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Why black money is making real estate a Ponzi scheme
Investing

Why black money is making real estate a Ponzi scheme

Thanks to cash transactions, real estate is a Ponzi scheme. This is why real estate prices are going up while rental yields are going down .

Govt wants you off gold: Say 'no thanks'
Investing

Govt wants you off gold: Say 'no thanks'

The government wants to wean you away from physical gold purchases by introducing a gold accumulation plan (GAP). Actually, if you want paper gold, ETFs would be better.

If Subbarao's a hawk, he should be raising interest rates
Economy

If Subbarao's a hawk, he should be raising interest rates

If the RBI Governor wants to be seen as the man who defended the rupee, he should be doing more than holding rates

Why India's Sovereign Wealth Fund may be a big joke
Economy

Why India's Sovereign Wealth Fund may be a big joke

An underfunded sovereign wealth fund is in the works. Why do we adopt bad ideas ahead of their time?

Why the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme will be a resounding flop
Investing

Why the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme will be a resounding flop

The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme is not what the doctor ordered for the Indian saver.

D6 output fine: Reliance's tough days are not over
Business

D6 output fine: Reliance's tough days are not over

It's not just the gas portion of the business that is troubling Reliance, concerns over its gross refining margins and its ineffective use of its mammoth cash hoard have also left investors fretting

Why is it LIC's job to bail out Air India's bond issue?
Business

Why is it LIC's job to bail out Air India's bond issue?

LIC once again being forced to invest on behalf of a cash-strapped government that cannot find funds for the capital requirements of Air India. But who will eventually bail out India's largest life insurer in the end when it needs capital?

12 firms to default in 2012. Are FCCBs losing their charm?
Investing

12 firms to default in 2012. Are FCCBs losing their charm?

Calendar year 2012 seems to be the year of reckoning for foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) as almost $ 7 billion worth of bonds are set to mature this year.

Having lost Rs 750 crore on MTNL, LIC wants out now
Investing

Having lost Rs 750 crore on MTNL, LIC wants out now

LIC finds that its investment in MTNL is a dud. But it wants to sell out just as the state telecom players appears to have developed a better strategy

LIC & ONGC: An insurer discovers love in dying minutes
Investing

LIC & ONGC: An insurer discovers love in dying minutes

True love can happen in minutes. And so LIC discovered that it was dying for ONGC's shares just before the embers of the auction process were dying.

ONGC fiasco: Why Sebi should bar govt from the markets
Business

ONGC fiasco: Why Sebi should bar govt from the markets

In India, the finance minister is Gordon Gekko, who infamously said Greed is Good. A greedy government is responsible for the ONGC share fiasco.

Huh! $5 bn FII money pumped in markets this Feb?
Investing

Huh! $5 bn FII money pumped in markets this Feb?

This is the highest monthly net investment by FIIs in equities since October 2010, where they had infused Rs 28,563 crore.

Mallya's Kingfisher is a 'dead bird squawking'
Business

Mallya's Kingfisher is a 'dead bird squawking'

There's no shame in admitting to business failure. But by clining on to a failed dream, Vijay Mallya risking contagion across his business empire.

Is SBI messing up? For every Re 1 profit, bad loans are up Rs 2
Business

Is SBI messing up? For every Re 1 profit, bad loans are up Rs 2

SBI's high yield strategy is currently racking up more by way of bad loans. Will it have to go back to the government for capital next year?

The EPFO is ruining your savings; time to wind it down
Investing

The EPFO is ruining your savings; time to wind it down

The EPFO needs to be wound down and its corpus transferred in phases to the re-energised National Pension Scheme.

RBI is being sucked into funding the govt's profligacy
Economy

RBI is being sucked into funding the govt's profligacy

The government's fiscal failures are, willy-nilly, being financed by the RBI. But for the central bank, interest rates would have shot through the roof.

Operation Twist: US Fed has failed and it has no tools left
World

Operation Twist: US Fed has failed and it has no tools left

The US Fed's Operation Twist failed to reduce long bond prices but gave stocks a push. There are no further tools left with the Fed to help the economy.

Major currencies near strong reversal points against rupee
Economy

Major currencies near strong reversal points against rupee

The euro, dollar and British pound near strong reversal points against the rupee, which can stop and reverse the continuous depreciation of the Indian currency. Only there seems to be no stopping the rally of the Japanese yen.

Why is iGate giving Patni's investors a rotten deal?
Investing

Why is iGate giving Patni's investors a rotten deal?

The offer price of Rs 356.74 offered by iGate to buy out the remaining shareholders of Patni is too far below the offer it made just nine months ago.

Your petrol price cut has cost investors Rs 4,400 cr
Investing

Your petrol price cut has cost investors Rs 4,400 cr

The petrol price rollback is vexing the stocks of oil companies at a time when government is not compensating them adequately.