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Swapnil Suvarna 22 February 2010
Indian markets pared early gains following a slump in RIL Markets opened on a stronger note following positive cues from the centre. However, index heavyweight Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) reversed early gains. At the end of the day, the Sensex closed at 16,237, up 45 points from...

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Interlink Petroleum Limited (IPL) is a small company engaged in exploration of oil and gas. It has signed two production-sharing contracts with the government, one for the Baola gas field and the other for the Modhera oil field in Gujarat. In 2008, Jit Sun Investments of Singapore acquired a...

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The Sensex may correct between 3,250-6,500 points over 3-6 months    The Sensex (and the Nifty) has rallied by around 120% from a low of 8,047 (2,520) on 6 March 2009 to a high of 17,790 (5,330) in January 2010. This has happened without any real correction. Sometime soon, a ‘secondary...

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Swapnil Suvarna 20 February 2010
Indian markets remained highly volatile during the week following index heavyweight Bharti Airtel’s massive slump on reports that the company is in talks to buy the African assets of Kuwaiti telecom player Zain for $10.70 billion and on concerns that rising food inflation may force the Indian...

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Swapnil Suvarna 19 February 2010
The US Fed’s surprise move to raise discount rates weighed heavily on Indian and Asian markets Indian markets along with other Asian markets slumped after an increase in the US Federal Reserve discount rate spurred concerns that the economic bounce-back will slow down as stimulus programs...

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A mutual fund dividend payout is just taking your own money and giving it back to you A spate of advertisements by fund houses about dividend payouts from various schemes has been enriching the print media of late. How do you use the dividends in a mutual fund at all? You have a corpus NAV,...

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Swapnil Suvarna 18 February 2010
High food inflation data and weak Asian markets weighed on Indian bourses Indian markets slumped during the day on the back of weak Asian bourses and profit-booking, and on concerns that rising food inflation may force the Indian central bank to push up rates. The Sensex declined 101 points...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 February 2010
Investors have been withdrawing money virtually every month for the past 13 months—whether we are in a bull market or a bear market. This gives the lie to the fund industry’s notion that investors are merely booking profits After the ban on entry load that came into play from 1 August 2009,...

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Swapnil Suvarna 17 February 2010
Strong global cues helped Indian markets to stay in the green Indian markets continued their uptrend on the back of strong Asian and US markets. At the end of the day, the Sensex shot up 202 points to 16,429 from the previous day’s close, while the Nifty closed at 4,914, up 58...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 February 2010
Calculation of brokerage by ICICIdirect at the end of the quarter has made customers an angry lot ICICIdirect’s refund of excess brokerage remitted at the end of the quarter under its I-Saver plan is not going down well with its customers. ICICIdirect recently launched its two new brokerage...

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Swapnil Suvarna 16 February 2010
Strong Asian markets and positive global cues helped the Indian bourses to stay positive Indian markets gained momentum during the day on the back of strong Asian markets and positive global cues. At the end of the day, the Sensex shot up 188 points from the previous day’s close to 16,227...

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Ravi Samalad 16 February 2010
The company’s top 10 customers accounted for 43.88% of its sales for 2008-09 Texmo Pipes & Products Limited’s over-dependency on its small customer base and concentration on two sectors could limit the company’s profitability. Texmo makes a variety of PVC and HDPE pipes. According to the...

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Swapnil Suvarna 15 February 2010
Index heavyweight Bharti Airtel’s decline, surge in inflation and China’s surprise move to restrict bank lending weighed heavily on Indian markets Indian markets remained highly volatile during the day following index heavyweight Bharti Airtel’s massive slump and a jump in inflation. China’s...

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Sanket Dhanorkar 15 February 2010
One of the reasons for the dwindling investor population in India is the complicated and drawn-out KYC procedure, say industry experts The Indian government’s efforts towards strengthening identification norms have had an adverse impact in the most unexpected quarters. Apparently, the much...

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As suggested last time, we got a weak rally. The market trend is still up. Watch 16,500 on the Sensex Last week, we had said that we expected a weak rally under which the Sensex  will reach about 16,500 and possibly to 17,000 before pausing or going down again. There was a rally and it was...

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Pallabika Ganguly 11 February 2010
Hathway subscribers from these cities and certain parts of Maharashtra would be deprived of viewing 33 TV channels offered by Zee Turner. Hathway’s IPO also received a lukewarm response from investors Zee Turner, a joint venture between the Turner Group and the Essel Group, said that it has...

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Swapnil Suvarna 11 February 2010
Indian bourses gained following positive trends in global markets Indian markets remained in the green on the back of strong Asian markets powered by strong economic data from Australia and China, and ahead of a key European Union summit that could lay out a rescue plan for debt-stricken...

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Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves is going to come to our rescue and that we will live happily ever after. Nowadays, one can only hope against hope The recent events related with Mumbai and Maharashtra have left me thinking over my real problems, completely ignored...

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Moneylife Research Team 10 February 2010
Scared of equities? Don’t have the time and expertise to research? What if there were outstanding companies that consistently generate excellent returns, as great equities should, and yet are as safe as bonds over the long term? The Moneylife Research Team picked five stocks that meet this...

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Essentially, the Indian mutual fund industry is driven by 39 key stocks! India may boast of the one of oldest stock markets and also one of the most active stock markets in the world, but fund managers find it hard to pick stocks. When we pulled out data on all the stocks in the portfolios...

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