|August 28, 2006|
|Tech Mahindra: Is it worth a buy?|
Tech Mahindra listed at Rs 525 on BSE against an issue price of Rs 365. What should investors do with the stock and what are the concerns going forward?
Why MFs score over bank deposits
Banks have been luring investors by offering attractive deposit rates, but mutual funds, with tax-adjusted returns, still score higher.
Salary paid abroad to attract tax
In many cases, expatriate employees are paid a part of their remuneration outside India. But even the part of remuneration paid outside India, on which tax at source should be deducted, is taxable in India.
|August 26, 2006|
|Buying a high-end apartment? Read this|
If complex facilities/ neighbours/location and paucity of time dominate your list of concerns, then a high-end apartment may be just the right choice for you.
Check out these fantastic telescopes
Star gazing as a phenomenon in India is sadly associated with either film stars or sportsmen. No one looks at the stars anymore, no one stares at the constellations.
Honda Civic: A futuristic car!
For moving through the urban sprawl and crawl, the Civic is about as painless as transport gets and for most, the chunky chassis and the crisp handling will give them the sporty vibes they need.
Tips to buy a good helmet
Among the features, look for effective and lots of venting for Indian conditions
|August 24, 2006|
|Tatas' shopping spree: 27 in 6 years at Rs 16,000 crore!|
The Tatas are out shopping again. Since February 2000, the group has acquired as many as 27 companies, both in India and overseas, at a total cost of over Rs 16,000 crore ($3.5 billion)!
How and when to invest for your child
Mutual funds provide an excellent investment vehicle for your child. MFs offer diversification, flexibility and simplicity. Investing through MFs can help you accumulate more for your child's education.
Top 20 stocks that mutual funds hold
Reliance Industries, Grasim, and ITC were the top held stocks by mutual funds in terms of value in July.
How to invest internationally
If at least one of your funds isn't losing, you may not be diversified.
|August 23, 2006|
|An insurance guide for senior citizens|
The elderly are finding it increasingly difficult to buy health insurance. We take a look at options for medical cover available after the age of 55, when you need it the most.
First quarter thrills for stock markets
Smooth sailing among the Sensex 30, but some oil PSUs were in troubled waters. Despite the mixed bag of results, investors are upbeat for the next quarter and buying interest is on the rise.
How some firms cook up balance sheets
Many accounting practices that give a wrong picture of a company's finances are unethical, but legal.
|August 22, 2006|
|The amazing Moser Baer story|
Find out how Deepak Puri started Moser Baer and made into one of India's finest firms.
'Little India' is BIG globally
'Little India' may mean something else entirely as smaller Indian brands take their first steps abroad.
Need cash? Try reverse mortgage
Reverse mortgage, when it becomes a reality, will enable senior citizens in need of cash to unlock the value of their house, even as they continue to live in it
Solve this case, win Rs 25,000!
Rediff Business presents the TCS Smart Business Case Study Contest for managers, along with The Smart Manager, the management magazine! The best solution will win a cash prize of Rs 25,000.
Credit cards, loans: Read the fine print!
Don't complain about interest rates, get to know more about bank procedures.
Will interest rate hike hit the stock market?
Despite what some say, high interest rates will not spare equity markets.
|August 19, 2006|
|How much you should tip and how often|
According to one report, restaurant goers in the US leave $16 billion ($26 billion according to another) by way of tips annually, so if all services where gratuity is expected were to be added up, the figure could be much bigger.
Why Bluetooth headset is a must buy
The Discovery 645 wireless headset is ultra-light (weighs only nine grams) and comfortable, delivers clear communication, and includes an innovative charging system.
A mobile revolution in rural India
Rural India has become the new mining ground for the telecom sector.
8 office humour secrets that won't get you fired
Here's how you can prevent your sense of humour from getting you in trouble.
High EMIs? Tips to tackle them
The EMI on home and auto loans just increased as banks passed on the burden of costlier funds to their customers - that is, YOU. Here's what you should do to minimise the impact
Which is the best drive? CNG or LPG
Manufacturers are now offering CNG/LPG powered vehicles as credible alternatives in the personal segment to tap those who are conscious of rising petrol and diesel prices.
|August 16, 2006|
|Have a flashy job title? It can be risky|
Doling out flashy titles may seem like a cheap way to attract and retain top recruits. But it's also risky.
All about YouAtMail and its young founder
Registration with YouAtMail also gives students entry to Schoolscrool, an online society where people can network, create study groups and even exchange information about career opportunities, scholarships and so on.
Why Indians are learning Chinese
Actually, the need for Indians to learn Chinese couldn't have been greater than it is today. China could well emerge as India's largest trading partner, surpassing the US soon.
|August 14, 2006|
|Landmark Holdings rakes in big deals|
Landmark Holdings, part of the Dalmia Group and an investor in Indian real estate projects is currently busy with over 10 projects having a liquidation value of about $1.5 billion.
Story of a successful fund manager
Investments are his first love and Kamath would not trade the fast-paced and dynamic world of equities for anything
Is the worst over for HLL?
After five turbulent years marked by intense competition, price wars and slow growth, a strong revival in demand is driving HLL's performance.
|August 11, 2006|
|IPOs in 2006: Experts give their picks|
With the midcap frenzy on, lets take a look at some IPOs of 2006. Investment Advisor, PN Vijay and Deven Choksey of KR Choksey Securities discuss which ones are still way above their issue price and which ones are languishing.
Why this is a match made in heaven
They'll all be retail products; we are not looking at tailoring products for the corporate segment.
|August 10, 2006|
|SBI Magnum Contra, a great fund|
Consistently beating the benchmarks, this contra fund moves between mid- and large-caps to post returns in the long run.
B-schools must also focus on research
Jagdish N Sheth, Charles H Kellstadt professor of marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, thinks business education in India needs significant reform.
Why Indian BPOs have changed
The services have moved from voice to non-voice like automotive design, insurance claim processes, mortgage loans and so on
Questions to ask your wealth manager
Go through this checklist before entrusting your wealth to someone, because it is important to ensure that your money is in the right pair of hands.
|August 09, 2006|
|Is it ok to ask banks to cut rates?|
The finance ministry's letter was unfortunate, but it is also true there is no transparency in how rates are fixed and the spread is also too high.
Are you donating to the right charity?
If Sebi is Dalal Street's watchdog and the RBI regulates banks, then the voluntary sector is not far behind—it has its own CA to set benchmarks for organisations.
Indian economy is really booming! Stats say so
Almost all economic indicators -- industrial growth, broad money supply, exports, forex reserves -- show that India is soaring. But fiscal deficit and inflation remain a problem.
Foulplay by your broker? Here's help
Never has it been more important that serious disputes against your broker or DP be resolved legally. Arbitration is that legal tool. Here's a guide on using it effectively.