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Moneylife Digital Team 12 September 2012
“The next 2-3 years could witness a significant clean-up of the system as several orders placed with BHEL, by its customers, could be restructured, cancelled or deferred,” says a Nomura Equity Research report Some of BHEL’s private sector customers have been named by the Central Bureau...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 September 2012
“PNGRB has tried to explain in detail the rationale behind the tariff order for Gujarat State Petronet. But we think it is not a progressive order. It would create more confusion in the near term, and as it is applied with retroactive effect,” says Nomura Equity Research     The...

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Paul Kiel (ProPublica) 12 September 2012
A study by the US government and academic researchers finds that about 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications because of big banks' poor performance Over the past several years, we've reported extensively on the big banks' foreclosure failings. As a result of banks'...

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Advocate Mohana Nair 12 September 2012
Everything you wanted to know about how the Maharashtra housing bill jeopardizes the interests of real estate buyers while protecting builders and developers. Advocate Mohana Nair analyses every word and clause for you   Despite requests from several activists and non-governmental...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 12 September 2012
Most Indian cities have problems in disposing their waste but some have managed to benefit from it by setting power plants and bio-gas plants. When will the planners of Bangalore wake up?   Frustrated by the inaction and at most times by inadequate clearing methods, Bangalore, the Silicon...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2012
With MCX-SX pricing its charges most competitively for brokers, what would be the reaction of other exchanges? NSE, the most expensive, but the richest exchange is yet to react. If it does, a bloody price war would break out With MCX Stock Exchange’s (MCX-SX) announcement to begin its...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 11 September 2012
Bharti AXA Life’s new plan provides guaranteed additions of up to 10% of each year’s cumulative base premium paid. Find out how it translates to returns of less than 4.5% p.a. for a 20-year policy. If IRDA really wants to bring transparency, it needs to start with this product  

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2012
Public confidence in India’s direction and future economic growth has declined significantly compared with last year says the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project survey   In a world where the Americans, the Europeans and even the Chinese have reason to worry about their...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2012
The acquisition will lead to an increase of 1.3%/2.7% to the FY13/FY14 revenue numbers for Infosys at disclosed revenue run rates while EPS impact is likely to be marginal, says Nomura Infosys has agreed to acquire Lodestone—a management consultancy firm based in Zurich—for an aggregate...

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Daryl Nelson (ConsumerAffairs) 11 September 2012
According to a report by ConsumerAffairs.com, the iPhone maker has received a patent that would allow Apple to turn off its mobile devices in areas that are deemed inappropriate for recording or taking pictures The next time you’re at a concert and you whip out your iPhone to record the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2012
‘With Indian domestic steel prices starting to come down and a slowdown apparent in Indian demand, steel companies seem to be focussing on exporting more,’ says Nomura Equity Research Indian steel demand growth is estimated at 4% y-o-y (year-on-year) and it remained weak in August 2012...

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Kapil Bajaj Kapil Bajaj 11 September 2012
The powerful Public Health Foundation of India  or PHFI is packed with corporate luminaries and India’s most powerful bureaucrats, international academics, Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen and global NGOs to enhance its credibility. But instead of being a shining example of smart policy making...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2012
While turf battles between regulators make for nice media headlines, in the Sahara case, a barely-noticed fact is the powerful affidavit from the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) which helped SEBI win its case in the Supreme Court One of the biggest legal victories for the Securities...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 11 September 2012
Instead of delaying decisions on matters such as development of the known oil and gas finds, can the government give a directive that, on such high cost import, there should be no need to obtain additional approvals   The oil industry is at the cross roads unable to take the next step,...

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MDT/PTI 10 September 2012
According to a study, over the past seven years, while Congress earned Rs2,008 mostly from 'selling coupons', major part of BJP's Rs994 crore income came through donations from corporates and trusts owned by major companies   New Delhi: Political parties in India have 'earned' a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 September 2012
With most of the operations being rationalised and just financial integration pending post-merger, is this a good time to buy the Tech Mahindra share? Yes, says Espirito Santo Securities   Barring announcement of large deals from BT (British Telecom), only to be downsized later, Tech...

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Kapil Bajaj Kapil Bajaj 10 September 2012
The powerful Public Health Foundation of India, packed with corporate and government luminaries, has come up with dubious and contradictory information about its structure and formation when subjected to Right to Information scrutiny In a significant decision dated 14th February, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 September 2012
The cement industry’s volumes are likely to grow 8%-9% in FY13, driven by individual housing and expected infrastructure push, says a Motilal Oswal report Motilal Oswal Financial Services hosted ACC, Ambuja Cements and Grasim/ Ultratech at the Motilal Oswal 8th Annual Global Investor...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 September 2012
Lets celebrate Ganesh festival in an eco-friendly way; there is help at hand in Mumbai: United Way Mumbai Helpline (http://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/ Telephone 022-24937676   Celebrating the Ganesh festival in an eco-friendly way can help avoid adverse effects on the environment....

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 September 2012
“A facility to generate member passbook, employee passbook and on-request passbook through Employees’ Portal on EPFO website has been devised,” said Abhay Ranjan, regional PF commissioner Greater convenience and up-to-date information has been introduced by the Provident Fund (PF)...

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