Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Commodities (May 22 at close)
Gold (per gram) Rs896
Standard Gold (10 gram) Rs9,680
Silver (per gram) Rs20.05
Brent crude (per bbl) Rs3128
Markets (May 22)
BSE Sensex10481.77(-456.84)
S&P CNX Nifty3081.35)(-165.55)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)45.60 (+0.01)

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1,111-point Sensex shocker
Trading suspended for one hour; margin pressure triggers freefall More

Chidambaram comes under Opposition fire
Ordinary investors need not worry: Finance Minister More

Base metals down, precious metals tumble
Weak trend in global markets drags down bullion prices More

`Systemic' woes hit pay-ins at NSE, BSE
Brokers, financiers opt for heavy distress selling to limit losses More

Market mayhem takes a toll on IPOs
Air Deccan public issue likely to take hardest knock More

Consumer durable index worst hit
Banking, pharma sectors contain losses More

A clear disconnect between official pronouncement and market reaction
It is not a development that requires change to company strategy, but the volatility and decline in the Indian stock market could end up more than just a CFO's challenge. Of prime concern is the pattern of disconnect between official ... More

RBI pitches in to iron out payment glitches
Settlement banks assured of liquidity support More

Mutual funds ignore equity for debt at peak levels
Guess where the mutual funds were parking the funds they mobilised in recent times through equity schemes? While the mutual funds were buying into equity markets in a small way, the domestic fund houses have been major buyers of debt over the ... More

Index funds decline in sync with market
The free fall in the market, reflected in a marked decline in the indices, is spelling trouble for investors in index funds. For those who had entered these funds when the Nifty and the Sensex were at higher levels - higher, considering the ... More

A sense of déjà vu
Investors who experienced the bloodbath in the markets on May 17, 2004, must have had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu, as they watched much of the gains that they had made in recent months wash away in the first few hours of trading on ... More

Reliance, oil cos divided over discount issue
Can't extend volume discounts to current fiscal: RIL More

AT&T plan for venture with Mahindras hits FIPB hurdle
`The DoT wants to examine the plan in detail as the company has sought a sort of blanket permission to enter every possible area of the telecom sector and its proposed activities would involve extremely complicated operations that need to be understo od'. More

Buy a PC on pre-paid card model
Microsoft initiative to bring down entry cost of PCs by 50% More

Arabian Sea arm of monsoon in crucial phase

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