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MG Warrier MG Warrier 10 September 2012
To ensure that temptations of the government emanating from external compulsions do not to dilute the strength of RBI’s balance sheet, the government should take measures to augment the share capital of the RBI after amending the RBI Act The building up of the contingency reserve is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2012
"There is a fundamental flaw in the first-come-first-served policy as it involves an element of pure chance or accident,” Supreme Court judgement on 2G spectrum allocation by the government   The lesson learnt from the 2G second generation) spectrum allocation scam is leading to an...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 September 2012
There seemed to be an orchestrated move towards benefitting a few influential private companies backed by individuals to exploit land and coal resources with the help of the public moneys raised by PSU banks, alleged EAS Sarma, the former secretary with the GoI   EAS Sarma, former...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 07 September 2012
AEGON Religare Term Insurance Plan is a new product with inbuilt accidental death cover and optional double death benefit at an additional premium. Does the insured really need both these features? Understand pros and cons   AEGON Religare Life Insurance (ARLI) launched a term plan...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu  and   Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro 07 September 2012
The majority of actively managed equity schemes for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year periods ending June 2012, have underperformed their benchmarks over the last five years, says a study. But does it make sense to do a fixed period analysis of a product that is not fixed income in nature? Here are...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 September 2012
Infosys is likely to lag behind its peers in the cost-efficiency segments and higher exposure to discretionary segments will continue to drag growth, says Nomura Equity Research   Infosys has a value design initiative, and its focus is on winning competitive deals with an emphasis on...

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Paul Kiel (ProPublica) 07 September 2012
While Democrats paint a glowing picture of the bailout, ProPublica’s Bailout Tracker database tells the whole story. A look at the biggest losses and gains stemming from the TARP and Fannie, Freddie bailouts in the US   Quick, how many billions in the red are taxpayers on the bailout...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2012
Retail deposit rates are likely to be a bit stickier compared to the earlier cycle, says a Kotak Institutional Equities report   There is a steady decline in market deposits (CD). Cuts in wholesale deposit rates on the back of improving liquidity conditions should benefit select...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2012
IDBI has also joined the race as banks have started reducing interest rates after the finance ministry nudged them to do so IDBI today announced reduction in both fixed and floating interest rates for home loans. These rates will come into effect from 7 September 2012. According to the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2012
Was there any need for the PMO to defend criticism by the Washington Post article? However, its communications advisor tried and in the end, all the PMO managed was to get a 'sorry' from the author and that too not for the article but for a technical issue of his website The Prime...

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Ramesh S Arunachalam Ramesh S Arunachalam 06 September 2012
Even if voluntary codes are to be used for fund managers (or even for the funds themselves), it would be important to have some regulatory oversight into the actual implementation of these in microfinance   A previous article Regulation and supervision of microfinance investment...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2012
The government is setting up eight investment regions under its ambitious DMIC project and has also given an in-principle nod for setting up one NIMZ at Nagpur The government is setting up eight National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) under the Delhi Mumbai Industrial...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2012
A new report released by Morgan Stanley Research has found out that Bharti Airtel, DLF, Adani, Lanco Infratech, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Indiabulls Power, Jaiprakash Associates are at high risk of deterioration Arecent research report by Morgan Stanley Research (Asia), titled, “Where Is The...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 06 September 2012
Reports indicate that facilities at the government hospitals at Sivakasi are far from satisfactory and inadequate, besides being poorly equipped. It is important that the state takes adequate measures for management of healthcare in local hospitals to ensure speedy treatment in case of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2012
Officials continue to dominate players, be it in games at town level or at Olympic level. This is again happening at the Paralympics, where coaches and spouses or parents of players are not being allowed inside the Games Village as their permits are being used by Paralympic Committee members

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 06 September 2012
ICICI Lombard Complete, as the name suggests, is an all-embracing regular mediclaim product which can be considered as senior citizen mediclaim too due to no restriction on entry and exit age. It does get pricey for elders and for covering maternity and OPD expenses ICICI Lombard General...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu 06 September 2012
It is clear now that mis-selling is rampant, experts don’t know that much, the human mind is not hardwired to understand money and the band-aid of financial literacy is irrelevant. No wonder the financial sector is shrivelling. There is a way out. Our financial regulators need to be educated...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 September 2012
While the RTE is a welcome step, its practical implications would sweep away teachers who are not trained or equipped to impart physical, mental and social skills to different classes of students, including children with disabilities They say reality bites. Well, the practical realities...

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Ramesh S Arunachalam Ramesh S Arunachalam 05 September 2012
Irrespective of wherever the fund or fund managers get investment from, regulating/supervising MIVs at the place of incorporation and/or where their establishment exists would be most appropriate Micro-finance investment vehicles (MIVs) have been a topic of recent discussion, courtesy...

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MDT/PTI 05 September 2012
While the SBI chairman termed the statement of the Governor Subbarao as 'a joke', Dr Charkabarty said the SBI chief is not ready to listen to the regulator, and there cannot be any regulatory issues   Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao played down the cash...

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