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Moneylife Digital Team 29 August 2011
Nifty to witness staggered rise to 5,100 As suggested last week we got a market rally today. With the political drama at the Centre coming to an end on Sunday and chances of another stimulus package for sagging the US economy next month, domestic investors were seen once again on the...

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William Gamble William Gamble 29 August 2011
The lack of information about bad debts does not stop in developed countries. China, Brazil, Russia, and even India are dominated by state-owned banks whose lending is heavily influenced by politicians and they have less of an incentive to reveal the extent of the problem The crash of 2008...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 August 2011
Nifty may see the lows of 4,680 again after 19 months Worries about domestic economic growth following a cut in the growth forecast for the current fiscal by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and global concerns resulted in the market closing in the negative for a third day. Today, the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 25 August 2011
Ministry of Corporate Affairs allows spending of unclaimed investors’ funds to be decided by bureaucrats, industry bodies In one of the most brazen moves in recent times, the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has allowed the spending of a fat pool of unclaimed investors’ funds that will be...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2011
If today’s low breaks, Nifty likely to fall to 4750 After volatile movement for some days now, the Nifty today ended at its lowest level on its current decline. If the Nifty does not close above 5,000 in the next few days, we may see a fall to the 4,750 level in the next few days.

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu 25 August 2011
Indian companies have reported extremely poor profit growth which explains why the market is unable to show any recovery. In fact, there could be further downside due to poor earnings growth. We had suggested in June that analysts and fund managers were too optimistic For months together, we...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 25 August 2011
MLMs are lobbying to amend the law which lumps them along with dubious pyramid schemes The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has released a discussion paper on its plans to regulate private fund pools to reduce fraud and market risk. While some private equity (PE) fund managers...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 25 August 2011
Arbitrary and opaque consent orders must stop SEBI’s decision to bring consistency to its consent system is long overdue and probably triggered by a PIL on the issue. Moneylife has repeatedly exposed, with examples, the arbitrariness and poor transparency in SEBI’s consent proceedings. We...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2011
The pharma manufacturer, which has registered steady growth and profits, is well-placed to capitalise on the growing market at home and abroad We had written about Venus Remedies in the Street Beat section of our issue dated 15 July 2010. The stock was trading at around Rs268 at that time....

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2011
The Indian paper industry will continue to be bogged down by raw material availability, but the stock is worth considering We had written about paper manufacturer Seshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd (SPB) in our issue of 8 April 2010. At that time, the stock was trading at around Rs161 and is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 August 2011
Nifty to move between 4,750 and 4,930 The market lost about 1.2% on Wednesday, snapping a two-session gain on global worries that also dampened sentiment in the rest of the Asian markets. Although the Nifty couldn't manage crossing Tuesday's high, the benchmark succeeded in staying...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 August 2011
Nifty may continue to see an upmove to the level of 5,000 The market brushed aside early hiccups and closed with good gains for a second day in a row. A recovery in the global markets assisted the gains. The Sensex and the Nifty opened higher from Monday's highs, but the indices couldn't...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 August 2011
Pledging shares against debt is a sure recipe for disaster, especially in a falling market. Around 30 companies have actually pledged shares of more than 50% of their paid-up capital. Among the top companies with the highest value of pledged shares were TCS, Adani Power and JP Power—with a...

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R Balakrishnan R Balakrishnan 20 August 2011
At this juncture, the markets are poised on a tightrope. Here are three possible future scenarios—and the probable outcomes  We have come to a point where the markets seem to be on a razor's edge. Given the current volatility and the prevailing mood, one can predict three possibilities as...

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William Gamble William Gamble 16 August 2011
Governments across the world have initiated actions that have allowed markets to ignore many of their basic problems. More money is not the answer—it is making underlying problems worse  The market volatility of the past week is hardly surprising. The only thing that is surprising is what...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 11 August 2011
Our media is a paper tiger “The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account. It failed when it came to itself. We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred. We are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected. We regret not acting faster to...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 11 August 2011
The Securities and Exchange Board of India ignores various kinds of manipulation by this stock broking company Is SEBI extraordinarily soft on the Ashika group, for some reason? Judge for yourself. The group entities are so openly involved in various kinds of market manipulation, that it...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 August 2011
The company, which is present in railways, bridges, buildings, power, sewerage, irrigation and roads, is looking to expand its capabilities in marine projects and deepen vertical strength in various states Supreme Infrastructure India (SIIL) is one of the few listed infrastructure companies...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 August 2011
The growth drivers for this small drugs manufacturer are firmly in place Ajanta Pharma is a small company with a presence in the anti-malarial, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, musculoskeletal, ophthalmology and respiratory segments, with four manufacturing facilities in India and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 August 2011
The outlook for this oxo-alcohols manufacturer has improved substantially, because of enhanced capacity and upgradation of technology Andhra Petrochemicals (APL) was promoted by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation and Andhra Sugars as a joint sector company in 1984. It makes...

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