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It is now mandatory to have a MIN for all MF investments of Rs50,000 upward. All vigilance measures are welcome. Yet, authorities must face the fact that the alleged mass malpractices they claim to be preventing by any of these pre-identification means have largely been, largely are and...

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M Damodaran, Chairman of SEBI, launched MoneyLIFE on Februaury 25th at The Hilton, Mumbai. We bring you the excerpts from his speech made during the occasion. “What gives me a lot of happiness is when magazines of these kind provide free, frank and fair advice, somehow SEBI's tasks get...

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Iam a client of a foreign bank at Bangalore and would like to highlight the business model they follow. A lot of their revenues mainly come from commissions and the distribution revenues of third party products, mainly investment-related products such as insurance, mutual funds, equity,...

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Is Jet Airways out of its bad patch? Jet Airways is probably the best Indian airline with a clear market leadership, especially among corporate customers, the highest-paying category of air travellers. But business is tough. On the one hand, there is rising competition from low-cost carriers...

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ML Research Desk 15 March 2007
Is the real estate sector overvalued? Will rising interest rates spoil the party? It is among the hottest sectors today and the least understood Basu tries to throw some light with Shalini Amarnani The savings and investment of millions of Indians are at stake. Billions of dollars of bets...

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Fund prospectuses need to be revamped. Here is an example of why Mutual fund prospectuses need to be drastically changed. They do not force fund houses to report performance but make them write out high-sounding nonsense such as “Investment Philosophy”. Unable to philosophise much, funds...

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A series of recent judgements of the apex consumer court  has gone against banks. This is good news for consumers, says Sucheta Dalal This year promises to be tough on banks that ignore their customers. Apart from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) focusing on systemic changes and tracking...

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A gunmetal-gray BMW 745 Li sedan slips out of Steven A Cohen’s 14-acre walled estate. The chauffeured car races along the winding backcountry hills of ultra-wealthy Greenwich [Connecticut]. At around 8am, it powers into the parking lot of SAC Capital Advisors. Cohen quickly emerges and...

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Today, when I was going through daily newspapers, I found Mr MK Narayanan, National Security Advisor, making a shocking disclosure that stock exchange operations were being used to fund terror. Some of the companies running bogus businesses had been traced to terrorist groups that have...

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FUND BASHING I would like to begin by complementing Money Life for the excellent work you guys are doing. The articles are indeed very well researched and the efforts ‘show’. Keep it up. However, I have observed in the past few issues that a constant topic of discussion is the...

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Congratulations on this brilliant effort! I picked up the second issue of Money Life from the stands and really liked it for the content, which immediately made me subscribe to this magazine. I liked the article "Margin of Safety" in the second issue in which you had mentioned about...

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Terrific I am writing to let you know that the pieces on my two friends, Keki Dadiseth and R A Mashelkar, in MoneyLIFE, were both terrific. You were lucky to have excellent subjects, of course, but you both added your great skills to make two fine pieces. R Gopalakrishnan,...

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INSPIRING INTERVIEWS MoneyLIFE as a magazine has quite a few unique traits that make it stand apart in its genre. However, the interviews of Dr RA Mashelkar, Prof MM Sharma and Dr Vijay Bhatkar were class acts! Thank you for these two inspiring profiles that should make every Indian...

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CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations for the excellent interview of Prof MM Sharma in the recent issue of MoneyLIFE. Both the interviewer and the interviewees deserve compliments. The photographs too have reflected the true spirit of Prof MMS. I have one more important observation to make. I...

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I was given a copy of the 7th April 2006 issue of MoneyLIFE. Initially I felt, ML would be similar to various other finance magazines already floating in the market. But I was in for a surprise. Most of the articles in the issue made for a really interesting reading. Thearticle "A Test...

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Disappointed by lack of good Indian magazines on finance but not disheartened, I am always on the lookout for one. The trouble with other magazines is lack of lucidity. They manage to make an interesting topic lifeless. The other day, I picked up MoneyLIFE at Crossword out of curiosity...

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I take this opportunity to congratulate you for the splendid interviews of Mr. Jignesh Shah and Mr. Mashelkar. They were absolutely superb. I am writing this to thank you and congratulate you specifically for your achievement of making Jignesh open his mind so vividly. He is a very tough...

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What happens to what you leave behind depends on how you leave them behind. Planning your legacy can be a complex affair. Shalini Amarnani tells you all that you need to know about Wills, nominations, trusts and the rest of succession planning Isn’t it the eternal complaint of all parents that...

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I noticed someone reading MoneyLIFE magazine and asked to see it more closely. I am usually indifferent to money-related topics of discussion but one needs money to live and, of course, it is logical to be aware of such issues. As I picked up a few issues of MoneyLIFE to flip through,...

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