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Guest Post: How Shady Corporate Governance Has Given India Inc. a Bad Name

This is a Guest Post by Aditya Jaiswal, Analyst at Moody’s Analytics. Passionate blogger and YouTuber. Blogs at www.theastuteinvestor.in  Never, ever, ...
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Mantri Developers Allegedly Defaults on “Assured” Returns To Customers On Webcity Project

Sometimes, things are too good to be true. In 2015, we said “Be Sceptical: Mantri Developers offers 100% Assured Returns in 3 Years“. And then in ...
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Odisha Cement Says a Broker Stole 344 cr. Mutual Fund Units. Or Is There More To This Story?

Strange things happen in strange times. Odisha Cement Limited, a large (24,000 cr. market cap) listed entity, recently revealed that: “…certain ...
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When the Buyback is the Only Buyer in Town, OCCL Edition

Oriental Carbon and Chemicals recently announced a buyback – a very tiny one, at Rs. 35 crore, at a maximum of Rs. 1150 per share. The buyback was  ...
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Jubilant Backtracks From Paying Promoters For Brand They Don’t Really Use

Jubilant Foodworks and Jubilant Life Sciences are companies owned by the Bhartias, who’ve run them well so far. Yesterday they did something strange – ...
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Suckered: Raymond Wants To Sell Prime Mumbai Land to its Promoters, 90% Lower Than Market Prices

Sometimes, you wonder how brazen promoters can be. And then you find out: More brazen than you can imagine. Consider this: There is a company, Raymond. ...
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Fake News in Stocks: Of Signal, Noise and Bias

In April of 2013, the Associated Press twitter handle was hacked and a tweet went out which claimed that the President was injured in a bomb attack on the ...
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Suckered: How a 4% Loan for Furniture Actually Costs You 12%

So my friend, let’s call him K, decided to go buy furniture and fixtures. He went to HomeTown and bought stuff worth Rs. 76021. And then there was a ...
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Bharat Forge Promoters Bought Shares For Themselves at Par in Defence Subsidiary: Part 2

After Bharat Forge was caught having reduced its ownership in its key defence subsidiary, Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited (KSSL),  from 100% to 51%, the ...
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Suckered: Zero Interest Loans from Builders for 100 Months are like Bridges for Sale

In a recent twitter conversation, it turned out that builders are offering “interest free loans” to customers. A company called “Investors ...