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Moneylife Digital Team 21 September 2012
A petition refers to several of Praful Patel’s decisions, including ‘massive’ purchase of 111 aircraft for the national airline costing about Rs70,000 crore, taking a large number of planes on lease, giving up profit-making routes and timings in favour of private airlines and the merger of...

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MDT/PTI 21 September 2012
After 'Barfi', Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Basu are coming together to make a biopic on Kishor Kumar, the most versatile singer, actor, director from Bollywood Mumbai: Legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar has become a source of inspiration for director Anurag Basu, who is making a...

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MDT/PTI 21 September 2012
According to a representative body of cooperative agriculture banks federation, increase in income of farmers due to FDI in retail would also lead to improvement in recovery of loans from them   Batting for FDI in multi-brand retail, a representative body of Cooperative Agriculture...

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Bhamy V Shenoy 21 September 2012
In this scheme of things, our future is being shaped at the cost of our present. We need to understand the pros and cons of bandh, strike or disruption, before indulging further After witnessing the ugly scene of about 15 “volunteer patriots” belonging to a major political party forcing...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 September 2012
Broking firm Nomura believes that over the next few quarters, the growth outlook for consumer companies in India continues to remain strong. Volumes are likely to remain buoyant in the medium term, concerns such as delay in monsoons and economic slowdown notwithstanding In 2012, the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 20 September 2012
It was the FIIs who got a chance to party hard through coal allocations, flouting basic governance practices Does the Congress party really think it would be able to explain away the gargantuan coal-mine-allocation scam if parliament were allowed to function? Indeed, we the people were...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 20 September 2012
As trading in bonds catches up in India, you should gear up for gaining by focusing on the following important elements of the game   Bond markets have always been shallow for retail investors in India. In spite of the fact that bond (debt) markets globally are two-thirds of total...

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Nupur Pavan Bang  and   Khemchand H Sakaldeep 20 September 2012
The existing systems in India have clearly not prevented black money and the proceeds of corruption from leaving the country. Hopefully the next generation revolutionaries can actually use technology to bring about the change we want to see First the Gandhian, Anna Hazare and then the...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 20 September 2012
The government needs to direct the medical profession to prescribe generic drugs, which are available at almost half the cost of branded products. This will surely help in bringing healthcare costs for the aam aadmi   On 20th September, the Group of Ministers, led by Sharad Pawar, Union...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 September 2012
Pratibha Patil has taken 155 artifacts/mementos from Rashtrapati Bhavan for display in the museum that is being specially set up in Ms Patil’s hometown in Amravati by the family trust, Vidya Bharti Shaikshnik Mandal, run by her politician-son Rajendra Shekhawat. Here are some pictures from...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 September 2012
In a recent research report, the research arm of Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific has come up with a list of ‘buy’ stocks as well as stocks that need to be avoided Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific, in a recent research report titled “The Quintessential Quest for Quantamental Alpha”, has come up...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 September 2012
GDP growth will return to a higher slope curve, with policy reforms from the government, says Morgan Stanley The government has initiated bold measures to reduce the fiscal deficit and revive private investment in a meaningful manner, according to Morgan Stanley Economics Research. The...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 September 2012
Conditions for a new bull market are slowly getting satisfied. The yield curve has stopped flattening, liquidity is improving, valuations appear supportive and profit margin expansion is a growing possibility in the coming months, says Morgan Stanley Research Morgan Stanley has rolled...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 September 2012
Improvement in rainfall since August has lifted water reservoir levels to above normal levels and this would benefit rabi or winter crop output, Morgan Stanley said There has been significant improvement in rainfall in the second half of the monsoon season—but the cumulative rainfall has...

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CUTS International 18 September 2012
This article by CUTS International attempts to present a holistic picture about the performance of the Competition Commission of India or CCI, on the basis of reports in the print media, since it became fully functional in 2009   The years 2009-12 seemed lucky for the CCI but unlucky...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 September 2012
While share brokers have the expertise in hand-picking stocks to buy on the BSE, stocks of brokerage companies are themselves at the trough. Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research has a ‘buy’ recommendation for Edelweiss and Motilal Oswal Securities Indian share brokers have...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 September 2012
With the 9th day ending up positive, Moneylife finds out whether the 10th day will be positive or not As expected, the positive sentiment emanating from the government’s reaction to clean up its image, albeit hurriedly, resulted in the stock markets ending up positive on the 9th day....

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Karan Kharb Karan Kharb 18 September 2012
Karan Kharb, chairman of Turning Point India and a retired colonel, writes an open letter to India’s high offices, on the situation that democratic India is in, and requests to take some early measures Karan Kharb wrote the following open letter to the Supreme Court of India, the Chief...

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MG Warrier MG Warrier 17 September 2012
Kochi hosted a widely publicized event intended to market the investment possibilities of God’s Own Country last week, an overview Talking to media persons who visited Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy at his residence, a few days prior to the celebration that was “Emerging Kerala”...

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Bhamy V Shenoy 17 September 2012
The increase in diesel price and indirectly reducing LPG subsidy will help the poor more than the rich. Unfortunately for populist reasons and by not having proper understanding of the harm caused by subsidy, political parties are protesting for the wrong reasons   Finally the UPA...

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