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MG Warrier MG Warrier 17 December 2012
For taming inflation, long-term planning, regulatory support and c-oordinated efforts by the government, businesses and better consumer-awareness may have to get much more attention than they are getting now Many of us are averse to buying things which have no fixed price. Especially...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 December 2012
Watch the lows of last week for a possibility of a further decline   The domestic market snapped the three week gaining spree to settle lower this week. The market turned weak as investors were worried about governance issues after Parliament witnessed more adjournments even as the...

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Aditya Govindaraj Aditya Govindaraj 15 December 2012
Manufacturing can regain prominence as consumers gain access to technologies   What do Facebook, DropBox, Google, Twitter, Pinterest have in common? These are companies created with meagre resources that have grown into million-dollar businesses and have used Internet as a lever to...

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N Madhavan  and   Aditya Govindaraj Aditya Govindaraj 15 December 2012
Udaan India Foundation believes in providing equal opportunity through education to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. N Madhavan and Aditya Govindaraj write about how the Foundation is making a difference Did you know that 37% of global illiterates live in India? According to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
The majority of the investors buy when the market has already run up and is valued expensively. This often leads to disappointment when the market either goes down or sideways for years. If you avoid doing what others do and invest regularly in top fund schemes, you can easily make money from...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 14 December 2012
The ground-level infrastructure for Aadhaar-linked direct cash transfer is not yet ready. The base for this scheme, the UID project is surrounded with controversies. And yet the UPA government is pushing hard both the UID and the direct cash transfer scheme with an aim to lure voters for next...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
Any agreement entered into by the government is an agreement deemed to have been entered into on behalf of the and in the interest of “We the people” and the PIO cannot deny this information to a citizen. This is the eleventh in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
Kotak Institutional Equities maintains a ‘positive’ outlook on NBFCs and expects Mahindra Finance, Shriram Transport, IDFC and Reliance Capital while bearish on HDFC, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), Bajaj Finserv Kotak Institutional Equities (Kotak) has voiced positive...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
The amendment bill (banking) is a step towards issuing new licenses for banks, but not the final step, says Kotak Institutional Equities update on the banking sector   Kotak Institutional Equities, in its banking sector update, is guarded about the recent excitement surrounding bills...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
The market indices went up after three days of decline but the trend is down   Easing of the November headline inflation pushed the market higher on hopes that the RBI will cut interest rates at next week’s policy meeting. Although the market indices went up after three days of...

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BM Hegde BM Hegde 14 December 2012
Science is completely dependent on evidence but absence of evidence is not evidence of absence   I was reading an article by the celebrated Cambridge physicist, Stephen Hawking, titled “There is no heaven; it is a fairy tale”. It is an interesting read, although it lacks any semblance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
Be Happy, Earn More!   Sadness makes people more myopic and willing to forgo greater future gains   Did you know that being sad can affect not just your health but your financial well-being as well? We read a lot about how to handle your money safely and smartly. But, we...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
It is important to do your own homework and dig out for facts rather than rely on hearsay. Unfortunately most investors are reluctant to collect information on their own and rely on “false information”   Information is critical for any kind of decision-making, especially in the realm...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
The company offers a new investment strategy under its discretionary portfolio management services which is said to deliver superior long-term returns using a proprietary back-tested strategy to curtail volatility and downside risk. However, it is pertinent to check the details of the scheme.

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
The PIO was reprimanded for denying information in a casual manner by using Section 11 and Sect 7(9). This is the tenth in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI application   The Chief Public Information Officer...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
The correction may be short-lived, but so would be the rally   The market settled lower for the third day on pressure from consumer durables and FMCG stocks, the continuing impasse in Parliament and a weak trend in the European market. While the correction in the market may be...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
Stories of price manipulation VHCL Industries (Rs32) VHCL Industries, erstwhile Jhaveri Weldflux Limited, saw its stock price balloon by an unimaginable 1196% between 19 October 2011 and 16 November 2012, when its stock price went all the way to Rs35 from just Rs2.70! We’re talking...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
Regular dividends hidden attraction Pune-based Foseco India has a portfolio of over 400 complex products, including resins, coatings, feeding systems, ferrous and non-ferrous metal treatment products and additives. Integrated steel plants and foundries are among the company’s clients....

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
Well-run and faces little competition In November 2012, the share price of Jammu & Kashmir Bank breached its 52-week high on the Bombay Stock Exchange, following the September 2012 quarter results. Investors bid up the shares from a little over Rs930 to over Rs1,300 in just two months as...

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Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro  and   Pratibha Kamath 13 December 2012
Investing in high dividend yield stocks is a traditional way to make money on the stock market. Here is a screened list of high dividend yield companies which you could consider adding to your portfolio. When you buy a stock, what do you expect to get from it? A higher selling price is...

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