A lot goes into making that piece of gold jewellery you see at your jewellers’. Or even the copper that goes into your two-and four-wheelers. The first step starts with mining these metal and mineral ores. The next is to crush the ore lumps into desired sizes and processing them in mills to extract the metal or mineral. This involves a lot of machinery such as crushers, screens and other mineral processing equipment. In mill equipment, there’s a critical component that protects the equipment to ensure longer life, reduce noise as well as downtime, and improve safety.
When a small-cap fund served up 1-year returns in excess of 100% while another stayed far below at 77%, when a multi-asset allocation fund had less than 40% allocated to equity while another had nearly double that – you know fund managers differ a lot in their opinion about the market and the opportunities in …
One such reputed family-owned business empire in India has been the Godrej group, founded in 1897. Starting from “lock” manufacturing, the company diversified into soap manufacturing in 1928 (from vegetable oils) and then to animal feeds, real estate, processed foods and chemicals.
Federal Bank is charting a different course with a significant thrust on technology, digital adoption and diversification into new retail segments in the last five years.
LIC has launched Jeevan Akshay VII – the latest version of its popular immediate annuity plan. So should retirees looking for regular income go for it? Here’s an analysis of its pros and cons.