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Moneylife Digital Team 12 October 2012
In its latest report, Espirito Santo has downgraded one of the greatest value creators of the last decade because the stock is overvalued, relative to slower sales growth guided by the management   The management of TTK Prestige, one of the solid mid-cap performing stocks, with a 40%...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 12 October 2012
While old peoples’ home is a shelter for many, it offers a viable investment opportunity for many others, especially the government   In the previous article—FDI in pension: What purpose can it serve? (please click here to read the article), we briefly covered the issue of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 October 2012
Keynes, besides being an influential economist, was an ardent stock investor and developed the concept of asset allocation   John Maynard Keynes was one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the 20th century. His pioneering work on fiscal and monetary measures as tools to...

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BM Hegde BM Hegde 12 October 2012
Common sense goes a long way in helping tackle the dreaded disease   The word cancer brings goose pimples to most people, thanks to medical scare-mongering. Often, the diagnosis of cancer works like a death warrant, sending the victim to the grave sooner than later! Most of the time,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
Moneylife Foundation held an exclusive, in-depth session conducted by Raj Pradhan, in which he delved into various aspects of health insurance and safeguarding oneself by understanding the fine prints Moneylife Foundation conducted an exclusive seminar on health insurance. The event...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
About 14 PSUs like SAIL, BoB, ONGC and AAI have written off Rs7,500 crore as bad debts while the common citizens are forced to pay more taxes and higher prices for essential commodities as well as for petrol, diesel and LPG The Indian government has announced several austerity measures...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
The indices closed above yesterday’s high today. The downtrend has been arrested for now but a strong uptrend looks doubtful   After remaining in the negative for a major part of the morning session, the announcement by the government approving direct transfer of urea subsidy and a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
Investors of Fidelity Mutual Fund will be given a 30-day window from 15 October to redeem their holding without any exit load. With a relatively new fund management team of L&T Mutual Fund and the lack of a consistent performance track record, investors of Fidelity Mutual Fund schemes should...

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Gurpur Gurpur 11 October 2012
With the mushrooming of insurance companies and growing competition there is a pressing need to protect the interest of the consumer, and this should take precedence over raising the FDI cap The government is hell-bent on attracting FDI. While this may be important, of far greater...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
With over 99 million urban Indian users now active on the Internet, financial services need to adopt a new approach to engage and serve the needs of the digitally-savvy customers, says Google The online medium is the most preferred source of information for users with over two-thirds of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
In its latest “India Equity Strategy” report, Nomura remains very cautious going forward and has painted a bleak preview of the upcoming quarter. Media and consumer discretionary are likely to do well Stocks are driven by earnings and sentiment. The more important of the two indicators...

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Vrinda Bagaria  and   Sikha Bansal 11 October 2012
The Supreme Court has over-ruled its previous judgements in order provide relief to the holders of bounced cheques under the provisions of the Negotiable Instruments Act It has been observed lately that the trend of reversing important judicial decisions has been on a rise i.e. a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 October 2012
SKS Microfinance is on the upmove after receiving QIP funding and stabilisation of regulatory risks. However, its culturally and politically sensitive business model is still a concern for investment in the MFI sector The share price of SKS Microfinance has increased by about 50% since...

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Marshall Allen (ProPublica) 11 October 2012
Drugs produced at 'compounding' pharmacies - like the steroids suspected of 12 meningitis deaths - are exempt from the safety checks that mass-produced pharmaceuticals receive Imagine my surprise when I heard about Vegas Mixx, the latest club drug being promoted in Las Vegas. Marketing...

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Irshad Ahmed Khan 11 October 2012
The human resource manager will take 30 seconds to evaluate your resumé. Irshad Ahmed Khan shows how you can stand out in that brief time During my experience as a professional resumé writer, one common complaint from my candidates is, “We do not get interview calls in spite of an...

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V Raghunathan V Raghunathan 11 October 2012
Hyundai & Bharti Axa give the short shrift She was driving a relatively new Hyundai i20 (Registration Number KA03 MN 5410), with barely 6,700km clocked on the odometer, through the well-known 80-ft road in Indira Nagar, Bengaluru, at 11pm. A mere half a kilometre short of home, it...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 October 2012
Telecom players are in a situation where neither can they shut operations easily nor they can survive due to uncertain regulatory environment. This is more like the famous dialogue of Ajit from a Bollywood film, “Dump this man in liquid oxygen. The liquid won’t let him survive, the oxygen...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 10 October 2012
Last week, the finance minister came out in complete support to have banks set up broking arms to sell products from multiple insurance companies to put the onus on the banks to have properly trained personnel that can possibly reduce mis-selling. Will it really happen   The Insurance...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 10 October 2012
India is prepared to move to the T+1 settlement cycle as the country’s banks now offer online settlement for funds. It will substantially improve liquidity and remove the need for transactions like “Buy Today, Sell Tomorrow” The stock market in India is one of the best in the world. This...

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Gurpur Gurpur 10 October 2012
Certainly, not the common man, unless it is accompanied by stringent regulations to protect the “aam aadmi” from exploitation The central government has proposed to enhance foreign direct investment (FDI) in insurance to 49% in its second wave of reforms announced recently. At present...

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