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Companies with strong fundamentals can handle recessions,
credit crunches and demand slowdowns much better than others. But what constitutes strong fundamentals? While factors like sales or profit growth are good indicators of earnings’ strength in a fast-growing economy, when the economic cycle changes, growth becomes a less relevant metric. Indeed, at such times, the steepest decline...
In an excellent article in The New York Times, Michael Lewis, who wrote Liar’s Poker, and David Einhorn, who wrote Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, have analysed why America and its regulators failed to check the rampant greed and wrongdoing that ended in massive financial collapse and triggered a global recession. Lewis and Einhorn paint a worrying picture of the powerful...
These are the questions that the well-informed people in Hyderabad are asking each other after B Ramalinga Raju’s stunning confession that he single-handedly committed India’s biggest corporate fraud of a whopping Rs7,000 crore at Satyam Computers.
Raju’s story is highly implausible in itself (see Box: It Does Not Add Up) and stinks of political involvement. One clue is that the entire...