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Will the RBI change its stance?

  Equitymaster   04 November 2009 at 12:19

All eyes will be on the RBI today as it releases its monetary policy and also gives an indication of where the interest rates are headed. The decision will be tough for the central bank as while on one hand the economy is limping back to recovery, on ..

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RBI tightens its grip over banks

  Equitymaster   28 October 2009 at 18:44

Bankers tend to take retail customers lightly. Be it investment bankers or their cousins from the commercial banking space. Arguably, the investment bankers and their brokerage divisions prefer business from institutional investors over retail invest ..

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Another step for financial reforms

  Equitymaster   27 October 2009 at 15:05

Decades ago, India had decided that profit motive must be tempered by societal needs when it comes to the banking sector. For example, banks must not cater only to the more profitable urban areas but also the semi-urban and rural areas. Accordingly, ..

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India: A feast for the capital goods sector

  Equitymaster   15 October 2009 at 17:27

Capital goods companies here in India seem to be a happy lot these days. Their stocks are shinning and their order books are plump. But that's not such a recent phenomenon either. Except for the dark days of the credit crisis, capital goods companies ..

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FDI in India reaches a milestone

  Equitymaster   10 October 2009 at 23:53

As emerging markets continue to vie for long term investor interest, India has yet another milestone to be proud of. The FDI inflows into the country from the year 2000 upto July 2009 has crossed the US$ 100 bn mark. The positive that can be drawn fr ..

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Asia devoid of bubbles?

  Equitymaster   08 October 2009 at 13:16

Sensex 21,000. By July 2010.Get this Free & Exclusive Presentation NOWThe last time we heard China's banking regulator, he was very sanguine about the 'moderate' pace at which the economy's bank credit is growing. Moderation in the Chinese langua ..

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Government borrowing under control

  Equitymaster   30 September 2009 at 19:41

Interest rate sensitive sectors can breathe easy for now. The Indian government has indicated that its borrowing calendar for FY10 is unlikely to change a great deal. This was disclosed by a few finance ministry officials ahead of their meeting with ..

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Investing: How much information is enough?

  Equitymaster   26 September 2009 at 07:00

PR: wait... I: wait... L: wait... LD: wait... I: wait... wait... Rank: wait... Traffic: wait... Pric ..

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Trillion dollar savings please

  Equitymaster   20 September 2009 at 23:03

It is not surprising for us to find that the per capita consumption for Indian households in almost every category of consumables is amongst the lowest in the world. While one might think that this is because of our colossal population, let us assure ..

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Investing: Watch what you believe

  Equitymaster   15 September 2009 at 13:04

Views are the lifeblood of investing. Whether they are general principles like ‘xyz approach to investing works’ or specific calls like, ‘abc stock is a good buy at these levels’. Interestingly, people tend to hold very strong ..

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