Pravin Palande

  • 4 investment segments to watch in 2014 16-01-2014 02:30 PM

    1. Real Estate The year 2013 was not really great when it came to investing in real estate. Prime areas in Mumbai actually saw a fall of around 10 percent, while the suburbs managed to maintain the price range. Real estate is a difficult business to understand. Since developers are...
  • Happy to recommend owning India: Morgan Stanley's Jonathan Garner 23-07-2013 11:14 AM

    JONATHAN GARNER Age: 48 Designation: Chief Asian and emerging markets equity strategist Career: Joined Morgan Stanley in November 2006. Previously worked with Credit Suisse from 2000 Morgan Stanley's Jonathan Garner tells Pravin Palande and Shravan Bhat that emerging markets have been a huge success story in terms of development and...
  • Penguin offers Ravi Subramanian Rs 1.25 crore for twobook deal 18-07-2013 03:15 PM

    Ravi subramanian's move from Rupa Publications to Penguin India may not be about the money but you cannot be blamed for thinking it is. The publishing giant has offered the author Rs 1.25 crore for a two-book deal making it the highest advance given by them to any Indian writer....
  • Real estate buyers can't accept that prices may fall 26-07-2012 01:21 PM

    Pranay Vakil Age: 65 Profile: Chairman at Knight Frank Private Limited in Mumbai, India. He co-founded this joint venture company in 1995 with Knight Frank, UK. Career: Has provided consultancy services to corporations on mergers and takeovers in the real estate market for 18 years. Co-Chairman of the Federation of...
  • India should not take growth for granted: Manoj Pradhan 26-06-2012 02:46 PM

    Manoj Pradhan Age: 42 Profile: Global Emerging Markets Economist at Morgan Stanley Career: He has served on the faculty of the economics departments at the State University of New York (Stony Brook) and the George Washington University in Washington DC from 1998 to 2004 Education: PhD in Macroeconomics from the...
  • Sliding euro will impact sensex 22-02-2012 11:42 AM

    Hedge funds and professional investors are always looking for countries with lower interest rates where borrowing is cheaper and then invest the same in countries with higher interest rates. Earlier, it was the Japanese yen that gave them this opportunity. After the Lehman crash, the dollar became the funding currency...
  • Warren Buffett: The sage of Omaha 21-01-2012 09:45 AM

    Every April, all money roads lead to the Woodstock of capitalists - Berkshire Hathaway's annual conference. Thousands across the world - scores from India - listen to the sermon of the Sage of Omaha: Warren Buffett. The gospel, they hope, will change their lives. Yet, living according to the gospel...
  • A brave comeback for comic book hero Bahadur 12-12-2011 03:01 PM

    It is said that Chambal is the valley where the lions breed. This is the opening line from The Red Brick House, the first 'Bahadur' comic which was released by Indrajal comics on December 1, 1976. The comic was an instant hit during those days because it was a realistic...
  • Satyajit links finance with popular culture 09-12-2011 11:02 AM

    This is more like a book of history and quotations. How much of it is first hand reporting? Satyajit Das: I started this book in 2005. During the past six years, the entire financial crisis played out. A chunk of the book is first hand reporting. I did not want...
  • A Kotecha contributes towards India's universities 23-11-2011 12:25 PM

    Just inside the office of Pashmina Realty in Worli, there's an entire wall covered by a poster of LIFE, an NGO (non-governmental organisation) whose Mumbai chapter focusses mainly on health, education and low-cost housing under the Asit Kotecha Foundation. The poster is full of slogans written by Pashmina employees who...
  • HSBC Mutual Fund's gear up for global collaboration 01-11-2011 02:12 PM

    After a lacklustre performance in the last three years in the equity category, HSBC Mutual Fund is gearing up for some serious changes. Tushar Pradhan, the chief investment officer (CIO) of HSBC Mutual Fund, has been given the responsibility to manage the HSBC Equity Fund along with three other equity...
  • How the volatile rupee has fallen 11-10-2011 11:00 AM

    A sudden wave of volatility in the Indian rupee has increased the degree of risk for companies and the financial system as a whole. Over the past three months, the rupee has fallen 12 per cent against the dollar and could even slip to the 52 mark if European debt...
  • Indian banks healthy but stress signals showing 05-10-2011 11:42 AM

    The past three months have been tough for Indian banking. High interest rates and threats of a global recession have taken their toll on bank stocks. The NSE banking index fell 15 per cent compared with the Niftys 11 per cent slide in the past three months. Indian banks, ironically,...
  • Can't stop the music of Nirvana 19-09-2011 11:26 AM

    It was the end of November 1991. Michael Jacksons eight studio album 'Dangerous' debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 charts. But within four weeks, it was replaced by 'Nevermind', an album by a Seattle-based band called Nirvana that released two months before 'Dangerous'. Everybody knew that Nirvana was...
  • Comic Convention in Mumbai 15-09-2011 11:41 AM

    Mumbai is all set to host its first Comic Convention in October. And going by the fact that 15,000 fans attended the first of these annual meets in Delhi last year, expectations are high. Although Comic Con, the main event, will always remain in Delhi, Comic Con Express will travel...
  • Fight or Flight for Indian Broking 10-08-2011 10:53 AM

    Other conditions being equal, if one force is hurled against another 10 times its size, the result will be the flight of the former, says the ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu in his classic military treatise The Art of War. This is as true on the battlefield as it is...
  • Holding the foreign hand FIIs in mutual funds 19-03-2011 02:41 PM

    The floodgates might just have opened for the Indian mutual fund industry. Indian markets have always been considered to be very attractive for investors in developed markets, but mutual funds in India were never allowed to tap retail investors from abroad. Hence, mutual funds used the Mauritius route to attract...
  • Forbes: Philip K Dick's Legacy of Dreams 10-08-2010 03:21 PM

    Science fiction author Philip K Dick (PKD) can be held responsible for implanting some of the craziest ideas in the finest minds of Hollywood. These, in turn, have created their versions of Dick-sian fantasy. The recently released, Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, explores the concepts of reality and...
  • Forbes India: The Insider deal 16-11-2009 09:12 PM

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  • Forbes India: How low can your cholestrol go? 15-09-2009 12:45 PM

    When Radhika Nayyar, 47, at last agreed to take drugs to lower her cholesterol level, her cardiologist felt he had scored a mini victory. For months, the good doctor had tried to persuade her to go on a dosage of statins but she stoutly refused to do so. As the...
  • Forbes India: 20 stocks you must own 09-07-2009 03:33 PM

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  • Mutual funds: The fading star of India 16-12-2008 02:03 AM

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