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Ram Charan, business adviser and author
Ram Charan, business adviser and author
THE BIG STORY

‘A new economic balance will emerge in the world’

Lokeshwarri S K, Vinay Kamath

The decline in crude prices has created a great opportunity for India, says Ram Charan, business adviser and author »

Four reasons why the scales are tilting towards India

Lokeshwarri SK

Global investors should turn their attention to India. Here’s why »
Data Point

The RBI isn’t alone

Maulik Tewari

Many central banks have slashed key rates since January »

Index outlook: A correction round the corner?

Lokeshwarri SK

The indices appear stretched. It would be best to stay away from the market for a week »
Smart Money

How you can use derivatives

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Lokeshwarri SK

Derivatives can be used to protect your wealth against swings in interest rates, the rupee or stock markets »

Mutual Funds

L&T India Prudence: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C

The fund limits risk by restricting investors' exposure to mid-cap stocks »

Net Worth

Should you catch ‘em young?

Radhika Merwin

Stocks listed on the SME platforms of the BSE and NSE have been making merry. But hold on   »

Beyond Stocks

For the future You will have to make an early start BLUEORANGE STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Safe harbour for your daughter

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Opening a Sukanya Samriddhi account is a safe option to fund your daughter’s financial needs »

Global Investor

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Currency Call

Rupee remains on tenterhooks

Gurumurthy K

High food prices can reduce chances of a rate cut, keeping pressure on the rupee »

Firm Calls

SBI: Counting on better times

Radhika Merwin

Given the bank’s size and reach, it is perhaps the best play on the recovery in the economy »

Mutual Funds

Tata Dividend Yield: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

The fund invests a chunk of its portfolio in stocks with high dividend yields »
Our Call

Exide Industries: well charged up

Parvatha Vardhini C

Loss of market share and shrinking margins had bogged down battery manufacturer Exide Industries in the last three-four years. But the tide is changing, with the company slowly regaining lost grou... »
Newsmaker

A good wager

Arvind Jayaram

Wal-Mart CEO McMillon gives workers a raise »

Your Taxes

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Rajesh Srinivasan

We recently started home-based data processing services for Australian and US clients.What are the tax aspects we should consider?Pallekonda Srinivas Income earned f... »

MNC funds staying ahead in the race

Yoganand D

UTI and Birla Sun Life deliver impressively over past five years »

Safe harbour for your daughter

For the future You will have to make an early start BLUEORANGE STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Opening a Sukanya Samriddhi account is a safe option to fund your daughter’s financial needs »

Dish TV: Buy

PIC FOR INDEX: Dish TV, Inda's 1st DTH Entertainment in Hyderabad, on January 19, 2006. PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU

K Venkatasubramanian

The big regulatory thrust and, to some extent, changing lifestyles allowed analog cable systems to give way to the digital mode of viewing television. Digital cable operators and DTH (direct-to... »

BUSINESSMAN

Moderate service taxes

S Prasanna, Jeweller

Anand Kalyanaraman

S Prasanna of S Guruviah Chetty & Sons, jewellers since 1930, says, “The government is business-friendly as the Prime Minister’s record in Gujarat shows. A simple thing like doing away with the... »
Reality Check

Jindal Steel and Power

Maulik Tewari

The stock of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) shot up 26 per cent last Thursday. This was after the company won the Gare Palma IV/2 and 1V/3 coal blocks in the ongoing e-auctions. While the stock clo... »
Sounding Board

What the aam aadmi wants

Anand Kalyanaraman

With less than a week to go for the Budget, it’s been raining wish-lists from various sectors of India Inc. But what does the common man want from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this Saturday? We c... »
High Five

ITC tests vital hurdle at ₹400

Yoganand D

The stock surged 4.7 per cent last week, in line with our expectation. It rallied and marked an intra-week high at ₹401.9, testing a significant medium-term resistance level of ₹400. Since... »

Oil India on slippery ground

Why do FMs ignore inflation?

Increase exemption limit for old-timers

More avenues to save tax

Should you catch ‘em young?

L&T India Prudence: Buy

Gold is losing the plot again

Bears gain the upper hand

Currency Call

Rupee remains on tenterhooks

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Gurumurthy K

High food prices can reduce chances of a rate cut, keeping pressure on the rupee »

Tata Dividend Yield: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

The fund invests a chunk of its portfolio in stocks with high dividend yields »
Bullion Cues

‘We like the fundamentals for gold’

Bob Alderman, Head of Wealth Management, Gold Bullion International

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With currency troubles in most countries, gold is a superior alternative to the home currency, says expert »
Raw Input

Outlook brightens for cement

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With capacity additions slowing, excess supplies may fall »

Your Fund Portfolio

Parvatha Vardhini C



I am a senior citizen and have been investing ₹600 -1,000 through the SIP (systematic investment plan) route in the following funds: Franklin Bluechip, Franklin Ind... »
High Five

Tata Steel tests resistance at ₹380

Yoganand D

Tata Steel (₹374.7) The stock of Tata Steel advanced 2 per cent in the previous week, extending its near-term up move. The relative strength index in the daily cha... »
High Five

RIL plunges 4.8 per cent

Yoganand D

RIL (₹873.2) Last week, the stock reversed downwards. It marked an intra-week high at ₹923 on Tuesday and then tumbled to close the week down 4.8 per cent. The stock faile... »
High Five

Infosys hovers below a key barrier

Yoganand D

Infosys (₹2,284.3) In the week ago, the stock was volatile, testing the key resistance at ₹2,300 levels and closed on a marginally negative note. While the... »

NBCC: Buy

Meera Siva

Shares of state-owned engineering and construction firm National Building Construction Company (NBCC) had a great run last year, increasing six-fold. Investor interest was buoyed by the company... »

High Five

SBI in a corrective decline

Yoganand D

SBI (₹302.2) Last week, the stock closed 1.6 per cent down after repeatedly testing the key resistance around ₹308, where both 21- and 50-day moving averages are poised. This appears to... »

Cheaper loans to women

Future Perfect: Call spread on Tata Motors

The many pluses of prepaid cards

Mobile banking

SBI: Counting on better times

Why inflation hasn’t hit urea

HDFC Bank: scores well on all counts

Mutual Funds

MNC funds staying ahead in the race

Yoganand D

UTI and Birla Sun Life deliver impressively over past five years »

Firm Calls

PIC FOR INDEX: Dish TV, Inda's 1st DTH Entertainment in Hyderabad, on January 19, 2006. PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU

Dish TV: Buy

K Venkatasubramanian

The big regulatory thrust and, to some extent, changing lifestyles allowed analog cable syste... »

Real Assets

Raw Input

Outlook brightens for cement

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With capacity additions slowing, excess supplies may fall »

Here are some financial adjustments that you will have to make to feel secure »

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