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Goyal Financials India flouts SEBI takeover norms by selling stake internally; the company has failed to submit notices and annual reports to members since 2005 The management of a little-known company, Goyal Financials India Ltd, apparently changed hands in 2008, with promoter and previous...

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Goyal Financials India flouts SEBI takeover norms by selling stake internally; the company has failed to submit notices and annual reports to members since 2005 The management of a little-known company, Goyal Financials India Ltd, apparently changed hands in 2008, with promoter and previous...

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Cable TV bills across the country, except for some select areas from Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata and entire Chennai, are set to go up from January next year. Telecom and broadcasting regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has asked all broadcasters, aggregators (the authorised...

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Following tough competition from China and South Korea as well as lack of incentives, many Indian textile exporters are unwinding their positions from traditional markets like the US and the EU. These exporters are now focussing on markets like Japan, the Latin American countries, New Zealand...

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Countries look to park their funds in the yellow metal due to a falling US dollar and diminishing yields from government securities The month of December 2009 is expected to be very exciting for gold lovers, bullion dealers, speculators and central banks as the International Monetary Fund...

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With distributors still trying to come to terms with the new regulations banning entry load in mutual fund schemes, fund houses are feeling the heat, as distributors have lost incentive to push their products. This has meant a 60% drop in mobilisation by mutual funds. Amidst all this, one of...

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Allowing trading in mutual funds through exchanges will benefit brokers as they can charge commissions from both buyers and sellers; but it may put small distributors out of business Online trading of mutual fund (MF) units, which is expected to be implemented by January 2010, is likely to...

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Weak Asian cues, sustained buying pressure impact Indian bourses Indian markets crumbled on the back of sell-offs across all sectors after a setback from Asian markets. The Sensex declined 344 points from the previous day’s close, ending the day at 16,855 while the Nifty closed at 5,006; down...

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Sucheta Dalal explains the role of companies, investment bankers and regulators in fetching poor IPO returns which has made the market comatose We are back a full circle. A dozen-odd years after the IPO (initial public offering) mania of 1992-96, the market is dead again. Ironically, the...

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Sensex gains 68 points to close at 17,199 in volatile trade The stock market climbed to a five-week high in volatile trade on Wednesday, with the BSE Sensex gaining 68 points to close at 17,199 while the Nifty closed 18 points up at 5,108. Market volatility is expected to continue over the...

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Pramod Jain has a fairly colourful record of investments Pramod Jain, a minority shareholder in Sanjay Dalmia-controlled cigarette-maker Golden Tobacco Ltd (GTL), made news with his hostile offer to acquire another 25% holding in the company at a hefty Rs101 a share. Who is Pramod Jain? A...

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There would be more efficiency in the listing process, if the time taken for processing an IPO application can be reduced In a bid to bring in more efficiency in the primary market, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday said that it wants to bring down the...

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SEBI’s move to attract more retail investors in MFs can succeed only if it imposes measures to lower transaction costs In a move to increase the reach and availability of mutual funds (MFs), market regulator Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed trading of mutual fund units...

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Pankaj Kapoor is the founder of Liases Foras, a real estate research firm. He tells Moneylife that property prices are bound to fall because they have again become unaffordable ML: What is your view on the increasing prices of residential properties? Do you feel that market sentiments have...

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Weak Asian cues and profit-booking by investors suppress market sentiments The Sensex gained 18 points from the previous day’s close, ending the day at 17,051 while the Nifty closed at 5,062; four points higher due to profit-booking by investors and weak Asian markets.  During the day IT stocks...

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The recent hike in coal prices have already spelt trouble for cement and power companies in India. Coal supply and coal prices are likely to suffer another massive blow, given new mining laws for coal in Indonesia. Indonesia, which is one the major suppliers of coal to India, now plans to cap...

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A declining market offers you a chance to invest in these five companies which are defying the slowdown and recording galloping sales and profits.An analysis by Debashis Basu and Pratibha Kamath Last year’s downturn squeezed the profits of a large number of companies, mainly in the...

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ITC has blown up Rs1,000 crore in FMCG business Over the past decade, ITC has been trying to de-emphasise its image of a tobacco company and present itself as a diversified conglomerate. Towards this end, it has merged the hotels business (ITC Hotels) and the paper business (ITC...

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Rising costs, competition and unprofitable distractions are taking the fizz out of the king of good times United Breweries (UB) is not exactly flying high these days, if the latest quarterly results are anything to go by. Performance was mixed at the two leading arms of the UB group—United...

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Dish TV continues to lose money; now ARPU declines Dish TV’s revenues for the September quarter have inched up 4.3% over the year-ago period. Losses were a bit lower, aided by conscious cost-cutting including paring its advertising and commission cost. The company posted a net loss of Rs56.10...

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