ECONOMY & NATION


Moneylife Digital Team 06 July 2011
Domestic slowdown and global uncertainty has resulted in lower FII inflows in the April-June quarter  High inflation and high interest rates continues to be a drag on overall economic growth and will likely hurt the performance of companies in the first quarter of 2011-12, according to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2011
Finally, the website owned by the ADA group says that there is no potential for it in the youth networking business which is dominated by Facebook and other global players, and that its future lies in e-commerce rather than 'free' social networking services As reported by Moneylife on 1st...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2011
Currency growth drops to 15.8% in June, from the peak of 21% in August last year Growth of currency in circulation in the country has slowed down to its lowest in about a year, the outcome of the slowdown in economic activity and partly the higher real deposit rates over the past couple of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2011
According to Goldman Sachs, middlemen have become monopoly buyers of agricultural produce, allowing them to take advantage of any shortage in supply, or spurt in demand, but they will not pass on the benefits to farmers or consumers The Indian economy is grappling with inflation, with the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 July 2011
According to an interaction Motilal Oswal Securities analysts had with real estate agents, sales volumes in Mumbai are weak and they are plummeting in the NCR. However, they are largely stable in Bengaluru and Chennai, with a limited impact on increasing mortgage rates The real estate sector...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 July 2011
Stock bounces back today after losing 16% since 6th June. Market experts believe delisting plan a ploy to try and ramp up the stock price Compact Disc India (CDI) has left its retail investors fuming over its delisting plans. The shareholders are questioning the company's motives, as it has...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 July 2011
While Google is renewing its focus on the social-networking space by creating Google+, the ADA group's initiative Bigadda.com is scaling down social networking services. Bigadda, the youth-oriented social platform, may remain as a celebrity blog and gaming site Bigadda.com, the blog and...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 30 June 2011
With senior employees in jail and investors losing money, Dhirubhai Ambani’s legacy looks badly tarnished All of a sudden, their immense wealth, access to political power, ability to scuttle all investigation for wrongdoing and their media clout don’t seem to be working anymore. For the first...

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Who says the government wants to go after black money stashed abroad? The fact that at least 18 Indians have nearly Rs44 crore stashed in Liechtenstein, a tiny European tax haven, was known and reported by the media way back in early 2008. Their names were among the 1,400 that a bank...

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The crooked and the famous manage to squeeze in and out of their luxury limos while we still have barefoot managers, finds Veeresh Malik Its brilliance in design and understated elegance was never displayed better than when Suresh Kalmadi strode into the brand new CBI (Central Bureau of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 June 2011
According to a study by Crisil, prices of aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, bulk of fruits and vegetables have all witnessed double-digit inflation over the past three years while milk prices have nearly trebled during the last two years Surging inflation cost India households an additional...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 June 2011
Growth from credit growth is expected to moderate, due to the lower GDP growth projection; Net Interest Income expected to come down, but profitability is expected to remain at a healthy 18.5% on a year-on-year basis According to a report released today by ICICI Securities, the banking...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 June 2011
Farmers, traders said to be holding stocks with the hope of getting higher prices. Experts believe fresh crop will eventually reach market and this should pull down prices The retail price of garlic has doubled in the past two months, this despite a bumper harvest this season. Experts...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 June 2011
Along with the slowdown in all core industries due to slack demand, crude steel production has increased marginally only by 0.27% to 58.76 lakh MT in May 2011 from 58.60 lakh MT a year ago During the course of last week, Moneylife has been publishing articles regarding the slowdown across a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 June 2011
Piramal, Godrej, Hiranandani chiefs say supply shortage, increasing development costs and delay in getting approvals are keeping real estate prices high. They insist that developers will not sell piled up inventory at a loss Despite the stagnation in the realty sector and talks about a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 June 2011
Group of ministers increases diesel price by Rs3 a litre, kerosene by Rs2 and domestic LPG by Rs50 a cylinder. Government also reduces excise duty on diesel from Rs4.60 a litre to Rs2 litre New Delhi: The government on Friday hiked the price of diesel by Rs3 a litre, kerosene Rs2 a litre...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 June 2011
Day-long conclave focuses on issues that have been obstacles to systematic growth of the sector  India and China, with over $100 billion worth of construction underway individually, house the world's largest real estate industries. But despite its potential, the Indian realty sector is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 June 2011
Rating agency expects toll revenues to grow by 20% in 2011-12; positive impact on ratings of toll road projects in the short term If rising food prices and loan rates are not enough to shake your budget, prepare to spend more on account of higher road toll tax. Rating agency, Crisil has...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 June 2011
If you want to invest Rs10 lakh and above in a fixed-income product, consider listed corporate bonds. Some safe ones can yield returns as high as 12% With interest rates shooting up, bank fixed deposits are attractive now. For the more adventurous, there are corporate fixed deposits,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 June 2011
Research suggests growing economic, commercial activities and price stability is attracting big developers to cities like Surat, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jaipur and Coimbatore. Estimates sales of Rs180 million in ten such cities in 2012 A recent report released by CRISIL Research, titled 'Real(i)ty...

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