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Month: August 2010

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Oil Bill up 51%, Trade Deficit at $43B

India’s Oil Bill is 51% higher than last year for the April to June quarter. Sure, the average oil price has moved up from $60 average last year to about ...

India Direct Tax Code Bill Tabled in Lok Sabha

The Government introduced the Direct Tax Code Bill today. After some serious amount of searching, I found the bill online, after struggling with pages timing ...

SEBI allows Mobile Trading, Smart Order Routing and More…

In a sudden flurry of announcements, SEBI changes the technology game. Mobile trading will be allowed. Meaning, you will soon be able to trade directly from ...

Food Inflation at 14.75%, Scary revisions 2%+

Primary articles inflation (mainly food) was announced at 14.75% but as usual what is worry is the restatement of past data. Primary articles inflation of 18th ...

Direct Tax Code Bill Kinda-Sorta Happens

The Union Cabinet has cleared the Direct Tax Code bill, which means nothing other than it will actually be cleared by December if it’s tabled on Monday, and ...

On Yahoo: Survivorship Bias

My latest at Yahoo, on Survivorship Bias: “If you had bought Praj Industries at Rs. 2 in 2003 for just 100,000 rupees, it would be worth Rs. 40 lakh ...

IFCI Infra Bonds: Saves You Tax Too

IFCI has some infrastructure bonds open for purchase, and they give you a tax exemption on a limit of 20,000 per year. Scheme: ...

Thinking Aloud: SMS Spam

Reading about Spam SMSes I’ve realized that the reason spam is prevalent is that costs are low. From LiveMint: Today, Singh sends close to 20 million ...

Food Inflation at 14.85%: Dangerous Past Revisions

Food Inflation – the “Primary Articles” part of the WPI – is quietly inching downwards, at 14.85%. Click for larger images. While inflation looks like ...

NIFTY Changes, Stocks In and Out

Three stocks are being replaced in the NSE Nifty, as of October 1. Going out Coming In ABB BAJAJ-AUTO IDEA Dr. Reddy UNITECH SESAGOA   Typically stocks ...