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India's Trade deficit - exports still disappointing
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India’s trade deficit for Mar’19 stood at $10.89bn as against US$9.6bn in Feb’19 above consensus expectation of US$9.7bn.    Trade deficit for FY19 amounte..

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Feb’19 IIP Update – Output Shows Sluggishness
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Index of Industrial Production (IIP) – grew by 0.1% YoY in Feb’19 compared to 1.7% in Jan’19, below consensus expectation of 2%. Manufacturing output contracted by 0.3..

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India CPI March 2019 Update - Rises to 2.86%
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Headline number    CPI accelerated to 2.9% in Mar’19 as against 2.6% in Feb’19 and market expectation of 2.8%.  Driven by food inflation...   Food..

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NIIT Technologies Ltd – Promoters exit, full valuations
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What’s the deal? Baring Private Equity Asia entered into an agreement with NIIT Ltd and other promoters to acquire their 30.2% stake in NITEC (NIIT Ltd: 23.22%, Pawar family: 3.4..

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March 2019 AMFI data - ending year on a high
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MF AUM increased in Mar’19 despite outflow in liquid funds Overall, the mutual fund (MF) industry’s assets under management (AUM) increased by Rs63200 cr MoM, he..

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IBHSGFIN-LAKSHVILAS merger - Yet another transition of NBFC into universal banking license
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  In a strategic move, Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBULHSGFIN) has announced a merger with 569-branch strong south-India based regional bank Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LAKSHVILAS)  ..

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Polycab India Limited IPO Note
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  Offer Details Price band Rs 533-538 Per Equity Share Offer Open Date Apr 05, 2019 Offer Close Date Apr 09, 2019 Lot Si..

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Metropolis Labs-IPO Note
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   IPO Details: Offer Details Price band Rs 877-880 Per Equity Share Offer Open Date Apr 3, 2019 Offer Close Date Apr 5, 20..

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Vodafone Idea Rights issue - Leads to significant dilution
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What's the deal? IDEA has announced issuance of equity shares on rights basis with 87 equity shares for every 38 equity shares held and issue price of 12.50 per share (massive 57% di..

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Quick Heal Buyback
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The Board of Directors of Quick Heal approved a share buyback for its investors on Mar 5, 2019. The details of the buyback include: Record Date: Not yet announced Buyback price: Rs. 2..

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Embassy Office Parks REIT
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  Offer Details Embassy Office Parks REIT Offer Size Rs. 4750 crore Offer Open Date 18th March, 2019 Offer Close Date 20th M..

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MSTC Ltd. IPO
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  Offer Details MSTC Ltd. Price band Rs. 121-128 Offer Open Date 13th March, 2019 Offer Close Date 15th March, 2019 ..

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Tech Mahindra Buyback
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The Board of Directors of Tech Mahindra Ltd. approved a share buyback for its investors on Feb 21, 2019. The details of the buyback include: Ex-Date: March 5th, 2019 Record Date: Marc..

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PSU banks capital infusion
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Recently Government approved capital infusion of Rs. 48,239 cr into 12 PSU bank. This step is taken to aid them in meeting capital requirements and accelerate lending to boost growth (e..

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Benefits of Power of Attorney
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  Every trader during the process of opening a demat account is liable to sign a Power of Attorney (POA). Such intricate named documents can result in rise of many questions and c..

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Bharat 22 ETF
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Bharat 22 ETF (exchange-traded fund) has opened a window to allow in new investors on 14 February 2019 with an issue size of Rs. 3500 crore. The issue is being managed by ICICI Pru..

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How Weather is Impacting Natural Gas Price….
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Introduction Natural gas(NG) is widely used in daily life. It supports the American economy and also is major producer for NG. Oil & Gas industry accounts for 7.6% contr..

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Nifty re-balancing
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50 companies of Nifty are selected from the universe of NIFTY 100 based on free-float market capitalisation and liquid companies having average impact cost of 0.50% or less for 90% of t..

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Prabhat Diary sells 98% of the business, uncertain times ahead
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Prabhat Dairy Ltd (PDL) announced on January 21, 2019 that the company has entered into definitive agreements with Tirumala Milk Products Private Limited (“Purchaser”), a wh..

