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It will be survival of the fittest
IN the end, size does matter. That aphorism, perhaps one that is best debated at business schools, holds true in the Indian market for mutual funds, marked as it is by an assortment of players, big and small, domestic and foreign, FI-backed and ... More

STOCK MARKETS


When rumours rule the floor
"BUY on rumours and sell on news," that's what drives the stock price. With the rise in the stock prices over the last couple of months, there has been substantial rise in rumours, but there is hardly any news except the usual denial by ... More

Free-float Sensex: HLL to lose weightage; HDFC may gain
COMPANIES such as ICICI Bank and HDFC will get a higher weightage in the BSE Sensex, after the benchmark index moves to free-float, while the weightage of Reliance Industries and multinational Hindustan Lever Ltd may come down. However, even ... More

Counting numbers...
Satyam Computer: The earnings announcement due on July 24 will have a critical bearing on the price trends in the stock. The fairly impressive revenue growth in Infosys and the insipid performance of Wipro have raised the ambiguity ... More

Market may witness volatile movement
Commencement of the monsoon session of Parliament this week is considered among the worrying factors by the market as the politicians have the nasty habit of springing negative surprises during the sessions. More

Time to take stock of banking scrips
INVESTORS in banking stocks should hitherto exercise caution, for returns will be limited, feel market participants. Discounting the soft interest rate scenario and the fact that projected earnings justify an upside, there is a growing ... More

INTERVIEW


`Industry needs serious players with clear plans, able managements'
THE Indian mutual funds industry is lately in a bit of turmoil — acquisitions, attempts to consolidate operations, talks of sell-outs and, above all, desperate moves by some of the bigger players to grow in size. Amidst all this is the ... More

COMMENTARY


Infotech counters slip on Wipro effect
THANKS to a strong performance by software leader Microsoft Corp, the US stocks reversed their downward direction; as a result the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.75 per cent, its third straight weekly advance. Despite the late-day rally, ... More
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