The world’s cheapest destinations

India is one of the world’s cheapest destinations, according to this survey. Which are the nine others?

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Shadi Katyal

7 years ago

India no doubt is cheaper than many other nations but unfortunately we have failed to develop any tourist traffic. The only tourist we have are the back packers and not obne with money.
This is due to our own lack of infrastructure,news about rape of tourist .Lack of cleanliness .
When one compares the other destinations in the article why would one not go to S.America for American and Canadians and most of European visit Thailand and Cambodia etc.
We have to develop tourist traffic but have failed.
As some one said other day Are cows roaming in Delhi eating garbage a part of tourist attraction?

SBI to set up windmills for captive power

SBI's mill in Tamil Nadu will generate 4.5MW of power, the Maharashtra mill will provide 9MW and the Gujarat mill 1.5MW, totalling 15MW.

State Bank of India (SBI) is setting up windmills in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat to generate 15MW of power for its own use, reports PTI.

While the mill in Tamil Nadu would generate 4.5MW of power, the Maharashtra mill would have a capacity of 9MW and the Gujarat mill of 1.5MW, an SBI press release said.

The windmill in Panapatti village in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district will be inaugurated on 23rd April.

SBI was the first bank in the country to start generating power from non-polluting sources for its own use, the release added.
 

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Is the Sensex headed for 16,000?

Since last June, the market has suffered three major corrections. On each occasion, it has fallen by 10%-15%. Are we headed for an encore?

After a huge rally spanning as many as nine weeks, the bulls seem to have lost steam. The Sensex, after reaching the intra-day high of 18,047 on 7th April, has closed at 17,400 on 19th April. As Moneylife has been warning over the past week (read here and here), a significant market decline is playing out. How long will this persist?

In just under a year, the Sensex has been witness to three major corrections. In all these instances, the index has shrunk 10%-15%. The first correction occurred between June and July last year. On 10 June 2009, the index hit an intra-day high of 15,580. It then entered a freefall, before hitting the intra-day low of 13,219 on 17 July 2009. This marked a 15% decline (2,361 points) in just over a month.

Another correction began after 17 October 2009, when the index hit an intra-day high of 17,493. Soon, the markets began losing steam and witnessed a dramatic decline to touch a low of 15,805 on 30th October. This meant a correction of around 10% (1,688 points).

The last major correction occurred early this year, when the Sensex shrunk by 12% in just over a month. On 6 January 2010, the index touched the intra-day high of 17,790 after a sustained rally for over two months. By 8 February 2010, the index had fallen to 15,652, marking a 2,138-point decline from the earlier high.

On an average, the market has corrected by around 12% in each of these three instances. Already, the market has begun a reversal after breaking through the 18,000 barrier earlier in the month (7th April). Putting the earlier corrections into context, if another significant correction was to play out, the index may decline by around 2,000-2500 points to a sub-16,000 level over a month. So far, we have witnessed only about 10 days of correction.

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M.R.Borkar

7 years ago

U Have one more opp. to play the market. If u have bought at previous low level, sell, u are making profit. If it falls further arount 15K buy back. If the market does not test that low, u find out new scrips. It is not advisable to buy n average in falling market. But who prevents u in buying in rising market?. Stand in the Khyber pass, others have to pass by u. Amen!

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