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Saturday, December 21, 2002
Markets (Dec. 20)
BL 2501116.13 (+4.83)
BSE Sensex3337.22 (+3.36)
S&P CNX Nifty1079.30 (+3.30)
Dollar (Buy/Sell)47.95/48.08
Gold Std (10 gm)5565 (+5)

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`Merchant bankers can rope in private equity funding'
"f leveraged buy-outs become popular it would help increase the valuations of several seemingly unattractive projects. In such deals the buyer leverages the target company's assets to raise funds for the acquisition." More

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS


Restricted movement
FRIDAY'S trading activity witnessed restricted movement. Prices of the tradable counters moved within a close band. Bulls managed to gain from the day's trading. Click here for table The sentiment reading ... More

STOCK MARKETS


Stocks need second-generation reforms
WHILE the introduction of screen-based trading in the stock markets in 1994 has brought transparency in trading and contributed to the spread of the equity cult in the country, it has also brought in its wake a shrinking market. The ... More

Dr Reddy's sheds some gains
DR. REDDY'S victory in the US courts to market the generic drug, amlodipine maleate, saw the stock moving northwards all of this week. The stock had gained about 12 per cent since December 13, in anticipation of a favourable verdict. However, ... More

Tata Steel up on price trend talk
THE market is rife with talk of rise in the international steel prices. This would benefit a number of Indian steel companies. Dealers said the major beneficiary of a price rise would be Tata Iron & Steel Company (Tata Steel). This has been a ... More

Sun Pharma EGM okays stock split
SHAREHOLDERS of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd approved a stock split of face value Rs 10 to Rs 5 and buyback of its equity shares at the extraordinary general meeting held today. The company proposes to buy back a maximum of two million ... More

BSE resumes trading in Seamec
THE Bombay Stock Exchange has resumed trading in South East Asia Marine Engineering & Construction (SEAMEC) (formerly Peerless Shipping) from today. The BSE had suspended trading in SEAMEC since November 21 following volatile price movement. ... More

DERIVATIVES MARKETS


Satyam Comp 280 calls open-interest jumps
SATYAM Computer continued its domination in the options segment on the NSE on Friday, with December 280 calls and puts recording 1,285 and 661 contracts respectively. Among others, December 140 calls on Tata Steel (505 contracts), December 300 ... More

REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS


Regulatory waters run deep
THE Joint Parliamentary Committee that went into the Rs 5,000-crore stock scam has addressed the issue of regulators and their role. In this context the recent public debates in the US and the UK on the role of regulators in the various corporate ... More

COMMENTARY


Activity in index constituents muted
AFTER a firm start, the Sensex was pegged to lower levels during the latter half of the day's trading. It touched a high of 3356, after opening at 3339.46. Later in the day, it touched a low of 3329.10 and closed marginally higher at 3337.22. ... More

ECONOMIC OFFENCES


Can committee reports jolt you off the bed?
THE answer is `no'. If you are already awake, you should remember that employees who outlive their utility get kicked upstairs. Board members who are too senior to be dropped get the chairman post. News items that are not too exciting get buried ... More
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