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FM is wrong, India has only itself to blame for market mayhem
Investing

FM is wrong, India has only itself to blame for market mayhem

India is not in dire straits as Europe or the US, but its own list of problems and government policy flip-flops are ensuring that the nation doesn't rank as a viable alternative investment destination either.

Panic selling a result of falling rupee, political limbo and eurozone crisis
Investing

Panic selling a result of falling rupee, political limbo and eurozone crisis

The overall market breadth was sharply negative. Out of the 2,611 stocks traded on the BSE, 541 advanced and 1,984 declined, while 86 remained unchanged.

132 companies see all-time low level in morning trade on BSE
Economy

132 companies see all-time low level in morning trade on BSE

The Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex fell by 351.37 points in opening trade to 16,118.42 today, while the National Stock Exchange's 50-share Nifty index slipped below the 4,900-point mark with a fall of over 100 points.

Time to buy equity now, says HDFC's Prashant Jain
Economy

Time to buy equity now, says HDFC's Prashant Jain

Jain expects the Indian economy to grow faster over the next ten years than in the previous ten years.

Recession watch: Why QE3 is sneaking up on us
Economy

Recession watch: Why QE3 is sneaking up on us

While the Fed has come out and admitted a sagging job market, damp consumer spending and a depressed housing market, the third round of quantitative or credit easing will likely hit us sooner than we think given the looming recession concern.

Jhunjhunwala's timeframe for markets is four years
Business

Jhunjhunwala's timeframe for markets is four years

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala says this is not the time to go looking for stock bargains. There will be many opportunities coming your way. But the world's problems will sort themselves out over a maximum of four years.

Paper currency rotten; markets oversold: Marc Faber
Economy

Paper currency rotten; markets oversold: Marc Faber

Investment guru Marc Faber feels that investors have now lost faith in the paper currency and paper money is now moving into gold.

Run for cover: market mayhem to continue today
Economy

Run for cover: market mayhem to continue today

The outlook for Mumbai today is grim. Stocks tanking in Asia this morning after massive selloff on Wall Street overnight.

Carnage on Wall Street: Dow sinks 634 points as panic rules
World

Carnage on Wall Street: Dow sinks 634 points as panic rules

The market mayhem just doesn't seem to end. Investors have lost confidence that Europe and the US can get their economies to grow. Fear of a double-dip recession runs high.

Dow slides 300 points, fear index touches year's high
Investing

Dow slides 300 points, fear index touches year's high

After S&P's downgrade, US financial equity markets opened 200 points lower and went further downhill as the day progressed. Here is a half hourly update of the developments.

Realty stocks nosedive on fears of lower demand for housing
Business

Realty stocks nosedive on fears of lower demand for housing

In the quarter ended June 2011, Mumbai home sales fell 11 percent to 8 million square feet, the lowest since the quarter ended December 2008, according to Bloomberg

'Sensex zooms' or 'Sensex crashes': when is the reaction more?
Ideas

'Sensex zooms' or 'Sensex crashes': when is the reaction more?

When the market crashes, the pessimism seems to be far, far, greater than the corresponding optimism for markets going up by a similar percentage.

Stay calm - no double dip recession yet: Indian media this morning.
Politics

Stay calm - no double dip recession yet: Indian media this morning.

In these times of global uncertainty it is not national news that have made newspaper headlines today

S&P got it wrong, economy will avoid second recession: Buffett
Economy

S&P got it wrong, economy will avoid second recession: Buffett

However, the ratings downgrade and Europe's debt crisis will be on everyone's mind this week. So, how will markets react?

Sensex ends below 17,000; IT, realty biggest losers
Investing

Sensex ends below 17,000; IT, realty biggest losers

IT, realty and metal stocks were under considerable pressure throughout session

US is in for a double-dip recession: Roubini
World

US is in for a double-dip recession: Roubini

While economists warn of another recession in developed countries, the fund managers predict the markets will remain negative on Monday as some forced liquidation of US assets will take place.

Is it time to bid goodbye to the greenback?
Economy

Is it time to bid goodbye to the greenback?

Safe-haven currencies are gaining at the expense of the dollar, suggesting investors' views may already be changing, perhaps in anticipation of a downgrade or at least a tough fight to hang on to AAA.

Market crash: Stocks that weathered the storm
Investing

Market crash: Stocks that weathered the storm

Firstpost analysed Nifty-50 companies and we picked up 10 stocks that did not fall as steeply as their counterparts in the index.

Global markets in a turmoil as S&P lowers US credit rating
World

Global markets in a turmoil as S&P lowers US credit rating

S&P cut the long-term US credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about growing budget deficits.