COMPANIES & SECTORS


Ramesh S Arunachalam Ramesh S Arunachalam 20 September 2011
DFIs and banks, including SIDBI, have miserably failed in their due diligence of NBFC MFIs, and expecting them to do this with regard to the business correspondent model is somewhat naïve. The RBI should undertake an examination of the grass-roots realities before implementing the new...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 September 2011
Pankaj Kapoor, managing director, Liases Foras, explains what is wrong with increased capital inflow in the realty business Despite abysmal property sales, prices have been increasing. While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made borrowing more difficult, developers have been turning to...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 20 September 2011
The labour face-off, spearhead by Maruti Suzuki workers, is spreading all through the Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt. The Haryana government is blaming the workers now The Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt unrest, spearheaded by the Maruti Suzuki face-off, seems to be getting worse....

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 September 2011
Pankaj Kapoor explains that new townships spring up because of their proximity to major urban centres, but they lack infrastructure to expand consistently "A lot of people say that the tier-II or tier-III cities are going to be the next big thing in realty. It is not possible because realty...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 September 2011
Mumbai registered abysmal sales in the June quarter, while deals in Pune surged. Pankaj Kapoor, managing director, Liases Foras, says prices have skyrocketed when they should have corrected over the past few months, and this is not sustainable Mumbai lags way behind other realty hotspots in...

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Ramesh S Arunachalam Ramesh S Arunachalam 19 September 2011
The business correspondent model offers a unique possibility for mainstream low-income financial services. But recent experience has shown that there are huge risks as well, which is why it must be regulated carefully The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has facilitated the adoption of a very...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 September 2011
TV companies hope festive season will revive fortunes. Look to digitisation to improve revenues, even as print segment takes away consumer ad money With rising inputs costs and inflation, big national advertisers in the conventional sectors have undertaken significant cuts in ad spend and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 September 2011
Market watchers feel that discounts & freebies might not help the consumer durables sector, and inflation plus rising interest rates may spoil the party and impact sales After bidding farewell to the Ganapati festival, the market seems to be optimistic over the Navratri-Diwali season. Among...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 September 2011
Former power and finance secretary EAS Sarma says no action taken by Centre or Andhra Pradesh government on fraudulent report Former union power and finance secretary EAS Sarma has threatened to go to court against the central and the Andhra Pradesh governments as well as Lohitha...

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Ramesh S Arunachalam Ramesh S Arunachalam 13 September 2011
Low-income people want appropriate products and quality service and MFIs which focus on meeting client needs in an ethical manner will be the most successful in the long-term The year 2010 will certainly go down as a watershed in the history of Indian microfinance. It was a year when the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 September 2011
The bottom line of the chemicals sector grew by 95% to Rs1,062 crore from Rs543 crore, supported by a 29% growth in revenues in the June quarter The chemicals sector registered the highest net profit growth of 95% in the first quarter of FY12, from among the 29 major sectors tracked by...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 09 September 2011
The wars of the present and the future are going to be fought using economic tools more than military might. Building this economic power requires the revival of seafaring strength that was allowed to deteriorate on account of a short-sighted and corrupt approach Before you take down a...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 08 September 2011
Smaller commercial vehicles are selling better than bigger ones, The downturn in the private car market, now affecting larger commercial vehicles also, has not come as much of a surprise. You can’t judge the severity of the issue from the numbers being reported because most data is based on...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2011
With inflation continuing to remain high, the apex bank is likely to continue with tightening measures despite weakening domestic and global demand that has hurt manufacturing activity Notwithstanding the economic slowdown, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to hike the repo rate by a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2011
Massive job creation is needed to maintain current employment level Some 20 years ago, getting a good job was a great deal. Now, jobs are going abegging while employers struggle to cope with low skills, absenteeism, lack of application, high staff turnover and poor accountability. Therefore,...

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Shukti Sarma 08 September 2011
A good precedent, but it raises many questions The Rs630-crore penalty that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) slapped on realty giant DLF has been hailed by all. DLF was found abusing its dominant market position, disregarding consumer interests and engaging in unfair practices,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2011
According to the ratings agency, valuations of construction companies will improve over the next 12 months as some of the concerns, such as execution hurdles and high interest rates, are expected to fade out by the year-end, resulting in moderate earnings growth Though most construction...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 September 2011
Higher cost of land on outskirts of cities may hurt low-margin affordable housing projects. Still, there are those who believe acquisition must be made harder not just for the sake of farmers, but also for food security The new Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, which was...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 September 2011
The growth in consumer durable goods output has slowed, but the major manufacturers are doing reasonably well Growth in consumer durable loans outstanding deployed by scheduled commercial banks fell sharply to 8.9% y-o-y (year-on-year) in July 2011 from 22% in the previous month, suggesting...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 06 September 2011
There is speculation that Maruti may well use the lockout to move from the current landlocked location to a place near a seaport, which could be Gujarat, an auto hub. This will free up priceless land in Haryana as well Maruti-Suzuki has been affected by a debilitating strike at its Manesar...

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