COMPANIES & SECTORS


Moneylife Digital Team 09 April 2011
Pratip Chaudhuri is concerned about the bank’s high level of NPAs; plans international expansion  Pratip Chaudhuri, the newly-appointed chairman of State of Bank of India (SBI), has said that it will be his aim to make the bank the leader in the retail segment, to reduce the bank's...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 07 April 2011
Ditch your kick-start, rusty throttles and hard-to-shift gears. Riding one of the new super bikes – now swamping Indian markets – requires a completely different set of skills  This column has long neglected two-wheelers, for a simple reason. Your correspondent grew out of them long ago—when...

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D Muthukrishnan 07 April 2011
By commonsensical valuation methods followed globally, Indian real estate sports nosebleed valuations. It is important to be aware of this if you want to ‘invest’ in real estate Property prices across India have run up a lot between 2003 to 2008, appreciating as much as even 400%+ during the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 April 2011
Since the Supreme Court has vacated the stay on 2% royalty payments to music companies, major FM broadcasters—and the music industry—are hoping for the best, before the rollout of Phase III of radio spectrum auctions While FM broadcasters appear jubilant about the Supreme Court lifting the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 April 2011
Automobile growth should sustain, FMCG and pharma could see higher growth, while pipe manufacturers may be impacted by higher crude prices amid tensions in the Middle East, according to IDFC Securities   Agri-related companies should perform well in the fourth quarter, following a good rabi...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 April 2011
The bashing of the bank’s management continues unabated in its in-house publication. A full-blown war has broken out within one of the leading Indian nationalised banks. The latest issue of the officer’s organisation’s journal is all out against Corporation Bank’s expansion plan On 10th...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 April 2011
Marvel Realtors of Pune is advertising its avowed honesty towards customers. But on checking out this sudden outburst of honesty, we found that it is only a corporate branding exercise in aid of a planned IPO The jacket of The Times of India on Tuesday featured a full-page advertisement by...

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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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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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