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The Economic Times  Apr 21  Comment 
Patnaik, who is currently RBI Chair Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, replaces Dipak Dasgupta.
DailyFinance  Apr 17  Comment 
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DailyFinance  Apr 16  Comment 
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The Hindu Business Line  Apr 16  Comment 
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The Hindu Business Line  Apr 13  Comment 
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DailyFinance  Apr 12  Comment 
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DailyFinance  Apr 11  Comment 
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Reuters  Apr 9  Comment 
Principal Maritime Tankers Corp, which is backed by Apollo Global Management LLC , filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock.



Original corpus, usually purchasing power in the form of money available for investment, on which interest, dividends, and capital appreciation are calculated.

Principal can be confused with capital, which may consist of anything that can enhance a person's power to perform economically useful work. You can’t seek safety of principal and then take a plunge with investment into the riskiest of common stocks. [1] Insurance companies take the risk that it will not pay our more to you than the your original principal plus its investment earnings. [2]

Also see time value of money, for a more detailed description of how these returns may be analyzed relative to principal.

From principalis: "first in importance," or "money on which interest is paid." [1]


  1. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing By Burton Gordon Malkiel ISBN-10: 0393062457 pg 298
  2. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing By Burton Gordon Malkiel ISBN-10: 0393062457 pg352
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