ECONOMY & NATION


Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 22 October 2010
Traditional motor vehicles usually provide a better rate of return than other investments Barring vintage motor vehicles - which appreciate faster than the stock market or, lately, gold, and commercial vehicles - which will usually provide a rate of return better than other investments, if you...

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Sharad Matade 22 October 2010
We dug deep into the coal behemoth’s seamier side. Though Coal India is flying high now on the back of its big-bang IPO, it really did not come up smelling of roses Now that the hype about Coal India Ltd's (CIL) Rs15,000-crore mega initial public offer (IPO) is dying down, now it's time to look...

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Sharad Matade 21 October 2010
Growing demand — both domestic and global — and China’s decision to curb output will impact prices of the metal Global aluminium prices are likely to go up in the wake of growing demand at domestic and international fronts, coupled with China's step to slash production of the metal. According...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 October 2010
Jones Lang LaSalle India chief believes that prices are beyond peak levels and developers will not be able to sustain There is considerable apprehension in the real estate market over the price levels in several micro-markets that have gone beyond the peak of the boom in 2007. Now, the chorus...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 October 2010
After keeping prices artificially high over the past several months, Mumbai-based builders have now turned desperate to sell flats and are offering steep discounts Pressure is building up on builders. Usually at this time of the year, builders are ready with various schemes to sell...

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William Gamble William Gamble 20 October 2010
In the present environment of anaemic economies no one wants to be on the losing side with a “winning” strong currency If you travel to either Buenos Aires or Bucharest, you will notice that both look something like Paris. In the last great era of globalisation from about 1870 until the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2010
With the slew of regulatory changes across various financial products recently, wealth managers are finding their income streams evaporating steadily. This is leading them to change their business model  The financial services business was supposed to ride on the increasing prosperity of a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 October 2010
The retail giant’s profits may be hurt as it adopts IFRS from FY12, which involves making provision for customer loyalty programs. Some auditor qualifications in its accounts are also a cause for concern The piling debt burden may not be the only worrying aspect for shareholders of Pantaloon...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 October 2010
Bharat Diamond Bourse, built at a cost of Rs1,100 crore, opens at Bandra-Kurla business district, nearly 20 years after it was planned Union Commerce and Industry minister Anand Sharma is hopeful that diamond exports will see a huge growth with the opening of the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB),...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2010
The country's largest lender aims to tap the retail market through an attractively-priced bond issue for the first time; plans to create a secondary market for the same to enable further such issues    India's largest public sector bank State Bank of India (SBI) is trying to gauge the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 October 2010
Lower production and robust demand is expected to take red metal prices up further over the next couple of years Copper prices on Wednesday crossed a two-and-a half-year high on the global market on a weakening dollar and increased demand from China. According to an analyst at a commodity...

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Priyanka Desai 13 October 2010
Whether it’s apparel, household items, electronics, or jewellery that you are looking for, the big outlets as well as the not-so-big ones are wrapping special packages for the occasion The festive season has begun. Bright lights are on, the music has started, there's dancing on the street. It's...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 13 October 2010
Stricter regulator norms needed for MFIs run as for-profit enterprises The controversy at SKS Microfinance and the unceremonious sacking of its CEO is probably the best thing to have happened to the microfinance industry. SKS' high profile, its ferocious growth (200% last year), and the support...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 October 2010
Despite our repeated attempts, SKS Microfinance has not spoken to Moneylife. Meanwhile, in her second letter to us, Malini M Byanna has pointed to several new issues not in the public domain Dear Sucheta Dalal, Further to my note, (Moneylife: Please see

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Sharad Matade 12 October 2010
Despite the country’s abundant coal reserves, India is beginning to look at other nations to tie up its huge requirements. Environmental restrictions, militant activities & land-acquisition problems are hitting the coal industry hard At a time when the world's largest coal producer Coal India...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 12 October 2010
This high-profile microfinance company has sacked its CEO, under a shroud of secrecy. The bigger question is whether these aggressive, for-profit organisations should be allowed to play havoc with the finances of the rural poor A week after SKS Microfinance shocked the corporate world by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 October 2010
Yesterday we had reported on how SKS Microfinance had sacked its CEO under a shroud of secrecy. We reproduce a letter below (verbatim) we have received from Malini M Byanna, Vikram Akula’s former wife Dear Sucheta Dalal, Thank you for having the courage to write such an article, (Moneylife...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 October 2010
Market regulator also asks company to sell 6.06 lakh shares it bought in two transactions and transfer any profit from sale to the Investor Protection Fund Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked Anjaniputra Ispat Ltd to continue with its open offer to buy a...

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Ankita Chokhani 07 October 2010
Exporters are attracted by higher world prices; but domestic textile and garment manufacturers are worried they may be affected The government has approved the export of 5.5 million bales (a bale is 170 kg each) of cotton his year. So far, 1.64 million bales have been registered with the...

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Priyanka Desai 07 October 2010
Analysts perceive the ‘convenience food’ sector to be a booming one; it is estimated to grow even further in the coming years Young, urban and chic, India's populace today has no time to linger around the kitchen to dish out their favourite meals. Gastronomy tours start at the supermarket and...

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