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Who would Guide me to take informed decision on my Investments ?

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SMC Global Securities, a leading Financial services provider in India, a vertically integrated investment solutions company, with a pan-india presence is there to guide you and provide complete investment solutions to you.

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If you find yourself asking the question โ€“

Why should I Save ?

Why should I Invest ?

Where do I Invest ?

Who would Guide me to take informed decision on my Investments ?

โ€ฆthen look no further !

SMC Global, a leading Financial services provider in India, a vertically integrated investment solutions company, with a pan-india presence is there to guide you and provide complete investment solutions to you.

Currently, SMC has a highly efficient workforce of over 4,000 employees & one of the largest retail network in India currently serving the financial needs of more than 5,50,000 satisfied investors.

Indian Stocks Rise; Bharti, Telecom Companies Lead Advance

Bull & Bears

Indian stocks rose for the seventh day, driving the benchmark index to its highest monthly gain in more than a year. Telecom shares led gains after the government said it aims to auction high-speed mobile phone service permits.

Bharti Airtel Ltd., the largest mobile operator, jumped to a three-month high on news that so-called 3G licenses will be auctioned off at a starting price of 35 billion rupees ($716 million).

The Bombay Stock Exchangeโ€™s Sensitive Index, or Sensex, added 108.66, or 0.7 percent, to 15,889.73, according to preliminary closing prices. The gauge gained 4.3 percent this week. The S&P CNX Nifty Index on the National Stock Exchange advanced 0.8 percent to 4,723.85. The BSE 200 Index rose 0.7 percent to 1,945.33.

Private Equity Funds Shying Away from PIPEs

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Indian private equity firms are currently disinclined to conduct private investments in public equity (PIPE) deals, according to a report in the Business Standard. Their reticence is thought to be due to the recent secondary market crash, and the uncertainty that ensued.

According to the report, which cites a study by Venture Intelligence, private equity firms announced 24 PIPE deals in H1 2009, which were worth around $349m โ€“ a massive 68 percent decline on H1 2008โ€™s $1.58bn, across 68 deals.

In addition, PIPE deals comprised 12 percent of the total private equity deal value โ€“ $2.89bn โ€“ for H1 2009.

For instance, in 2008, the value of Pipe investments worth $1.67 billion eroded to $1.22 billion, an absolute loss of $0.45 billion (26.85 per cent), said an SMC Capital report.

Vishal Tulsyan, chief executive officer of Motilal Oswal suggested to the Business Standard that losses arising from mark-to-market accounting may be partially to blame for this trend.

โ€œPEs are staying away from PIPE deals due to the mark-to-market issue. PEs invest for a time-frame of four-six years. Since the market is uncertain, one would not like to take risk,โ€ he said.

Furthermore, valuations have risen in the last nine months or so. โ€œPIPE deals are not cheap anymore. The capital market makes sense for people who are looking at quick appreciation. The market has been range-bound and very volatile,โ€ said Alok Gupta, the chief executive officer of Axis Private Equity, speaking to the Business Standard.

Private Equity Players Making Smart Exits!!

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Private equity players have finally made smart exits after the market turned northward during the last five months.

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PE players sold PE shares worth about Rs 1,500 crore during this period using the bulk and block deal window.

According to an ET analysis, selling primarily took place during the month of May and August, 2009 and major sellers included Chrys Capital and Citigroup Venture Capital.

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According to Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head at SMC Capitals, the severe correction in the stock market during the year 2008 resulted in substantial losses to private equity players which invested in listed companies.

The recent upward movement of the market helped in recovery of their losses.

This is also the main reason for private equity players selling their stakes.

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As per another Expert, there are two main reasons for exit of PE players.

โ€œEveryone is doing a business and one needs cash to carry out businesses. Market crash during September-October last year evaporated the liquidityโ€ said an expert.

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The positive rally of the equity market started on March 9, 2009. Since then the Sensex, has gone up by more than 84%.

In a block deal a minimum quantity of 5 lakh shares or shares with a minimum value of Rs 5 cr is transacted through a single transaction window provided by the stock exchange.

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Whereas, if more than 0.5% of the number of equity shares of a company gets traded under a single client code, it is known as bulk deal.

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Consumer Confidence In India?? Excellent & On Upswing ;)

Indian COnsumers Most Confident

Despite below average monsoon, INDIA has emerged as the second most optimistic nation across the world in terms of consumer confidence level.

Majority of people have expressed their positive opinion about job prospects, personal finances and their willingness to spend in the next 12 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

A survey conducted by global consultancy firm Nielsen throws light in this regard.

