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The desire for two funds that will do really well is an entry point for investors (Photo: Mint )

Opinion | Why it’s difficult to name five funds to invest in

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York (Photo: AP)
President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York (Photo: AP)

Trump barks at Fed but offers no fresh details on trade in New York speech

  • Trump said he reversed policies imposed by his predecessors that restrained the economy
  • Trump also said that India and China were taking advantage of the US by being designated developing countries

Use past performance data along with risk and portfolio data to make investment decisions (Photo: iStock)
Use past performance data along with risk and portfolio data to make investment decisions (Photo: iStock)

How to decode mutual fund returns

  • Know what to look for and what to discount while assessing the past performance of a mutual fund
  • In the absence of rolling return data, look at calendar year performances and trailing returns

Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari submitted a report to President Ram Nath Kovind recommending central rule
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari submitted a report to President Ram Nath Kovind recommending central rule

Maharashtra comes under President’s rule; Shiv Sena moves SC

  • None of the major political parties in the state have been able to find the required numbers in the assembly
  • During the day, Sharad Pawar met all 54 NCP MLAs before holding a meeting with the visiting Congress team

Nick Read said he expects to hear more from the Indian govt in the coming weeks (Photo: Bloomberg)
Nick Read said he expects to hear more from the Indian govt in the coming weeks (Photo: Bloomberg)

India venture faces collapse: Vodafone CEO

  • Vodafone Idea was ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $4 billion of fees in past dues last month
  • Vodafone, which owns 45% of Vodafone Idea, wants a two-year delay on spectrum payments and lower license fees and taxes

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Project Zero combines Amazon's advanced technology and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property and how best to detect counterfeits of their products (Reuters)
Project Zero combines Amazon's advanced technology and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property and how best to detect counterfeits of their products (Reuters)

Amazon launches 'Project Zero' in India to block counterfeit goods

  • Project Zero introduces additional proactive mechanisms and powerful tools to identify, block and remove counterfeits, Amazon said
  • Over 7,000 brands have already enrolled in Project Zero across US, Europe and Japan

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Opinion | There’s more that RBI needs to think about than just rate cuts

Given the economic slump, it should review whether its neutral real interest rate and inflation target need to be recalibrated

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Some of the world’s richest brace for a major stock sell-off in 2020

  • Wealthy people around the globe are hunkering down for a potentially turbulent 2020, according to UBS Global Wealth Management
  • The US-China trade conflict is their top geopolitical concern, while the upcoming American presidential election is seen as another significant threat to portfolios

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray along with his son and party leader Aditya Thackeray at a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray along with his son and party leader Aditya Thackeray at a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)

We asked for 48 hrs but Governor gave us six months: Uddhav on President's rule

  • 'Sharing the post of CM was decided before polls but the BJP lied and made me look like a liar,' said the Shiv Sena chief
  • 'I am finding out how parties with different ideologies forged alliances with BJP,' said Uddhav on possible tie- up with Congress and NCP

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People during a visit to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas Karyashaala (workshop), a day after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case. (Photo: PTI)
People during a visit to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas Karyashaala (workshop), a day after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case. (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | In India, temple-building can be an antidote to the slowdown

Temple tourism should be a major focal area for investment as it has the potential to generate jobs

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Not withdrawal from RCEP, but protectionism in India can end up hurting industry and consumers in the long run (Photo: Mint)

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The latest data set would raise the pressure on the RBI to cut rates further despite fears of inflation inching higher. (Photo: Mint)
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Graphic: Satish Kumar/Mint
Graphic: Satish Kumar/Mint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Brazil to take part in the BRICS summit on Tuesday. (PTI)
Non-performing loans remain elevated; and they still bear a large exposure to non-banking financial companies (Photo: Mint)
Indian Oil Corp is in talks with oil major Rosneft to explore possibility of importing Russian oil. (Reuters)
Indian Oil Corp is in talks with oil major Rosneft to explore possibility of importing Russian oil. (Reuters)

Indian Oil Corp in talks with Rosneft to import Russian oil

  • Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday that India is open to importing oil from Russia
  • India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, ships in about 60% of its overall crude needs from the middle eastern countries

A file photo of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (REUTERS)
A file photo of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (REUTERS)

Elon Musk says Tesla plans to build next factory near Berlin

  • Tesla will establish an engineering and design center near Berlin’s new airport, Elon Musk said
  • Musk is laying the groundwork for his next plant just as Tesla is preparing to start sales of cars built on the outskirts of Shanghai

Most of the 37 air quality monitoring stations across Delhi recorded air quality in the severe category. (REUTERS)
Most of the 37 air quality monitoring stations across Delhi recorded air quality in the severe category. (REUTERS)

Already 'severe', Delhi's pollution likely to enter 'emergency' zone today

  • The pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the 'severe plus' or 'emergency' category today, said SAFAR
  • The spike in pollution came on a day the Delhi government lifted restrictions under its odd-even road rationing scheme

