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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2012
Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act can be misused. Here is how you can protect yourself and avoid getting arrested while voicing your opinion on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc   At the 142nd seminar of Moneylife Foundation, Yogesh Pratap Singh, a former...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2012
After a lacklustre performance throughout the year, Nomura expects near-term pick up as rupee depreciation makes steel imports dearer which will revive local demand The steel industry has been in the doldrums for the entire 2012 but Nomura’s Equity Research expects a pick-up in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2012
Nomura, is bullish on the media space, particularly Zee TV and Dish TV. But it leaves out the implications of the charge of extortion Naveen Jindal has brought and its implications Nomura Equity Research, in a visit note to its clients, is bullish about the media sector, particularly Zee...

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BV Gokhale BV Gokhale 12 December 2012
BV Gokhale, who has spoken about chelation therapy, offers an honest and insightful critique on the manner at which TACT trial was conducted and what could have been done, even though results were positive. He also fears possible arm-twisting that might prevent the real truth from being...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2012
In a bullish note to clients, the Indian equity research arm of Morgan Stanley has cited good fundamentals and low volatility as key for India’s impressive performance. But it cites past performance as an indicator to the future, without the context in which such past performance was...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2012
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Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro 12 December 2012
Why do the portfolios of many top schemes have Sensex and Nifty stocks? Are these fund managers closet indexers? If so, should you be worried? Jason Monteiro analyses There are over 5,000 companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and nearly 3,000 stocks are listed on the National...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 December 2012
CBI claimed exemption without explaining how disclosing the information on why the agency decided not to prosecute Mukesh and Anil Ambani in the Reliance Infocomm case would affect the court case. The claim was denied by the CIC. This is the eighth in a series of important judgements given by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 December 2012
The share price of Hexaware Technologies has gone down by 24% in the last six months. This is not the first Atul Nishar-promoted company we have seen come crashing down The operating margins of Hexaware Technologies have been highly volatile in the past. According to a research report...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 December 2012
If the indices go under today’s low expect a downtrend to start   The uproar over the Wal-Mart issue which rocked the Parliament for the second day pushed the market lower today. The market is seen under pressure and if the indices go under today’s low, a downtrend may begin. The...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 11 December 2012
Is RBI Serious about Forcing Prices Down? Open any newspaper or television channel and what stands out is the continuing splurge on expensive advertising, even while realty companies openly admit that high-end properties have not been selling for the past few years because prices are out...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 11 December 2012
Sahara India, a strange business group, has managed to get three months of time to repay investors. But remember Sahara claims that it owes nothing to anybody On 5th December, as the debate over foreign direct investment (FDI) raged in the Lok Sabha, the Supreme Court of India (SC)...

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BV Gokhale BV Gokhale 11 December 2012
Recent research data which was partially announced has proven critics wrong. BV Gokhale writes about the history of chelation therapy, the results of the TACT trials and the politics of it all Chelation therapy, an alternative to angioplasty and bypass surgery, had constantly been given...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 11 December 2012
The latest RBI KYC guidelines for opening new bank accounts make it a lot easier for common man as only one document would suffice as proof of identity and proof of residence   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come with modifications in KYC (Know Your Customer) guidelines. These...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 December 2012
The citizen needs to give no reasons nor are his credentials to be checked for giving the information. If the third party objects to giving the information, the PIO must take his objections and see if any of the exemption clauses of Section 8(1) apply. If none of the exemption clauses apply,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 December 2012
Watch out for a close below today's low for the first sign of weakness   The market settled flat amid a choppy and range-bound session on new worries from Europe and the absence of any domestic triggers. Today the Nifty moved in a narrow range of 5,888 and 5,920 and ended flat....

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 December 2012
Foreign inflows have pushed the market up by 25%. However, there is no evidence of investment picking up any time soon, according to the latest Espirito Santo Securities report Foreign institutional investors have been betting their money on Indian equities, pushing up BSE benchmark...

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Vrinda Bagaria 10 December 2012
The apex court has taken a strict view of cases where cheques are dishonoured In a recent judgement on cheque bounce issues, the Supreme Court, while taking into consideration genuine cases, has suggested to follow the principle of the Laxmi Dyechem Vs State of Gujarat & Others, on a...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 10 December 2012
They become more volatile and act more irrationally. Here are some examples The quarterly and annual results announced by companies are keenly watched by the analysts in the stock market. There is a lot of analysis that is done during pre and post result period by fundamental analysts....

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 December 2012
Using transparency law like the RTI Act, one can obtain crucial information and help lakhs of daily commuters across the Mumbai suburban network, says activist Samir Zaveri who doggedly fights for the rights of those who are affected by corruption or the sheer apathy of railway officials

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