Indian model of growth wins praise over its Chinese rival

Beijing: Indian economic growth, often described as chaotic and weighed down by poor infrastructure, came in for praise from experts here, compared to more disciplined but highly autocratic Chinese model, reports PTI.

While Indian economic growth was more fuelled by high domestic consumption and services, the Chinese model relied heavily on manufacturing and exports, said Western and Chinese experts at the state TV debate, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum being held here.

Besides, India has comparative strategic advantage in the value chain whereas China relied mostly on the labour and cost advantages, said Fu Jun, professor of the Political Economy of the Peking University.

"India in comparison has done a better job", Mr Jun said.

"What is interesting from now on is which one is more viable. I have to give credit to India. What India will do next is to continue the strategy and move into other areas. By comparison we (China) have to readjust our strategy into manufacturing. I do not see reasonable balance between supply and demand," he added.

Human resources development minister Kapil Sibal, who was participating in the debate, said, "Because our economy is based on domestic demand, there is much greater innovation and ability of the entrepreneurs to actually produce wealth. In the long run a lot of innovation and lot of wealth production is going to come from our part of the world."

Martin Wolf, associate editor of the Financial Times, who was critical of the Indian growth model said, however, "Indian development is working despite failure of organisation and poor infrastructure. It is clear that lot of successful multinational companies have good assets in India."

The debate, the first of the three was held on the side lines of the Geneva based World Economic Forum which was being held at Chinese port city of Tianjin, where over 1,400 political, business leaders and economists gathered to deliberate on "Driving Growth through Sustainability".

Besides Mr Sibal, Karnataka chief minister, BS Yeddyurappa and a host of Indian business leaders are taking part in the meeting, which is inaugurated today by Chinese prime minister, We Jiabao.

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Mop-up from IPOs, rights issue flat at Rs2,961.9 crore in July

New Delhi: The quantum of funds mopped up by India Inc from initial public offers (IPOs) and rights issues in July remained flat at Rs2,961.90 crore, almost similar to the previous month, even though the number of firms, which came out with offers had fallen by almost one third of that in June, reports PTI.

Corporates had raised Rs2,961.80 crore in June when a total of seven offers - including three initial public offers (IPOs) and four rights issues - hit the market, market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said.

As against this, only five offers hit the market during July, including three IPOs and one rights issue.

"During July, 2010, Rs2,961.90 crore was mobilised in the primary market through five issues, compared to Rs2,986.8 crore mobilised through seven issues in June," the latest issue of Capital Market Review released by SEBI said.

Analysts said corporate India's fund-raising plans continued to move at a slow pace in June, following the pattern of the last few months, due to volatility in domestic and global markets.

However, the number of qualified institutional placements (QIPs) went up over two-fold in July, with five hitting the market during the month, as against only two in June.

The amount raised from QIPs jumped by a staggering over nine-fold to Rs3,712 crore in July from Rs421 crore in June, SEBI added.

All the QIPs in July were placed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

However, preferential allotments saw a decline in July, with only 38 coming out that raised Rs1,232 crore. In June, a total of 59 preferential allotments had hit the primary market, raising a total of Rs3,507 crore.

"There were 38 preferential allotments (of Rs1,232 crore) listed on the BSE and NSE during July, 2010, compared with 59 allotments (of Rs3,507 crore) in June. Twelve preferential allotments (of Rs154 crore) were listed at both the BSE and NSE," SEBI said.
 

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Personal finance Tuesday

Deutsche MF unveils DWS Fixed Term Fund-Series 75; Kotak MF introduces Kotak FMP 6M Series 9; L&T Mutual Fund files offer document with SEBI to launch L&T Double Advantage Fund; Principal MF files offer document with SEBI to launch Principal Pnb Fixed Maturity Plan-91 Days-Series XXV; Taurus MF files offer document with SEBI to launch Taurus Monthly Interval Fund Series 1; Sharekhan launches Fortune Finder for stock market investors

Deutsche MF unveils DWS Fixed Term Fund-Series 75

Deutsche Mutual Fund has launched DWS Fixed Term Fund-Series 75, an open-ended income scheme. The objective of the scheme is to generate regular income by investing in debt and money market instruments maturing on or before the date of the maturity of the scheme. The scheme opened on 13th September and closes on 21st September. The exit load for the scheme is nil. The new fund offer (NFO) price is Rs10 per unit. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000. The scheme offers growth and dividend (payout) option. The scheme will be benchmarked against Crisil Short Term Bond Index.

