Alfa Laval announces delisting offer bid opening & closing dates

Alfa Laval has announced an offer price of Rs2,045 and an indicative price of Rs2,850 per share to the shareholders

In September 2011, the board of directors of Alfa Laval (Mcap–5,120 crore) passed a resolution to delist the company’s stock from the exchange. The company has announced an offer price of Rs2,045 and an indicative price of Rs2,850 per share to the investors to exit from the stock and has an estimated consideration Rs417 crore for the bid.

JM Financial Consultants Pvt Ltd is the merchant banker assisting Alfa Laval with the delisting. The opening date for the bid is 15th February and will close on 22nd February.

Alfa Laval is a provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
Shares of Alfa Laval closed at Rs2,862.25, up 1.26% on the BSE today.

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NSDL establishes KYC registration agency in Mumbai

To avoid duplication of KYC process, SEBI has prescribed a mechanism for centralization of the KYC records in the securities market

NSDL Database Management Ltd (NDML), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) has established KYC Registration Agency (KRA) pursuant to SEBI KYC Registration Regulations, 2011.

To avoid duplication of KYC process with every intermediary, SEBI has prescribed a mechanism for centralization of the KYC records in the securities market. Establishing KYC Registration Agencies is an important milestone in the development of Indian capital markets as the investor community is expected to greatly benefit from this.  

KYC Registration Agency will maintain KYC records of Investors in physical and electronic form. Earlier, if a client intended to open accounts with different SEBI registered intermediaries such as stock brokers, depository participants etc. for the purpose of trading/investment in the securities market, he had to repeat KYC process with each intermediary.

An intermediary shall perform the initial KYC of its clients and upload the details on the KRA system. When the client approaches another intermediary, that intermediary can verify and download the client’s details from the system of the KRA. As a result, once the client has undergone KYC process with a SEBI registered intermediary, he need not undergo the same process again with another intermediary.

In case of change of KYC details e.g. change of address etc, the investor needs to inform SEBI registered intermediary where he is registered as a client. The intermediary will update the KYC details in KRA system which in turn will communicate these changes to all the intermediaries where this investor is registered as a client.

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Cold and chilly weather: Blame it on global warming

With much attention on the effects of global warming on the climate system, the recent severe winter weather has heightened global warming scepticism among the general public. Analysis of the most recent observational and modelling data supports links between strong regional cooling trends in the winter and warming trends in the prior seasons

Mumbai and several parts of the country are reeling under the cold and chilly weather. Some think it is the extended winter. However, the sudden drops in minimum temperatures (between 2°C to 4°C) at many places are not because of just random variations, but in fact are side effects of the global warming phenomenon. According to researchers and scientists, the global warming might be causing more cooling and snow in many parts of the world.

In an article published in Environmental Research Letters, a team led by Judah L Cohen of Atmospheric and Environmental Research (http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/1/014007), wrote that, “Evidence suggests that summer and autumn warming trends are concurrent with increases in high-latitude moisture and an increase in Eurasian snow cover. And that dynamically induces large-scale wintertime cooling.”

Rajan Alexander, who keeps a track of various things through his blog, reported that earlier this week, the Sahara desert witnessed snowfall. A 24-hour cold spell brought snow and rain to the Bechar province in western Algeria. Bechar is located in the northern Sahara, about 36 miles south of the Moroccan border. Similarly, the Gulf countries are facing extreme cold waves, Mr Alexander wrote. According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) forecast for Tuesday, minimum temperatures were set to dip to 0°C in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) mountainous regions while internal areas could see temperatures dipping to a nippy 5°C and coastal areas could see minimum temperatures of 13°C.

Back home, Leh in the Ladakh region recorded its coldest night at minus 21.8°C of the season with Kargil recording a minus 21°C was the second coldest place in India on Tuesday. The harsh cold weather, on 17 January 2012, broke records in many places, with Madikeri (Karnataka) registering its lowest in 132 years at 4.8 degrees Celsius, Mysore’s coldest day in 120 years was at 7.7 degrees Celsius and Bangalore’s coldest day of January in the past 19 years with minimum temperature dropping to 12 degrees Celsius.

Many climatologists believe that the Arctic Oscillation (AO) affects the probability of certain weather events occurring in certain places. However, the heightened chance of a phenomenon by no means assures it, nor does the lessened likelihood exclude it. When the AO index is positive, surface pressure is low in the polar region. This helps the middle latitude jet stream to blow strongly and consistently from west to east, thus keeping cold Arctic air locked in the polar region. When the AO index is negative, there tends to be high pressure in the polar region, weaker zonal winds, and greater movement of frigid polar air into middle latitudes.

The AO fluctuates stochastically between negative and positive values on daily, monthly, seasonal and annual time scales and despite its stochastic nature, meteorologists have attained high levels of predictive accuracy in recent times, at least for the shorter term forecasts.

While the AO may not have much effect on Indian-sub continent, it’s the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), which may have some co-relation with Indian monsoon. A study, “Interannual and long-term variability in the North Atlantic Oscillation and Indian summer monsoon rainfall” was done by Dugam, Kakade and Verma of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2068184) to investigate the co-relation based on data of over 108 years.

