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China Home Prices Stop Three-Month Drop as Market Stabilizes

Chinese home prices rose in more cities in October, snapping a three-month decline, a sign the market is stabilizing amid government efforts to curb property speculation. New-home prices, excluding state-subsidized housing, climbed in 50 of the 70 cities tracked by the government, compared with 44 in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday. Prices fell in 14 cities ... Read More »

Tech fever reaches Asian debt market

Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet and messaging giant, is said to be targeting proceeds of around US$5bn, according to several sources. HONG KONG: At least three of China’s leading technologycompanies are preparing to sell US dollar bonds, taking advantage of strong earnings and surging appetite for the sector to lock in low funding costs. Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet and messaging giant, is said to ... Read More »

Moody’s upgrade has changed the market mood, but it’ll be shortlived

Khadim India and New India Assurance were down 7-15 per cent from their issue prices, respectively, while HDFC Life managed to see strong listing based on its strong management pedigree. Global rating agency Moody’s has changed the mood of the Indian market by upgrading after 14 long years. Equity index Nifty50 successfully overcame negative sentiments after touching a low 10,100 mark. But ... Read More »

The bane of brands: pressure of ‘always on’ content marketing

The rise of social media has given birth to a new phenomenon in marketing: the urge to be present across all platforms in some form or the other, throughout the year. This has resulted in an artificial pressure to be present in ‘media’ (and I use it within quotes to connote every platform where a brand places its message) virtually ... Read More »

Has Marketing Become an ‘Island Surrounded by Mirrors’?

Marketers risk forming a parallel universe and distancing themselves from the business, HP CMO Antonio Lucio says. Credit: HP The mission of marketing is to build brands that stand the test of time, not to build brands for the sake of it. By building strong, preferred and differentiated brands, sustainable business results will follow. But today, I believe our profession must ... Read More »

The Forgotten Pillar Of Marketing

Shutterstock Creative advertising, media, digital, PR and experiential. These traditional pillars of the marketing mix are constantly being reinvented by technology, and marketers are constantly trying to adapt to the shifting landscape. Everyone wants the highest ROI on their marketing dollars, but many are finding diminishing returns as they rush to stay ahead of the curve. After spending ridiculous premiums ... Read More »

The market could tank, according to signals coming from the credit market

Credit markets are flashing an early warning about financial conditions and the economy, but even as stocks fall in response, strategists say it’s not yet time to bail on Wall Street’s bull market. But they do say there could be a pullback in a frothy market, and investors should take heed as some of the traditional signs of stress have ... Read More »

Watch | [email protected]: Will market have a modest start today?

The Nifty50 breached its crucial support placed at 50-DEMA but last hour buying pulled it around that mark -Considering the fact we are trading near crucial support levels, a technical bounce could be on cards -The index has strong support placed near 10,000 which would be difficult for bears to breach in a hurry Investors are advised to stay cautious ... Read More »

Closing bell: Sensex rallies 346 pts to end above 33K; Midcap, Nifty gain 1%

3:30 pm Market Closing: Equity benchmarks rebounded sharply after three-day of losses, backed by technology, banks, metals and energy stocks. The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 346.38 points or 1.06 percent at 33,106.82 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 96.80 points or 0.96 percent to 10,214.80. About 1,672 shares advanced against 983 declining shares on the BSE. 3:29 pm Coal ... Read More »

Unichem to return 50% of proceeds from Torrent deal to shareholders

Unichem has entered into a definitive agreement with Torrent Pharma to sell its branded formulations business in India and Nepal for Rs3,600 crore. Mumbai: Unichem Laboratories Ltd plans to return to its shareholders more than 50% of net proceeds it will receive from the sale of domestic formulations business to Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It will use the rest to expand its ... Read More »