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Why coal is no longer the black gold?
Sep 7, 2015

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What is India doing to utilize low crude prices?
The petroleum and natural gas ministry is encouraging state owned firms to acquire energy assets at a time when crude oil prices are depressed. Low global crude prices have helped the government to bring retail inflation below 5%. The country is saving more than $ 60bn in oil imports, which gives India a huge fiscal space to make investments. Read this article to know more about the acquisitions of energy assets the government is eyeing in the overseas markets. (Livemint.com)

Why coal is no longer the black gold?
Coal India, the biggest producer of coal is facing difficulty to find buyers on its e-auction platform.  The ratio of average allocation to the offered quantity fell from 91% last year to 73% this year. Read this article to know the reasons for the slow off-take in coal demand and the way going forward. (Livemint.com)

 Why mega power projects have lost steam?
The Union government had to cancel the two-year long bidding process for two Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) in Tamil Nadu and Odisha after all private companies pulled out. Most of the UMPPs under competition bidding process have faced financial troubles since their inception. However the government has come out with draft proposals for revised bidding process. Read this article to know more about the changes in the draft proposal and how the same could possibly encourage the private players to bid for UMPPs. (Businessstandard.com)

How to invest like Peter Lynch?
Peter Lynch (born January 19, 1944) is an American businessman and stock investor. As the manager of the Magellan Fund at Fidelity Investments between 1977 and 1990, Lynch averaged a 29.2% annual return, consistently more than doubling the S&P 500 market index and making it the best performing mutual fund in the world. Watch this video to know more about the importance and principles of value investing. (Gurufocus.com)

Madhu Gupta

Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), ValuePro has a post graduate degree in both physics and finance. Having worked with India's leading economic research agency, she has a natural flair for numbers and analytics. She brings with her a near-decade long rich experience in the field of finance. A firm believer of the principles of value investing, she looks for robust businesses with durable competitive advantages.

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