Posts tagged ‘Financial Inclusion’

Gold funds vs physical gold

Gold InvestmentsWhile the economy continues to dwindle amidst the fear of stimulus taper, exports have risen owing to good monsoon and a healthy agriculture produce. Gold, which remained on the hit list of government (to curb import) has now come much under control, observes Sachin Karpe.

However, it is important to educate people about various forms in which gold investment can be done. It may not always be necessary to buy gold in physical form as it does not give a good re-sale value. Gold ETF (exchange traded funds) or gold funds offered by mutual funds are attractive options to (more…)


Financial Inclusion is a necessity: Sachin Karpe

Through these series, Sachin Karpe will talk about financial inclusion and why it is important for farmers in India.

About 51 % population in this country is employed in agriculture which contributes only 14% of GDP. This low growth has happened due to ailing financial credits to farmers who have been unable to upgrade productivity of their lands, tells Sachin Karpe. With heavy dependency on monsoon, farmers usually end up earning the major chunk during certain seasons. Many farmers own lands which is less than 2 acres (more…)

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