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Alekh Angre 13 January 2011
When the former head of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance was appointed to head Future Capital the stock shot up to over Rs300. Now, it is back to the old Rs180 levels On 1 August 2010, when the Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group announced that V Vaidyanathan was going to be the new...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
Gainers: Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals zoomed 12%. India is promoting export of pharmaceutical products to China. At present, bilateral trade between the two countries stands at Rs2.79 trillion. Though this is a 20-fold increase since 2000, it is largely in China’s favour. India is seeking...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
Gainers: On the basis of turnover achieved in the first six months of FY10-11, JVL Agro’s management expects the company to achieve a turnover of Rs2,000 crore this year. The company has already achieved a turnover of Rs1,018.13 crore in the half-year ended 30 September 2010. Work at the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
Gainers: Food and agriculture minister Sharad Pawar recently said that the government will allow sugar exports of 0.5 million tonnes to gain from high global prices. He added that the shipments will not impact domestic retail prices. The government had earlier allowed exports of about 1.5...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu 13 January 2011
India’s GDP is growing at 9%; that of the US is hardly growing. In fact, in the eyes of most commentators, USA is down in the dumps. And who does not know that money is gushing into Indian markets (Rs58,982.38 crore flowed in up to 20 December 2010 from foreign investors), one of the most...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
Gandhi Special Tubes’ return on net worth is high and valuation is reasonable Gandhi Special Tubes (GST) was set up in technical collaboration with Benteler of Germany, a leader in welded and seamless steel tubes, machined parts and tubular components to make small diameter welded and cold...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
VST Tillers will grow with increasing farm mechanisation VST Tillers Tractors Ltd (VTTL) is a 40-year old company which makes power tillers and tractors and, hence, is dependent on the growth of Indian agriculture. It exports power tillers and tractors to the whole of Africa, tractors to the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
Coromandel Intl is in a strong expansion mode Coromandel Intl is in a strong expansion modePart of the Murugappa group, Coromandel International is in the business of phosphatic fertilisers (India’s second largest), speciality nutrients, crop protection and retail. The crop protection...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 January 2011
India-based Business Process Outsourcing companies are taking away US jobs and are recruiting by the thousands. But why are listed BPO stocks doing badly and what is their long-term future? The US is reeling under high unemployment, which is often blamed on India's Business Process Outsourcing...

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William Gamble William Gamble 10 January 2011
Economic growth requires more investment in infrastructure. But while more and more people buy more and more vehicles, governments are not spending enough to build or manage the transport system, simply because there are less opportunities in it for corruption All investors love growth for...

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Munira Dongre 10 January 2011
The brokerage suggests that telecom, cement and PSU oil & gas firms should see a decline in profits compared to the second quarter. Going ahead, seasonality, strong commodity prices and interest costs will hurt CLSA, an independent investment and brokerage institution, expects Sensex earnings...

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Munira Dongre 07 January 2011
Oil & gas, metals, banks and auto sectors will drive earnings; cement and telecom are expected to lag behind; low base effect may be over for the Sensex from this quarter, according to a brokerage house An important factor to keep in mind when looking at the October-December 2010 quarter...

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Alekh Angre 06 January 2011
Broking stocks are staring at a bleak future, with a decline in revenues on account of a shift in volumes from cash to derivatives and poor penetration in retail stock investing Experts have forecast a good year for the stock market. But even as the Sensex climbs to new highs, the picture...

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Munira Dongre 06 January 2011
Brokerages say the latest price hike is sustainable on improved demand and particularly favourable for the world’s seventh-largest steel producer which has captive raw material supplies The future is looking pretty exciting for Indian steelmakers, according to brokerages. In a report on...

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Munira Dongre 05 January 2011
The brokerage says India premium valuations will come under pressure as global investors veer towards ‘cheaper, commodity-geared markets”.  Its best bets are plays on inflation, high growth and high free cash, like BHEL, Dr Reddy’s, Hindalco, IDFC and M&M CLSA, one of the region's largest and...

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William Gamble William Gamble 03 January 2011
With an increasingly larger share of money being raised in the emerging markets and the attraction this hold for investors, there is increasing concern about the quality of public issues An important part of the emerging market growth "story" is the shift in capital markets away from older...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 January 2011
Remember Onjus, the forerunner to Pepsico’s Tropicana and Dabur Real? After a history of classic misgovernance, the orange juice in a tetra pak is being relaunched. This time with the Times group as an ally  After its very successful launch about 13 years ago, 'Onjus', the brand that...

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Johnson Creado 31 December 2010
While the Sensex climbed a huge 76% in 2009, it added 17% this year. Experts expect modest gains of 10-12% next year which will take the market to an all-time high The Indian stock markets registered not-so-exciting gains in the calendar year 2010, although there were a lot of expectations...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 30 December 2010
How come we don’t see any action on the freely-distributed IB report detailing the market operations of Ketan Parekh and several others? It is raining scams all around and, in the midst of it, many publications (including Moneylife) have received copies of the monthly briefing reports of the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 30 December 2010
He says he has never tried to move policy; why then the letter to the DMK chief praising  him for the growth delivered in the telecom sector by Raja? A lot can change in just a few weeks. Only in November we were agitated to learn that Ratan Tata (reputedly one of India’s cleanest businessmen)...

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