Mastodon’s German founder Eugen Rochko (Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint)
Tariff relief for Apple came after the Trump and Tim Cook dined together in August. (REUTERS)
Tariff relief for Apple came after the Trump and Tim Cook dined together in August. (REUTERS)

Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook to tour Apple operations in Texas

  • The trip, which has not yet been announced, would highlight Tim Cook's strong relationship with Donald Trump
  • The visit will not be Trump's first trip to the Lone Star state to tout US manufacturing jobs

Roughly 95% of McDonald's U.S. restaurants are franchised, (REUTERS)
Roughly 95% of McDonald's U.S. restaurants are franchised, (REUTERS)

McDonald's workers sue over sexual harassment, 'toxic' work culture

  • The proposed class action lawsuit filed in a Michigan state court accused McDonald's of lacking policies to address sexual harassment
  • McDonald's said in a statement it is implementing safe-workplace training at its corporate-owned restaurants, and encouraging franchisees to do the same

OECD has proposed a new multilateral framework on taxation of new-age companies such as Netflix, Google and Facebook, which have a large customer base in developing countries like India as well as the EU. (Bloomberg)
OECD has proposed a new multilateral framework on taxation of new-age companies such as Netflix, Google and Facebook, which have a large customer base in developing countries like India as well as the EU. (Bloomberg)

28 developing nations back India on OECD tax proposal

  • Grouping believes new global rules to tax tech giants give undue taxation rights to US
  • Plan aims to prevent MNCs artificially showing profits in low-tax countries instead of where deal happens

Facebook Pay will be available on Facebook and Messenger this week in the United States. (REUTERS)
Facebook Pay will be available on Facebook and Messenger this week in the United States. (REUTERS)

Facebook Pay will let you send money on WhatsApp, Instagram

  • Facebook said the service would allow users to send money or make a payment
  • Facebook users will be able to make the payment through security options such as PIN or biometrics on their smartphones

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The MacBook Pro laptop is Apple’s highest-end portable computer and it is differentiated by faster processors and larger screens.
The MacBook Pro laptop is Apple’s highest-end portable computer and it is differentiated by faster processors and larger screens.

Apple set to launch MacBook Pro with bigger screen, new Keyboard

  • This will be the first major update since the MacBook Pro line was redesigned three years ago
  • The display will likely appeal to video and photo editors, gamers and software developers

According to a study conducted by the WGC two years ago, Indian households had 23,000-24,000 tonnes of gold stashed away (Photo: Mint)
According to a study conducted by the WGC two years ago, Indian households had 23,000-24,000 tonnes of gold stashed away (Photo: Mint)

Jewellery deposit schemes are more glitter than gold

  • Jewellery schemes are not well-regulated, so it’s better to go for safer alternatives
  • The scheme lets customers accumulate money to buy gold, but there are other safer investing options

India’s government moved to control prices of onions by importing 100,000 tons of the vegetable, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said via Twitter. (PTI)
India’s government moved to control prices of onions by importing 100,000 tons of the vegetable, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said via Twitter. (PTI)

Rising onion prices fueling inflation, not rates

  • An overwhelming majority of data have pointed to continued weakness in the economy that expanded 5% in the quarter ended June
  • The inflation-targeting RBI expects food prices to stabilize

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Though high-quality learning is available online, the demand for admissions to schools and colleges has not reduced
Though high-quality learning is available online, the demand for admissions to schools and colleges has not reduced

Can e-learning be a substitute for the classroom?

  • The last few years have seen the growth of several online education platforms that have sought to supplement traditional education.
  • Is it possible that they can emerge as viable substitutes? Mint takes a look.

Cheteshwar Pujara with Pink Kookaburra during a practice session ahead of the first test match between India and Bangladesh at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)
Cheteshwar Pujara with Pink Kookaburra during a practice session ahead of the first test match between India and Bangladesh at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)

India finally join the pink-ball party in Bangladesh series

  • While there may be some apprehension about using the pink ball for the first time they are unlikely to lose any sleep about facing a team in disarray
  • India are without Jasprit Bumrah, but Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav ensured the pace spearhead was not missed against South Africa

A still from the Disney+ show ‘The Mandalorian' (Photo: AP)
A still from the Disney+ show ‘The Mandalorian' (Photo: AP)

In streaming wars, Disney reaches beyond families

  • Disney plans to rope in 60-90 mn users in five years, targeting adults who don’t have kids at home
  • Disney’s marketing force is reaching beyond its traditional family audience to send a message that its $7-a-month subscription service Disney+ offers something for all ages

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the 6th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the 6th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Govt will ensure J&K farmers get fair value for premium crops: FM

  • Centre is in talks with the states to reject APMCs and adopt e-NAM to ensure farmers get fair value for their produce
  • The govt’s efforts to woo the people of the youngest Union territories of J&K and Ladakh is part of its plans to integrate the region more closely with the rest of India

