George Mathew


India overtakes China as the largest gold market
Fri, May 28, 2010

A sizeable chunk of Indian population may still be living below the poverty line,but when it comes to buying gold,Indians have again proved that they are not behind anyone....

Higher capital proposed for market intermediaries
Mon, May 17, 2010

Capital requirements of market intermediaries are set to rise if regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) accepts...

Meanwhile,another wrangle of regulators
Sat, May 01, 2010

Just when the SEBI and IRDA have locked horns,another regulator,the Forward Markets Commission (FMC),has come ahead to guard its turf....

Credit rating agencies may now have to disclose more
Mon, Apr 26, 2010

After the mutual fund sector,it could be the turn of credit rating agencies to become more transparent now.

‘As FSDC comes,we need to set up boundary lines’
Wed, Apr 21, 2010

After unveiling the Annual Policy Statement for 2010-11 on Tuesday,Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor D SUBBARAO spoke to GEORGE MATHEW on a host of issues such as the creation of Financial Stability and Development Council....

Short-term rates set to rise,opinion divided over CRR hike
Mon, Apr 19, 2010

It’s now abundantly clear that the Reserve Bank of India is all set to hike short-term interest rates like repo and reverse repo rates in this...

‘Any sharp increase in interest rates will delay investment plans of corporates’
Thu, Apr 15, 2010

The economy is on the upswing and asset prices are once again on the rise. The corporate sector also seems to be on a roll.

Sebi likely to extend ULIP ban to LIC,8 other insurance cos
Mon, Apr 12, 2010

After directing 14 insurance companies not to raise money from investors through unit linked insurance products,the Securities and Exchange Board of India...

BSE gets its third chairman in two years,analysts not surprised
Sat, Mar 13, 2010

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has got a new chairman,its third in the last two years. After steering TCS,the largest IT company in India,for many years,S Ramadorai will head the oldest exchange in the country....

US court orders Mumbai firm to pay Rs 38.5 cr
Wed, Mar 03, 2010

Indian chemical manufacturer Gharda Chemicals has been ordered to pay around Rs 38.50 crore ($ 8.37 million) as damages by...

NTPC price kept retail investors away
Mon, Feb 08, 2010

Why did the NTPC issue fail to attract retail investors? Though domestic banks and institutions bailed out the issue by...

Borrowers bank on non-bank fund sources
Mon, Feb 01, 2010

Credit offtake from banks has been lacklustre for some months,but Indian corporates and other commercial borrowers are never short of funds....

Corp growth wheels set to turn faster
Sat, Jan 09, 2010

The corporate sector is firing on all the cylinders with the government’s stimulus package and a liberal money policy adding to the firepower....

Corp governance still low on agenda
Thu, Jan 07, 2010

If you think the Satyam saga has cleaned up the Augean stables of India Inc and Dalal Street,perish the thought.

‘There shouldn’t be any restrictions on investments in mutual funds’
Mon, Dec 14, 2009

Should investors be allowed to invest in mutual funds without any restrictions? Sundeep Sikka,CEO of Reliance Mutual Fund...

Retail investors skip IPO party on D-Street
Fri, Dec 11, 2009

Retail investors are keeping away from the ongoing IPO party on Dalal Street. The IPOs that hit the market recently received poor response...

Investors ring up Rs 90K-cr loss in telecom tariff war
Mon, Dec 07, 2009

If you had purchased a telecom share two months ago,nearly 30 per cent of its value would have wiped out by this time.

Darkness in Dubai Inc
Sat, Nov 28, 2009

Dubai,home to the world's tallest tower and the biggest man-made islands,is in a financial crisis. The dream city,where lakhs of expat Indians make...

Value of IMF gold bought by RBI jumps Rs 3,270 crore in 20 days
Wed, Nov 25, 2009

The Reserve Bank of India seems to have hit the jackpot with the purchase of 200 tonnes of gold earlier this month.

‘Our inflationary pressures more acute than those of other countries’
Wed, Oct 28, 2009

After initiating the first phase of the exit from an easy monetary regime on Tuesday,RBI governor D SUBBARAO said the central bank...

Recent floats fail to ride the rising market tide
Wed, Oct 14, 2009

The Sensex has zoomed by 2,000 points to the 17,000 level in the last three months but that doesn’t seem to have helped most initial public ...

P-Notes’ share in FII inflows drops to 15 pc from 40 pc in Jan ’08
Mon, Oct 05, 2009

Sebi’s move to ease FII norms,bring more transparency does the trick....

‘Asset price rise due to portfolio shift’
Sat, Sep 19, 2009

<I>Though the markets have been soaring,JP Morgan India chief economist <B>JAHANGIR AZIZ</B> doesn’t think that an asset bubble is building. In an interview with <B>George Mathew</B>,he also ruled out any move by the RBI to tighten the monetary policy in October. Any such move would seriously jeopardize the incipient recovery,he said. Excerpts:</I>

We’ve successfully integrated Lehman business in India,says Nomura
Sat, Sep 19, 2009

Official says no unusual employee exit after takeover of the failed US financial giant in October 2008....

Gross NPAs rise by 20.8%
Mon, Sep 07, 2009

The growth in gross non-performing assets (NPAs) has more than matched the rise in credit offtake in the banking system....

Bank deposits surge,credit growth drops despite rate cuts
Mon, Aug 24, 2009

Lower interest rates don’t necessarily mean a rise in loan demand. Even as deposit growth turned bullish,the growth rate in credit...

Foreign firms can issue IDRs
Thu, Jul 23, 2009

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed foreign companies to raise money from the Indian stock markets through Indian Depository Receipts...

Hope makes Sensex dizzy,go over the top
Tue, May 19, 2009

Dalal Street witnessed a mad buying scramble after the UPA’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections with the benchmark BSE Sensex....

Bear play: Akruti up 107% in a week
Fri, Mar 20, 2009

Is it another instance of market manipulation or a bear game gone terribly wrong?

‘Turnaround could take 2-3 years’
Thu, Mar 19, 2009

When compared to the US and other countries,we are relatively better off. We’re not in recession.

India story endures,over 100 new FIIs entered in last six months
Mon, Mar 16, 2009

The Sensex has fallen 31.91 per cent and foreign institutional investors have pulled out over $8.35 billion from Indian markets since September 2008....

For D-Street,it was ’04 revisited
Tue, Feb 17, 2009

It created a sense of deja vu for investors. There were high expectations of tax cuts and another stimulus package...

India’s bourses have hundreds of Satyams
Mon, Jan 12, 2009

There’re hundreds of Satyams listed on the stock exchanges. Good coporate governance seems to be last in the priority list as over 1,200 companies...