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Gold Touches a New High of Rs 16,220 per 10 gram !

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Due to the speedy buying by stockists in advance of the festival season, in the midst of the global rates climbing to an 18-month high of $ 1,018.15 an ounce, GOLD rose by Rs 250 to touch a new high of Rs 16,220 per 10 gram in the gold market.

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However, it is said that after the metal in London increased to an 18-month high, the buying action gathered momentum as stockists indulged in buying gold.

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While, the concern was that a global economic revival may strengthen inflation in the midst of a weak dollar, enhancing demand for the metal as an alternative investment.

On the other hand, gold in overseas markets advanced 10.60 dollar, or 1.1%, to 1,018.15 dollar an ounce whereas silver coins also touched a record high of Rs 31,800 per 100 pieces.

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Further, standard gold and ornaments spurted by Rs 250 each to Rs 16,220 and Rs 16,070 per 10 gram, respectively.

On the other side, sovereign increased by Rsย  50 to Rs 12,950 per piece of 8 gram.

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Marketmen said the precious metal might see new peaks in the coming days once the festival and marriage season starts on September 19.

Current upsurge maybe purely out of reason of stockists buying as retailers refrained from buying gold during ‘Sharaadh’, the ongoing inauspicious fortnight in Hindu mythology.

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According to analysts, gold may climb a high level of $1,100 an ounce in the overseas market in the next six months.

Silver ready shot up by Rs 700 to Rs 26,600 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 910 to Rs 27,570 per kg.

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Silver coins rose to an all-time high by gaining Rs 200 to Rs 31,700 for buying and Rs 31,800 for selling of 100 pieces.

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However in between due to the increasing investment demand with the commencement of festival and marriage season, gold imports observed a huge rise during August at 21.8 tonnes as compared to the previous month where the import of the precious metal was 7.8 tonnes this year.

This shows that India’s gold imports have trebled in a gap of one month.

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Indian Stocks Rose to a 15-Month High :)

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Indian stocks rose to a 15-month high yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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DLF Ltd led gains as investors judged recent declines as excessive. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd climbed on a report it will make sports utility vehicles for overseas markets.

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DLF, the biggest real estate developer, jumped 5.5% after losing 10% in the previous five trading sessions.

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Mahindra & Mahindra, the largest sports utility vehicle maker, advanced 1.5%.

Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd, the No 1 copper producer, added 3.8% after metals prices climbed.

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The Bombay Stock Exchangeโ€™s Sensitive Index (Sensex), rose 240.26, or 1.5%, to 16,454.45, the highest since May 28, 2008.

The gauge declined 0.3% on Monday, snapping a six-day rally.

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โ€œThere is strong liquidity supporting the market,โ€ Jagannadham Thunuguntla, the head of equities at SMC Capitals Ltd in New Delhi. โ€œYesterdayโ€™s fall has made some stocks attractive.โ€

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The rupee advanced against the US dollar as overseas investors added to holdings of the nationโ€™s assets amid signs economic growth is quickening.

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The rupee climbed 0.2% to 48.655 per dollar at the 5pm close in Mumbai, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The currency has risen 0.4% this month.

Indiaโ€™s $1.2tn economy expanded 6.1% in the three months to June from a year earlier, accelerating for the first time since 2007, the government said last month.

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FII Net Inflow Crossed $8 Billion in 8 Months :)

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FIIsโ€™ net investments in Indian equities crossed $8 billion in calendar 2009 with foreigners buying stocks worth $274 million on Friday.

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At the end of July, net inflows from FIIs stood at $7.3 billion and it took another 20 trading sessions before net inflows crossed the $8-billion mark, the first time this year.

The sensex has risen 65% till now in 2009.

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Last year, hit by recession back home FIIs took out nearly $12 billion from Indian stock markets but with sentiment improving from March this year, they have returned with net investment amounting to $9.3 billion, Sebi data shows.

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Data include stocks bought by FIIs through QIPs and public offers, buybacks and also investments in unlisted companies, fund flow trackers said.

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As per experts this phenomena has happened because India is being considered as one of the better performing market since the October crash.

