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Friday, August 19, 2005
Markets (August 18)
BL 2502423.05 (-18.57)
BSE Sensex7811.33 (-48.20)
S&P CNX Nifty2388.45 (-14.70)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)43.52/43.64
Gold Std (10 gm)6255 (-70)

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Investment in equities: 2004-05 story
FIIs Rs 44,123 cr, MFs Rs 448 cr

THEY may be viewed as the domestic warriors on the stock markets, but in reality investment by mutual funds in Indian equities is only 1 per cent of what foreign institutional investors have invested. The Securities and Exchange Board of India's ... More

STOCKS


Fidelity acquires IVRCL shares
HYDERABAD: Fidelity Investments along with other entities has acquired 5,90,171 equity shares of IVRCL Infrastructure & Projects Ltd, aggregating to 2.81 per cent its paid up capital. IVRCL informed the stock exchanges that the mode of ... More

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS


Bulls stranded
NEITHER bulls nor bears could gain much from the day's trading. However, the sentiment reading of the tradable counters turned bullish. Bear pressure on Friday is likely to turn the sentiment reading to bearish, otherwise the prevailing ... More

STOCK MARKETS


Sensex crosses 7,900 intra-day, closes lower in volatile trade
THE enthusiastic opening on the bourses on Thursday saw the Sensex cross the 7,900-level, though profit booking subsequently dragged the index down. . On a day marked by highly volatile trade, the 30-stock benchmark index raised to its record ... More

Newspaper cos make a splash
THE Government's decision to allow FIIs to invest up to 26 per cent in newspaper companies has propped up interest in the shares of companies in this sector. A good response to the initial public offering of HT Media, which publishes the ... More

Cement scrips up on good outlook
AT a time when demand for cement is known to be traditionally sluggish, stock prices of companies in this sector are buoyant. There was active buying seen on Thursday in several companies. The stocks that rose included ACC (up 2.86 per cent ... More

Precot Mills gets re-listed on NSE
THE National Stock Exchange has admitted for trading the equity shares of Precot Mills, Coimbatore, with effect from August 19. A company release issued here today said the shares of Precot Mills were traded on the NSE till November 2001 under ... More

Spirited move in Dollex Ind
THE Dollex Industries stock moved up with increased volumes on Thursday. The counter closed with a gain of 4.87 per cent on the BSE at Rs 40.90 and logged a volume of 17,898 shares. Dollex is a producer of extra neutral alcohol (ENA) and ... More

Suryajyoti Spinning shining at bourses
SURYAJYOTI Spinning seems to be weaving up its way to its year-high at Rs 59.50 slowly with significant traded quantities on the BSE. The stock, after touching the session's peak at Rs 47.45 on Thursday, closed at Rs 46.45 against the previous ... More

COMMENTARY


Profit-booking pushes Sensex into negative zone
Profit-booking by investors kept the markets volatile throughout the day, which finally ended in negative territory. While the benchmark Sensex was down by 48.2 points, the 50-stock Nifty lost 14.7 points. The markets opened the day on a firm ... More

IPOS


Sasken Comm IPO subscribed 78 times
SASKEN Communication Technologies Ltd's initial public offer has been subscribed by over 78 times. The issue closed on Wednesday. Sasken had fixed a price band of between Rs 230 and Rs 260 per share. The company is issuing five million shares ... More

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Pocket
"Yes yes, of course I heard you! You asked me to pick up 500 shares of brinjal on the way home, right?"

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