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Where are we heading to? Part 1

Growth in Indian Industry

The Indian economy’s business sentiment has improved indicating a path of recovery.

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Let’s see, why do we say this?

A surprise improvement was witnessed in the IIP numbers for June 2009 at 7.8%.

The WPI based inflation has softened to below zero level.

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However, the prices of items of mass consumption (food articles) show no signs of softening and have risen substantially due to supply side constraints.

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The performance of inward investments has been fairly well.

The Foreign Direct Investment flows surged 13% at $4.3 bn for April-May 2009-10.

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Painting a picture of a resilient economy, Finance Minister believes the economy will grow by more than 6% despite a fear of drought and the decline in the sowing of the kharif crop, such as rice.

The strength of the economy in the slowdown is the large services sector, which has, historically, been less affected by cyclical downturns than manufacturing, a strong farm sector, robust savings rate, ambitious infrastructure development programme and upbeat foreign investors.

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The 224-million-tonnes cement industry is yet again set to strike a growth of 10 per cent in June.

The production numbers from the top cement makers are anything to go by, the continuous robust growth will be maintained.

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The Rs 82,000 crore Indian FMCG industry primarily seeking the implementation of the GST (Goods & Services Tax) by April 1, 2010 in the upcoming Union Budget, expects fiscal measures will spur growth of the FMCG sector in rural as well as urban India.

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Further, in a sign of confidence in the Indian markets, Foreign Institutional Investors pumped in over $6 billion, or about Rs. 29,940 crore this year, with over $1 billion coming in July alone.

An analysis of FIIs activity shows that overseas investors are the net purchasers of Indian stocks worth $6.18 billion (Rs 29,940.30 crore) from January to July this year.

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Also, with the India-Asean (Association of South-East Asian Nations)Β  that inked the long awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for duty-free import and export of 4,000 products over a period of eight years at the Asean economic ministers meeting held in Thailand, the India-Asean trade is likely to surpass $50 billion by 2010.

The Indian economy’s business sentiment has improved indicating a path of recovery. Let’s see, why do we say this?

A surprise improvement was witnessed in the IIP numbers for June 2009 at 7.8%. The WPI based inflation has softened to

below zero level. However, the prices of items of mass consumption (food articles) show no signs of softening and have

risen substantially due to supply side constraints. The performance of inward investments has been fairly well. The

Foreign Direct Investment flows surged 13% at $4.3 bn for April-May 2009-10.

Painting a picture of a resilient economy, Finance Minister believes the economy will grow by more than 6% despite a fear

of drought and the decline in the sowing of the kharif crop, such as rice. The strength of the economy in the slowdown is

the large services sector, which has, historically, been less affected by cyclical downturns than manufacturing, a strong

farm sector, robust savings rate, ambitious infrastructure development programme and upbeat foreign investors.

The 224-million-tonnes cement industry is yet again set to strike a growth of 10 per cent in June. The production

numbers from the top cement makers are anything to go by, the continuous robust growth will be maintained.

The Rs 82,000 crore Indian FMCG industry primarily seeking the implementation of the GST (Goods & Services Tax) by

April 1, 2010 in the upcoming Union Budget, expects fiscal measures will spur growth of the FMCG sector in rural as well

as urban India

Further, in a sign of confidence in the Indian markets, Foreign Institutional Investors pumped in over $6 billion, or about

Rs.29,940 crore this year, with over $1 billion coming in July alone. An analysis of FIIs activity shows that overseas

investors are the net purchasers of Indian stocks worth $6.18 billion (Rs 29,940.30 crore) from January to July this year.

Also, with the India-Asean (Association of South-East Asian Nations) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that inked the longawaited

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for duty-free import and export of 4,000 products over a period of eight years at the

Asean economic ministers meeting held in Thailand, the India-Asean trade is likely to surpass $50 billion by 2010.

D-Street may inch towards consolidation: Analysts

Dalal Street

A wave of consolidation is likely to greet Dalal Street this week as concerns over rainfall shortage would pull down investor sentiments and keep the market under pressure, analysts said.

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“The market would remain range-bound and would look for a positive trigger amid the dampening effect on the possibility of a drought-like situation in the country,” Ashika Stock Brokers Research Head Paras Bothra said.

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Analysts also said there might be some positive bias in the movement of the market but absence of any major trigger might shift focus on the rain God.

“Delayed monsoon has made the market totally indecisive of the next move.

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The impact of drought would be felt in some time from now and that is holding back investor confidence to enter market,” SMC Capitals Equity head Jagannadham Thunguntla said.

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Besides, with the US economy showing signs of revival and Germany and France emerging out of the recession quicker than expected, analysts feel it could bring in a positive bias in the market.

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“As it is now a known fact that the major economies are pulling themselves out of the recession, I do not foresee any major collapse in the market in near term as it is all positive news around,” Bothra added.

The BSE Sensex gained 251 points, or 1.66 percent in the past week and closed at 15,411.63 points.

Keep Swine Flu at Bay : Stay Safe with Home Remedies ;)

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Dont give in to the swine flu panic !!

Rather adopt number of measures you can take to ensure that the virus is not able to get you.

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Best trick is to keep yourself healthy and fit. Build your own defences and keep your immune system strong enough to ward off any virus/bacteria attack.

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Lets check out some measures to tackle a flu virus of any kind, including swine flu. πŸ˜‰

It is not necessary to follow all the steps at once. Pick a combination of remedies that suit you best. πŸ™‚

However, in case of Flu, these measures can help only up to an extent. πŸ™‚

And, if you are already H1N1 infected, mind you, visiting a hospital and staying in solitary confinement is a must.

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Here we Go…

1. Tulsi Leaves – Have five duly washed leaves of Tulsi (known as Basil in English) everyday in the morning.

Tulsi has a large number of anti bacterial properties. πŸ™‚

It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity.

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2. Giloi – It is a commonly available plant in many areas.

Take a one-foot long branch of giloi, add five to six leaves of Tulsi and boil in water for 15-20 minutes or long enough to allow the water to extract its properties.

Add black pepper and sendha (salt used during religious fasts) or Misri (crystalised sugar like lumps to make it sweet) according to taste.

Let it cool a bit and drink this kadha (concoction) while still warm.:)

It will work wonders for your immunity. πŸ™‚

If giloi plant is not available, get processed giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct a similar drink once a day.

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3. Garlic – Those who can take garlic, must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. πŸ™‚

Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned.

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4. Milk – Those not allergic to milk, must take a glass of hot or lukewarm milk every night with a small measure of haldi (turmeric).

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5. Take homeopathic medicines β€” Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 in particular β€” five tablets three times a day, or two-three drops three times a day.

While these are not specifically targeted at H1N1 either, these work well as preventive against common flu virus.

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6. Yoga Do Pranayam daily (preferably under guidance if you are already not initiated into it) and go for morning jog/walk regularly to keep your throat and lungs in good condition and body in fine fettle. πŸ™‚

It will work wonders for your body’s resistance against all such diseases which attack the nose, throat and lungs, besides keeping you fit.

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7. Citrus Fruits – Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice.

Since fresh Amla is not yet available in the market, it is not a bad idea to buy packaged Amla juice which is commonly available nowadays.

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Last Not the least wash your hands frequently every day with soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds; especially before meals, or each time after touching a surface that you suspect could be contaminated with flu virus such as a door handle or a knob/handle, especially if you have returned from a public place or used public transport.

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Remember, “Prevention is Better Than Cure”. πŸ˜‰