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  • Skilling needs more financial commitment

    24 February, 2015 10:12 AM 9

    The entire IT ecosystem must be tuned to ensure that it is easier to do business in India. Many countries are now attracting technology start-ups that are working on the next big thing. India must not lose out in this race. India has been facing a flight of talent with several start-ups relocating to Singapore. For multinational companies and large software

  • Mixed signals and no blockbuster rallies

    24 February, 2015 10:12 AM 14

    The last one year has been a mixed bag for the IT stocks. While the top three names have been significant under-performers against the Nifty or Sensex, names such as HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra and mid-tier players such as Mindtree, Persistent Systems and Cyient have been top notch performers. Investors preferring cyclical sectors as opposed to defensives

  • Private sector can provide affordable houses

    24 February, 2015 10:08 AM 5

    The main reasons why homes have become unaffordable in our country are the high cost of land in areas with even minimal transport and social infrastructure, extraordinary delay, complex and opaque approval processes in acquiring land and taking up construction; high stamp duty and interest rates. We have reached a crisis situation where hundreds of millions

  • Building on hopes of revival

    24 February, 2015 10:08 AM 67

    Realty stocks had a strong run over the past year, buoyed by expectations of a revival. The CNX Realty Index has gained 45 per cent in the period, despite lacklustre performance by DLF, the largest company in the sector by market capitalisation. While stock prices zoomed, the ground reality was far from comfortable. Buyer interest was tepid in most locations

  • Realty sector seeks steps to cut housing costs

    24 February, 2015 10:08 AM 4

    The real estate sector is hoping that the Budget will spell out measures that bring down housing costs and improve the capacity of people to buy property. It also wants better access to funding and faster clearances. It wants one of its long-pending demands—that of infrastructure status— to be fulfilled so that companies can get long-term funds at lower

  • Steel stocks put up a lacklustre show

    24 February, 2015 10:07 AM 30

    Most steel stocks have performed badly, sliding down anywhere between 16 per cent and 78 per cent since the last Budget. Though most companies managed to grow revenues during the nine-month period ended December 2014, many saw their profits shrink or worse, incurred losses during this period. The subdued growth in steel demand, an outcome of slowdown

  • Dollar inches up on Yellen hopes, Greek breather

    24 February, 2015 10:07 AM 24

    By Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - World shares held near all-time highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece had submitted reform plans and the dollar was firmer on expectations that Fed chair Janet Yellen would keep the bank nudging towards U.S. rate hikes.European bourses traded around breakeven as Greece delivered a list of economic reforms to the euro zone that it hopes

  • fare offer

    24 February, 2015 10:07 AM 20

    Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday put one lakh seats up for grabs on both its domestic and international routes as it rolled out another discount sale offer with tickets priced as low as Rs. 1,699 for travel within the country. The latest offer - of all-inclusive fares as low as Rs 1,699 for flights across its domestic network and Rs. 3,799 for international

  • Steel industry hit by weak demand, firms seek import barriers

    24 February, 2015 10:07 AM 12

    The steel industry has been passing through challenging times with rising input cost and falling demand. The margins of steel companies are squeezed with its inability to pass on the rising input cost to end user due to falling demand. The shortage of iron ore has led to higher prices in the e-auction even as the key raw material prices in the international

  • Steel sector: Save the industry

    24 February, 2015 10:06 AM 19

    From 110 to 300 million tonnes by 2025, reads the Steel Ministry’s vision document. At 60 kg per capita, the country’s steel consumption lags the global average by over four times, however, even at today’s subdued volumes it contributes nearly four per cent to the nation’s industrial output. Making steel is by no means cheap, every million-tonne capacity