INVESTOR ISSUES


Pallabika Ganguly 20 July 2010
Residents in Mumbai don’t seem too keen on staying in high-rise towers. In a space-starved city, the only way to go is upwards, but a number of bottlenecks remain There are around 102 under-construction projects beyond 30 storeys being developed across India. Among the tall towers, most of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 July 2010
Thousands of clients of ICICIdirect were left in the lurch on Thursday, as its trading site was nonoperational for more than 24 hours. Many customers are venting their anger through comments on Moneylife.in and other forums The unavailability of ICICIdirect's trading portal during trading...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 03 June 2010
After trying out every trick in the book, insurance agents are now coming up with misleading domain names that mimic LIC’s official website Insurance agents are trying to typo-squat to garner business. Typo-squatting is a form of cyber-squatting which relies on typographical errors made by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 June 2010
The market regulator has found that liquid and debt schemes change their expense ratio numerous times during a month and has proposed to limit it to 5 basis points on a daily basis (or 0.05%) in a day or 0.5% in a year Market watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 01 June 2010
Agents are using the SMS medium with a ‘golden’ bait to lure customers Insurance agents seem to be devising newer and more devious ways to mis-sell policies to gullible investors. An agent based in Chennai is now using the SMS medium with a 'golden' bait to lure investors into a fixed-deposit...

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Unscrupulous ‘agents’ are trying new ways to sell insurance products by peddling unauthorised schemes which have no approval from insurers It looks like peddlers of snake oil are now focussing on insurance products. Local trains in Mumbai are plastered with advertisements of an ‘incredible’...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 May 2010
The stock shot up 25% on heavy volumes since early March 2010—almost three months before its deal with Abbott was announced. Will SEBI look into what appears to be a possible case of insider trading? On 21st May, Piramal Healthcare announced that it was selling a part of its business to...

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You have to hand it to this company. The name itself—Rose Valley Chain Marketing System Ltd—makes it clear that the outfit is neck-deep in multi-level marketing schemes. And insurance is part of its arsenal. The company, certified by the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA) is a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 April 2010
The scheme claims to combine benefits of both large-caps and mid-caps by swinging the portfolio in the direction of the more attractive option. If that’s not market-timing, what is? When it comes to fancy ideas and pushy sales promotions, Indian mutual fund houses would definitely occupy pole...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 April 2010
In a clear sign that we are in an extended bull market, funds with predominant exposure to growth stocks have outperformed the rest by a huge margin When mutual funds with a predominant focus on growth stocks like micro, small and mid-cap stocks completely outshine funds with a large-cap...

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Ravi Samalad  and   Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 12 April 2010
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that SEBI and IRDA have agreed to “jointly seek a binding legal mandate from an appropriate court” on the ULIPs issue Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has finally stepped in to provide some clarity on the ongoing feud between the Securities and...

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Pallabika Ganguly 29 March 2010
The company, which listed on the BSE, has new plans for expansion and broadening its revenue base DQ Entertainment (DQE), a global animation, gaming and live-action entertainment production & distribution company, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday. Its order book stands at...

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R Balakrishnan R Balakrishnan  and   Sanket Dhanorkar 22 March 2010
The Budget has no long-term vision but is full of schemes for the ‘aam aadmi’. Here is how to make the best of it. Analysis by our columnist R Balakrishnan with Sanket Dhanorkar Perhaps no other Budget in the recent past has attracted as many eyeballs as this one. Even the Western...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 08 March 2010
Despite economic prosperity and multiplying 24-hour business channels, retail investors are staying out of IPOs, mutual funds and pension funds—gypped by self-serving intermediaries and irritated by cumbersome rules of unaccountable regulators. Sucheta Dalal analyses Media reports...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 28 January 2010
The new governance code is so impractical that it cannot further the cause of good governance or protect investors “Birds do not build nests on a tree that does not bear fruits,” quotes corporate affairs minister, Salman Khurshid, from Chanakya’s Arthashastra to express his hope that...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 13 January 2010
Seven rules to ensure that your broker doesn’t give you a raw deal In the past fortnight, I received emails from four desperate individuals. Each of their stories had a common theme: that money had simply vanished from their brokerage accounts and they were left with hefty liabilities....

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 08 December 2009
Justice JS Verma says such quasi-judicial orders can only be reviewed and quashed “by a judicial forum with requisite jurisdiction, at the instance of a petitioner with standing to seek relief.” Justice JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India and one of the most respected names in the...

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There would be more efficiency in the listing process, if the time taken for processing an IPO application can be reduced In a bid to bring in more efficiency in the primary market, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday said that it wants to bring down the...

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Apple has been named number one in consumer satisfaction in the consumer and business smartphone market while LG is number one in the traditional feature phone market, according to the JD Power and Associates 2009 Wireless Consumer Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study. Surprisingly, in...

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At a time when every regulator and investor is beating the drum for greater transparency through disclosures and ministers are expressing concerns about obscene salaries, several companies are blatantly flouting disclosure requirements specified by the Companies Act, 1956. The Act, which...

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