The study found that: “The decadal scale analysis reveals that the NAO during winter (December-January-February) and spring (March-April-May) has a statistically significant inverse relationship with the summer monsoon rainfall of Northwest India, Peninsular India and the whole of India. The highest correlation is observed with the winter NAO. The NAO and Northwest India rainfall relationship is stronger than that for the Peninsular and whole of India rainfall on climatological and sub-climatological scales.”

In short, fluctuations in the AO and NAO caused due to global warming can be blamed for the cold, chilly and extended winter across the globe. According to the article published in the Environmental Research Letters, the Arctic is warming more strongly than other parts of the globe and also sees more sea ice melt all the way into late summer and early fall.

It said, “The warmer conditions over open Arctic waters (remember, dark waters absorb heat from sunlight while light-coloured ice reflects it) lead to higher moisture levels in the air. More moisture means more clouds that can bring on more precipitation. Over Siberia, where it’s still cold enough for snow instead of rain, those additional clouds and moisture mean more snow than normal, especially in the fall.”

“Increased autumn snow cover in Siberia can help bring on the winter phase of what’s called the AO, a variation in surface atmospheric pressure patterns. That can affect the jet stream and other prevailing wind patterns, bringing blasts of Arctic air deep into lower latitudes, especially in the eastern United States, southern Canada and northern Eurasia,” the article added.

Here is the anomaly in temperatures provided by WXMaps.org and published by Steven Goddard in his blog real-science.com. The graph and pattern shows all heat trapped is causing temperatures 10°C below normal across the northern hemisphere.


So what is in store for India in next week? According to WXMaps.org report, the temperatures may go back to their normal averages at most places. However, places like northern India and south India would continue to see temperatures 2°C to 6°C below their normal range during this season. Some parts in central India is likely to be little warmer. See the image below…



1. Rajan Alexander from http://devconsultancygroup.blogspot.com/
2. http://www.real-science.com/
3. http://wxmaps.org
4. http://www.aer.com/
 

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Rajan Alexander

5 years ago

Your comment: "In our own Mumbai, we are warned that our beaches will disappear by 2018, by no less an authority than the BMC Chief Hydraulic Year five years back."

Then BMC are totally misinformed. In fact the Envisat data suggests the reverse - since 2009, they are in fact slightly receding.

Dr. Nils-Axel Morner is one of the best authorities on global sea level rises, having spent more than 40 years on the subject. He was in fact in Mumbai 4 months ago for an International Workshop on Climate Change which we organized in collaboration with Mumbai University. Morner debunks this wrong notion of sea level rises to ignorance.

Pls read:

SPECTATOR: Rising credulity. The truth about sea levels? They’re always fluctuating

http://devconsultancygroup.blogspot.com/...

Apart from this post, our blog has several posts on this subject at various points of time!

Nagesh Kini FCA

5 years ago

Despite all the warnings of warmings, coolings, floods, droughts, tsunamis, cyclones, rising sea levels mankind continues to fiddle with what exists for the millenia.
In our own Mumbai, we are warned that our beaches will disappear by 2018, by no less an authority than the BMC Chief Hydraulic Year five years back.
The Bandra Reclaimation and the Sea Link that followed have messed up the whole Bandra-Mahim-Shivaji Park-Worli horseshoe. The remedy of amassing the entire beach with geo-thermal fabric and massive black boulders has not saved the Mayor's Bungalow.
For God's sake and for the sake of the generations to come please don't interfere with Nature. You are trustees for the future generations.
Your days are numbered! Don't number theirs!

harbinger

5 years ago

However, the sudden drops in minimum temperatures (between 2°C to 4°C) at many places are not because of just random variations, but in fact are side effects of the global warming phenomenon.

Right! How many more twists and turns will these advocate scientists make in attempts to prove their failing theory. The globe is not getting warmer and hasn't done for 15 years. The AO is an 80 year cycle. Climate has been warmer, it has been colder, it happens.

Rajan Alexander

5 years ago

The article quotes Judah Cohen, who attain some sort of cult status in predicting winter through the Arctic Oscillation (AO). The fact is, this winter, Cohen met his match - he was unable to predict the AO behaviour. But still he has a good track record.

So what did your article quote him?

"that summer and autumn warming trends are concurrent with increases in high-latitude moisture and an increase in Eurasian snow cover. And that dynamically induces large-scale wintertime cooling.”"

So what happens when there is winter cooling that reduces moisture that reflects itself below normal summer and autumn? Global warming. That's right. The collorary must also apply.

Just as daylight is followed by night, night must be followed by daylight. That's the complete cycle.

This is why we have summers and winters. It is the heating of the land masses that draws moisture as SW monsoons from the relatively cooler Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. NE Monsoon is just the opposite.

The headline of your article misleads to portray warming leads to cooling. That's just part of the cycle you are describing. You need to describe the entire cycle. You make it sound that global warming is omnipotent. If you are unable to explain any phenomenon, then simply blame it on global warming. There is apparently nothing global warming can't do!











Fitzcarraldo

5 years ago

Trouble is that the mean global temperature is now well below normal so there is no current global warming therefore the AGW theory cannot be causing the cold in INDIA as stated above see
AMSU satellite temperatures
http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/ press on 400 and 600mb and compare with all past recorded temperatures we are in RECORD COLD

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