COMPANIES & SECTORS


Munira Dongre 17 August 2010
The Cairn price is too expensive and Sesa Goa shareholders will suffer Analysts have taken a negative view of the Vedanta takeover of Cairn India - both for Cairn and Sesa Goa. For Cairn the upside potential is limited. The open offer is too close to the market price and the business prospects...

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Amritha Pillay 16 August 2010
GMR Energy’s Chhattisgarh power project’s funds may be disbursed only when the coal linkage is in place and a certain amount of capacity is tied up GMR Energy, a subsidiary of Bengaluru-based GMR Infrastructure, is in the advanced stages of financial closure for its Chhattisgarh project....

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Amritha Pillay 13 August 2010
UBI is considering takeout financing for some of its infrastructure loans Union Bank of India (UBI) plans to go for takeout financing for some of its loans in the infrastructure segment. The public sector bank is considering going for the takeout financing scheme offered by India Infrastructure...

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Would you be comfortable moving into higher floors of one of those tall towers coming up? India is witnessing a boom in tall buildings. Around 102 construction projects beyond 30 storeys are currently being developed across India. Many of them would go up to 60 storeys. But do Indians actually...

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The housing crash may have diminished the value of thousands of properties spread across the US, but the most expensive estates in that country did not feel even a tiny prick. Overseas Property Mall, which offers information on global real estate, recently listed the most expensive homes in the...

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Amritha Pillay 12 August 2010
If the recent data on road-construction targets shared during the Lok Sabha session are anything to go by, the ministry of road transport and highways will be building lesser roads this year compared to 2009-10 The road targets set for total highway construction in the country for the current...

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Munira Dongre 11 August 2010
The key reason is capped gas output of Reliance. But GAIL has a few options up its sleeves to get growth going Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) is the only gas stock that has not been outperforming over the last month or so largely because Reliance Industries has capped its gas production....

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 09 August 2010
The payment processing industry as it stands today is steadily eating into India’s economic growth by deciding what we do with our money and with whom How would we as an independent nation, about to celebrate our 63rd Independence Day, react in the following hypothetical situations: The Indian...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 August 2010
The pressure on liquidity appears to be easing now; but the second half of this fiscal is likely to witness renewed concerns on banks’ liquidity position For the moment, banks in the country are breathing easy, after witnessing prolonged suffocation on the liquidity front until a few weeks ago....

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Pallabika Ganguly 02 August 2010
A combination of the weekend, ‘Friendship Day’ and a single-window release has helped the movie to rake it in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, a film starring Ajay Devgn, has received a house-full response in most multiplexes in Mumbai. The movie has collected approximately Rs21 crore in the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 02 August 2010
Future Capital, the ailing retail financing venture of Kishore Biyani, is making another go at leveraging its large customer base to sell retail finance products and services Three years after he launched Future Capital Holdings (FCH), Kishore Biyani (founder of Big Baazar chain of retail...

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Reliance Power’s merger with RNRL will mean little to either company. It also underlines how wrong the market can be on a stock’s value On 4th July, the boards of Reliance Natural Resources (RNRL) and Reliance Power approved a merger between the two companies. Consulting firm KPMG valued RNRL...

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Electricity customers in Mumbai are dumping R-Infra for Tata Power While Reliance Power and RNRL are merging, around 1.5% of consumers of Reliance Infrastructure (R-Infra)—one of the providers of electricity to Mumbai—have deserted it, since they have a better choice in Tata Power Company...

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Purchasing from power exchanges has become more popular with States like Punjab and Uttar Pradesh purchasing huge volumes through this mode Over the past one year, more and more States have been coming on the exchange to purchase power. According to Central Electricity Regulatory Commission...

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Insurers will start measures such as differential pricing of insurance products on the basis of hospital categories, sooner than later Public sector insurers are toying with the idea of launching a separate cashless 'Platinum' policy for high-end hospitals in order to retain affluent customers...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 July 2010
The central bank's move to hike repo and reverse repo rates by 25 bps and 50 bps respectively and reducing the width of LAF corridor to 125 bps, will put pressure on banks to increase deposit rates as well as hike auto, home and commercial loans The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday raised...

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Pallabika Ganguly 26 July 2010
The Ressex sales index shows no movement in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter in the last fiscal. Especially, Hyderabad continues to underperform in terms of sales. The real-estate industry in Hyderabad is replicating the same scenario of lacklustre sales as of the Mumbai market...

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Power trading on the two power exchanges in India has been stagnant for the past six months. Volumes are expected to increase, only if more states agree to participate in the open access system. While, the prices of merchant power traded have been volatile at India's two power exchanges, growth...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 26 July 2010
There are just three, maybe four, companies that dominate the payment processing industry worldwide. All located geographically within one part of the US, all doing exactly the same business of operating as middlemen in a foolproof business Look again in your wallet, purse, pocket-book. Try to...

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Over 99% of plastic, Internet and electronic money transactions in India by Indians — by value and number —are purely domestic. Then why is this crucial business handled only by foreign companies? Just for a moment, sit back and imagine an extreme scenario - it is the year 2010, in an...

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