• MAY 27, 2013

Tata Group in a consolidation mode

Here is today's recommended reading list from Equitymaster...

Tata Group in a consolidation mode
The Tata Group had been on an explosive growth path backed by a host of overseas acquisitions. But as the developed economies are engulfed by high debt and sluggish economic activity, the Tata Group has been on a consolidation drive trying to cut down costs and bring down losses from its overseas operations. Read on to know the steps being taken by the Tata Group as its takes stock of the assets acquired so far... (Thomson Reuters)

Emergence of a new financial exchange
The emergence of Chicago Mercantile Exchange amidst the competitive environs of the globe's largest capitalist economy is worth noticing. The niche product offerings, competitive strength, well-equipped technology and recent spectacular growth can give sleepless nights to the Exchange giants on Wall Street. Read on to find out how... (The Economist Newspaper Limited)

Is Wall Street literally writing America's laws now?
To say that Wall Street had a pivotal role to play in the US financial crisis is to state the obvious. However, what comes as a surprise is that even after so much wealth destruction, the influence of Wall Street on financial policymaking hasn't gone down one bit. The most recent confirmation of this harsh reality came from a bill that sailed through a committee and had 70 of its 85 lines written by none other than a big Wall Street firm. Read on to find out the firm involved in this entire episode and reactions from certain sections of the Government... (The Week Publications)

How to identify an insurance company as an investment candidate?
An article in gurufocus.com discusses the four pillars that one should look out for in order to screen a potential investment in an insurance company. The article draws inspiration from the views enunciated by Michael Braun, CEO, Federated National Holding Company, a small insurance firm based in Florida, USA, operating in the same lines as Berkshire Hathaway and Fairfax Insurance. Read on to find out more... (GuruFocus)

Golden rules to investing
Making investment choices does not require knowledge about difficult formulae or complex financial concepts. In this article, the author lists down five simple investing principles to bear in mind. Read on to know more... (The Motley Fool)

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