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Zee Entertainment has announced its results for the first quarter of the financial year 2014-15 (1QFY15).... [Read More]

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/28/2014&story=1
Shree Cem: Cement sales recover but margins dip (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=10
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Shree Cement has announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 2014. While the company's sales increased by 16.2% YoY, net profits reported a decline of 18.8% YoY during the quarter. Here is our analysis of the results:... [Read More]

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=10
Exide Industries: Pick up in performance (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=9
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Exide Industries has announced its June 2014 quarter results. The company has reported a 17.5% YoY and 17% YoY growth in topline and net profits respectively. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=9
UltraTech Cem: Sales up, but profit down (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=8
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UltraTech Cement has announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of the financial year 2014-15 (1QFY15).... [Read More]

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=8
ACC: Modest recovery in cement sales (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=5
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ACC has announced its financial results for the second quarter of the calendar year 2014. During the quarter ended June 2014, the company’s standalone sales increased by 7.8% YoY while net profits decreased by 7% YoY.... [Read More]

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=5
Ambuja Cem: Outperforms peers in June qtr (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=4
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Ambuja Cements has announced its results for the second quarter of the calendar year 2014. During the quarter, the company's sales and net profit increased by 15.5% YoY and 26.1% YoY respectively.... [Read More]

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=4
Kotak Bank: Lagging peers in growth (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=2
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Kotak Bank declared the results for the first quarter of financial year 2014-15 (1QFY15).The bank has reported 10% YoY growth in net interest income and 11% YoY growth in net profits in 1QFY15.... [Read More]

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/26/2014&story=2
A basic diversification strategy http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/25/2014&story=3
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A basic diversification strategy
Diversification is the cornerstone of investment planning. Having a clear diversification strategy will go a long way to protect you from making catastrophic investment mistakes. This helpful article will provide a handy guide to this end. It will be especially helpful for new investors. (About.com)

Why do gold and silver coins not act as money?
The US mint is required by law to produce Gold and Silver coins in sufficient quantity to meet demand. However, these coins do not circulate? People do not accept these coins as legal tender. This insightful article by the president of the Gold Standard Institute USA highlights the problems that come in the way to prevent Gold and Silver from performing its role as money. (Forbes)

Is Chinese Gold demand really slowing down?
If news headlines are to be believed, the Chinese have started reducing the purchases of Gold. However, the headlines do not tell the true story. As this article clearly shows, the Chinese government is stocking up on Gold for a time when the US dollar will no longer be the world's reserve currency. (SafeHaven)

What does the latest employment data from the US say?
The latest employment numbers from the US economy points to an improving economy. But what is the reality. The numbers suggest that US corporations are not laying-off workers in large numbers. Does this suggest a pick up in growth is around the corner? Perhaps not. Read on to find out more. (MorningStar)

India will continue to suffer high inflation
Inflation has been the bugbear for the Indian economy for a while now. It has remained at elevated levels for the last 5 years. But will India ever become a low inflation economy? As this article highlights, perhaps that day may never come. (Value Research)

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/25/2014&story=3
Cairn India: New depreciation policy pulls bottomline (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/24/2014&story=7
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Cairn India Ltd has announced results for the quarter ended June 2014. The topline registered 10.3% growth year on year (YoY) during the quarter while bottomline declined by 65% YoY.... [Read More]

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/24/2014&story=7
A great way to gauge cyclicals... http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/24/2014&story=2
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This bank is known for all the bad reasons
The Royal Bank of Scotland got it all wrong. The list of accusations runs long. Misleading the shareholders tops the list. And further investigations are expected to unleash more facts and figures. To know more, click on the link below. (Bloombergview)

Do Chinese dominate U.S. realty markets?
Influx of Chinese home buyers into U.S. real estate markets has been on the rise for quite some time now. Chinese buyers have been on buying spree spending millions over properties in U.S. states. To know more about Chinese encroachment over the U.S. realty market, refer to the link below. (CNN Money)

The best approach to multiply wealth!
Diversification is arguably the most influential word in finance. Think of building a portfolio and that is the first word any money manager will tell you. However, you would be surprised to know that the world’s most successful money manager never diversified. In fact, he was against diversification as he believed in preserving wealth rather than multiplying it. We are talking about none other than Warren Buffett. By avoiding diversification he built a huge empire through a simple approach with minimal risk. The fact that he took minimal risk without diversifying warrants attention as risk reduction is the primary reason for diversifying. Read on to find out more about this wealth building no-diversification approach and how he and even you can use it to your advantage. (Warrenbuffett.com)

This could be the fastest way for economic growth!
With Modi Government coming to power, sentiments about Indian economy have turned positive. However, the economic reality is yet to witness a change. The recently announced budget while seems to be a step in the right direction, it does not suggest a clear way to achieve the ambitious goals that the Government has set for itself. The author in this article suggests a simple solution, one that is different from cutting subsidies or raising taxes. Want to know more? Read on for the details... (Money Life)

A great way to gauge cyclicals...
The author of this article expresses his views on a stock report of Caterpillar Inc. in a very rational manner, after adjusting for the many ground realities of the US economy. We believe this would be a good approach, something that investors should bring into practice when looking at cyclical businesses. Read on to know more... (GuruFocus)

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/24/2014&story=2