COMPANIES & SECTORS


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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Moneylife Digital Team 16 March 2011
Following the acquisition, Goldman Sachs will integrate entire operations of Benchmark Asset Management Company as well as its manpower. Besides, Goldman Sachs Asset Management intends to bring actively managed on-shore funds to India Goldman Sachs Asset Management today said it has agreed to...

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Sharad Matade 16 March 2011
Japan exports around 40MT of steel every year and the production disruption will reduce its exports. Raw material prices may soften due to lower production in the country over the near term The recent earthquake and tsunami that created havoc in Japan, the second largest steel producer in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 March 2011
Survey for fourth quarter of 2010 says newspapers are doing well, especially local language dailies, except in Maharashtra where there is a decline in readership The India Readership Survey results for the fourth quarter of 2010 has shown that internet has emerged as a tremendous force,...

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Shukti Sarma 15 March 2011
The matches so far have received better-than-expected ratings compared with previous tournaments; however, a lot hinges on the Indian team The cricket World Cup is good news for sports channels. But has it been as good as it was supposed to be? Midway through the cup frenzy, sports...

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The company, which raised Rs285 crore through an IPO in September 2010 for a new steel project, has used substantial amounts from these funds to check the fall in stock price Electrosteel Steels (ESL), which is setting up an integrated steel plant near Bokaro, has been using a substantial...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 March 2011
Industry says it is already burdened by high input costs on account of increasing cotton prices and would have to pass on the hikes to customers  Days after garment retailers kept their outlets closed to protest against a new 10% excise duty on branded garments, garment manufacturers across...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 March 2011
Rising commodity prices, interest rates and intense competition, which is limiting the pricing power of corporate, would affect the profitability of Indian companies in the fourth quarter, according to the ratings agency Ratings agency CRISIL has said that it expects profitability of Indian...

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Sharad Matade 11 March 2011
Nippon Steel is reported to have tied up supplies from Anglo American at $330 a tonne for the next quarter, compared with the current $221. Indian steel producers are hoping that this is an exception and that prices will settle down Indian steelmakers' margins a likely to come under...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 10 March 2011
While the rest of the world is increasingly moving towards buying smaller cars manufactured in India, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, now feels the need to import old car models and sell them as ‘new’. Is this how customer loyalty should be rewarded? It is not very often that Maruti...

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Sharad Matade 10 March 2011
Prices of base metals—especially copper—were going up due to investment demand. In this quarter, buyers were restocking inventories, the market seems adequately supplied, and high prices are leading to a slowdown in Chinese demand Prices of base metals, particularly copper, have started...

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Shukti Sarma 10 March 2011
Experts believe that real estate prices have gone up so much within a short period that pressure is building for a correction, at least in some pockets. But there is a view that builders will not allow prices to come down as input costs have increased significantly With real estate prices in...

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The stock of Murli Industries, whose promoter was indicted recently by SEBI, is shooting up. Since 28th February, the share price has gained over 40%, indicating possible market manipulation The promoter of Murli Industries was recently banned from trading, by the market regulator for...

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