Money Today Archive July 23, 2009 Issue

Edition: July 23, 2009

Cover Story

Has the FM really helped me?

Does Budget 2009-10 mean that you will pay less tax? Does it imply that the food prices will come down? We look at how the Budget will affect us.
Brinda Vasudevan
Tap the screen to make a call, take a photo, connect to the Internet…. Who needs those chiclet keys any more? But how do you choose the right touchscreen phone?
Dipen Sheth
Wealth Zoom has taken a hit because of the rally in the equity markets, but Dipen Sheth is convinced it’s a temporary phase and continues to short-sell.
  • Profit from dividends When stock prices fall, the dividend-yielding scrips offer a cushion to investors. But do these options make for a good buy when the prices go up?
  • 8 stocks to stack after Budget The Budget may have shaken the markets, but you can still pick some gems from the infrastructure, FMCG, auto and pharmaceutical sectors.
Real Estate
Rakesh Rai
The house pegged as ‘affordable’ may not be worth the price you are paying. Consider its location and sundry charges before picking up one.
New Business
Kamya Jaiswal
Vijay Bansal entered the apparel market late, but targeted the middle class to find space for Cantabil.
Expert View
Vikas Garg & Amitabh Singh
The Budget is, at best, a window dressing — there’s something for everybody, but there are no sweeping changes or reforms to rev up the economy.
  • How to bridge the fiscal gap Dipen Sheth offers a solution to tackling the ballooning fiscal deficit — the government should tap the nearly Rs 50 lakh crore of illegal money stashed abroad by Indians.
P.V. Subramanyam
It could have been dismissed as yet another tome devoted to deciphering the Crisis. But in predicting the global trends and explaining how they can be of use, the book demands a read by serious investors, says P.V. Subramanyam.
Query Corner
Dividends from Indian companies are exempt because they pay a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) of 15%.
Investing only to save tax might not be a good idea.
Editors Note
Alam Srinivas
Pragmatic and realistic. Boring and unimaginative. These are the two sets of phrases being used by experts to describe Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget.
Talk Back
Some genuine reasons for not filing on time could be a serious illness or injury suffered by the assessee or a family member.
Narayan Krishnamurthy
The recent Sebi diktat to do away with entry loads on mutual funds has resulted in mixed feelings among the three key stakeholders.
Dinesh Verma
An LLP combines the ease of running a partnership with the limited liability of a company.
My Idea
Namrata Dadwal
Manu Mehta and Akshay Chhugani have created a new travel niche with their exclusive services for Indian and foreign backpackers.
Smart Spending
Priya Kapoor
Convenience and low prices are spurring more and more Indians to purchase goods and services through the Net.

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