INVESTOR ISSUES


R Balakrishnan R Balakrishnan 13 January 2011
How promoters and operators work together to rig up prices There is a big lesson to be learnt from the recent sharp fall in prices of small- and mid-cap stocks. Most of these stocks were ‘operated’. What are the typical characteristics of this operation? For one, they have limited retail...

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R Balakrishnan on saving  and   investing prudently 30 December 2010
Grease and graft change nothing. The investment universe feeds on them The recent scam on bribery of bank officials shows how shallow our stock markets are. It also shows the risks of investing in Indian equities. If one were to go by the corporate governance speeches and comments of foreign...

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R Balakrishnan on saving  and   investing prudently 30 November 2010
Don’t depend only on your bank if you want to shop for any financial product. Do your homework and choose a good advisor too I was at my bank for some work. At the next table, a pretty young 20-something (PYTS) was sitting tight-lipped, anxious and eager. She was from the bank. Across her...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu  and   Sanket Dhanorkar 22 November 2010
While gold loan companies are sanguine, actual behaviour of borrowers, lenders and other participants under the stress of sharply falling gold prices remains to be seen. One clue: gold loan companies have never been so big, gold prices have never been so high. This article is the third in a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 November 2010
Despite the BSE clearing the listing of the stock in July last year, SEBI has not yet given its nod and has not shed any light on the matter to the worried investors It has been a long ordeal for investors in Raheja group promoted Innovassynth Investments Limited (IIL), a company that is still...

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R Balakrishnan on saving  and   investing prudently 02 November 2010
Why should all money managers be paid uniformly, irrespective of their performance? Money management is a glamorous but narrow field. There are about 35 fund houses, a dozen-odd insurance companies and a few hundred licensed portfolio managers. In addition, we have thousands of ‘investment...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 October 2010
The brokerage firm has made contrasting calls on the same scrip on the same day to its retail and institutional clients. The firm washes its hands of the matter citing a ‘Chinese wall’ Brokerage firms worldwide are notorious for making dubious recommendations to their clients. It is well known...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 25 October 2010
Suspension of scrips, or delisting them, punishes investors and helps companies who want to ditch their retail shareholders after raising funds from them After Moneylife wrote earlier about some 1,500 scrips being in suspended animation, even as the Securities and Exchange Board of India...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 October 2010
Brokerage firm Aditya Birla Money’s fancy scheme for the rich incurred heavy losses amid wrong bets. It has required intervention from the very top to set things right  In the high stakes game of wealth management, where revenue generation usually takes precedence over client welfare, all it...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2010
Even as the Sensex scales a 32-month high, thousands of crores are flowing out of equity funds while data from the NSE proves that the Indian equity market is extremely hollow. But regulators are in an ivory tower. In this third and final part of a three-part series, we examine the track record...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 October 2010
Even as the Sensex scales a 32-month high, thousands of crores are flowing out of equity funds while data from the NSE proves that the Indian equity market is extremely hollow. But regulators are in an ivory tower. In this second part of a three-part series, we look at what investors have to say...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 October 2010
Even as the Sensex scales a 32-month high, thousands of crores are flowing out of equity funds while data from the NSE proves that the Indian equity market is extremely hollow. But regulators are in an ivory tower. They are not listening. This is the first part of a three-part series A loud...

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Sanket Dhanorkar 06 September 2010
In a blatant violation of SEBI regulations, promoters diluted stake in the company without seeking shareholder approval and in violation of the SEBI takeover code; shares were offloaded to entities acting in concert, jacking up share prices amid a flurry of announcements In another exhibition of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 August 2010
The company’s shares are set to be delisted from the NSE due to non-compliance of listing agreements Bengaluru-based software products provider Cranes Software International Ltd has been repeatedly postponing its announcement of financial results for the past two quarters. This has caused...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2010
In a shocking move, the market regulator has jacked up arbitration fees multi-fold; enough to deter already harassed investors from seeking justice The capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has done it again. As part of its attempts to 'streamline' the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 August 2010
The company has not yet paid 15% interest on the proceeds that it had received for its failed public offer in 2007, despite the Supreme Court upholding SEBI’s order to repay applicants’ money in 2008 Hyderabad-based paper product manufacturer Sri Vijaya Lakshmi Paper Convertors Ltd (SVPCL) Ltd...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 August 2010
A gold-trading company that claims that it ‘earns’ 6% margin per month is ‘offering’ 200% returns to unsuspecting people from the North East. It looks like multi-level marketing (MLM) companies from India are not doing their job well enough in duping gullible people. Now surface reports of a...

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Amritha Pillay 17 August 2010
The fund’s head admits that there have been some bottlenecks in release of complete payments, but is confident that all investors will be paid in full Even after a period of one year, there are still some investors who await their first tranche repayments for investments made in the Osian Art...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 August 2010
KGN and its related companies are running what looks like a pyramid scheme through a multi-level marketing chain in Pune under different names, ensnaring gullible small investors One of the most common ways people lose their hard-earned money is by investing in pyramid schemes. These companies...

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