“Don’t rely on value for money alone”

Mumbai: Grades have become a buzzword in Dalal Street for a while, but suddenly gains momentum. These days every conversation starts with P/E Ratio (a price-to-earnings ratio that compares a stock’s current price to its earnings per share) and ends with a big statement that the valuations look “a little high.” However, many experts believe […]

The market may range, but FIIs are sold in India.

NEW DELHI: Dalal Street is expected to trade in a range this week in the absence of any major triggers on either the domestic or global front, analysts say. “Although market moved up, it seems that it is running out of steam, as the indexes are still moving in a strong range, ”the brokerage house […]

Inflation reflects growth dynamics in India: Christopher Wood

Key note address delivered by Christopher Wood, equity strategist, CLSA, in his first public appearance in India, at the ET Now Market Summit-2010. Excerpts: Hello everybody and thank you for asking me. I will be running through some charts which were still first with the situation in the West. Then I will move on to […]

FM must rethink – The Economic Times

This refers to “We withdrew the stimulus last year!” (ET, March 4). T. T. Ram Mohan rightly suggested that the tax-to-GDP ratio measures structural improvement. The foreign minister should rethink his medium-term debt-to-GDP target. The loss of significant revenue due to lower IT tariffs seems strange. If oil exceeds $75-80, the foreign minister will have […]

Consolidation of banks

This refers to your edit “India needs new banks” (ET, March 4). Financial inclusion and financial literacy will be a top priority when implementing reforms along with the UID pro-poor project. The modern banking system has lost its individual character. Even suburbanites are reluctant to use ATMs. NextGen banking may fail in rural areas. Indeed, […]

Data Management – The Economic Times

This refers to your edit “Welcome Quest” (ET, October 8). It is extremely important to have a strong database. But just having an employment database is not enough; data must be consistent. It has been observed that the data vary from ministry to ministry, agency to agency. India’s information system is not very accurate and […]

Prabhudas Lilladher is ranked low on Infosys

cm: 1135.70 rupees Target price: 1246 rupees. Prabhudas Lilladher has a downgrade rating on Infosys Technologies as he sees the company’s and the software industry’s near-term outlook as rather weak. “While we expect Infosys to perform better than most other players in the industry, we rate the stock as ‘down’ with a target of Rs […]

Fin Crisis: too late and too little done in the US

AHMEDABAD: Too late and too little done in the US to get out of the financial turmoil, the $240 trillion crisis cannot be stopped by $1 trillion to $10 trillion aid packages, said Arun Kumar, professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Thursday. “When US President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January, the crisis will still be […]

Weak rupee hurts companies with huge external debt

The global economic crisis is beginning to weigh heavily on the balance sheet of India Inc, thanks to the depreciation of the rupee. While the weakening rupee may lift the spirits of export-oriented sectors such as IT and textiles, it has led to an increase in foreign exchange liabilities of Indian companies. Accounting rules called […]

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