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Govt raises Rs 14,500 crore from Bharat 22 ETF; issue subscribed 4 times
The government on Monday said Rs 8,000 crore Bharat 22 Electronic Traded Fund (ETF) has been subscribed by four times, following which it has raised the issue size to Rs 14,500 crore. The issue received highest subscription for any new fund offer (NFO) in the history of Indian mutual fund industry.

Yield dips 16 bps; what fired up bond market?
Government bonds rallied after the Reserve Bank of India late Friday scrapped plans to sell bonds in the open market to absorb excess liquidity setting off speculation that the regulator is not keen on yields beyond 7% despite good news like a sovereign rating upgrade. The benchmark bond yield dipped 16 basis points Monday to close at 6.89% as some speculators, and long term investors including insurers and banks bought.

Commission based MF advisors may not give best advice
With a series of reforms, Sebi has gradually ushered in transparency in mutual fund investing and the advisory business. Introduction of direct mutual fund plans, requirement of investment advisers to be registered with Sebi, and disclosure of commissions are some of the steps in this direction.

Bitcoin hits all-time high of $8,197, almost 50% up in past 8 days
Bitcoin hit a new record high on Monday after smashing through the $8,000 level for the first time over the weekend, marking an almost 50 per cent climb in just eight days. The new high came after leading US payments company Square Inc said late last week that it had started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app.

Asia's dividend payouts set for biggest increase in 6 yrs as profits surge
Dividend payouts by Asia's biggest companies are poised for their biggest increase in six years as profits surge and pressure grows on firms to be more generous with their shareholders. Across Asia, dividend payouts in 2017 are expected to grow by 12 per cent year-on-year, a Reuters analysis showed, marking the largest increase in payouts since 2011.

Cash diets create unhealthy portfolios
Unless you’re a cashier in a bank, there is no compelling reason why your relationship with cash should be as clingy as that of iron to a magnet. Yet, I see this perplexing phenomenon occurring time and again in many investment portfolios. People normally hold financial assets in these buckets—equity, debt, and cash. Cash can be held in current and savings accounts, short-term deposits, mobile wallets, liquid funds and in brokerage accounts, in addition, of course, to physical cash.

Insurance stocks become fund managers' favourites
Until last year, the insurance sector had little or no representation in the stock market. But, a slew of big-ticket listings have caught the fancy of money managers, who are constantly on the lookout to expand their stock universe because of the gush of inflows.

Bitcoin emerges as crisis currency
About a third of the customers queuing at La Maison du Bitcoin’s teller windows in Paris aren’t speculating on the value of the cryptocurrency. They’re sending digital money home to Africa. “In many countries in Africa, there are far more cellphones than bank accounts,” said La Maison co-founder Manuel Valente. “For bitcoin, all you need is a phone.”

FPIs inflow in equities at $2b in November so far
Foreign investors have pumped in a whopping over USD 2 billion in the Indian equity markets this month so far, enthused by government's announcement of recapitalising PSU banks, improvement in global sentiment and stable currency.

NSE SME platform to touch 100-mark, sees 50 IPOs in 6 months
The number of listed firms on NSE's small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) platform would touch 100-mark tomorrow and further traction is expected in the next six months with 50 more initial public offerings on this segment, the top official said.

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