R.C. Bhargava, chairman, Maruti Suzuki India. (Photo: Bloomberg)
R.C. Bhargava, chairman, Maruti Suzuki India. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Maruti Suzuki sees ‘much better’ 2021 as economy rebounds

Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest carmaker, is expecting next year to be 'much better' than 2020 as the economy rebounds and consumers emerge from pandemic-induced lockdowns to buy its vehicles

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Even liquid funds which are often suggested as an alternative to short-term FDs, have delivered a return of 4.16% (Mint)
Even liquid funds which are often suggested as an alternative to short-term FDs, have delivered a return of 4.16% (Mint)

Three products you can park a lump sum in for the short term

  • Since FDs and liquid funds are giving low returns, you can consider other products for one-three years
  • If you are looking to park your money for just six months to a year, stay with fixed deposits or liquid funds

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Interpol said that there is a need for coordination between law enforcement and health regulatory bodies to ensure the safety of individuals. (Reuters)
Interpol said that there is a need for coordination between law enforcement and health regulatory bodies to ensure the safety of individuals. (Reuters)

Coronavirus vaccines could be targetted by criminals, Interpol sounds alert

  • Interpol had issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries, warning them to prepare for organised crime networks targetting Covid vaccines, both physically and online
  • Always check with your national health authorities or the WHO for the latest health advice in relation to Covid-19, the Interpol said

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Photo: iStock

Investing lessons the market cycle in 2020 threw up

Investors learnt how to handle themselves and investments in different situations

Vice chairman of Niti Ayog Rajiv Kumar.
If UK PM Boris Johnson comes to India, he will be the first visiting dignitary since 25 March when India declared a lockdown to stem the spread of the covid-19 pandemic (AFP)

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FILE PHOTO:  Advertisements of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors in Mumbai, India, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Advertisements of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors in Mumbai, India, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File photo (REUTERS)

China's Ant considers Paytm stake sale amid tensions with India: Report

  • Paytm, which is also backed by SoftBank Group Corp among others, was valued at about $16 billion during its latest private fundraising round a year ago

Nifty ended 0.04% higher at 13,113
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The UK government said the approval follows a rigorous analysis of the data, conducted at a faster pace but without any compromise on standards. (AP)
The UK government said the approval follows a rigorous analysis of the data, conducted at a faster pace but without any compromise on standards. (AP)

Who will get the first Covid-19 vaccine in UK?

  • Older care home residents and their carers will be the highest priority to receive the vaccine, followed by those over 80 years of age and frontline health workers

Britain became the first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for general use (AFP)
The Centre had earlier said it has received expressions of interest (EOIs) from “several” domestic and international investors for BPCL’s stake sale (MINT_PRINT)
The Centre had earlier said it has received expressions of interest (EOIs) from “several” domestic and international investors for BPCL’s stake sale (MINT_PRINT)

Three parties submitted EoIs for BPCL bid process: Dharmendra Pradhan

  • The qualifying bidders in the first EoI phase will be asked to make a financial bid in the second round. Public sector undertakings are not eligible to participate in the privatization

JP Morgan does not feel that the super rally in RIL shares will sustain going forward. (Photo: Reuters)
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Trials of Covaxin has begun at ICMR-NICED, Kolkata
The NFO of Axis Special Situations Fund will open on December 4 and will close on December 18. (iStock)
People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they cross an intersection in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)
People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they cross an intersection in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)

Covid-19 'passports' would be a good idea, says Taiwan

  • Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control, and has been very cautious about when it may re-open its borders, which are still largely closed to visitors
  • Global aviation body IATA said last month it is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers navigate Covid-19 travel restrictions

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Most of the nearly 600,000 H-1B visa holders in the U.S. are from India and China.
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Even outright sale of chosen PSUs by the government is proving to be quite a task. The government is struggling to sell the laggards. (Photo: AFP)
Even outright sale of chosen PSUs by the government is proving to be quite a task. The government is struggling to sell the laggards. (Photo: AFP)

India can’t make up its mind on PSUs, 30 years after liberalisation

  • 30 years after liberalization, India’s muddled thinking on PSUs continues. This year, things may only get worse.
  • The tension is only likely to increase further in 2020-21 because of the pandemic. PSUs have already contributed over 2,000 crore to the newly launched PM CARES Fund

Showik Chakraborty.
Lab-grown cultured chicken developed by Eat Just is pictured in this handout photo. Eat Just, Inc./Handout via REUTERS  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.    NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. (via REUTERS)
Lab-grown cultured chicken developed by Eat Just is pictured in this handout photo. Eat Just, Inc./Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. (via REUTERS)

In world's first, lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore

  • The first-in-the-world regulatory allowance of real, high-quality meat created directly from animal cells for safe human consumption paves the way for a forthcoming small-scale commercial launch in Singapore, Eat Just said

The Nissan Magnite starts at a price of  ₹4.99 lakh and goes all the way to  ₹9.35 lakh (ex-showroom)
BigBasket, which sells more than 18,000 products, has recently hit gross merchandise value (GMV) of $1 billion.
The NIFTY Midcap 100 Index is designed to capture the movement of the midcap segment of the market.
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A health worker handles a vial of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
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LVB, which was under RBI’s prompt corrective action since September 2019, said on 8 October it received an indicative non-binding offer from Clix Group.
LVB, which was under RBI’s prompt corrective action since September 2019, said on 8 October it received an indicative non-binding offer from Clix Group.

RBI, Sebi probe LVB share deals

  • Regulators are probing whether some LVB investors bought shares through proxy entities beyond the permissible limit

Virat Kohli runs while batting against Australia during their one day international cricket match at Manuka Oval in Canberra. (AP)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath rings the bell at BSE at the listing of bonds of Lucknow Municipal Corporation. (ANI)
Not all the tax payers have to disclose their assets and liabilities.
Although small cap funds can invest up to 35% of their corpus in large cap companies also, this will not be the strategy of UTI Small Cap
Although small cap funds can invest up to 35% of their corpus in large cap companies also, this will not be the strategy of UTI Small Cap

UTI MF launches small cap fund

  • With other small cap funds such as SBI Small Cap closing themselves for lump sum subscription, there is a strong element of doubt about whether this is the right time to invest in a small cap fund

A file photo of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
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Photo Mint

Monetary policy playbook needs some tightening

  • RBI might curb inflation by reducing the amount of liquidity in the economy

New Delhi: Traffic congestion at Ring Road  (PTI)
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