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Global gold demand declines 10% to 953 tonnes in Q2 2017: WGC

Global gold demand declines 10% to 953 tonnes in Q2 2017: WGC

Global gold demand declined by 10 percent to 953 tonnes in the April-June quarter of 2017, due to significant slowdown in inflows into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), a World Gold Council (WGC) report said.

EPFO's ETF investment to be Rs 45K crore by March-end: Dattatreya

The retirement fund body EPFO's investment in stocks through exchange traded funds (ETFs) would cross the Rs 45,000-crore mark by the end of this fiscal, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on Thursday.

EPFO: CBT rejects proposal to reduce PF contribution to 10%

EPFO: CBT rejects proposal to reduce PF contribution to 10%

The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of retirement fund body EPFO on Saturday turned down the proposal to reduce the mandatory contributions from workers and employers to 10 percent.

India sees highest listed foreign funds inflows at $1.7 billion

Listed foreign funds pumped in $1.7 billion into India during March -- the highest flows among the emerging countries, says a report.

EPFO may invest up to 15% of investable amount in equity markets

EPFO may invest up to 15% of investable amount in equity markets

Buoyed by the surging stock markets, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) may propose to invest up to 15 per cent of its investable amount in equity markets during the next fiscal, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said.

Offshore India funds, exchange traded funds clock $196 million inflows in Sept quarter

Offshore India funds, exchange traded funds clock $196 million inflows in Sept quarter

After experiencing net outflows for four consecutive quarters, India-focussed offshore funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) registered net inflows worth USD 196 million for the quarter ended September 2016.

EPFO invests Rs 9.723 crore in ETFs till Oct this year, earns 9.17% absolute return

EPFO invests Rs 9.723 crore in ETFs till Oct this year, earns 9.17% absolute return

Retirement fund body EPFO has invested Rs 9,723 crore in exchange traded funds (ETFs) till October this year while absolute return on these investments was 9.17 percent, Parliament was informed Monday.

 

EPFO to invest Rs 13,000 crore in ETFs in FY17; unions protest move

EPFO to invest Rs 13,000 crore in ETFs in FY17; unions protest move

Labour Ministry Thursday doubled EPFO's investment limit in ETFs to 10 percent, which will see the retirement fund body infuse about Rs 13,000 crore in stock markets this fiscal, a move that riled trade unions who have questioned the manner in which the government raised the cap.

'EPFO investment in ETFs has given higher return than G-Secs'

'EPFO investment in ETFs has given higher return than G-Secs'

Government on Wednesday sought to allay fears over investments by EPFO into ETFs, saying that their performance should be viewed over a long period of time and the retirement fund body has already got over 12 per cent return within a year, higher than G-Secs.

EPFO to consider hike in ETF investments next week

EPFO to consider hike in ETF investments next week

Retirement fund body EPFO is likely to consider a proposal to increase proportion of its investments in exchange traded funds (ETFs) in its trustees' meet on July 26.

EPFO set to hike proportion of ETF investments

EPFO set to hike proportion of ETF investments

Retirement fund body EPFO will on July 7 take a decision on increasing investments in stock markets through ETFs, as they have started giving returns, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said Tuesday.

 Gold near 3-week low on Fed rate hike expectations, firmer dollar

Gold near 3-week low on Fed rate hike expectations, firmer dollar

Gold was trading near a three-week low on Thursday after minutes from a Federal Reserve policy meeting signalled the U.S. central bank could raise rates as soon as next month, boosting the dollar.

Provident fund body to invest additional Rs 750 crore in ETFs in FY16

Provident fund body to invest additional Rs 750 crore in ETFs in FY16

Retirement fund body EPFO is likely to invest Rs 5,750 crore in stock market funds in the current fiscal, as against the earlier plan of Rs 5,000 crore.

Dhanteras: BSE to extend Gold ETF trading session

Dhanteras: BSE to extend Gold ETF trading session

Leading stock exchange BSE Monday decided to extend the trading session for Gold Exchange Traded Funds on November 9 till 1900 hours on account of Dhanteras - a day considered auspicious for buying gold.

Stock investments: EPFO to watch results before hike to 15%

Retirement fund body EPFO will watch the result of its 5 per cent investment in stock markets this fiscal before taking a call on increasing the proportion, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said.

EPFO hits equity markets: How it may affect you

The government's employee's provident fund on Thursday made its maiden investments in the country's equity markets.

Your pension money hits equity market: 5 things you want to know

Your pension money hits equity market: 5 things you want to know

This is the first time that the EPFO, in its 64-year history, has invested in the equity markets.

EPFO enters Dalal Street, plans to hike investments further

In a big boost to equity markets, fund-flush Employees Provident Fund Organisation Thursday entered Dalal Street through exchange-traded fund route with an initial corpus of Rs 5,000 crore, which could go up to nearly Rs 15,000 crore next year.

To get EPFO funds listed firms need at least Rs 5,000 cr m-cap

To get EPFO funds, listed companies would need to have a minimum market capitalisation of Rs 5,000 crore, even as the retirement fund body will invest only the exchange traded funds (ETF) in the current financial year.

Labour Min may notify new investment norms for EPFO soon

The Labour Ministry may soon notify new investment norms for EPFO allowing the retirement fund body to invest up to 5 percent of its huge corpus of Rs 6.5 lakh crore in exchange traded funds (ETF).