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  • Insider trading in ING Vysya stock? Nov 22, 2014
    There have been massive volumes and a hefty price rise in ING Vysya scrip over the past one month, before the Kotak Mahindra Bank merger deal. Will SEBI stir itself to enquire? Ironically, this comes at a time when SEBI has just announced new insider trading norms
  • Birla Sun Life Equity Savings Fund: An alternative to MIPs? Nov 22, 2014
    Birla Sun Life Equity Savings Fund has an investment strategy similar to Monthly Income Plans (MIPs). Should you invest?
  • How Personality Affects Investment Behaviour Nov 22, 2014
    Rober Durand’s research pins investment behaviour on the ‘Big Five’ personality traits
  • Herd Instinct Nov 22, 2014
    Once more, research points to poor stock - selection skills of retail investors
  • Can hospitals be more transparent by showing patient survival data? Nov 22, 2014
    The time is ripe to make data of patient survival rates transparent as the UK has just done
  • Will \'Jeevan Praman\' really help ease life for pensioners? Nov 19, 2014
    The Modi government launched Jeevan Praman, an Aadhaar-based digital life certificate for pensioners. But who will bear the cost of biometric reading device required to submit pensioner’s data?
  • Can Swasthya Slate disrupt health care in India with an affordable diagnostic machine? Nov 19, 2014
    What began as a government backed experiment; the Swasthya Slate has potential to become a major change agent for delivering healthcare in rural areas through its highly affordable diagnostic machine
  • Are Indian Car-buyers Second Class? Nov 19, 2014
    Indian car-buyers must insist on better cars and more safety
  • Are Indian Railways anti-consumer? Nov 19, 2014
    Recent cases seem to suggest precisely that
  • With SBI taking lead, ‘Any time banking’ too is going for a toss Nov 19, 2014
    SBI, the country’s largest lender, has limited free transactions like ATM, net banking and branch banking, depending on the monthly average balance the customer maintain in her savings bank account. ‘Anywhere banking’ has already gone haywire, and with SBI taking lead, ‘Any time banking’ too will go for a toss
  • AAYUSH ministry underscores importance of complementary systems of medicine Nov 19, 2014
    The setting up of the AAYUSH Ministry serves up a unique opportunity to push research into alternative forms of medicine and the re-discovery of our medical heritage.
  • Secret Tapes Hint at Turmoil in New York Fed Team Monitoring JPMorgan Nov 18, 2014
    Examiners are reportedly blocked from doing their job as “London Whale” trades blow up.
  • 8 Things to watch out for on Black Friday Nov 18, 2014
    The deal regarding the bargains on what is known as the first day of the holiday shopping season
  • ‘Any Branch Banking” - For whose benefit? Nov 18, 2014
    While the banks have considerably benefitted from the introduction of CBS, the customers of banks have yet to reap the benefits
  • Review of SBI Equity Opportunities Fund Nov 18, 2014
    Close-ended scheme are usually not worth it. What about SBI Equity Opportunities Fund?
  • How strong US dollar and weak commodities can affect emerging markets Nov 18, 2014
    Rising commodity prices helps the commodities exporting countries and hurts the importers. These are normal parts of economic cycles. However, when these cycles are manipulated by central banks, both sides of the trade could feel the pain
  • The Nocebo Effect Nov 18, 2014
    The anticipation of disaster is often worse than the disaster itself
  • Open Letter to the new Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Nov 14, 2014
    Former Managing Director of Konkan Railway and pioneer of the Skybus Rajaram Bojji or B Rajaram wrote an open letter to new Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu with practical suggestions and possibilities for drastically improving the Indian Railways
  • Stock Manipulation: Real Realty Management Nov 14, 2014
    Real Realty Management has risen 281% in a little over a year and a half on poor financial performance even as Sebi sleeps
  • Sugar crisis: Bitter conditions need urgent correction before we have suicides Nov 14, 2014
    We have too much sugar on hand but this may simply vanish if farmers take a holiday and switch over to other crops due to the lack of remunerative prices, and a bad monsoon ahead
  • Can universal allowance with Clawback solve the problem of subsidy targeting? Nov 14, 2014
    Universal allowance with clawback will deal with the twin issues of eligibility and distribution in subsidy targeting
  • Uplifting Children of Poor Communities Nov 14, 2014
    Empowering youngsters through literacy and vocational training is the message of Samaritan Help Mission
  • Are You Serious? Nov 11, 2014
    It’s time to make Robert Vadra’s poser a national slogan and get regulators and governments to become serious about citizen and consumer rights
  • End of the QE experiment and volatility of markets Nov 11, 2014
    The problem with any experiment is that they cannot not only fail, but they can create far more harm than what they set out to prove. The market volatility of the last three weeks may be a taste of what is to come
  • Fortnightly Market View: Already Priced-in Nov 11, 2014
    If there is a consensus about the positives, they are not that relevant
  • Major changes in the New Council of Ministers Nov 11, 2014
    The Modi government has made many important changes to the ministers’ portfolios, some of which may have gone unnoticed
  • Why put Rs2,375.4 crore of our money in horribly mismanaged 23 co-op banks? Nov 8, 2014
    These banks have lost their licenses and are mismanaged by politicians. Is this the minimum government and maximum governance that Narendra Modi had promised?
