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Swapnil Suvarna 21 December 2009
Higher advance tax figures from India Inc—suggesting greater profit growth and improving economic prospects—fail to uplift Indian markets The Sensex declined 119 points from Friday’s (18 December 2009) close, ending the day at 16,601, while the Nifty declined 35 points to 4,953, despite...

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The fund lobby continues with its anti-investor stance and its latest move only serves to highlight its ineptitude There is continuing confusion about who gets the trail commission in a mutual fund transaction, where a client has moved away from one distributor to another. A large part of the...

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The fund lobby continues with its anti-investor stance and its latest move only serves to highlight its ineptitude There is continuing confusion about who gets the trail commission in a mutual fund transaction, where a client has moved away from one distributor to another. A large part of the...

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Several steel makers in the country are expected to revise prices upwards from early next year to cash in on the uptick in demand Tata Steel Ltd on Monday hinted at increasing prices of its products, reports PTI. "What has gone down has to go up," Tata Steel's managing director HM Nerurkar...

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Ravi Samalad  and   Sanket Dhanorkar 21 December 2009
In a desperate attempt to capture volumes from NSE’s vastly superior derivatives segment, BSE slashes transaction costs for its F&O segment Asia’s oldest stock exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), is introducing revised transaction charges in the equity derivatives segment in a bid to...

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Ravi Samalad  and   Sanket Dhanorkar 21 December 2009
In a desperate attempt to capture volumes from NSE’s vastly superior derivatives segment, BSE slashes transaction costs for its F&O segment Asia’s oldest stock exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), is introducing revised transaction charges in the equity derivatives segment in a bid to...

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The biggest irony is that nearly two-thirds of these funds were estimated to have come from investors in overseas markets. However, these global markets themselves were in shambles and companies were in dire need of capital, forcing them to beg their respective governments for money Companies...

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The Exchange is likely to announce this facility in the next 10-15 days in a bid to enhance traders’ accessibility to its new platform—BSE StAR MF Shortly after launching its mutual funds (MF) transaction platform, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) now plans to allow its brokers to place orders...

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The Exchange is likely to announce this facility in the next 10-15 days in a bid to enhance traders’ accessibility to its new platform—BSE StAR MF Shortly after launching its mutual funds (MF) transaction platform, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) now plans to allow its brokers to place orders...

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The World Gold Council said recent moves by India and Sri Lanka to acquire gold suggested that central banks are increasingly looking at the yellow metal to diversify their investment portfolios. Gold, which has been one of the bigger investment vehicles this year, would remain so as the...

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The World Gold Council said recent moves by India and Sri Lanka to acquire gold suggested that central banks are increasingly looking at the yellow metal to diversify their investment portfolios. Gold, which has been one of the bigger investment vehicles this year, would remain so as the...

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Swapnil Suvarna 19 December 2009
The market may remain under pressure Last week, we had said that a downmove is quite probable and that may see a dip to below 16,500 before the next leg up. The Sensex ended the week at 16,720, down by 400 points. Speculation that the surge in wholesale price inflation index may add pressure...

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Amritha Pillay 18 December 2009
The total potential opportunity for domestic players in the defence segment is worth $5.10 billion. Out of this, $2.1 billion is the total worth of offsets expected. These bright prospects, however, could be delayed due to problems in JVs with overseas companies The defence sector could have...

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Swapnil Suvarna 18 December 2009
Weak global cues, along with speculation over a possible tightening of monetary policy pulled down Indian markets Speculation that the central bank would tighten monetary policy to help stem rising prices ruled the Indian markets throughout the day, in addition to weak global cues. The Sensex...

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Lorain Viegas 18 December 2009
After the fiasco, CAT will be subjected to forensic testing. However, experts believe that this move would just be another futile attempt to come out of the mess The computerised Common Admission Test (CAT) will now be subject to application of psychometric expertise and forensic testing to...

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Swapnil Suvarna 18 December 2009
Suzlon repaid the $780 million debt through the proceeds from a 35% stake sale in Belgium\'s Hansen Transmissions and a new five-year dollar-denominated loan of $465 million from SBI. Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy has announced that the company has repaid its entire outstanding acquisition...

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Mukesh Ambani, the only Indian to feature among the top 50 CEOs, is in the same league as Steve Jobs of Apple, Yun Jong-Yong of Samsung Electronics, Russian energy firm Gazprom\\\'s Alexey Miller and John Chambers of Cisco Systems Mukesh Ambani, who heads India\\\'s most valuable company...

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By Sanket Dhanorkar  and   Ravi Samalad  and   Pratibha Kamath 18 December 2009
Tyche Industries fails to make timely disclosure of acquisition of stake in the company by another group company It looks like companies have succumbed to the habit of bending the rules dictating corporate governance practices. Moneylife has regularly pointed out cases where such companies...

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By Sanket Dhanorkar  and   Ravi Samalad  and   Pratibha Kamath 18 December 2009
Tyche Industries fails to make timely disclosure of acquisition of stake in the company by another group company It looks like companies have succumbed to the habit of bending the rules dictating corporate governance practices. Moneylife has regularly pointed out cases where such companies...

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A host of human resources (HR) experts believe that tough economic conditions globally gave a wake-up call to companies during 2009 to curb their extravagant ways in compensation structures and turned them into more thrifty and performance-conscious firms 'Vulgar' salaries became a sore thumb...

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