George Mathew

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Rajat Gupta: Corporate climb,insider info
Fri, Mar 04, 2011

Former Mckinsey chief Rajat Gupta is being probed in an insider trading case in the US.

Wilful defaulters divert Rs 2,800 cr
Fri, Feb 25, 2011

Wilful defaulters are borrowers who have the capacity to repay but default deliberately!

Indian stock mkt world’s worst performer
Mon, Feb 14, 2011

Indian stock markets show negative return of -15.29% while China,Russia fare better.

Takeover code,stock exchange ownership issues await new Sebi chief
Fri, Feb 04, 2011

Sinha inherits an organisation which has now developed into a strong regulator with established norms and guidelines for all market intermediaries.

Investors flock to gold ETFs
Mon, Jan 17, 2011

One investment segment continued to attract investors in droves—from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

RBI exempts investment cos of big groups from CIC norms compliance
Mon, Jan 10, 2011

Big industrial groups,which are controlled by promoters through their investment companies,have got a big relief with the Reserve Bank of India exempting them from registration and compliance of its core investment companies (CIC) regulations.

Importers will remain happy
Sat, Jan 01, 2011

Many economists say the rupee is going to strengthen further.

Pain for borrowers,but savers will gain
Sat, Jan 01, 2011

It’s going to be a mixed year for people on the money front.

Year of the IPO Boom
Wed, Dec 29, 2010

Rs 69,192,000,0000 is the amount that Indian companies raised from the markets through IPOs.

‘No individual alone can take investment decisions in LIC’
Thu, Dec 23, 2010

With an asset base of Rs 12 lakh crore,Life Insurance Corporation is,without any doubt,the largest financial institution in the country.

Ispat Ind: Lenders wait pays off,finally
Wed, Dec 22, 2010

They may have lost much of the debt of Rs 9,500 crore that the Ispat Industries had taken.

FI support avoided bigger fall on D-Street
Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Domestic institutional investors bought stocks worth Rs 3,979 cr in last 10 sessions

Corporates are manipulating markets?
Tue, Nov 23, 2010

“At least the suspicion could be there," says the man who saved India from much pain.

Tax treaties undermine the capacity to regulate: Reddy
Tue, Nov 23, 2010

When the global financial crisis hit most economies in 2008,India escaped unscathed,thanks to Dr YV Reddy.

‘There’s no asset bubble in gold’
Mon, Nov 22, 2010

Gold has been in the limelight of late with price shooting up to the Rs 20,000 (per 10 grams) level,even stealing the thunder occasionally from other asset classes.

‘Certain loose practices were developing in the housing sector’
Wed, Nov 03, 2010

Reserve Bank of India governor D SUBBARAO moved swiftly to curtail some malpractices in the housing loan segment in the monetary policy review.

We are okay with new microfinance regulator: RBI
Mon, Nov 01, 2010

The Reserve Bank of India is comfortable with the idea of bringing in a legislation and a new regulator for the microfinance companies as long as there’s convergence in the regulation.

Reserve Bank tightens screw on banks to discipline MFIs
Thu, Oct 28, 2010

The Reserve Bank,which is exploring various options to bring in discipline in the microfinance sector,has sent an informal,but tough,message to commercial banks.

Interview with Saurabh Sonthalia
Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Investors are looking for good investment opportunities in the IPO market.

MFI interest rate on loans likely to be capped at around 24 pc
Mon, Oct 18, 2010

FinMin has already asked PSU banks to not extend funds to MFIs charging high interest rates

India,Germany agree to take business partnership forward
Mon, Oct 11, 2010

India and Germany have taken a new step forward to boost trade and investments between the two countries.

India,EU settle generic drug seizure issue
Fri, Oct 08, 2010

Resolution of dispute with country’s largest trading partner expected to boost India’s exports in pharma sector

India likely to sign FTA with EU by year-end: Sharma
Thu, Oct 07, 2010

India is likely to sign the much-awaited FTA with EU by the end of the year.

IPO market back in the spotlight again
Mon, Oct 04, 2010

Led by Coal India,90 companies want to raise Rs 77,000 crore from the primary market.

They lagged behind the Street as Sensex raced
Wed, Sep 22, 2010

If an investor had bought 100 shares of Reliance Industries — the most valued Indian company with a market capitalisation of Rs 3,37,868 crore.

‘FIIs driving Indian market to all-time highs while opening doors for future’
Mon, Sep 20, 2010

Christopher D. Spelman says,"the weighting for India will increase significantly and this will further drive FII flows into the country."

After fifth rate hike,exit from accommodative policy almost over
Fri, Sep 17, 2010

The Reserve Bank of India’s exit from the accommodative monetary policy seems to be almost over.

‘Investors invite caution: Keep your spare cash till opportunity knocks’
Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Is the time ripe for investors to park their spare cash in their favorite investment avenues?

Is small beautiful?
Mon, Aug 30, 2010

It’s a rare thing to see a new fund offering (NFO) from a mutual fund in India these days....

The mine millionaire
Tue, Aug 24, 2010

Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal started with steel scrap business in Mumbai’s Kalbadevi area. Now he may take over as the richest Indian from Mukesh Ambani....

FTIL,MCX boards agree to 5% stake limit in MCX-SX
Fri, Aug 20, 2010

As directed by the Bombay High Court,Financial Technologies (FTIL) and MCX,the promoters of MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX),have passed board resolutions saying that they would “at all times will not go beyond limits....

‘MFs are focusing on growing existing funds rather than adding new products’
Mon, Aug 16, 2010

There’s very little incentive for the distributor to recommend mutual funds now....

Banks violated forex derivative norms: RBI
Tue, Aug 03, 2010

Even as the Supreme Court is scheduled to start hearing on a case involving losses suffered by companies in the foreign exchange derivative transactions in 2007-08 in the next few days,a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report has said there were irregularities and deviations by banks in complying with the provisions of the Foreign Exchange […]

Acquirer’s pain will be investors’ gain
Tue, Jul 20, 2010

The proposed takeover code,if implemented by the Sebi board,is going to be investor-friendly.

Bad loans of banks jump by Rs 14,000 crore
Sat, Jun 12, 2010

When the economy sneezes,the banking system catches a cold. The slowdown in 2009 has started showing on the asset quality of the banking sector now....

Listed firms must now have 25% public shareholding
Sat, Jun 05, 2010

Govt made it mandatory for all listed companies,including PSUs,to raise public shareholding to 25 pct.