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According to the survey, consumer confidence in India is on upswing, registering a 13-point rise to 112 index points in the second quarter, second only to Indonesia (113 points).

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โ€œThe recent elections in India have had a positive effect on Indiansโ€™ sentiments towards its economy.

With the UPA government back in power for the second-term, consumers are more confident that political and policy continuity will help recover the Indian economy,โ€™โ€™

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The consumer confidence in India witnessed an uptrend on three parametersโ€”

Job Prospects,

Personal Finances and

Willingness to Spend.

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In terms of job prospects, Over half of Indian consumers are optimistic that job prospects will either be excellent (13%) or good (55%) in the next 12 months.

India ranked second after Indonesia in this regard. ๐Ÿ™‚

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When it comes to spending habit, about 4% Indians think this is an excellent time to buy the things they want and need, and 39% think it is a good time to buy things.

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Regarding personal finances, Indians are the most optimistic globally as about 9% of Indians think their personal finances would be excellent in the next 12 months and 65% consider they would be good.

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“A stable economy has refurbished Indian outlook on the job market and their personal finances. Indians are relaxing their hold on money and are spending more than they were willing to spend in the last eight months,โ€™โ€™ an expert from Neilsen quoted.

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However, more or less consumer sentiments are positive all across the world, with the Global Consumer Confidence Index, rising to 82 points from 77 points in March.

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Despite below average monsoon, India has emerged as the second most optimistic nation across the world in terms consumer confidence level, with a majority of people having bullish opinion about job prospects, personal finances and their willingness to spend in the next 12 months, a survey conducted by global consultancy firm Nielsen, said on Tuesday.

According to the survey, consumer confidence in India is on upswing, registering a 13-point rise to 112 index points in the secondquarter, second only to Indonesia (113 points). โ€œThe recent elections in India have had a positive effect on Indiansโ€™ sentiments towards its economy. With the UPA government back in power for the second-term, consumers are more confident that political and policy continuity will help recover the Indian economy,โ€™โ€™ The Nielsen Company associate director (consumer research) Vatsala Pant said. The consumer confidence in India witnessed an uptrend on three parametersโ€”job prospects, personal finances and willingness to spend. In terms of job prospects, India ranked second after Indonesia. Over half of Indian consumers are optimistic that job prospects will either be excellent (13%) or good (55%) in the next 12 months.

Regarding personal finances, Indians are the most optimistic globally as about 9% of Indians think their personal finances would be excellent in the next 12 months and 65% consider they would be good.

โ€œA stable economy has refurbished Indian outlook on the job market and their personal finances. Indians are relaxing their hold on money and are spending more than they were willing to spend in the last eight months,โ€™โ€™ Pant said. When it comes to spending habit, about 4% Indians think this is an excellent time to buy the things they want and need, and 39% think it is a good time to buy things.

Globally consumer sentiments are positive, with the Global Consumer Confidence Index, rising to 82 points from 77 points in March.

Movers and Shakers of Today’s Market : 22nd AuG,2009 :)

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MOvers and Shakers

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Here we present you with the data of Top Gainers and Losers in BSE Index and NSE Nifty for today.

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Top Gainers shows the list of stocks that have gained the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Top Losers shows the list of stocks that have lost the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices.

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1. Top Gainers in Sensex

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Top Gainers Sensex

2. Top Losers in Sensex

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Top Losers Sensex

3. Top Gainers in Nifty

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Top Gainers

4. Top Losers in Nifty

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Top Losers Nifty


Click HERE to view companyโ€™s detailed stock quote and company profile.

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Top Gainers shows the list of stocks that have gained the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. ๐Ÿ™‚

Top Losers shows the list of stocks that have lost the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

VC/PE funds set their sight on Micro Finance companies :)

Venture Capitalists

Venture capitalists/PE (private equity) funds are now looking at investing in micro finance companies in India.

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According to observers, around Rs 1,000 crore is expected to be invested by venture capitalists/PE funds in the Indian micro finance space (MFIs) this year.

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In fact, of the 50 private equity deals worth $1 billion in banking and finance in the last 18 months, MFIs alone accounted for 20 deals amounting to $200 million.

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Apart from MFI focused funds, other venture capitalists and PE funds who consider opportunities in the financial services space are now adding micro finance to their portfolio.

Many venture capitalists are excited about investing in this space now.

Many MFIs especially south-based ones have the right professionals and processes in place. Early stage investors are keen to enter this space.

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The venture fund does early stage investment and primarily focuses in healthcare and technology.

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Many MFIs have also demonstrated scalability of the business and also boast of a good management structure, essential elements for VC/PE funding.

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