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Instead of producing 10 to 15 in-house shows and serials, big media houses are now tying up with individual producers and scriptwriters for good quality content Big media houses are finding it difficult to generate good content and are now eying to tie up with well-known writers and...

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Following tough competition from China and South Korea as well as lack of incentives, many Indian textile exporters are unwinding their positions from traditional markets like the US and the EU. These exporters are now focussing on markets like Japan, the Latin American countries, New Zealand...

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Promoters of various companies have been known to pamper themselves by allotting preferential shares at prices significantly lower than prevailing market prices. With equity markets enjoying a solid run, greedy promoters seek to make a killing by allotting shares of the company to themselves...

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After witnessing astronomically high premiums, office rents in central business districts (CBDs) of all major Tier I cities are falling and there are some offices available on rent for as low as Rs20 per sq ft, said property dealers. “The total market revival across the key real estate...

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Sales of 2&3BHK homes are picking up in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad Real-estate developers and consultants have been claiming that one bedroom-hall-kitchen (1BHK) homes were the best-selling product during the July-September 2009 quarter. But this trend does not...

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Pranay Vakil, chairman, Knight Frank India, highlights 10 home truths that the real-estate industry realised during the downturn that lasted around 18 months 1. Liquidity is vital: Developers realised this when sales volumes declined drastically due to the liquidity crunch. Developers...

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Segment sees strong growth, but sales of electronic two-wheelers have stagnated The domestic sale of mopeds for April-October 2009 grew nearly 27% on the back of availability of finance, lower interest rates and the festive season. TVS Motors, which is the only company to manufacture...

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Winemakers see stocks piling up for want of takers due to the ongoing slowdown Although Cyclone Phyan hit Nashik a week back and damaged a major portion of the grape crop under cultivation, consumers might not have to pay much for their bubbly in the coming months as last year’s recession...

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Liases Foras has launched Ressex, a real-estate sensitivity index that will capture trends in price, inventory, sales and demand in six cities. Real-estate research firm Liases Foras has launched its Real Estate Sensitivity Index, or RESSEX, which will provide data on price, inventory,...

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The textile sector was facing a slowdown last year, but a surge in exports may help it to achieve a turnaround, say industry experts The textile industry was hit hard by the global economic slowdown. However, it is now showing signs of recovery. Experts feel this is just the beginning of...

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Pallabika Ganguly 19 November 2009
In the third part of his exclusive interview with Moneylife, Govind Shrikhande, president and CEO, Shopper’s Stop, explains to Pallabika Ganguly about how his company handles staffing issues and his strategy for category management ML: Are prices of real estate headed down? GS: The...

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Shopper’s Stop reported a significantly higher profit during the second quarter. Govind Shrikhande, president & CEO, explains to Pallabika Ganguly how he did it. Pallabika Ganguly (ML): Shopper's Stop reported healthy numbers for the second quarter. Do you think the good show will...

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China’s steel trade body fears a rapidly worsening situation in the December quarter and early 2010 While Indian steel stocks are rallying, China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) has warned that oversupply is the major problem that the Chinese steel sector would need to confront. The...

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China’s steel trade body fears a rapidly worsening situation in the December quarter and early 2010 While Indian steel stocks are rallying, China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) has warned that oversupply is the major problem that the Chinese steel sector would need to confront. The...

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Pallabika Ganguly 17 November 2009
Shopper’s Stop reported a significantly higher profit in Q2. Govind Shrikhande, president and CEO, explains to Pallabika Ganguly how he did it. Here is the second part of the three-part interview. ML: What is the future of organised retail in India? Do big brands see value in this segment?

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SHCIL has declared an unprecedented dividend of 900%. What is the reason behind this lavish payout? Stock Holding Corp of India Ltd (SHCIL) has announced a staggering cash dividend of 900%. According to informed sources, this entire dividend is the amount SHCIL earned by selling its 2%...

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Bankers and equity investors will be hurt by the way airlines are piling on debt The way the aviation sector is loading up on debt and equity, is certain to hurt lenders as well as equity investors. Air India is looking for additional equity of Rs5,000 crore over three years. Indian...

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The Birlas may be mighty but are mishandling their fight against the Lodhas  Despite their best efforts, the Birlas have not been able to stop the Lodhas from maintaining their control over Birla Corporation and other companies of the MP Birla group that the late RS Lodha inherited...

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Indian pipeline manufacturers are benefiting from large-scale US gas pipeline expansion Welspun Gujarat Stahl Rohren surprised the market with the news that its oil & gas pipeline order book size has crossed Rs10,000 crore. Jindal Saw Pipes (JSP) is also reported to have pending orders worth...

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While distressed assets and delinquent accounts continue to erode banks’ profitability, very few favour offloading bad loans to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) Banks have been dealing with non-performing loan (NPL) recovery for quite some time now. Tough economic conditions brought upon...

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