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Many people would have made money from rising real estate prices; but investors in listed real estate companies have seen nothing but large-scale wealth destruction for as long as they can remember
Even the most powerful, it seems, don't do elementary things like keeping paper investments in demat form. Sonia Gandhi, for instance
There is a huge mismatch between high real estate prices and low real estate profits and share prices. Who is hijacking the value in real estate?
Why is the Mumbai real estate market so unreal? With an unsold inventory of Rs 2.5 lakh crore, and prices still not falling? Every Mumbaikar's story is now bound around real estate dreams and nightmares
Should the EPFO, not the smartest of retirement fund custodians, be investing where the finance ministry tells it to?
The RBI's efforts to curb gold imports and lending against gold goes against common sense.
Unregistered chit funds are several times more than registered ones. The risks are thus great
If Obama wins and our government continues to worsen the budgetary gap - as seem likely - gold bulls should be in high spirits
The SBI chief, in calling for the reduction or abolition of CRR, is essentially pleading for unlimited money expansion and inflation.
Is equity investing really that good a long-term option? Americans are turning away from it, and maybe equity isn't all that it is cracked up to be
The sharp fall in GDP growth makes the RBI's job tougher. Whatever it does, there is no early nirvana.
Loop Telecom has invoked the India-Mauritius bilateral treaty and has asked the government to compensate it for the expenses incurred by the company.
LIC's bailout is by no means the last in a series of bailouts seen as an alternative to reform. At some point, LIC too may need a bailout or capital infusion, too.
The markets gave the ONGC share auction the thumbs down. It is a message to the finance ministry to stop treating the public sector as private property
Zenith Info seems to have cash on its balance-sheet, but it has still defaulted on its FCCBs. What gives?
Some 20-25 percent of bank loans are to sectors that are facing headwinds. The climate for bank profitability have never been worse.
The public sector telecom industry is in a mess. Both BSNL and MTNL are under water and may need Air India-like rescues.
The abolition of the prepayment penalty on home loans is a double-edged sword. Now housing loan companies will try to raise rates to balance the risk