Want to buy a house? Here’s how much to invest in SIPs to achieve your goal

Disclaimer: This story is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Financial goals are an integral part of investing money into various schemes. Setting aside a life or financial goal can often be motivational for higher investments. A call to Zee Business mutual fund helpline came from a 28 year old investor who has started an SIP in six funds. His dream is to buy a house after a period of seven year and will continue with his investments after that. For that he said he wanted a…

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HSBC’s $2.5 billion buy-back boosts shares as bank postpones profit goal

HSBC (HSBA.L) announced a $2.5 billion share buy-back and pared ambitions to grow dividend payouts and returns as it took pragmatic steps to soothe investors amid slowing growth in its home markets of Britain and Hong Kong. The lender’s London-listed shares were trading 3.6 percent higher at 0808 GMT (4:08 a.m. ET) after the buy-back took the sting out of a 29 percent drop in January-June pretax profits, which matched analysts’ expectations. As Britain’s vote to leave the European Union clouds economic prospects and Hong Kong absorbs slower growth in…

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