Insurers want to tap RGESS to push Ulip sales

Insurance companies are keen to offer fund(s) approved under the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS) to potential policyholders for unit-linked insurance plan (Ulip). Even the insurance regulator is with the sector on this. Read more

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Retail: The game changer?

After two days of animated debate, the Lok Sabha voted in favor of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail yesterday. Sensex has rallied about 5% during last week in anticipation of favorable outcome from the parliament. This coupled with other recent reform measures announced by the government probably marks the beginning of the much needed second generation economic reforms in India. Read more