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EPFO lowers interest rate to 8.55 percent for 2017-18

Retirement fund body EPFO on Wednesday lowered the rate of interest on employees provident fund to 8.55 percent.

Feb 22, 2018, 00:07 AM IST

Offshore India funds, ETFs register $565-million inflows in November

According to the report, India-focussed offshore funds have seen an investment of USD 501 million last month, while those of ETFs witnessed an infusion of USD 55 million, translating into a total of USD 565 million.

Dec 25, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

EPFO to consider crediting ETF units to PF accounts

The official said that the issue was listed on the agenda of the CBT meeting held earlier this year and was referred to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) .

Oct 22, 2017, 10:45 AM IST

Sebi issues new rules to categorise similar MF schemes

Sebi asked mutual funds to ensure that schemes devised under the news norms should not result in duplication of other plans offered by them.

Oct 06, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

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.

Aug 03, 2017, 10:31 AM IST

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.

Jul 06, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

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.

May 27, 2017, 21:15 PM IST

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.

Apr 28, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

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.


Nov 28, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

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.

Sep 29, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

'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.

Aug 03, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

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.

Jul 21, 2016, 18:23 PM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 13:18 PM IST

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.

Nov 22, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

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.

Nov 02, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

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.

Sep 18, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

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.

Aug 07, 2015, 10:22 AM IST