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Moneylife Digital Team 03 October 2012
Investors flock to Venture Capital and earn poor returns because they’re fixated on the kind of astounding returns generated by a Facebook rather than understanding the high risks associated with it Venture capitalists (VCs) hardly make tonnes of money, except one or two cases of great...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 October 2012
Moneylife has added an extra layer of security so that only genuine readers with a valid email ID can post comments on articles on the website. You need to register with your name and valid email ID once only to become registered member of Moneylife With the new web design, the Moneylife...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 October 2012
This article tells you about how to keep track of your ‘rightful’ six subsidized LPG cylinders, unless you want pay more every time Here are details about the capping of subsidized cylinders scheme for LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) announced by the Government of India on 13 September...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 October 2012
Valuation differential between Tier-I and Tier-II mid-cap companies has widened to 37%—the largest in four years When the market goes up, analysts look for new investment ideas. How about a bunch of smaller software companies which the market seems to have forgotten during the two-year...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 03 October 2012
The fuel supply agreements signed between Coal India and power producers envisages a penalty ranging from 5% to 40% if CIL fails to deliver less than 80% of the annual contracted supply. However, chances are that the penalty clause will undergo many changes to become fair and equitable to one...

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Prof MM Ansari 03 October 2012
An amendment in the RTI Act is inevitable, as application for review of the said judgment is unlikely to be entertained by the Supreme Court, which is determined to clip the wings of Information Commissions that exposed corruption in the judiciary There is a discernible change in the...

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MG Warrier MG Warrier 03 October 2012
The Supreme Court has minced no words in clarifying that the CAG is not a mere account-keeper. Now Central and state governments should join hands with the CAG to ensure that the country’s assets, irrespective of the nature of ownership, are not plundered by unscrupulous elements The...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 03 October 2012
Intermediaries are convinced that despite no-frills demat accounts, the investment effort was far too cumbersome. At Moneylife Foundation’s seminar on mutual funds on 26th September, an important topic on the sidelines was whether tax concessions offered under the Rajiv Gandhi Equity...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 October 2012
A Kaufman Foundation research has found out that investment in venture capital is a bad idea as it has not beaten the American markets since the late 1990s. Worse, investors have got back less cash than they have put in Facebook has been the most sought-after investment story of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 October 2012
Finance minister P Chidambaram wants a slew of changes which will mean getting the banking and insurance regulators to do what he says. Can he? The FM’s other moves, too, may not have many takers The finance ministry has come out with a slew of changes to jolt the slumping life insurance...

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Col NK Balakrishnan 02 October 2012
In a mail to fellow veterans, Col Balakrishnan says the men in uniform, due to constraints of discipline, can't come out with truths against the government. And, the ex-servicemen are spread thinly all over the country, without any central organisation to speak of. So, the government is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 October 2012
Despite the recent policy measures, the current account deficit to GDP ratio will worsen to 4.1%, higher than the previous estimate of 3.6% by the year-end Will the improvement in balance of payments (BoP) in the first quarter of the fiscal sustain? Not quite, according a Kotak Bank...

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Karan Kharb Karan Kharb 02 October 2012
A military veteran laments the government’s apathy towards the Indian armed forces with respect to pension and the lack of leadership could turn out to be disastrous The issue of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP), for the military services, has been heating up for a long time. More recently,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 October 2012
Studies, surveys, regulation, misconduct and savers’ behaviour from around the world Save Now for Tomorrow   It is a well-known fact that higher savings today will lead to enormous financial benefits tomorrow and over the long-term. Yet, several investors do not make an effort...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 02 October 2012
It is sad that Kingfisher is reduced to the state it is in today. But there are many alternatives the airline might be working on including the FDI participation by a foreign associate. If and when such a move occurs, banks may relax their attitude and demands After waiting for seven...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 02 October 2012
And why the regulator doesn’t understand it A change of guard at the finance ministry has renewed efforts to lure investors back to the market through tax concessions and more financial literacy. There has been a corresponding spurt in stock prices following massive money being pumped in...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 02 October 2012
Selling of wrong products After the crash of 2008, there was a massive exodus of investors from capital market-based products. It was subsequently revealed that the worst of value destroying and toxic products were hard-sold by banks and market intermediaries to gullible investors. Debt...

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Bhamy V Shenoy 02 October 2012
Only when we in India shun violence in whatever form or shape for any purpose, we can get the moral right to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti   We need to question if we have the moral right to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October. We hardly pay any attention to what the Mahatma stood for....

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 October 2012
McAfee has found out that Googling for hot celebrities like Emma Watson, Shakira, Salma Hayek and Kate Upton can be risky and also that searching for women is generally more dangerous than men In a recent study, McAfee, a world leading security technology company dedicated to protection...

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Gurpur Gurpur 01 October 2012
Banks woo the depositors till they secure their account, and thereafter they are left high and dry. The RBI should ensure that the bank depositors are treated fairly and equitably so as to give the depositors their due reward for their contribution to the economy Bank depositors are...

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