ECONOMY & NATION


Moneylife Digital Team 05 April 2011
IDFC Securities says engineering firms should perform the best on healthy execution of orders; it expects sustained growth in oil & gas, infrastructure and construction; but feels metals and cement are constrained by input costs and overcapacity The fourth quarter earnings of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 April 2011
Future Group company sets target of 100 stores in 12 months; aims to leverage its wide customer base countrywide through financial outlets that will be integrated with its large format stores Future Capital Holdings, part of Future Group, today announced plans to launch 100 financial...

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Shukti Sarma 04 April 2011
Despite the festival season—cutting across communities, various freebies being offered and substantial discounts, buyers are staying away from property purchases. However, a few analysts feel that it would be better to cash in on the current discounts, as rates are likely to go up in the near...

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International Paper’s aggressive investment in APPM has sent the Indian paper industry soaring into the stratosphere. It is likely that long-held valuation parameters will be rewritten, but small investors will do well to tread with caution rather than take to misinformed exuberance Memphis...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 April 2011
Major vehicle manufacturers continue to register double-digit sales, notwithstanding concerns of a slowdown due to higher interest rates and input costs Major Indian auto makers registered steady, double-digit sales in March, concluding the financial year 2010-11 on an encouraging note,...

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Shukti Sarma 31 March 2011
Industry experts underline need for good governance by real estate firms; propose that REITs could ensure regulatory compliance and alleviate funding strains With the real estate sector suffering from a multitude of problems, once again industry intermediaries are talking about the need for a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 March 2011
The industry body has estimated a growth of 35% by 2012 which has been contested as based on conflicting and unrealistic figures The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has forecast that the wine industry is likely to grow at around 35% by 2012, but industry...

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Report, made on the instruction of agriculture minister, is being studied by the government; wine producers’ association is optimistic about implementation The wine industry in Maharashtra which is reeling under debt, is hopeful of receiving a bailout from the government, following the...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 29 March 2011
From 1st April, those using the Pune-Mumbai Expressway will have to pay increased toll charges, which the IRB has been permitted to increase periodically. In the seven years since it took charge, the company has more than recovered the Rs918 crore it had invested initially, but it will continue...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 March 2011
The networking, software, e-business services company was recently penalised by SEBI for making favourable statements to influence its stock price Helios and Matheson Technology (H&M), the controversial company which was recently slapped with a fine of Rs50 lakh by the Securities and Exchange...

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William Gamble William Gamble 28 March 2011
Enterprises try to exploit a competitive advantage through the use of their government connections. And whenever governments intervene, bureaucrats gain more power, and invariably distort the markets. The graft issues in Russia & China, the US housing bubble, and the host of scandals currently...

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Shukti Sarma 25 March 2011
Lack of activity and absence of companionship at home is leading to excessive media consumption through TV and mobiles which is having dangerous consequences, experts warn Media immersion among children and young adults has become an issue serious enough to be treated as a new form of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 March 2011
Volumes will be under pressure post the hike in excise duty by the state government. Wine sales may jump to a new high as this segment has not been touched by the Budget If you are thinking of spending a relaxed day this summer, with a glass of beer, watching a cricket match, think twice....

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 24 March 2011
Only 2% of films in India are able to garner 100% of their investment, while 98% of the movies flop. There are a number of people who want to invest in the business, but they are often turned off because of the lack of transparency and uncontrolled process costs in the industry The Indian...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 March 2011
The telecom industry is receiving incentives and subsidies as part of the efforts to reduce the carbon footprint, but it is not doing enough in the major areas The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) last month published a consultation paper on "Green Telecommunications" addressing...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 23 March 2011
With digitization, the Indian industry will finally have the incentives to invest and create. Even more important, local customers will have the content and choice—worthy of the nation’s rich diversity India has around 120 million TV households and yet there are only about 30 million home...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 March 2011
The ratings agency believes that while milk prices should remain stable over the next one year, in the medium term prices could go up due to an increase in demand and higher input costs Ratings agency CRISIL has said it expects milk prices to rise in the medium term, due to sustained...

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Sharad Matade 21 March 2011
The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company plans to make available energy-efficient gadgets at lower prices, like it did in 2006-07. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra), after experimenting with an energy efficiency drive a few years ago, has now come up with another scheme, 'Change for Mumbai',...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 March 2011
The past decade marked the convergence of media and technology, of user-generated content, social media and new publishing models that have changed the pattern of media consumption The Indian media and entertainment (M&E) industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

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Shukti Sarma 21 March 2011
Sanjay Dutt, CEO for business with Jones Lang LaSalle India, says Mumbai’s residential property rates are seeing a small correction in some pockets. This correction phase will continue for the next three months and inevitably extend into the traditionally slower monsoon and vacation period,...

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