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Western markets have been rising relentlessly since September. Whereas in India the markets are down from their November high and the mood is pessimistic. But both may get singed by a common factor In our ‘Current Account’ section, we have highlighted something that is quite extraordinary....

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 March 2011
Persistent weakness in all sectors indicates the possibility of a further downtrend Implications of the effects of spiralling crude prices on interest rates resulted in profit booking, pulling the markets down this morning. Concerns over the escalating violence in Libya and weak economic...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 March 2011
Tyre consumption is rising, thanks to the booming auto sector and, with it, the demand for carbon black is also going up, in which PCB is the market leader The steady momentum in automobile sales and its direct correlation with the tyre industry, in terms of higher demand, is expected to keep...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 March 2011
Is the younger Ambani protesting too much? A denial-a-day by the Anil Ambani group is doing more damage to its share price than any bear cartel can. The younger Ambani sibling may rush to the regulator with a complaint, but nobody is really buying his charges. Consider this. On 16th...

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Why are tax authorities so lax? The mysterious and low-profile Pune-based horse-breeder has become the pivotal figure in the fight against black money. An income-tax (IT) raid in 2007 had yielded documents to show that Hassan Ali Khan, owner of multiple passports, had over $8 billion (around...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 March 2011
A rare MNC stock with low valuation and high return on equity Bayer CropScience, the Indian subsidiary of Bayer Germany (a diversified international chemicals and healthcare company), is into crop protection, environmental science and bioscience. The crop protection division produces...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 March 2011
As expected, the market was directionless. We will soon a see big move coming, though The markets opened in positive terrain supported by strong Asian markets and easing of political tensions within the government. Rate-sensitive sectors like banking, realty, metal and capital goods led...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 March 2011
The market is waiting for more positive or negative news to decide which way to move Resuming its upmove after a day's pause, the Indian market opened with modest gains as the political situation at the Centre showed signs of easing, after the DMK decided to put on hold the resignation of its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 March 2011
The market will continue to react to only specific events, like oil prices The Indian markets suffered a rough day today following an oil price spike on the worsening crisis in Libya and fears of an interest rate hike that hit rate-sensitive stocks across the board. The global weakness...

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Alekh Angre 07 March 2011
With declining margins and attrition challenges, mid-cap IT companies’ shares are being beaten down, even as their large peers continue their northward journey Noted British economist, EF Schumacher, wrote a book called, Small is Beautiful. The falling stocks of mid-cap IT (information...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 March 2011
Sensex and Nifty will remain listless The local market opened with decent gains on support from the global arena following easing of crude prices. Banking, auto, metal and capital goods counters witnessed good demand, which contributed to the early gains. A gradual slippage was noticed after...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 March 2011
The Indian market has rallied strongly over four days. It may pause now The local market opened in the red as concerns about high crude prices led investors to book profits early in the day, halting the three-day gains. It remained in negative territory for most part of the morning....

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 March 2011
Market participants are concerned that the rise in crude prices will push up inflation leading to higher costs that would threaten profits of manufacturers Markets in Asia settled lower on worries about the Libyan crisis spreading to Iran and Saudi Arabia. This apart, the spurt in prices of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 March 2011
Nifty may target 5700 and Sensex may hit 18,800 The domestic market opened with decent gains a day after the Union Budget, as investors cheered the proposals for hiking foreign institutional investment (FII) limit and reduction in surcharge on corporate tax. Reacting to these proposals,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 February 2011
The Sensex and Nifty have made higher highs and higher lows for two days. But that says nothing for now The market opened in the green this morning and was range-bound till the time finance minister Pranab Mukherjee began his Budget speech. Early announcements about a strong economy and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 February 2011
Among the mega-cap stocks, the highest post-Budget gainers were ITC and Maruti—only because Budget 2011 has no negatives for them. The rest is a lot of hopes It was a difficult time to present a Budget. Apart from the global political turmoil and the easy money policy of the US (which have...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 February 2011
A decline of about 9% in US dollar revenues in a buoyant economic environment has come as a surprise, especially when MphasiS, a unit of HP, was on a steady growth path for the last several quarters MphasiS shares tumbled by about 28% to Rs454.10 on Friday following a fall in the first...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 February 2011
A decline of about 9% in US dollar revenues in a buoyant economic environment has come as a surprise, especially when MphasiS, a unit of HP, was on a steady growth path for the last several quarters MphasiS shares tumbled by about 28% to Rs454.10 on Friday following a fall in the first...

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A few hours before the former telecom minister A Raja was hauled away to jail on television cameras, an insider was telling us how the industry had, in fact, hatched a neat plan to neutralise the entire basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report which put the loot of the nation...

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