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Month: November 2010

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India Q2 GDP Growth at 8.9%

From the official report: ESTIMATES OF GDP BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY (a) At constant (2004-05) prices 2. Quarterly GDP at factor cost at constant (2004-05) prices ...

Primary Articles Inflation at 13.38%

Inflation at the Primary Articles Level has gone down to a low 13.38% now, the benefit of a near vertical rise last year. While this is lower than the massive ...

FIIs Starting To Exit in November 2010?

Foreign investors seem to have reduced their allocations to India in the last few days as they withdraw funds from the market. From June they’ve only been ...

Liquid Mutual Funds Not To Borrow Money

SEBI has changed the rules for liquid and debt mutual funds. In a circular, they have mentioned the new rules: Liquid funds must get money in their bank ...

Radia Tapes: Shady Journalism

Nikhil Pahwa (of Medianama) tweeted a link at Outlook – one of the Radia tapes, where she seems talking to “Shrinath”, who in the context of the ...

The Bribery Scam: Negative for Real Estate

The CBI yesterday busted a scam where executives in banks and fin-organizations took bribes (surprise!) to give real estate developers large loans. Among the ...

At Yahoo: The Illusion of Low Risk

Read: The Illusion of Low Risk. “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine Funnily, the above ...

Capital Protection Funds: Worth it?

There are a number of New Fund Offers out there, for Capital Protection Funds, which means you invest some money today and they kinda-sorta guarantee that you ...

Readings: Japan, Expert Advise, Sec Theater

Japan, after the bubble. An old piece but amazingly informative about how real estate screwed that country. In the same context, WSJ on the London Real Estate ...

Off for a holiday

I’m off for a few days to Goa, so posting will be light. Correction: it will be absent. Unless I get blog-sick or whatever you call it. I gave Varun ...