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India's $23.4 billion outsourcing industry, which employs 1.2 million workers, and makes up nearly 5% of GDP, is accelerating at more than 25% a year. According to research reports, Indian service providers grabbed outsourcing contracts worth more than $50 million in 2005. This includes...

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In late 2004 and early 2005 textile exports was supposed to be the next big thing after software and Business Process Outsourcing, part of a megatrend under which Indian companies were supposed to take advantage of their excellent quality and low costs to create a winning advantage for...

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You love to live an adventurous youthful life, complete with mountain-climbing, rafting, hang gliding etc. But imagine ending up with a career behind a desk or attending stuffy corporate lunches and cocktail parties. Well, the good news is that you can earn a living while living a life...

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I was reading in MoneyLIFE (7th July issue) about the Fly-For-Sure scheme of Citibank. The article says that the bank is redressing consumer complaints. I am a credit card holder of the bank who received a Fly-For-Sure voucher after qualifying for the scheme. Later, the same was denied...

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Confused about where the market is headed? You are not alone. As the market scales new heights everyday, there is complete confusion about where we are headed. We scanned some of the more important ideas about the market and have summarised them here. Morgan Stanley: Sell India

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Even as the government harps on the virtues of paying taxes, fake cards of Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) are proliferating. In December 2005, a top Income Tax official told this writer that the number of PAN cards issued is nearly twice the number of Income Tax assessees. We now know...

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Apropos the Business Protocol articles of Mr Walter Vieira, I would like to share just one of the many personal experiences I have had in my life. Some time back, while I was in Australia, during my studies in Portfolio and Economic Analysis, I was staying at a shared housing arrangement. People...

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How do you measure fund performance? In simple terms, it is the change in your net asset value over a period of time. But academics say that while returns are important, what is equally important is the degree of risk taken to achieve that return. Risk evaluation is a part of any...

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UNIQUE ROLE I noticed someone reading MoneyLIFE magazine and asked to see it more closely. I am usually indifferent to money-related topics of discussion but one needs money to live and, of course, it is logical to be aware of such issues. As I picked up a few issues of MoneyLIFE to flip...

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The March 7 judgement of the Supreme Court, which allowed for the development of 600 acres of mill land in and around Parel, in the heart of Mumbai, frees up huge tracts of land for development ensuring a massive infusion of funds. The effects may rub off on areas surrounding the mills....

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India’s largest basmati rice exporter, REI Agro, wants to get into organised retailing. It is a dubious move If the next growth segment is going to be the farm sector, companies like REI Agro should do well. Like Kushi Ram Behari Lal (KRBL now), REI Agro is primarily a basmati rice processing...

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Get the agent to put all his/her promises in writing and ensure that you retain a copy of everything you have signed This column has often highlighted how financial regulation is loaded against consumers because it is invariably framed after consultation with commercial entities alone; consumer...

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Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane is a fasncinating tale of how publishing actually used to be. Publishers like Lane were mavericks with ideas, booze and cigarettes and a deep passion for putting out good words within inexpensive covers. Allen Lane was a stocky, dapper...

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ML Research Desk 15 February 2007
The market is too expensive, is the consensus view. But there is value in pockets. ML Research Desk found some places to shop cheap Marc Faber, the investment guru, says “Emerging markets could get kicked in the next three months so I’d be careful of buying Indian shares now.” Apart from...

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Another Indian-nama through the private lens of a self-indulgent foreigner Here is a new sub-genre of foreign writing on India: the view of a Delhi-centric foreign journalist married to an Indian. The sub-genre is new but the output is old. In our last issue, we reviewed In Spite of the Gods...

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Continuing education comes in many forms. Here is one. Educate your employees in personal finance & empower them with the right tools to help them manage their money. World-class companies help to increase productivity and performance of their people. They also help them develop...

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The Indian markets have been the world’s most volatile. This should correct but at what cost? Indian markets have been see-sawing for the past couple of years. There have been days when the market has gone down by 300-400 points. Besides, fluctuations by 400 points within a few hours of a...

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Foreign money has been the main force behind this bull-run. Want to know which way the foreign money is headed? Your friendly helpful neighbourhood broker may not know. The only public information about the thinking of foreign funds is the reported figures of FIIs. Unfortunately, it...

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In the stock market jungle, it is investor vs the rest. There is no shortcut to buying shares, as this example shows I recently got an email which read: “Will you kindly inform me about Nissan Copper? I bought 100 shares @Rs112. I don’t have much knowledge of the market. I am in trouble. Will...

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The BF Utilities stock is on fire. Not because it has been spun off from Bharat Forge and has a wind power generation business. That business is too small. BF also owns shares in Auto Axles (31,09,745), Bharat Forge (5,75,481), Kalyani Steels (47,51,251) Kirloskar Oil (305,825) and...

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