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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 »

The big fat Indian Budget

It’s all about the FM single-handedly rescuing the economy, while everyone else enjoys tax breaks, finds a newbie journalist »

Why divestment needs a reboot

The Centre must do away with annual ‘targets’ and keep stake sales out of the budgetary exercise »

Don’t worry about the ‘equity cult’

Risk-taking isn’t for everyone and there is no need to coax retail investors into the stock market with sops »

When FIIs play Pied Piper

FIIs own nearly half of all freely traded stock in the Indian market. That isn’t wholly cause for celebration »

In the markets, cronyism doesn’t work

For all the hand-wringing over crony capitalism, big business groups actually wield little influence over their market fortunes »

India Inc must stop playing Scrooge

Most Indian companies love to amass cash, but are strangely reluctant to distribute it to their shareholders »

LIC’s random acts of kindness

It has ten times more investors than all of India’s mutual funds put together. Isn’t it time LIC became a bit more transparent? »

Willing to strike, but afraid to wound

The furore over the Maruti deal makes one wonder why Indian institutions are so selective in their activism »

Wanted: new stocks for a new India

State-sponsored schemes will not revive the equity cult. The market needs to reflect the universe of today's investor »
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