs and MFIs, their credit rating will revive.Higher rated NBFC and MFI papers will be available for MFs to invest in 2020.

Coronavirus impact | Retail channels see sharp fall in growth: Nielsen India

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Coronavirus impact | Retail channels see sharp fall in growth: Nielsen India

A survey with top industry leaders conducted by Nielsen revealed that supply chain and mobility issues have emerged as the biggest industry concern in the FMCG and retail space

COVID-19 lockdown: DMart hands out time coupons, keeps 24-hour outlets open to avoid rush

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COVID-19 lockdown: DMart hands out time coupons, keeps 24-hour outlets open to avoid rush

Customers are also happy as they do not have to wait in long queues for buying essentials under the scorching heat

PGIM MF bets on chemicals, pharma, utility plays

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PGIM MF bets on chemicals, pharma, utility plays

Companies with high leverage have seen maximum correction as these companies are at great risk during the coronavirus pandemic

Union MF buying into equities to benefit from discounted valuations

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Union MF buying into equities to benefit from discounted valuations

The mutual fund house is betting on telecom, healthcare and industrial sectors.

Paytm Mall ties up with more suppliers, logistics partners for swift delivery of essentials

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Paytm Mall ties up with more suppliers, logistics partners for swift delivery of essentials

Paytm Mall has waived off penalties on merchants for order cancellations and delays in processing

Coronavirus fallout: Smokers, tipplers affected as cigarettes, liquor being sold at exorbitant prices

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Coronavirus fallout: Smokers, tipplers affected as cigarettes, liquor being sold at exorbitant prices

The ban on the supply of alcohol and cigarettes has pushed the sellers, who have old stock, to charge exorbitant prices for a pack of cigarette and bottle of whiskey or a beer in the country

Coronavirus lockdown: Alcohol body recommends Maharashtra government to allow online delivery

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Coronavirus lockdown: Alcohol body recommends Maharashtra government to allow online delivery

West Bengal and Meghalaya have already started online delivery of alcohol

Retail Association says enough stock of essentials even if the lockdown is extended

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Retail Association says enough stock of essentials even if the lockdown is extended

The association along with its members is working closely with various state governments and with the Centre to resolve supply concerns with regards to essentials as they arise

COVID-19 impact | Not just essentials, demand for packaged foods also surges

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COVID-19 impact | Not just essentials, demand for packaged foods also surges

Consumers were mainly stocking up processed items such as chips, nachos, namkeen, biscuits, among others.

SIPs see highest inflows despite market fall in March

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SIPs see highest inflows despite market fall in March

Equity funds registered highest-ever inflows of Rs 11,723 crore in FY20.

DSP MF sees severe cuts to corporate earnings if lockdown is extended

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DSP MF sees severe cuts to corporate earnings if lockdown is extended

Vinit Sambre, Head-Equities, DSP Mutual Fund, feels travel, tourism and retail sectors have been the hardest hit due to the lockdown

AMFI March data: Liquid funds most hit; inflows into equity funds surge despite volatility

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AMFI March data: Liquid funds most hit; inflows into equity funds surge despite volatility

The suffering category was Hybrid schemes category. Within this category, Balanced funds' category registered outflows of Rs 1,515 crore and Arbitrage Funds saw a huge unprecedented outflow of Rs 33,767 crores in March.

Betting on healthcare, good quality industrials: Navneet Munot, SBI MF

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Betting on healthcare, good quality industrials: Navneet Munot, SBI MF

The current crisis may force marginal players to shut shop, he feels.

Coronavirus pandemic | Retail sector's recovery hinges on government support, say experts

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Coronavirus pandemic | Retail sector's recovery hinges on government support, say experts

In the absence of major support, as many as 20-25 percent of retailers may be out of business or will need dire financial infusion to stay afloat.

Coronavirus impact | New cut-off timings to lessen the load for fund houses

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Coronavirus impact | New cut-off timings to lessen the load for fund houses

RBI has also curtailed the market hours for various segments of bond markets to four hours – 10 AM to 2 PM.

MFs reopen small-cap funds for lumpum investments

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MFs reopen small-cap funds for lumpum investments

The current market phase is very similar to 2013 wherein significant correction in small cap stocks was seen.

Mutual Funds Wrap: Industry gets a new player in the number one spot

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Mutual Funds Wrap: Industry gets a new player in the number one spot

Overall, assets under management grew to Rs 27.02 lakh crore in January-March 2020 from Rs 24.4 lakh crore in October-December 2019.

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