Why selling equity privately is optimal
Aggressive pricing is not possible in private placement because institutional investors have a fair idea of a stock's intrinsic value.
The IDFC imbroglio
IN A LOW-INTEREST regime, can Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd operate without the access to cheap deposits that banks have? Is there space for development institutions such as IDFC or Nabard? These issues remain unanswered even as ...
Fall and fall of the dollar: US must buck up
The dollar money game is fascinating as it has been performing a unique circus act "without any net under it" for a longish period, providing thereby a fertile opportunity to international money managers to make quick money. In a recession-ridden glo bal economy, the fall of the dollar signals the loss of faith in the very first currency itself. The US must quickly put its economic house in order, just like any other debt-ridden country.
Skilled experts often see eye to eye with profits
ARAVIND Eye Hospital was founded in Madurai about a quarter century ago with the mission to eradicate needless blindness in the State. But now it is a success story that finds a mention in Arun Shourie's speech and Harvard Business Review. ...
Elections 2004: Beyond politics
Life has not only "Swamps and marshes and muddy places but also the great sea and the mountains, and snow and glaciers, and wonderful starlit nights and the love of family and friends and the comradeship of workers in a common cause, and music ...
Regionalism in driver's seat
One can be justified in suggesting that not only has the era of coalition governments at the Centre begun in the country, but also there is every sign of the trend becoming even more powerful in the years ahead with its attendant consequences on the quality of national governance.
The steel end-users' call
Like the Biblical Joseph, steel-makers are `storing' profits in their years of plenty by raising prices. But some users are lobbying to the Government to push the mills to forfeit some profits to their gain. But the real fair brothers are car, home and appliance buyers driving steel prices up because, in their years of plenty, they are buying more things made of steel. India's end users of steel hate corrosive economics, says G. Ramachandran.
How dry is my valley!
LAST week, the Chief Minister, Mr A. K. Antony, told newspersons after a Cabinet meeting that, in view of the recurring droughts, the State Government had resolved to elevate conservation of water resources and protection of riparian rights to ...
Passengers in workplaces
SOMETIMES numbers in themselves have a knack of becoming catchwords. Since the President, Dr Abdul Kalam, wrote and spoke of his Vision 2020, that number has gained wide currency in India. It has the advantage of not ...
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