George Mathew


We are okay with new microfinance regulator: RBI
Mon, Nov 01, 2010

The Reserve Bank of India is comfortable with the idea of bringing in a legislation and a new regulator for the microfinance companies as long as there’s convergence in the regulation.

Reserve Bank tightens screw on banks to discipline MFIs
Thu, Oct 28, 2010

The Reserve Bank,which is exploring various options to bring in discipline in the microfinance sector,has sent an informal,but tough,message to commercial banks.

Interview with Saurabh Sonthalia
Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Investors are looking for good investment opportunities in the IPO market.

MFI interest rate on loans likely to be capped at around 24 pc
Mon, Oct 18, 2010

FinMin has already asked PSU banks to not extend funds to MFIs charging high interest rates

India,Germany agree to take business partnership forward
Mon, Oct 11, 2010

India and Germany have taken a new step forward to boost trade and investments between the two countries.

India,EU settle generic drug seizure issue
Fri, Oct 08, 2010

Resolution of dispute with country’s largest trading partner expected to boost India’s exports in pharma sector

India likely to sign FTA with EU by year-end: Sharma
Thu, Oct 07, 2010

India is likely to sign the much-awaited FTA with EU by the end of the year.

IPO market back in the spotlight again
Mon, Oct 04, 2010

Led by Coal India,90 companies want to raise Rs 77,000 crore from the primary market.

They lagged behind the Street as Sensex raced
Wed, Sep 22, 2010

If an investor had bought 100 shares of Reliance Industries — the most valued Indian company with a market capitalisation of Rs 3,37,868 crore.

‘FIIs driving Indian market to all-time highs while opening doors for future’
Mon, Sep 20, 2010

Christopher D. Spelman says,"the weighting for India will increase significantly and this will further drive FII flows into the country."

After fifth rate hike,exit from accommodative policy almost over
Fri, Sep 17, 2010

The Reserve Bank of India’s exit from the accommodative monetary policy seems to be almost over.

‘Investors invite caution: Keep your spare cash till opportunity knocks’
Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Is the time ripe for investors to park their spare cash in their favorite investment avenues?

Is small beautiful?
Mon, Aug 30, 2010

It’s a rare thing to see a new fund offering (NFO) from a mutual fund in India these days....

The mine millionaire
Tue, Aug 24, 2010

Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal started with steel scrap business in Mumbai’s Kalbadevi area. Now he may take over as the richest Indian from Mukesh Ambani....

FTIL,MCX boards agree to 5% stake limit in MCX-SX
Fri, Aug 20, 2010

As directed by the Bombay High Court,Financial Technologies (FTIL) and MCX,the promoters of MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX),have passed board resolutions saying that they would “at all times will not go beyond limits....

‘MFs are focusing on growing existing funds rather than adding new products’
Mon, Aug 16, 2010

There’s very little incentive for the distributor to recommend mutual funds now....

Banks violated forex derivative norms: RBI
Tue, Aug 03, 2010

Even as the Supreme Court is scheduled to start hearing on a case involving losses suffered by companies in the foreign exchange derivative transactions in 2007-08 in the next few days,a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report has said there were irregularities and deviations by banks in complying with the provisions of the Foreign Exchange […]

Acquirer’s pain will be investors’ gain
Tue, Jul 20, 2010

The proposed takeover code,if implemented by the Sebi board,is going to be investor-friendly.

Bad loans of banks jump by Rs 14,000 crore
Sat, Jun 12, 2010

When the economy sneezes,the banking system catches a cold. The slowdown in 2009 has started showing on the asset quality of the banking sector now....

Listed firms must now have 25% public shareholding
Sat, Jun 05, 2010

Govt made it mandatory for all listed companies,including PSUs,to raise public shareholding to 25 pct.

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...