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Let Us Cut Gold Imports This Way: Don’t Waste A Slowdown (Part 2)

This continues the “Don’t waste a slowdown” post where we started to say this: Look, we’re slowing down and it’s going to take ...
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Podcast: The Investor Wants to Know (Episode-7)

  Host Deepak Shenoy (CEO) and Aditya Jaiswal discuss investor queries in a new show- The Investor Wants to Know. Topics discussed include passive ...
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The Negatives of the Reliance My Gold Plan

There’s a new investment idea in town. The Reliance My Gold Plan allows you to buy gold through “Daily averaging”, by taking a (minimum of) Rs. 1,000 ...

And They Continue To Smuggle Gold.

If you’re a Capital Mind regular, you’ll probably find this repeated the 100th time, when I’ve said if you ban gold imports, they’ll smuggle it in. ...

Surprise! They’re Smuggling Gold!

I’ve been saying this for a long time. That if you try to stop gold supply from outside, they’ll smuggle it in. The smugglers are now winning the gold war. ...

Now Mecklai Pushes For Temple Gold Sales

I had written in June 2013 that India should sell all the excess gold in temples. (Excess, because some gold is on the idols). This resulted in people getting ...

#Linkfest: Gold Shortage, Bad Rating Agencies, Services PMI , Low Auto Sales and the Fun in Greece

Gold’s trading at a high premium. Get this, RBI. You can’t reduce the consumption of a product by restricting supply, when demand is high. Jewellers are ...
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Reliance Capital Displays Patriotism By Not Selling Gold

Reliance Capital has decided not to sell gold as an investment product, in a press release that defies imagination: Reliance Capital, a part of the Reliance ...

Sell All The Excess Gold In Temples

Problem: India imports too much gold. Facts: There is a lot of gold lying in temple vaults, including jewellery, donated by people over years. This does ...

When Gold Prices Fall, India Doubles Gold Imports!

I had recently mentioned that the Gold price drop would cause the Indian Current Account Deficit to narrow, and even quantified the amount: (How Much do the ...