COMPANIES & SECTORS


Moneylife Digital Team 01 September 2010
After changing its employee incentive plan to meet targets; de-emphasising sales of non-banking products, it has now also done away with a number of fee-based charges for banking products Eyeing a larger pie of the retail customer base, IDBI Bank today waived all its fee-based charges on...

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Munira Dongre 01 September 2010
Over the past month, the BSE Metals and IT indices have been sluggish performers. In the last few sessions they have actually slipped into a bearish mode. Is there an opportunity here? Or are IT and metal stocks best avoided? CLSA, one of Asia's main brokerages, throws some light on the IT and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 August 2010
Despite being India's third largest hotel chain, EIH's expansion and growth has remained stagnant over the past few years. RIL buying stake and infusing the much-required cash inflows will help EIH both in terms of survival and expansion Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), the country's largest...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 August 2010
An Edelweiss Securities survey points out that infrastructure companies have firmed up higher capex plans over the next two years. This will benefit smaller engineering companies A strong sentimental boost amid robust economic growth is likely to translate into a sustained capex programme for...

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Munira Dongre 27 August 2010
ENAM, CLSA banking sector reports suggest bullishness to continue; banks also expect loan growth to pick up — liquidity is not expected to be a major concern In a recent report on the banking sector, leading brokerage CLSA said, "There is a broad-based pickup in credit demand and the momentum is...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 20 August 2010
Counterfeiting and piracy is generally perceived as a victimless crime with ‘fakes’ simply constituting a cheap alternative purchase. CII wants to change this perception The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called upon the common man to stop the menace of counterfeiting and piracy....

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Munira Dongre 20 August 2010
The fundamentals of the industry have not changed; supply will continue to outstrip demand, and prices will be hit further Cement stocks enjoyed a huge rally across the board yesterday mainly on reports of a 2% hike in western India - CLSA says cement dealers confirmed a 2% hike in Mumbai. Cement...

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Amritha Pillay 19 August 2010
The company has been announcing that it has a lot of projects to be launched in the near future. But the trading in its scrip is more interesting than its purported growth plan Arshiya International Ltd, part of the Arshiya Group, is a listed entity on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the...

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Munira Dongre 17 August 2010
The Cairn price is too expensive and Sesa Goa shareholders will suffer Analysts have taken a negative view of the Vedanta takeover of Cairn India - both for Cairn and Sesa Goa. For Cairn the upside potential is limited. The open offer is too close to the market price and the business prospects...

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Amritha Pillay 16 August 2010
GMR Energy’s Chhattisgarh power project’s funds may be disbursed only when the coal linkage is in place and a certain amount of capacity is tied up GMR Energy, a subsidiary of Bengaluru-based GMR Infrastructure, is in the advanced stages of financial closure for its Chhattisgarh project....

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Amritha Pillay 13 August 2010
UBI is considering takeout financing for some of its infrastructure loans Union Bank of India (UBI) plans to go for takeout financing for some of its loans in the infrastructure segment. The public sector bank is considering going for the takeout financing scheme offered by India Infrastructure...

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Would you be comfortable moving into higher floors of one of those tall towers coming up? India is witnessing a boom in tall buildings. Around 102 construction projects beyond 30 storeys are currently being developed across India. Many of them would go up to 60 storeys. But do Indians actually...

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The housing crash may have diminished the value of thousands of properties spread across the US, but the most expensive estates in that country did not feel even a tiny prick. Overseas Property Mall, which offers information on global real estate, recently listed the most expensive homes in the...

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Amritha Pillay 12 August 2010
If the recent data on road-construction targets shared during the Lok Sabha session are anything to go by, the ministry of road transport and highways will be building lesser roads this year compared to 2009-10 The road targets set for total highway construction in the country for the current...

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Munira Dongre 11 August 2010
The key reason is capped gas output of Reliance. But GAIL has a few options up its sleeves to get growth going Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) is the only gas stock that has not been outperforming over the last month or so largely because Reliance Industries has capped its gas production....

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 09 August 2010
The payment processing industry as it stands today is steadily eating into India’s economic growth by deciding what we do with our money and with whom How would we as an independent nation, about to celebrate our 63rd Independence Day, react in the following hypothetical situations: The Indian...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 August 2010
The pressure on liquidity appears to be easing now; but the second half of this fiscal is likely to witness renewed concerns on banks’ liquidity position For the moment, banks in the country are breathing easy, after witnessing prolonged suffocation on the liquidity front until a few weeks ago....

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Pallabika Ganguly 02 August 2010
A combination of the weekend, ‘Friendship Day’ and a single-window release has helped the movie to rake it in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, a film starring Ajay Devgn, has received a house-full response in most multiplexes in Mumbai. The movie has collected approximately Rs21 crore in the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 02 August 2010
Future Capital, the ailing retail financing venture of Kishore Biyani, is making another go at leveraging its large customer base to sell retail finance products and services Three years after he launched Future Capital Holdings (FCH), Kishore Biyani (founder of Big Baazar chain of retail...

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Reliance Power’s merger with RNRL will mean little to either company. It also underlines how wrong the market can be on a stock’s value On 4th July, the boards of Reliance Natural Resources (RNRL) and Reliance Power approved a merger between the two companies. Consulting firm KPMG valued RNRL...

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