ECONOMY & NATION


Munira Dongre 11 January 2011
Expect IT to zoom if Infosys’ sequential growth is above 7%, ups it dollar revenue guidance for the year above 26%, and gives positive vibes on IT budgets and discretionary spending Expectations are high on Q3 results and all eyes are focused on information technology, particularly Infosys,...

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Sharad Matade 11 January 2011
Unprecedented flash floods in Australia, coupled with a possible hike in Chinese consumption may fuel prices of the black gold  Indian steel producers may see a sharp surge in April-June contract prices of coking coal as the floods in Australia-the worst in 50 years-have disturbed mining and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 January 2011
The ratings agency has evolved an evaluation of management programmes on a host of parameters to enable students make informed choices and the industry to make better recruitments CRISIL India, the country's premier ratings agency, has introduced a new grading system for Business Schools that...

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Sharad Matade 07 January 2011
Natural rubber prices are at their highest-ever, as heavy rain hampers production, increasing concerns that supply may not keep pace with demand Natural rubber prices have climbed to record highs and are likely to continue to climb in the near-term on falling output by major rubber-producing...

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Sharad Matade 06 January 2011
Experts believe that with demand rising and only a small surplus in the global market, sugar producers will be encouraged to export more Sugar, which left a bitter taste in the mouth in early 2010 because of high prices, may not be much sweeter this year despite record production expected in...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal  and   Sanket Dhanorkar 05 January 2011
The wealth management arm of Kotak Mahindra Bank misled a customer into investing in its India Growth Fund at a steep premium, based on bogus claims. Kotak officials remain impassive even as the investor struggles to find buyers It seems that customers everywhere are paying a hefty price for...

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Munira Dongre 05 January 2011
A risk of shortfall in production targets, the proposed pay revision for Coal India, and increased share of washed coal may put upward pressure on coal prices and put power companies at the losing end Black gold is about to become dearer. And the ramifications are going to be felt all around.

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Shukti Sarma 04 January 2011
Fragmented market and rising costs leave entertainment channels facing another year of struggle 2011 is here, and the media is glowing with optimism. Perhaps, it's what also sells. For, the media sector will be hoping that it can do better in the next 12 months, than it has recently....

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Sharad Matade 03 January 2011
Major steel makers say they will announce hike today. SAIL announced hike this morning Indian steel producers JSW Steel Limited and Essar Steel will increase prices of flat products by 4%-5% today, due to surging raw material costs. This morning, the Steel Authority of India announced a 3%...

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Munira Dongre 03 January 2011
Just when two-wheeler makers are reporting bumper December sales numbers, Kotak says it expects a slowdown in this segment next year, due to high petrol and loan rates In a report to clients today, Kotak researchers say they expect domestic two-wheeler industry growth to moderate from 20% in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 December 2010
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) said its unit Electrical & Gulf Projects Operating Company (E&GP OC) has won domestic and international projects worth Rs2,503 crore in the third quarter of 2010. The projects ranged from establishment of power transmission lines and sub-stations to railway...

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Munira Dongre 31 December 2010
Kotak Securities says it finds little merit in arguments for a sharp deterioration in the operating environment of the banking sector and believes margins will moderate only marginally from 2Q’s elevated levels Bank stocks have been falling sharply mainly on two concerns-one is the tight...

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Shukti Sarma 30 December 2010
It’s been a good year for the news media, with furious attention focused on a flood of scams. The media was itself in the spotlight over the involvement of some journalists in lobbying for business The year 2010 was a strange year for the print and visual news media sector. While it was...

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Veeresh Malik on tales from the auto sector 30 December 2010
Plagued by recalls worldwide,Toyota taps lower segment in India to push up average sales The price for buyers of the Toyota Etios has been declared, and much ado has been made about yet another scaled down three-box sedan that essentially grew out of a hatchback, and claims to be new while...

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Alekh Angre 30 December 2010
Sandeep Anjea of Kaizen Private Equity believes that any significant improvement in the quality of higher education in India can come only through the entry of foreign universities Kaizen Private Equity is India’s first equity fund focused on the education sector. The company, set up on the...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 29 December 2010
It was a big year for phone freaks with fast-improving handsets and newer services even allowing for mobile payments. But content and price remained a major obstacle for television The year 2010 dished out quite a few treats for technophiles. It was a leapfrog year particularly for mobile...

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Sharad Matade 28 December 2010
Even as economic activity picks up, the real estate sector is stuck due to funding constraints and fewer buyers After a tough 2008-09, there was a feeling that developers would change their high-rise focus to help more average-income buyers find decent housing. There were some who did a...

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Sharad Matade 28 December 2010
Government delays decision to allow more cotton exports as cotton traders wait eagerly to take advantage of higher global prices   The uncertainty over increasing cotton exports and the delay in issuing licences for export may result in excess domestic supply of cotton that could pull down...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 December 2010
Stockguru.India and its group companies are self-styled investment advisors, offering Rs22,000 on an investment of Rs10,000 in one year As if there were not enough potholes on the stock market route, here is a multi-level marketing (MLM) company that is promising 20% returns per month!...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 27 December 2010
A record $6.5 billion exit, with latest being Reckitt Benckiser Group acquiring Paras Pharmaceuticals, was the highlight of the private equity scene in 2010. Longer term, there are demands for transparency and stringent due diligence  In a business that typically takes five to seven years for...

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