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Experts maintains that despite immediate headwinds such as impact of poor monsoons on agriculture and uncertain rural economy, the growth potential in the economy cannot be overlooked.

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“Investors will be looking for value and India could be very well the destination” experts pointed out.

With FIIs holding 16% of Indiaโ€™s biggest 500 companies, market experts believe FII holding may rival the 19.1% peak in 2007 as the third-largest Asian economy continues to grow at a decent pace.

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As IPO Market Falters,Companies Eye New Funds !!

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The post-listing dismal performance of the initial public offering ( IPO) of public sector power major NHPC Ltd is set to force many companies to rework their fund- raising strategies in the coming months.

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Qualified institutional placements (QIPs), global depository receipts (GDRs) or those shares issued to overseas investors and listed on exchanges abroad are likely to be the most favoured means for these purposes, leading investment bankers said.

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Some of the companies are already planning to revise their issue prices downwards to ensure that offerings will not fall through.

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Oil India Ltd (OIL), which is open for subscription now, is the first to draw lessons from the NHPC episode and revise its issue price.

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OIL has revised their price band to Rs 950- 1,050 per share, from Rs 1,250- 1,400, after the NHPC episode as per few bankers.

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NHPC fixed the price of its IPO at Rs 36 per share last month.

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Though the stock listed on September 1 at eight per cent premium to the issue price, at Rs 39, it closed just 70 paise or 1.94 per cent above the issue price.

Over the last two days, the premium further narrowed to just 10 paise.

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Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head of SMC Capitals Ltd, cites heavy selling, coupled with no follow- up buying as the reasons for the lacklustre listing of NHPC.

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NHPC’s IPO price was 30 times its earnings per share (EPS).

“In fact, well- established companies like NTPC are available at much lower valuations. Hence, there was no follow- up buying from the investors on NHPC listing,” Thunuguntla explained.

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Further, majority of the oversubscription is not due to genuine investor interest but is due to the borrowed funding through ‘IPO financing“.

Naturally, all such investors were forced to sell on the day of listing as these involve a lot of interest cost. This resulted in heavy selling on the day of the listing,” he added.

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After the market rebound since March 2009, fundstarved companies started tapping the market.

And when the elections gave a more convincing victory to the UPA combine, the market gathered greater strength.

Since March, companies were able to raise funds to the extent of Rs 21,191 crore through 22 QIPs; and $ 1.88 billion through four GDRs/ ADRs (funds raised from US- based investors and listed in the US).

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However experts maintained that these are the sources of funds for which few institutional investors are to be convinced, rather than working on creating confidence among the whole investor community.

At the same time such companies should have a high corporate governance track- record as well.

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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)ย  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.

FII infusion tops $60bn

FII infusion tops $60bn

FII infusion tops $60bn

Total investments by FIIs in domestic equities have crossed the $60 billion mark โ€” the first time since June 2008 โ€” in what could be gauged as renewed commitment by overseas investors to the Indian stock market.


Since March this year, foreign investors have once again started aggressive buying as they have pumped in nearly $7 billion in just 60 days, according to Sebi data.

Extrapolating the numbers would mean that the FIIs have invested (net) of around $120 million every day since March 9. This has led to the net investment position of FIIs increase from $53.3 billion in March 9 to over $60.3 billion till June 10.


The data pertains to all the activities undertaken by FIIs in Indian securities market, including trades done in secondary market, primary market (IPO) and activities involved in right/bonus issues, private placement, merger & acquisition.

As on date, the number of registered FIIs is 1,660 and the number of registered sub-accounts has crossed the 5,000 mark.
The sheer pace of incoming foreign money has made FIIs net buyers to the tune of $5.2 billion in 2009 even as they were net sellers of nearly $12 billion in 2008, Sebi data showed.


Re rises over 10% from March: Rupee ended at 47.24/25 per dollar, about 0.5% stronger than 47.48/49 at close on Tuesday. Foreign institutional investors inflows of nearly $7 billion since early March have helped the rupee climb about 10.5% from its low of 52.2 recorded at the same time.

SOURCE : TNN