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Month: May 2010

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DB Corp’s Business Bhaskar Plagiarizes from Jago Investor

Manish Chauhan of Jago Investor has brought to my notice a troubling fact: A Dainik Bhaskar Group newspaper, Business Bhaskar, has copied a detailed article ...

Fool’s Gold and Credit Default Swaps

In the New Yorker, John Lanchester writes of books on the world of high finance. (“Outsmarted”) – he brings in “Fool’s Gold” by Gillian Tett, a ...

Katla Eruption Is Close: Iceland President

  Ólafur Grímsson, Iceland’s president, said that a significant eruption is likely soon at Katla. Katla is a HUGE volcano next to the recently erupted ...

RBI Cuts SLR Temporarily to Ease Liquidity Concerns

RBI announces a temporary cut in SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio, or what percentage of deposits go into govt. bonds) of 0.5% to even out huge demands in the ...

On Yahoo: Understanding Insurance

I write at Yahoo – “Understanding Insurance”, an article featuring a conversation that will, hopefully, elevate understanding levels of the ...

Links – Euro Bailout Hidden Clauses, 3G Fund Raising, 4000 cr. for Mumbai property

Mahindra may take over Reva for 450 cr. Reva’s small battery run car retails at too much – 3.5 to 5.5L – but having a network like Mahindra’s ...

Spain’s Bank Rescue Causes Jitters

Spain’s gone and rescued a bank yesterday. THE BANK of Spain stepped in at the weekend to rescue CajaSur, a Cordoba-based savings bank owned and controlled ...

Readings: Savings Bank Interest, Funding Woes, DTC for Brokers

Value research: RBI’s real role in the Interest Calculation change for SB accounts. It seems two people, Mahesh Khatani and Ajit Kumar Jain, went through the ...

The Structured Product

Brokers are selling synthetic derivatives as structured notes to PMS clients. This is a common phenomenon – basically they sell a product in which they link ...

FIIs Cross Over Into Sell Territory for 2010

Today the FIIs went into sell mode for the Year: If you add up the net purchases for the year 2010, we are now at –1,637 crores. Domestic Institutions in ...