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  • 1. NEWS (23-29 August, 2010)
    - Sambhav Jain
  • 2. Vedanta-Cairn Buyout
    Transaction Highlights:
    Vedanta Group to acquire 51% to 60% of Cairn India Limited (“Cairn India”) for an aggregate consideration of approximately US$ 8.5-9.6 billion in cash.
    Post completion it is expected that Vedanta Resources PLC (“Vedanta”) will hold 31-40% of Cairn India directly and Sesa Goa Ltd (“Sesa Goa“) will hold 20%.
    Shares acquired from Cairn Energy PLC (“Cairn Energy”) to be acquired at a price of `355 per share; Vedanta will also pay a non-compete fee of `50 per share.
  • 3. Mahindra-SsangYong Deal
    M&M plans to bring Ssangyong vehicles to India after deal.
    SUV- Korando, Kyron and Actyon.
    Mahindra & Mahindra to complete Ssangyong buy in 4 months.
    Analysts pegged that the takeover cost could be around $500 mn. Ssangyong has a debt of $640 mn. M&M had earlier said that it would acquire a debt-free company.
  • 4. BlackBerry Ban
    1. India may extend an Aug. 31 deadline in its standoff with Research In Motion over access to Blackberry data.
    2. BlackBerry security is based on a system where the customers create their own key and the company neither has a master key nor any "back door" to allow RIM or any third party to gain access to crucial corporate data.
  • 5. DTC gets Cabinet nod
    Income tax exemption limit to be raised from `1.6 lakh to `2.0 lakh.
    Income of up to 2.0-5.0 lakh will face 10%.
    `5.0- `10.0 lakh will attract 20%.
    Income over `10.0 lakh will face tax at the rate of 30%.
  • 6. Rising Prices
    Food Inflation at 14.75% - 27 August,2010.
    Pulses import bill may go up as rains damage Canada crop: Due to heavy crop damage in Canada, which is one of the largest exporters of pulses, prices may go up.
    2. Annually, about 12-15% of the country’s total demand for pulses is met through imports. Canada is among the largest exporters of pulses to India, along with Australia, Myanmar and the US .
  • 7. India largest recipient of World Bank loans in 2009-10
    The World Bank, through its lending arms IBRD and IDA, committed USD 9.3 billion in financial assistance to India in the 2009-10 fiscal.
    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) committed USD 6.7 billion, or 15.1 per cent of its total lending in the fiscal, to India.
    The International Development Association (IDA), which helps the world's poorest countries, committed 17.7 per cent of its total aid, amounting to USD 2.6 billion, to India in 2009-10.
  • 8. Market Watch
    Top Gainers (Previous Week)
    Company Group Previous Close (Rs) Current Price (Rs) % Change
    Top Losers (Previous Week)
    BSE   LIVE
    -227.94 (-1.25%)
    NSE   LIVE
    5,408.70   -69.20 (-1.26%)