Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fwd: Weekly Updates - How politicians generate wealth, SEBI and F&O manipulations, conditional upmove ahead in markets and much more

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The premium game: How politicians generate white money through shell companies
Chaggan Bhujbal is alleged to have used sky-high valuation of shell companies to collect money, in return for giving out largesse. This is an increasingly popular trick with Indian politicians turned "businessmen"...

*Public sector banks - Loans turning bad

*CIC asks United India Insurance to disclose information that may help close a loophole - I
*SEZs have become real estate ventures linked to money-laundering, says EAS Sarma
*Is this how we teach medicine? The story of a Bangalore medical college
*Financial Literacy: The ground reality
* Endorsements by film stars: Cool dudes for the gullible? AK Ramdas Endorsements by film stars: Cool dudes for the gullible?
*Genom Biotech: Curious case of using paper companies to create wealth
*Regulation and supervision of MIVs: An urgent task for central banks and regulators globally
*Monsoon misery: How prepared are we?
*Insurers should disclose risks in IPO offer, says SEBI panel
*Moneylife Mediclaim seminar: Health insurance options and its fine print explained
*SEBI slams down on F&O manipulation-I: What was NSE's role all this while?
Media has faithfully reported SEBI's decision to change F&O eligibility criteria as a move to curb manipulation. But nobody has asked what was NSE doing all this while? Moneylife has highlighted brazen manipulation in creating the F&O list several times in the past...

*SEBI slams down on F&O manipulation-II: NSE and BSE as the first line of regulation stand exposed

Financial Literacy: Lip service
Sucheta Dalal
Mistakes emerging market investors make: The case of Poland and Turkey
William Gamble
Hurrah! India stands second in the world in global RTI rating
Vinita Deshmukh
*Weekly Market Report: Conditional upmove ahead
Volatile sideways move unless Friday's low holds...

*A breather after the slide as the bulls will try to fight back

*Fortnightly Market View: No man's land

*Glodyne, Radico, Pipavav, Parsvnath, Tulip and Era Infra under scanner

*MCX-SX should use the mantra "How to win investors and influence FIIs" to succeed

*Insider trading in LIC Housing Finance?

*BSE derivative trading volume nears Rs1 lakh crore


Little Book of Hedge Funds
Anthony Scaramucci

Time to Start Thinking
Edward Luce

Peter Bregman's

Investor Protection: IEPF-protection racket
A permanent bureaucracy to blow up investors' money...
*Hybrid funds: Herd mentality of fund houses continue
*Fund mergers: What mutual fund houses do to hide underperformance
ICICI Bank Q1 net profit jumps 36.2% amidst economic difficulties
The bank has posted 36.2% year-on-year increase in its profit for the quarter ended June 2012, aided by strong net interest incomes, steady fee income and lower provisions...
*Maruti Suzuki Q1 net profit falls 22.8% to Rs423.8 crore
*HDFC Q1 net profit up 25% on robust revenues from operations
*Hindustan Unilever reports robust results with 16% increase in net profit
*L&T disappoints as Q1 operating profit dip 5%
*Obstacles in coal supply hamper power producers
*Power 'less' situation continues: Struggles over stumbling blocks!
*ITC Q1 net profit up 20.2% to Rs1,602 crore on robust sales
*Need for urgent decision on the Coal Regulator
*'Brand Dhoni' can't save Ashok Leyland as Q1 net profits falls 22%
*S&P lowers outlook of Tata Steel, UK unit to negative
What ails the New Pension Scheme?
It is imperative that the government addresses all issues related to the New Pension Scheme to ensure a post retirement lifestyle commensurate with what the employees are used to...
*Where is India on safety standards for consumer electricals?
Infrastructure or infra-fracture: Saga of never ending accidents
It is high time that the Indian government wake up to this grim reality that is not only resulting in delay in project executions but has been causing loss of lives as well...

*Creating stressful life for all in Mumbai

RBI chief rues corporate governance deficit in public sector banks. Is there no remedy?
The RBI should look at converting the PSBs into limited companies and take steps to amend the laws to make them more accountable to the public shareholders and comply with the listing guidelines, both in letter and spirit...

*RBI's report on restructured loans shirks the issues

*Revised priority sector norms may give boost to NBFC business

*NBFC-Factors: Ambiguities continue

*What about polymer rupee notes?

*SKS Microfinance employees swindle Rs15.8 crore



Disease care in India: A massive rip off!
It is distressing that the medical profession, once considered only next to godliness, has fallen victim to crass commercialism. It needs to be pulled out before it goes overboard and adds to the miseries of the common folks...
*US presidential polls: The battle against guns
*'Dark Money' political groups target US voters based on their internet habits
Lucerne: Holiday paradise

Centrally located, in the heart of Europe, Lucerne is an outstanding combination of a culture city, stunning mountain vistas and a pristine lake, found Naveena Israni...

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