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Month: August 2012

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The JP Associates FCCB Issue

Kiran has an interesting post on the JP Associates FCCB Issue that’s caused the stock to tank from the Rs. 78 levels to Rs. 65 in a week (16%). This ...

SEBI Notes: MFs, Direct Investing, Brokerage Caps

In the latest SEBI board meeting, a few norms have been discussed that will change the world of mutual funds and personal advise. Note that the actual ...

July CPI At 9.86% and Still Too High

July’s Consumer Price Index inflation showed that prices are still increasing at an alarming rate, even though the price change is less than 10%. Note ...

ESOP Trusts Cannot Buy Shares From Market : SEBI

SEBI, the Indian Securities Regulator, has decided that Trusts created to dish out Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) of companies will not be allowed to buy ...

July 2012 WPI Inflation at 6.87%

July 2012 Inflation on WPI has come in at 6.87%, a lower figure than than the 7.25% in June. But these figures are revised constantly (like I noted last time, ...

Veritas-Indiabulls Fight: The Employee Welfare Trust

Veritas, the Canada based research company that dug out dangerous details about DLF and RCOM, has targeted IndiaBulls now, stating that Indiabulls has created ...

RBI Makes Payable-At-Par Cheques (Nearly) Mandatory

In a notification, RBI has mandated that Banks with core banking systems (that is, most banks) must offer cheques that will be payable at par (that is, not ...

June IIP Down -1.8%

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for Jun 2012 is down -1.81% from the previous year. The downtrend continues in the yearly growth numbers. Electricity, ...

India's July PMI at 54.4, Marginally Lower

India’s July PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) dropped to 54.4, only marginally off the last month’s figure of 55.7. Anything above 50 is ...

A Blunt Regulatory Knife

I write, at Yahoo: Imagine criminals that have sophisticated guns, satellite radios, bombs, strong armour, GPS trackers and fancy cars. And imagine someone has ...