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Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Economic Times Weekend Platter

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The ET Weekend Platter offers the round up of the news that you missed during the week. We bring to you the most-read news, investment corner, stock wrap-up, issue that hogged headlines, editor's picks and the most happening trend stories from across sectors, for you to savour at your conveniance. Happy reading.
Indian stock markets to give 15% return in 2011: Mobius
Mobius said there was a change in perception of risks of investing in emerging markets, as "emerging markets like India are in a bullish phase."
Infosys faces charges of H1B visa misuse
Over past few weeks, two suits alleging H1B misuse, age discrimination in local hiring have been filed against Infosys.
Vodafone to pay $5 billion for buying out Essar in India
Vodafone will take control of Essar's 33 per cent of the Vodafone Essar Limited company, giving it 75 per cent of the Indian operator overall.
Story of the Week
Census of India 2011: India's population rises to 1.21 billion
The population of India, at 1.2bn, is almost equal to the combined population of the US, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan.
Stock Round up
Sensex ends in red; NTPC, SBI, RIL, ICICI down
BSE's Sensex closed at 19425.88, down 19.34 points, marginally in the red, as bulls ran out of steam after eight-day long winning streak.
ET Features
Diversify your portfolio to mitigate risk
Spreading investments over multiple, unrelated products, reduces risk. In a diversified portfolio, loss in one product is offset by gains from another.
How P&G India has created a senior leadership team that is 45% women
When Procter & Gamble set out to sell Pampers in India five years ago, it faced a daunting marketing challenge.
Personal Finance
Income tax filing: Now, pay it through ATM
The govt launched the new facility for tax payment and said it was to begin with open only to Union Bank of India customers but will be extended to other banks.
In times of rising inflation, make a beeline for fixed deposits
The one silver lining in a marketplace where prices have been rising is higher interest rates that savers will get on their investments in fixed-income securities.
Corporate Trends
India Inc prefers to keep wealth & biz within family
The difference between a company CFO and a focused professional team managing family wealth is the finance honcho has plenty of mandates.
Come and see potential of India: Anil Ambani to US firms
The Chinese, Ambani said, have indeed acted on the new age adage: go global, act local. But few US companies are doing it.
Visual Treat
German carmaker Gumpert launched its hypercar Apollo in India in a partnership with the InterGlobe Group. The Apollo is a bi-turbo 4.1 litre V8 motor producing 650 bhp and 850Nm of torque, good enough for a top whack of 360 kmph!
Editor's Pick
Most Read Stories
Sachin Tendulkar: From ball boy to champ
If India wins on Saturday, Tendulkar will complete a full circle from being ball boy when India played against England at this very venue in 1987 World Cup.
Letter to the editor
Restrictions on repo onlending
Gokarn maintains that the corridor (of repo and reverse repo) that the RBI has been operating is not a fixed corridor.
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