What’s sacrosanct about promoters?

There’s no need to panic when they relinquish control. Companies with low or nil promoter holdings can also flourish »

Three new fund pitches to ignore

Why go in for NFOs when there are over 500 older funds to choose from? »

Three new ways to halt India’s gold rush

Flag off gold savings plans, monetise idle gold and make PAN mandatory for bullion purchases »

Who cares about public shareholders?

When Indian regulators bail out scam-hit firms, it’s this segment that always gets a raw deal »

The real issue with Flipkart

Predatory pricing is a non-issue, but grey areas in the ownership and taxation of e-commerce firms need sorting out »

The curious case of loss-making ATMs

Beware. When you visit ATMs frequently, you may be costing customers and banks dear, and even fuelling the black economy »

Monsters versus midgets

Likening Indian players to Alibaba is like comparing beetles to a T-Rex. China’s e-comm market is 20 times bigger than India’s »

Why REITs aren’t right for investors

They may be a godsend for the realty sector, but it isn’t clear how REITs will deliver lucrative returns to the retail investor »

Regulating for the minority

While the financial sector has hyperactive regulators, healthcare and real estate get by without much supervision »

Finally, the truth about Satyam

SEBI’s indictment answers questions about India’s largest corporate fraud. It also shows how laughably easy it was to carry out »
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