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KPIT merger with Birlasoft - Scheme Details
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KPIT and Birlasoft are merging together to create two companies in the ‘Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions’ (KPIT Tech) and ‘Digital Business IT Services&rs..

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IIP weaker than expected
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The data... IIP growth surprised sharply to the downside growing by only 0.5% in November-2018 as compared to 8.4% in October-2018. The weakness was fairly broad-based with ma..

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Bank of Baroda – Vijaya Bank – Dena Bank Merger - What’s in it for you?
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In September’18, Government announced that 3 state-owned banks - Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be merged to create country's third largest lender as part of eff..

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BHEL Buyback
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The Board of Directors of BHEL approved a share buyback for its investors on Oct 25, 2018. The details of the buyback include:  Record Date: November 6th, 2018 Buyback price: Rs...

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Cochin Shipyard Buyback
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The Board of Directors of Cochin Shipyard Ltd. approved a share buyback for its investors on Oct 16, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Ex-Date: October 30th, 2018 Buyback pric..

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Making sense of the NBFC’s situation; What is RBI doing to support them?
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Nifty's down about 15% since its year high made in August end. Nifty bank is down by 12% and NBFC stocks down by 15% on average and 74% for a company like DHFL, since their year highs. ..

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CPI September 2018 review
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CPI data was released last week and the inflation was at 3.77% in September compared to 3.69% in August rising only by 8 basis points, against forecasted level of 4%.  The minor in..

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Just Dial Buyback
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The Board of Directors of Just Dial LTD. approved a share buyback for its investors on Jul 20, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Record Date: October 12th, 2018 Buyback price:..

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KIOCL Buyback
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The Board of Directors of KIOCL (INDIA) LTD. approved a share buyback for its investors on Sep 18, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Record Date: October 1st, 2018 Buyback pri..

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Redington Buyback
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The Board of Directors of REDINGTON (INDIA) LTD. approved a share buyback for its investors on Sep 17, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Ex Date: September 27, 2018 Buyback pr..

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Interaction between bond value, market interest rate, coupon rate
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Let us understand the variables which affect the value of the bonds. It depends on many factors such as coupon rate, market rate of return, maturity period, and redemption payment. As t..

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Types of Swaps
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This post is in continuation of our series on Introduction To Swap. Let us now understand some basic swap arrangements such as currency swaps and interest rate swaps. Currency Swaps ..

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Introduction to swaps
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Let us today discuss about ‘Swaps’ in finance. Swaps are simply financial agreements to exchange cash flows. These are simply private arrangements between parties to exchang..

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What has blockchain brought with itself?
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This post is in continuation of our series on crypto currencies. In the previous post, we discussed about the aspects that influence investor’s opinion on crypto currencies and..

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Option Strategies-2
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To Read the first Blog (Introduction to options) in this Series Click here.  To Read the Second Blog (Working of Options) in this Series Click here. To Read the Th..

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Option Strategies
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In our  blogs Series, we gave a brief introduction as to what options are & Working of Options. To Read the first Blog (Introduction to options) in this Series Click..

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Working of Options
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In one of our previous blogs, we gave a brief introduction as to what options are. To Read the first Blog in this Series Click here  Let us now understand how options work. Supp..

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Introduction to options
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Options are contracts which give the holder the right to buy/sell the underlying asset at a predetermined amount (strike price/exercise price) before/at the expiry (depending upon wheth..

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Physical Settlement in Equity Derivatives
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Recently NSE announced that some of the equity derivatives would be physically settled. This post tries to bring clarity over some blurred clauses regarding the same. A major query is ..

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Part 3: Current status of crypto currencies
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  This post is in continuation of our series on crypto currencies. Decoding Crypto currencies: (Part 1) Types of Crypto Currencies (Part 2)  In the earlier post, we talk..

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Impact of NSE’s extended trading hours
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NSE recently asked its clients to get ready for derivatives trading till 11.55 pm from October. Reports are that NSE has written to SEBI seeking approval to extend trading time for deri..

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VC and PE – A Comparison
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Earlier, in one of our blogs, we have discussed about Venture Capitalists (VC). Let us look further and understand the difference between VC and Private Equity (PE). There are several ..

