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China has marketed itself as an ideal place to do business, with light regulations and the world’s lowest-cost labour, that made it into the workshop of the world. But that image is changing as countries like India, Indonesia and even Laos become more attractive China's growth over the past...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 February 2011
H&M was investigated for making false announcements to influence the stock price and hiding information about acquisition of vMoksha The Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) of India has finally imposed a Rs50 lakh penalty on controversial Helios and Matheson (H&M) Information Technology,...

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A democratic system of government, if it is successful in taking hold in Egypt, will have to deal with many problems created by the old regime. Two of the most difficult will be reducing subsidies and creating jobs When Hosni Mubarak stepped down as President of Egypt on 11th February, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 February 2011
While the Anil Ambani Group has already sought an investigation by SEBI, stock exchanges and investigating agencies into hammering of its companies' stocks, it said today that it has identified brokers sending mass e-mails/SMS/voice calls with baseless sensational charges against group companies...

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The number of people affected by bad credit scores has been rather thin as more than half the data at the country’s largest bank is rejected by CIBIL’s database because it is incomplete It is 10 years since the Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd (CIBIL) was incorporated. Yet, fewer than 10%...

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Anil Ambani may have failed to assess the possible impact of settling a case with SEBI, but the bar itself on Ambani and his four directors from trading in the market for a year is a sham The Ambani brothers have always been credited with an extraordinary ability to influence and control the...

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Market sources are emphatic that Shivraj Puri may have been fronting for a lot of insider activity After the absurd, headline-grabbing action of trying to implicate the Citibank global CEO into what were essentially actions of a rogue manager, the Rs400-crore scam seems set for a quiet...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
Super Sales sports great pedigree, growth prospects and low valuation Super Sales India (SSIL) was established in 1981 for erecting and marketing of textile machinery. The company is part of the family that controls another excellent company—Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW). Initially, the company...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
Pratibha Industries is one of the safest infrastructure plays Pratibha Industries (PIL) has created a niche for itself as a multifunctional construction and infrastructure development company with a focus on water projects. Until the early 1990s, PIL was focusing only on precast products. In...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
Titan Industries gained 3%, while Axis Bank settled flat. EID Parry declined 11% Gainers: The Rs4,000-Rs4,200-crore Indian watch industry has the potential to become the next manufacturing hub, if it effectively handles bottlenecks like high duties and the country’s complex tax structure,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
HCL Technologies rose 7% and TCS gained 6%, while Unichem declined 17% Gainers: Subject to approval, the board of HCL Technologies has approved the amalgamation of HCL EAI Services and Intelicent India, wholly-owned subsidiaries of the company, with itself. HCL’s revenues and operating...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
Orchid Chemicals gained 13%; SRF increased by 5%, while Exide Industries dropped 14% Gainers: Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals reported a consolidated net profit of Rs56.62 crore for the December 2010 quarter. It suffered a net loss of Rs18.91 crore in the corresponding period of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 February 2011
According to the rumours in the market, the promoter of Swan Telecom, which is alleged to have a hand in the 2G scam, is believed to be close to Anil Ambani. An ADAG spokesperson, however, has denied that the company is involved The stock prices of various listed companies of the Anil Dhirubhai...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 February 2011
According to the rumours in the market, the promoter of Swan Telecom, which is alleged to have a hand in the 2G scam, is believed to be close to Anil Ambani. An ADAG spokesperson, however, has denied that the company is involved The stock prices of various listed companies of the Anil Dhirubhai...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 February 2011
Indraprastha Gas has enjoyed secular growth In the 4 December 2008 issue, Moneylife had recommended a ‘buy’ for Indraprastha Gas (IGL) scrip (at around Rs92) and to hold it for steady long-term gains. The stock has reached around Rs328 on 21 January 2011. The stock has delivered great returns....

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Munira Dongre 09 February 2011
Missing power targets could be the least of power generation companies’ worries—managing to sell power and securing coal could be bigger issues It is not new for India to miss its power capacity addition targets. Nor is it new for it to miss even targets that have been revised downwards. We...

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In Asia, families control almost two-thirds of the biggest 1,000 companies. These firms exert considerable influence in economies. But while family-owned businesses can do very well, minority shareholders usually take second place to the demands of the family One of the most acute observations...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 February 2011
Revenues and operating profit of 582 companies have witnessed 21% growth in their recent quarterly performance The Indian equity markets have been on a shaky ground of late and only a substantial improvement in the earnings growth of India Inc would cause a shift in the sentiment of investors.

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 February 2011
The Indian manufacturing sector expanded month-on-month in January, according to the HSBC Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index. And yet, the Sensex and the Nifty are down 12% in January. Are investors overreacting to fears of interest rate hikes and a possible slowdown? The HSBC Markit Purchasing...

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