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Monday, February 04, 2002

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Dollar may scale greater heights vs rupee
A ROBUST performance by the dollar against the rupee last week. In the anticipated quick move once the "old" 48.43 resistance broke, it rallied to 48.60 before profit taking ensued. The 48.52 level is a good support for the dollar now and the ... More


US housing sector - a bubble?
US housing prices have been moving up over the past two years despite the bursting of the stock market bubble and the slowdown. They have not seen a similar pace of growth since 1979. More

RBI's Report on Currency and Finance 2000-01 -- A welcome tilt against deflation
Unconstrained by monetarist dogma, the RBI's recent Report on Currency and Finance has been brave enough to bare the difficult choices before the country. It is realistic in regard to the problems posed by fiscal stress and in advocating such options as higher monetisation — options that, alone, can help release the economy from the stranglehold of deflationary pressures, unemployment and lower growth. More


Seniority out, selection in for top bank posts
THE Government appears to have given a go-by to the `seniority criteria' in the appointment of the chairman and managing director (CMD) in public sector banks. In the appointment process of the CMDs of Vijaya Bank and Syndicate Bank, the ... More


Swelling forex reserves pin down yields
The securities market was dominated by the insurance companies last week. Banks, insurance companies and mutual funds have been aggressively churning their respective debt portfolios during the last few weeks to boost earnings profile. As a result, a verage daily volumes are about Rs 12,000 crore both in the National Stock Exchange and Subsidiary General Ledger counters. More


Film Finances' joint venture plan spiked
THE Government has shot down the proposal of Film Finances Inc, one of the largest issuers of film completion bonds, on the ground that the company has not been able to meet the minimum capital requirement norms. In the case of proposals ... More
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