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January gold imports surge 23%, hit 18-month top
Mumbai: Gold imports in January surged 23 per cent from a year ago to their highest in 18 months as traders snapped up supplies ahead of a hike in duty. The country imported 100 tonnes of gold last month, the head of the Bombay Bullion Association said. This is about 40 per cent more than the average monthly imports last year.
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EPFO to widen investment basket
Keen to increase its interest rate payout, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has decided to follow in the footsteps of the National Pension Fund and is set to widen its investment basket to include debt paper from more private sector firms in its portfolio.
While the EPFO will continue investing in dual 'AAA' rated paper, its investment advisory body — the Finance and Investment Committee — has decided to include listed private sector firms with a net worth of Rs 3,000 crore and minimum dividend of 15 per cent in the last five years.
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