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Branding expert Jack Trout's advice on Nano: Kill it, shut it, forget it

Nov 14, 2013

Branding expert Jack Trout's advice on Nano: Kill it, shut it, forget it

Touted as the world's cheapest car, the company launched the Nano at a time when the Indian middle class's awareness about branding and their ownership was undergoing a change, he has said.

#Tata Nano #SKS #GoodReads #Jack Trout
I shouldn't have brought only people from banking into SKS: Akula

Sep 25, 2013

I shouldn't have brought only people from banking into SKS: Akula

Vikram Akula, the founder of SKS Microfinance Limited, has said he should have brought in people who understood the significance of balancing social impact and profitability than merely those with banking and insurance experience into the company, when he was holding the reins. #Banking #Microfinance #SKS #Vikram Akula
Watching a turning tide: 10 things driving markets today

Sep 11, 2013

Watching a turning tide: 10 things driving markets today

vUS stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index advancing for its longest stretch since early July, as an alternative proposal emerged that could avert a possible Western military strike on Syria. Asian stocks rose on Wednesday. #Gold #Tata Motors #SKS #Wockhardt #Yen #India Cement
Transition from non-profit to for-profit: Mistakes SKS committed

Feb 08, 2013

Transition from non-profit to for-profit: Mistakes SKS committed

The problem was the company's larger-than-life claims of empowering the poor and poverty alleviation, even as it veered towards for-profit model. #Microfinance #SKS #Andhra #MR Rao #S. Dilli Raj
Microfinance is a discredited model, says Jairam Ramesh

Nov 28, 2012

Microfinance is a discredited model, says Jairam Ramesh

Micro-finance is in a "danger zone" and to think that poverty alleviation in India is possible through this "discredited model" is "crap", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said today. #Microfinance #Jairam Ramesh #Andhra Pradesh #SKS #Poverty #TheySaidIt
'MFIs should look at tapping capital markets'

Nov 28, 2012

'MFIs should look at tapping capital markets'

Micro-finance institutions need to explore the option of raising funds from the capital market and take advantage of the government schemes for investment purposes, a top finance ministry official said today. #Microfinance #Andhra Pradesh #SKS #TheySaidIt #Capital Markets
SKS Microfinance raises Rs 200 cr through securitisation

Nov 06, 2012

SKS Microfinance raises Rs 200 cr through securitisation

SKS Microfinance today said it has raised Rs 200 crore by selling loans to a state-run bank through a securitisation deal #capital #Microfinance #CorporateStrategy #SKS #Debt securities
Sensex closes in red; United Spirits hits 20-month high

Sep 27, 2012

Sensex closes in red; United Spirits hits 20-month high

The equity markets have rallied six percent this month after the UPA government initiated reforms and allowed FDI in retail, broadcast and aviation sectors. #Sensex #Infosys #nifty #SKS #Kingfisher #MarketClose
Bad loans to bad karma: Probe links microcredit lenders to suicides

Feb 24, 2012

Bad loans to bad karma: Probe links microcredit lenders to suicides

An investigation commissioned by an industry umbrella group that probed the role of many microfinance companies did not draw conclusions, but pointed to SKS involvement in two more cases that ended in suicide. #ThatsJustWrong #Microfinance #SKS #microlending
Full circle: more than 100 stocks swing from 52-wk high to 52-wk low

Nov 18, 2011

Full circle: more than 100 stocks swing from 52-wk high to 52-wk low

132 out of the 136 stocks were actually basking in the glory of being at 52-week highs exactly a year ago. #Unitech #SKS #NumberCrunching #Crompton Greaves #SAIL #BSE 500 #Adani Power Ltd.