Under existing rules, companies were required to invest at least  ₹2,000 crore in the petroleum sector to enter the fuel retail segment (Photo: Mint)
Under existing rules, companies were required to invest at least 2,000 crore in the petroleum sector to enter the fuel retail segment (Photo: Mint)

State-owned fuel firms wary as India opens up oil retail market

  • The move to allow all firms with a net worth of 250 crore to set up fuel retail outlets aims to boost investment
  • The change in the fuel retail policy will definitely lead to an increase in competition and the customers will benefit, IOC chairman said

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (HT)
IL&FS Group holds a 73.7% stake in Schoolnet India, which holds an 80% stake in IL&FS Skills Development Corp. Ltd. (Reuters file)
IL&FS Group holds a 73.7% stake in Schoolnet India, which holds an 80% stake in IL&FS Skills Development Corp. Ltd. (Reuters file)

Creditors approve sale of IL&FS’ education biz to Career Point

  • Career Point will now get 80% ownership in IL&FS Skills Development Corp., held by Schoolnet India
  • The development represents another key milestone in the overall resolution for the IL&FS Group under the new board

Petrol demand growth is around 6%, necessitating opening of retail outlets every year. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Petrol demand growth is around 6%, necessitating opening of retail outlets every year. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Need to adopt cautious approach to avoid inviability of rise in outlets

Opening up the fuel retail sector may open the floodgates for investors, the government needs to adopt a cautious approach as opening an uncontrolled number of outlets may led to inviability of many existing as well as new outlets

Piyush Goyal said that the government will take the strictest action against companies if they are found to be violating India’s e-commerce policy.  (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Piyush Goyal said that the government will take the strictest action against companies if they are found to be violating India’s e-commerce policy. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Some e-tailers indulge in predatory pricing: Piyush Goyal

  • Such steps adversely affect millions of small retailers, says trade minister
  • E-commerce is a marketplace platform. These firms have no right to discount their products

Larger firms such as BigBasket are betting on milk-delivery startups, as they have a sustained customer base who they cater to on a daily basis. (Mint)
Larger firms such as BigBasket are betting on milk-delivery startups, as they have a sustained customer base who they cater to on a daily basis. (Mint)

Short of funds, hyperlocal delivery firms eye merger with bigger rivals

  • Milk and grocery delivery startups are finding it difficult to scale up without significant equity funding
  • tapping into this space, BigBasket is now in talks to acquire milk-delivery platform DailyNinja

Demonstrators form a human chain to move supplies during a protest on Pedder Street in the Central district of Hong Kong (Photo: Bloomberg)
Demonstrators form a human chain to move supplies during a protest on Pedder Street in the Central district of Hong Kong (Photo: Bloomberg)

Hong Kong protest violence hits universities, business district

  • Hong Kong police fired tear gas in city's financial district on Tuesday afternoon for second straight day after demonstrators blocked roads, disrupted the morning commute and clashed with police
  • At Chinese University of Hong Kong police fired multiple volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters

The homestay firm, which was founded in 2008, is present in 191 countries and in May 2016 launched its India platform, where it has 54,000 listings across 110 cities. (REUTERS)
The homestay firm, which was founded in 2008, is present in 191 countries and in May 2016 launched its India platform, where it has 54,000 listings across 110 cities. (REUTERS)

Airbnb counts India among its top three fastest growing EMs

  • Airbnb’s Greg Greeley says Europe and North America are the largest markets for us but from an emerging economy standpoint, India is in the top three and growing one of the fastest
  • India’s popularity on the platform is growing, with Kerala emerging among the top 20 global destinations for 2020 in a study by Airbnb

Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Ahmed Patel during a joint press conference, in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Ahmed Patel during a joint press conference, in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)

Congress, NCP discussed what could be common minimum programme, policies: Pawar

  • No final decision can be taken without formulation of common minimum program between Cong, NCP and Sena, said Congress leader Ahmed Patel at joint presser with NCP
  • Before deciding on Sena's proposal seeking support, there should be clarity on all issues, both the parties said

The company had laid off almost 600 temporary workers over the last few months.  (Photo: HT)
The company had laid off almost 600 temporary workers over the last few months. (Photo: HT)

Strike at Honda Motorcycles’ Manesar plant enters eighth day

  • The company had laid off almost 600 temporary workers over the last few months, citing falling demand, which prompted the worker’s union to opt for a sit-in
  • The workers’ demands have not been accepted, but negotiations are on with the company management

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Not withdrawal from RCEP, but protectionism in India can end up hurting industry and consumers in the long run (Photo: Mint)
Not withdrawal from RCEP, but protectionism in India can end up hurting industry and consumers in the long run (Photo: Mint)

Protectionism should worry India

Among large economies, the US and India have imposed the most trade restrictions in the past three years to promote domestic manufacturing, data shows

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Disney+ goes live with some hiccups marring a smooth rollout

  • Some users reported trouble getting the app to work as soon as they tried to log on in the early hours of Tuesday morning
  • Priced at $7 a month, Disney+ is a bet that the company can attract as many as 90 million subscribers worldwide in five years