Kotak MF introduces Kotak FMP 6M Series 9

Kotak Mutual Fund has introduced Kotak FMP 6M Series 9, a close ended debt scheme. The duration of the scheme is six months from the date of allotment of units. The new fund offer (NFO) price for the scheme is Rs10 per unit. The new issue opened on 13th September and closes on 14th September. The investment objective of the scheme is to generate regular returns through investments in debt and money market instruments with a view to reduce the interest rate risk. The scheme offers growth and dividend option (payout). The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000. The minimum target amount is Rs1 crore. The exit load scheme is nil. The scheme will allocate 100% of assets in debt, money market instruments and government securities. The scheme's performance will benchmarked against CRISIL Short Term Bond Fund Index.

L&T Mutual Fund files offer document with SEBI to launch L&T Double Advantage Fund

L&T Mutual Fund has filed an offer document with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to launch L&T Double Advantage Fund, an open-ended balanced scheme. The investment objective of the scheme will be to provide medium to long term capital gains and/or income distribution while emphasising the importance of capital appreciation. The scheme will have two plans - Balanced and Opportunities plan. It will have two options - growth and dividend. The new fund offer (NFO) price will be Rs10 per unit. Both the plans propose to invest up to 75% in equity and equity related instruments and up to 35% in debt, money market instruments and government securities. For Balanced plan, an exit load of 1% will be applicable if the units are redeemed on or before one year from the date of allotment. While, for Opportunities plan, an exit load of 1.5% will be applicable if units are redeemed on or before 18 months from the date of allotment. For dividend option, the minimum amount of investment will be Rs10,000. While for growth, the minimum amount of investment will be Rs5,000. The minimum target amount is Rs1 crore. 

Principal MF files offer document with SEBI to launch Principal Pnb Fixed Maturity Plan-91 Days-Series XXV

Principal Mutual Fund has filed an offer document with the SEBI to launch Principal Pnb Fixed Maturity Plan-91 Days-Series XXV, a close-ended debt scheme. The investment objective of the scheme is to build an income oriented portfolio and generate returns through investment in debt/money market instruments and government securities. The scheme will invest in debt/money market and government securities maturing on or before the date of the maturity of the scheme. It will have two options - growth and dividend. The new fund offer (NFO) price will be Rs10 per unit. The minimum investment amount will be Rs5,000. The minimum target amount is Rs35 crore. Exit load for the scheme will be nil. The benchmark index for the scheme would be CRISIL Liquid Fund Index.

Taurus MF files offer document with SEBI to launch Taurus Monthly Interval Fund Series 1

Taurus Mutual Fund has filed an offer document with the SEBI to launch Taurus Monthly Interval Fund-Series 1, an interval income scheme. The investment objective of the scheme is to generate returns through investments in debt and money market instruments. The scheme has two options - growth and dividend. Minimum investment amount is Rs10,000. The minimum target amount is Rs1 crore. Redemptions made on the specified transactions date at monthly intervals will not attract any exit load. However, there will be an exit load of 0.25% for redemptions on any day, other than the specified transaction date. The benchmark index for the scheme is Crisil Liquid Fund Index.

Sharekhan launches Fortune Finder for stock market investors

Sharekhan Ltd has launched Fortune Finder for the retail investors and traders. Fortune Finder will help to make decisions on when to buy, hold or sell any stock. It covers over 3,000 stocks for delivery recommendations and 500 stocks for day trading calls. Fortune Finder, a web and SMS based automated tool, will generate unambiguous buy/sell/hold/stay-out and long/short signals on stocks, across National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). This paid service, offered on Sharekhan's trading portal, is tailored for both, long-term investors and day-traders.

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COMMENTS

subhash gawasane

6 years ago

The information of new mutual fund/FMPs is very useful.It will be better if tentative annual returns are mentioned.This will be much more helful ti take investment decisions.

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