COMPANIES & SECTORS


Munira Dongre 16 September 2010
Bharti’s net additions of 2 million trailed Vodafone, BSNL, and even new entrant Uninor This has been one of the worst performances ever for Bharti. It has reported its lowest-ever net additions since June 2007. With its net additions lower than Vodafone, BSNL and Uninor, it is possible that it...

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Ashok Shaw 14 September 2010
Developers are waiting for the period from 24th September to 7th October (considered inauspicious for property purchase) to be over for markets to pick up; but analysts do not expect many add-on incentives for consumers after this period As always, developers are hoping for improved performance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 September 2010
Post monsoon, while cement off-take is likely to pick up, the pressure on cement realisation caused by new capacity will restrict revenue growth, across all regions Cement companies from the southern region, including India Cements, Madras Cements, Dalmia Cement and Chettinad Cement have hiked...

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Ashok Shaw 08 September 2010
The global recession had prompted developers to foray into the affordable housing segment. But low margins and the subsequent economic recovery has made the industry shift its focus to high-end projects During the recession, developers were gung-ho over 'affordable housing' projects, with plans...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2010
Shareholder complains about irregularities in election process to the post of shareholder director of the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur A complaint has been registered with the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) against the election of Kunal Dalmia as shareholder director of the bank....

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Ashok Shaw 06 September 2010
The real-estate market is not focusing on end-user sales, but higher valuations and raising funds through the capital market, says an independent real estate researcher Real-estate sales fell by 50%-60% in the quarter ended June, as the market turned speculative and developers held prices in...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 03 September 2010
What lies behind these impressive statistics? The urban markets are saturated — rural and semi-urban India, however, are in top gear Statistics can be great fun. Shown variously using multiple software tools provides great relief, often in colour. But looking beyond them is even better. The...

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Ashok Shaw 02 September 2010
High property value and interest rates, coupled with a lower loan- to-value ratio are becoming serious obstacles for average home buyers, says researcher An average working class person intending to buy a house will find it almost impossible today, as high interest rates and property values,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 September 2010
Despite interest rate and fuel price hikes, coupled with production constraints, Indian automakers have exhibited good sales numbers in August, which marks the start of the festive season Indian automobile companies reported healthy sales numbers for August despite the recent hike in interest...

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Munira Dongre 02 September 2010
The recent rise in merchant power bid rates has created enthusiasm in the Street, but rates may soften in the next four years. Here’s a current account of various broker views An ICICI Securities report dated 30 August 2010 says it expects merchant power rates to soften in the next four years....

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 September 2010
Inadequate supply chain infrastructure, complex taxation laws, high levels of intermediaries, product proliferation and lack of supply chain visibility are a few supply chain challenges faced by the retail industry in India Though retail in India is making progress and is expected to grow more...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 September 2010
IDBI Mutual Fund is launching its fourth fund, the 'IDBI Nifty Junior Index Fund', on Thursday. The fund will be benchmarked against the CNX Nifty Junior Index and is  an open-ended passively managed fund. The funds in this scheme will be invested in stocks comprising the CNX Nifty Junior...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 September 2010
After changing its employee incentive plan to meet targets; de-emphasising sales of non-banking products, it has now also done away with a number of fee-based charges for banking products Eyeing a larger pie of the retail customer base, IDBI Bank today waived all its fee-based charges on...

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Munira Dongre 01 September 2010
Over the past month, the BSE Metals and IT indices have been sluggish performers. In the last few sessions they have actually slipped into a bearish mode. Is there an opportunity here? Or are IT and metal stocks best avoided? CLSA, one of Asia's main brokerages, throws some light on the IT and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 August 2010
Despite being India's third largest hotel chain, EIH's expansion and growth has remained stagnant over the past few years. RIL buying stake and infusing the much-required cash inflows will help EIH both in terms of survival and expansion Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), the country's largest...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 August 2010
An Edelweiss Securities survey points out that infrastructure companies have firmed up higher capex plans over the next two years. This will benefit smaller engineering companies A strong sentimental boost amid robust economic growth is likely to translate into a sustained capex programme for...

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Munira Dongre 27 August 2010
ENAM, CLSA banking sector reports suggest bullishness to continue; banks also expect loan growth to pick up — liquidity is not expected to be a major concern In a recent report on the banking sector, leading brokerage CLSA said, "There is a broad-based pickup in credit demand and the momentum is...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 20 August 2010
Counterfeiting and piracy is generally perceived as a victimless crime with ‘fakes’ simply constituting a cheap alternative purchase. CII wants to change this perception The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called upon the common man to stop the menace of counterfeiting and piracy....

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Munira Dongre 20 August 2010
The fundamentals of the industry have not changed; supply will continue to outstrip demand, and prices will be hit further Cement stocks enjoyed a huge rally across the board yesterday mainly on reports of a 2% hike in western India - CLSA says cement dealers confirmed a 2% hike in Mumbai. Cement...

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Amritha Pillay 19 August 2010
The company has been announcing that it has a lot of projects to be launched in the near future. But the trading in its scrip is more interesting than its purported growth plan Arshiya International Ltd, part of the Arshiya Group, is a listed entity on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the...

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