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Ravi Samalad 31 March 2010
The SEBI directive means that AMCs will have to pay upfront commissions out of their recurring expenses accounts or from their own pockets In a move to bring protect investors’ interests, market watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has mandated all asset management companies...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 March 2010
Expect a sideways movement in the bourses As expected, correction has set in after the markets attempted and failed to make a new 24-month high. Throughout the morning session, the index was up but slipped in afternoon trading. The BSE Sensex was down 121 points (down 0.68%) to 17,590 and the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 March 2010
The Sensex has regained a level last seen in February 2008. How have the stocks moved since then? Yesterday, the Sensex closed at 17,711. This level has not been seen since 28 February 2008 when the Sensex had closed at 17,824. In this period, the markets have witnessed a lot of volatility....

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 March 2010
The market regulator’s December 2009 circular on transferring funds back to client accounts periodically has created market-wide confusion. Many brokers have not followed this rule, which was supposed to be implemented by 31 March 2010 A little-discussed circular of the Securities and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 March 2010
The market is getting long in the tooth and the chance of a sudden reversal is strong Market indices touched a two-year high today. They opened high, sold off in late morning trade and rebounded to record new highs. Even after selling went up in late afternoon trades, the BSE Sensex ended the...

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According to sources, the fruit-juice manufacturer has not been issuing salaries and has also stopped production Another likely casualty of the financial turmoil in the Indage empire is Seabuckthorn Indage Ltd (SIL), which reportedly has not been paying salaries to its employees since...

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Pallabika Ganguly 29 March 2010
The company, which listed on the BSE, has new plans for expansion and broadening its revenue base DQ Entertainment (DQE), a global animation, gaming and live-action entertainment production & distribution company, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday. Its order book stands at...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 March 2010
The stock markets have rallied strongly for the past seven consecutive weeks. Will the momentum continue? There is a 50% probability of that happening The Sensex has been on a rally for seven consecutive weeks now. From 16,153 on 11 February 2010, it has rallied to a high of 17,644 for the...

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Amritha Pillay 29 March 2010
A number of banks are reportedly on the verge of exceeding their group exposure limit in the infrastructure segment. Bankers don’t want SPVs to be part of their group exposure limits India plans a huge expansion in the infrastructure segment, in the coming years. With most of these new...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 March 2010
Expect a correction by the middle of next week The market ended last week on a strong note—even after the monetary tightening by the RBI. The market has been up for seven weeks in a row and the chances of a correction next week are high. We expect a correction by the middle of next week.

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 March 2010
Markets are approaching their highest level in two years The market ended on a firm note today. The BSE Sensex closed at 17,644, up 86 points and the Nifty closed at 5,282, up 22 points. It is now once again reaching the highest level in two years, a level it had hit in January. The market...

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Pallabika Ganguly 26 March 2010
Maharashtra is trying to push value-added tax on homebuyers by passing it under a ‘composition’ scheme The Maharashtra State Budget 2010 has proposed to introduce a ‘composition’ scheme for builders and developers, where 1% value-added tax (VAT) will be levied on homebuyers. This tax appears...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 March 2010
Fund houses are paying upfront brokerage of three years which includes trail commission to incentivise distributors for ELSS schemes Fund houses are providing an advance lump-sum upfront brokerage for equity-linked saving schemes (ELSS) in an attempt to woo distributors. SBI Mutual Fund...

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SEBI’s regulatory tussle with the IRDA over ULIPs was yet another ill-timed and misconceived move Things don’t always work like in the nursery rhyme that goes… “For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost; for...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 March 2010
Strong global cues lift market in volatile trade on Thursday The market trimmed off early losses to ride high in the late trading session. It ended the day with a large gain. The BSE Sensex ended at 17,559, up 0.67% or 107 points, and the Nifty closed at 5,260, up 0.62%. The market hit the...

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Pallabika Ganguly 25 March 2010
Mumbai builders are slapping new home buyers with a nasty surprise in the form of value-added tax and service tax. This means that buyers have to pay 12% more on taking possession of their contracted and fully-paid apartments Property prices in Mumbai have already zoomed past their pre-2008...

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Ravi Samalad 25 March 2010
Agents are painting a rosy picture and promising guaranteed returns to clueless investors Even as insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is busy bailing out initial public offerings of public sector units (PSUs), LIC agents are finding new ways to trick investors.

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Indage Restaurants & Leisure, although loss-making, is not as over-leveraged as Indage Vintners. Will it also be hurt by the likely liquidation of the parent company? A 15-day stay on liquidation proceedings granted by the Bombay High Court has given Indage Vintners a ray of hope to raise funds...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 March 2010
We expect the market to trade in a range on Thursday Yesterday we had suggested that the market will trade in a narrow range and remain listless for now. This is what happened. The market opened higher, thanks to overnight strength of the US market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 43.91...

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Pallabika Ganguly 23 March 2010
Over eight months, property prices at Powai in central Mumbai have almost doubled Powai is a tony residential location in central Mumbai. Property prices here are reaching for the stratosphere. Rates have almost doubled over the past eight months. Recently, a two bedroom-hall-kitchen (BHK) of...

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