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Stock market: Barometer of economy?
Many assume that the stock market represents the state of the economy. That is the primary reason for this distorted obsession about the market. There are several factually incorrect assumptions about the role of the market, says R. Vaidyanathan. More


Bear onslaught
Their dominance for the second successive trading day left the bulls stranded. The sentiment reading of the tradable counters stands strongly bearish with no uptrend counters. For Thursday, the prevailing bearish sentiment is likely to continue ... More


Scandent deal with Dhaka Stock Exchange
COIMBATORE: Scandent Solutions recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) for upgrading its electronic trading system - TESA. Scandent's TESA is a flagship product for equities trading. It is ... More


Reliance group shares shine in a dull market
IN a lacklustre market on Wednesday, Reliance group companies' shares shot into limelight in anticipation of an early settlement between the Ambani brothers. Although index heavyweight Reliance Industries closed higher, the overall sentiment ... More

Indiabulls down on bearish sentiment
THE stock of broking company Indiabulls Financial Services has been on a downturn lately. With the equity markets in a bearish phase, there is concern that the company's retail business may not take off as early and as well as intended, ... More

Shipping stocks in choppy waters
ARE the valuations of shipping stocks floating on a sea of confusion? It appears so, going by Wednesday's price and volume figures on major bourses. All the stocks in the sector closed the day slightly lower with substantial volumes. According ... More

Rain Calcining ED sells 0.96% stake
HYDERABAD: The Executive Director of Rain Calcining Ltd (RCL), Mr Y. Santosh Kumar Reddy, has sold 12.4-lakh equity shares aggregating 0.96 per cent of the total shareholding of the company on March 18 and 21. In a communication to ... More


NSE is No. 1 in single stock futures trading segment
NATIONAL Stock Exchange (NSE) has emerged as global leader in stock futures trading. Based on number of contracts, NSE stock futures trading has maintained top slot worldwide for the past few months. According to World Federation of Exchanges, ... More

Buy HDFC Bank, BEL futures
THE following strategies are based on Wednesday's trading in the derivatives segment on the NSE. The strategies are constructed to take advantage of short-term reversals in the futures price. The position has to be traded with protective stops to ... More


Clause 49: SEBI extends deadline for compliance to Dec 31
GRANTING a nine-months breather to corporates regarding the implementation of the amendments in Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, SEBI has postponed the deadline for conforming to the new regulation to December 31. Briefing the press after ... More

Key provisions under Clause 49
IN an attempt to review and improve the quality of corporate governance norms among listed companies, the Securities and Exchange Board of India had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy in late 2002. The ... More


Stocks shed value as bears rule market
ON Wednesday, the bears were all around the market. Selling pressure across indices and categories appears to have taken its toll on the market. The market appears to have factored in on a strengthening dollar accompanied by a hike in the ... More


Gokaldas Exports IPO at Rs 375-425
GOKALDAS Exports (P) Ltd has announced the entering of capital market with an initial public offering of 31.25 lakh equity shares of face value Rs 10 each. The IPO will be priced at Rs 375-425 a share through a 100-per cent book-building route. ... More


Allahabad Bank ties up with PNB for branch in Kazakhstan — Second public offer to open on April 6
ALLAHABAD Bank has announced that it is setting up a 40:60 joint venture with Punjab National Bank for starting banking operations in Kazakhstan. Mr O.N. Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Allahabad Bank, said here on Wednesday that the ... More
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