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Introduction to Venture Capital Investment
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Let us first understand what is meant by ‘venture capital’. Venture Capital is nothing but a form of financing provided by firms/funds to early stage or emerging firms that ..

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Types of Crypto Currencies
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This post is in continuation of our series on cryptocurrencies.   In the earlier post we talked about the origin of crypto currencies, their features and drawbacks, how fun..

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Measures of Leverage
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Let us today understand what does ‘leverage’ mean and its application in financial management. Leverage is nothing but the responsiveness or influence of one financial var..

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Decoding Crypto currencies: Part 1
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Crypto currencies are a global phenomenon unknown to many people today. There is a lot said and understood and much left ignored or misunderstood due to lack of awareness. Let us try ..

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Rise in MSP – All you need to know!
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Let us first understand what Minimum Support Price (MSP) is. It is nothing but the price at which government purchases crops from the farmers, irrespective of the market price. This act..

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Introduction to ‘BSE Groups’
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The stocks that are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) have been classified into various groups depending upon what they represent. Each series/group represents a different category ..

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Depreciation vs Devaluation of currency
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Drop in a currency’s value can be either due to market forces of supply and demand or monetary policy steps taken by central banks. When this fall is due to central banks, it is k..

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Impact of corporate actions
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Various corporate actions have different impact on the stock prices. While the actions of the company do certainly matter, the news about the company, its fundamentals and the technical..

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Corporate Action Types
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Corporate actions are events pertaining to a company that has an impact on its stock price movements. These actions may have a direct or an indirect impact on the share price. It affect..

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What exchanges do for investor protection?
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There is always a bleak chance for investors to not receive securities they have bought, or not receive proceeds from the sale of stocks from a defaulter/expelled broker member of NSE o..

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Types of Market Orders
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Placing a trade order seems easy enough: Click the ‘buy’ button to enter a trade and hit ‘sell’ when it’s time to get out. While it is possible to execute ..

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Why PMS over Mutual Funds?
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Investment and risk taking go hand in hand. Whenever one is investing his/her hard-earned money in the hope of generating higher returns, there is a possibility of huge gains or even bi..

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Breaking down PPF
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Public Provident fund is a long term debt oriented investment scheme backed by the Government of India that offers attractive interest rates and returns that are exempted from tax. Intr..

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Bond yields and stock market
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Traders have two broad categories available to invest their money in – equity and debt. The two asset classes are always in competition to attract the maximum amount of funds. But..

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Ban Period - Concept and implementation
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What is open interest?   Open Interest is defined as total no of outstanding derivative contract (all positions in options and future contract for all expiries taken together &nd..

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Market timings extension
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The new SEBI circular allowed the stock exchanges to extend the timings for the Equity derivatives trading to be held till 11.55 pm as compared to 3.30 pm earlier w.e.f. October 1 this ..

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Jobless growth
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Growth with employment opportunities is important to sustain upswing in the GDP for a developing economy like India. With working age population expected to increase by 1.3 million eve..

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TYPES OF RISK
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We recently discussed different sources of risk vis-à-vis market risk, interest rate risk, inflation risk,business risk and financial risk. The first three sources, i.e., market ..

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RISK AND ITS DIFFERENT SOURCES
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  Investors invest for anticipated future returns, but these returns can rarely be predicted precisely. There may be difference between expected return and realized return and the..

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DOW THEORY
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Today the theory which we are going to study is the most basic and more than 100 years old, it still remains the foundation of Technical Analysis. This theory was developed by Charles H..

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ANCHORING EFFECT
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  The phenomenon which we are going to study is so common and simple that we just ignore how it can affect your day to day life decision. It is most solid tested phenomena in th..

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Difference between Investment and Speculation and the factors that an investor should con..
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The terms ‘investment’ and ‘speculation’ are overlapping and used interchangeably; however, the two are quite different. Speculation is an investment of funds wi..

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WHAT IS PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT?
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It is occasional to find investor investing their entire savings in a single security. Instead, they invest in a group of securities. Such a group is called a portfolio. Creation of por..

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BENEFITS OF DIVERSIFICATION
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There is a proven investment quote:  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In this quote, the eggs are individual investments and the basket is your overall investment portf..

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