  • Why Doval sees democracy as a powerful tool to deal with security issues Nov 8, 2014
    While stressing that the Islamic State and al-Qaeda did not yet pose a threat for India, the NSA said the country’s economic development could have a spill over effect that could bind the region together
  • ASCI to work with government to regulate ads Nov 8, 2014
    A new initiative by the Department of Consumer Affairs promises better regulation and more teeth to the ASCI and its orders against errant advertisers.
  • Overcoming the ‘Planning Fallacy’ Nov 8, 2014
    Why people miss their goals and how to deal with it
  • How Crowdsourcing Helped Bring Red Cross Problems to Light Nov 7, 2014
    The ability to reach a much wider universe of sources gives reporters a powerful new tool — if they know which questions to ask.
  • Moneylife IMPACT: Pune’s SOS Balgram’s license re-issued Nov 6, 2014
    Moneylife’s sustained campaign for a year has saved Pune’s SOS Balgram from closure
  • Complaint against Wockhardt Hospitals\' ad upheld by ASCI Nov 6, 2014
    ASCI ruled that the Wockhardt ad, which appeared in September in Mumbai Mirror, was misleading and against the MCI code of ethics.
  • Govt ministries, departments to publish working hours, holidays on website Nov 6, 2014
    Accepting a proposal by Delhi-based tireless crusader Commodore (retd) Lokesh Batra, the union government has asked all its ministries and departments to post their working hours and list of holidays on their portals
  • What Are You? Nov 6, 2014
    The constitution as the point of reference for religious matters
  • JDI Dating fined $600,000 for posting virtual, fake profiles Nov 6, 2014
    What\'s love got to do with the computer generated (virtual or fake) profiles? In the case of one England-based online dating service, nothing at all, says the FTC
  • Privacy Tools: The Best Encrypted Messaging Programs Nov 6, 2014
    A new ranking of popular encrypted messaging programs finds the ones that are most effective at protecting users’ privacy
  • Unfolding of Aadhaar scam: Guaranteed revenue flow for MNCs by Modi govt? –Part2 Nov 5, 2014
    The earnestness with which the Modi government has guaranteed revenue flow for transnational automatic biometric data based identification companies from US and France is quite intriguing. Yashwant Sinha, SS Ahluwalia and Ananth Kumar, the vocal critics of Aadhaar from BJP appear to be tongue-tied on the issue
  • Arun Jaitley wants to sell PSUs that can’t be revived. Why will anyone buy them? Nov 5, 2014
    The finance minister wants to sell sick PSUs to private companies. The question is who will buy a loss making company that even the government wants to get rid of?
  • Air pollution severely hits wheat, rice production in India, says study Nov 5, 2014
    Short-lived climate pollutants-SLCPs have had significant impact on crop yields in India in recent decades. UP, the main wheat-producing state has been hit especially hard while rice-producing states in the heavily polluted northern Indo Gangetic Plains have also been significantly negatively affected
  • 16 Features of Stocks To Avoid Nov 5, 2014
    Everybody suggests which stocks to buy. What to avoid is equally important. Here is how to identify stocks to you should avoid
  • SEC asked to Strengthen Hedge Fund Advertising Rules Nov 5, 2014
    Increasing numbers of hedge funds are tweeting and establishing websites
  • Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli PM Nov 5, 2014
    A private foundation funded by the founder of Slim Fast paid tax deductible dollars to a consulting company owned by Ehud Olmert, an Israeli political figure accused of corruption.
  • Mr Fadnavis, give more teeth to the Right to Service Act Nov 5, 2014
    Maharashtra’s Govt Servants Act is similar to the Right to Service Act. However, all local self-governing bodies are out of the gambit of this Act and there are no strict provisions to penalize erring officials. Without this, the Act would be ineffective
  • What To Make of the New Road Transport Bill? Nov 5, 2014
    Despite much noise and fanfare, whether the Bill delivers for citizens, or for policemen and politicians, is yet to be seen
  • The Flipkart Fiasco Nov 5, 2014
    Lessons for consumers from the big billion day fiasco
  • Mr Fadnavis & media: a Right to Service Act already exists! Nov 4, 2014
    An enthusiastic Devendra Fadanvis, the new CM of Maharashtra, wants to introduce the Right to Service Act after receiving a ‘vision’ report from the chief secretary. The media is reporting this with equal enthusiasm. However, since 2006, there already is an Act of this kind
  • Gerber Sued over Allergy-Prevention Claims Nov 4, 2014
    The baby formula company, a division of Nestle, did not have science to back up claims, the US government agency alleges
  • QNet: EOW tightens rope around agents, meeting places Nov 4, 2014
    After applying the stringent MPID Act in the QNet case, the EOW has arrested a top leader for conducting a training session for the MLM scheme. The Mumbai police has even asked Cafe Coffee Day-CCD to shut its doors to representatives of the controversial MLM operator and all its associate companies
  • Psycho-social Stress and Atherosclerosis Nov 4, 2014
    Your mind has more to do with your heart than you have been led to believe
  • Be Safe & Smart with your Investments Nov 4, 2014
    Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu spoke to an audience of young, old and experts, and shared their ideas and experience on investing in a Safe and Smart way over your financial life

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