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Housing: Scaling new heights!

May 24, 2006

The Indian housing industry is highly fragmented, with the unorganised sector, comprising small builders and contractors accounting for over 70% of the housing units constructed. The organised sector comprises large builders and government or government affiliated entities. The investment in housing has steadily risen over the plan period .The tenth five-year plan envisages a growth of 381% in the total investment made in the housing segment. Such growth is owing to the shortage of housing in th

Real estate: Look who’s talking!

Apr 5, 2006

With more and more companies jumping into the bandwagon (cloth retailer Provogue being the latest kid on the block), the real estate development sector has suddenly become the ‘cash cow’ for India Inc. The sector has, in fact, witnessed tremendous traction over the past two years owing to the booming Indian economy, increasing demand for better quality housing and commercial spaces and consequently rising prices of land holdings. In this write-up, we take a brief look at the growth prospects of

GESCO counter offer at Rs 36?

Nov 7, 2000

There have been rumours in the market that the incumbent management of GE Shipping has made a counter offer for GESCO Corporation. The offer is priced at Rs 36 per share. Today the share price of GESCO rallied to Rs 41 up 6.7%.

Takeover to unlock Gesco’s value?

Oct 23, 2000

GE Shipping and Gesco Corporation’s shares have been in the limelight over the last few days. Prices of these scrips have hit new highs. However, the rising interest in the stock is not only due to the fact that shipping or construction sectors are riding high. It is because of the take-over bid for Gesco Corporation by the A. H. Dalmia group.

A perspective on Dry bulk and tanker segment

May 23, 2000

The demand for tonnage transportation in the shipping sector depends on the world economic outlook, the trend in industrial production and the trade scenario. A look at the composition of Indian fleet size indicates that the dry bulk and the tanker segment constitute nearly 40% and 28% respectively of the total fleet proportion. What influences the freight rates and the demand for these carriers?

Shipping – Heading North?

May 16, 2000

Financial year 2000 ended on a promising note for the shipping sector. Port traffic during the year registered an 8% growth at 272 million tonnes. The signs of improved global trade scenario should boost the domestic trade as well.

Fleet expansion in shipping – A Mirage

May 13, 2000

The gross registered tonnage (grt) transported by Indian shipping companies is on a declining trend. The share of Indian shipping sector in the total cargo transported worldwide is also decreasing. If the Indian shipping sector has to regain market share, fleet expansion in terms of gross tonnage, has to be taken seriously.

Shipping, where is it heading?

May 11, 2000

The strength of the Indian fleet and the total cargo declined during FY99, reflecting a sharp deterioration in business prospects. However, with the trade scenario looking good, companies like Great Eastern Shipping (Gesco) and Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) should be able to shake off the slowdown that hurt their financial performance.

G E Shipping net declines by 12%

May 4, 2000

G E Shipping has posted a flat topline growth during the year ended 31st march 2000. The company recorded a 4% drop in operating margins to 31% in the current year.

Aban Loyd posts net loss in 3QFY00

Jan 29, 2000

Aban Loyd has posted a net loss of Rs 31 m during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has suffered from a sharp fall in topline even as expenditure continued to rise sharply. The interest expenditure has however declined. The rise ein other income has compensarted for the decline in topline.

Tolani Bulk NPM declines sharply

Jan 27, 2000

Tolani Bulk Carriers has suffered a sharp fall in net profits for the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has suffered mainly due to a fall in topline growth and an increase in depreciation expenditure. The company was however successful in cutting operating expenses and interest costs.

GE Shipping's net down despite rise in income

Jan 21, 2000

G E Shipping has posted a decline in net profits during 3QFY00. This despite a sharp growth in revenues and other income. The decline can be attributed to the rise in expenditure and interest costs.

Low freight rates pull down Varun Shipping's net

Jan 21, 2000

Varun Shipping has suffered a 47% decline in net profits for the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The decline in expenditure has been lesser than the fall in revenues resulting in a sharper fall in net profits.

Govt. to divest 40% in Shipping Corp. of India

Dec 1, 1999

The government is close to finalising the sale of a 40% stake in Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to a strategic investor. This report comes shortly after speculation that the stake was to be sold off to domestic oil companies. The proposal was said to be in line with the recommendations of the disinvestment commission.

Shipping sector woes deepen

Nov 30, 1999

The Indian shipping industry is likely to miss the ninth plan target of nine gross million registered tonne (grt). The Chairman, Indian National Shipowners Association (Insa) has stated this while highlighting the woes of the industry.

Govt. mulls divesting 40% in Shipping Corp. of India

Nov 29, 1999

According to newspaper reports, the ministry of surface transport is actively considering the Disinvestment Commission's proposal to offload 40% of the Government's equity in Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in favour of public sector oil majors.

Peerless posts net loss

Oct 29, 1999

Peerless Shipping has posted a net loss of Rs 48 m for the quarter ended 30th September 1999. The company has suffered mainly on account of the sharp drop in revenues.

GESCO posts 5% decline in topline

Oct 21, 1999

If the income from the sale of vessels and other assets were to be ignored the company has suffered a sharp fall in profits. However, the company has recorded an increase of 25% in operating profits generated from shipping activities. This bodes well for the company as the shipping sector is looking up on account of a recovery in global economy.

Varun Shipping posts 63% growth in net

Oct 15, 1999

The shipping industry has yet to benefit from the turnaround in the economy. The company has managed to squeeze through a growth in profits, mainly due to lower interest, depreciation and tax costs.

Shipping industry to benefit from price fixing

Aug 26, 1999

According to newspaper reports, the India Pakistan Bangladesh Ceylon Conference has said that it will hike export container rates by $ 300 to $ 1,200 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) October 1, 1999 onwards. The consortium is the only one of its kind on the UK-Europe sector.

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