Sea of Red...Sensex, Nifty plummet 1.5% each

India Infoline News Service | Aug 01, 2014

Finally, the Sensex closed at 25,481, down 414 points, while NSE Nifty closed at 7,603, down 119 points.... Read more

RBI to unveil bi-monthly policy review on 5 August

India Infoline News Service | Aug 01, 2014

In its last policy review in June, the RBI had kept the repo rate—at which it lends to the banks—unchanged at 8%.... Read more

India July HSBC Manufacturing PMI at 53 vs 51.5 in June

India Infoline News Service | Aug 01, 2014

While the HSBC PMI has signalled an expanding manufacturing sector for nine months, a surge in new orders in July helped drive the solid improvement in business conditions... Read more

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RBI policy hints at better days ahead for markets

Monetary easing will aid the government's effort to accelerate economy's growth engine as quickly as possible- Nirmal Jain


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Need to Enhance Liquidity and Funnel Savings into Equity

Many a time, our policy makers confuse speculation with manipulation. They put too many restrictions that curb even healthy speculation. I have heard...

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Crusadors, Conspirators...and a churn for a better tomorrow

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Major (Retired) Madhukar Katragadda, Director, KDJ HolidayScapes & Resorts Ltd

“We plan to spend Rs. 150 crore in next five year on building and acquiring new resorts. This all will be funded through Debt and internal accruals.”..

Sunil Agrawal, Chairman & Managing Director, Vaibhav Global

“We expect to pay down our outstanding debt and emerge as a debt free company by the end of FY15.”..

Abhishek Somany, Joint Managing Director, Somany Ceramics

"We are targeting 20% plus growth in FY15 as there is high growth potential in the ceramic tile industry."..

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HSBC Midcap Equity Fund (G) 30.3 [0.5] 30.7 58.2 114.6 15.7
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