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Falling markets: How much longer, and how to invest until they recover?
Fri, May 27, 2022

Since the RBI announced its rate hike on May 4, the Sensex has fallen 4.8%. By comparison, the mid-cap and the small-cap indices are down 8.9% and 10.7% respectively.

Eyeing profitability: GIC Re appoints KPMG for overhaul
Thu, May 26, 2022

GIC officials said restructuring is underway in terms of business portfolio composition and achieving pricing adequacy at the contract level.

Rising global rates, Re fall may scale down India Inc ECB plans
Wed, May 25, 2022

The weighted average cost had come down to 1.2 per cent over LIBOR in FY19, but has started increasing subsequently and was at 1.81 per cent in FY22. This is expected to increase further in the coming months with global central banks planning to hike the rates.

India has space to attract $90 bn debt flows: RBI
Mon, May 23, 2022

India’s debt market is being progressively opened up to the foreign capital in a careful and calibrated manner.

FY22: As Covid curbs ease, outward remittances up 55% to all-time high
Mon, May 23, 2022

Total outward remittances under the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS), shot up to an all-time high of $19.610 billion in the year ended March 2022 as against $12.684 billion in March 2021, as per latest RBI data.

Explained: Where the rupee is headed, and what its fall means to consumers, markets
Sun, May 22, 2022

The depreciation of the rupee expected to impact the economy in general and various segments such as imports, mainly fuel prices, and push up inflation.

Explained: LIC’s shares are trading at a discount — but here’s why you should not look at listing gains alone
Wed, May 18, 2022

LIC IPO Listing: Analysts say LIC is a good long-term investment, and will do well when the market recovers and stability returns to the economy.

Disclosure norms eased for foreign reinsurance branches, Lloyd’s
Tue, May 17, 2022

The regulator said FRBs and Lloyd’s India are now exempted from disclosing financial details and underwriting performance through NL40 format. However, according to experts, the latest measures will lead to opaqueness in the functioning of reinsurance branches in India.

Irdai douses ‘Burning Cost’, premiums may fall for India Inc
Mon, May 16, 2022

Burning Cost is defined as a kind of break-even cost where the higher claims in the portfolio will automatically lead to higher premiums to be collected in the subsequent year.

As FPI exits hit forex reserves, RBI stepped up gold purchases
Fri, May 13, 2022

RBI’s gold acquisition happened at a time when foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were exiting India and forex reserves declined by $44.73 billion from $642.45 billion in September 2021 to $597.72 billion on April 29, 2022, as per Reserve Bank data.

Life insurance firms settled 2.2 lakh Covid death claims: Regulator data
Wed, May 11, 2022

Compensation towards Covid death claims were reported under individual, group policies and the PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY). Back-of-the-envelope calculations indicate that the average claim per person was Rs 7,63,965.

Explained: Why has the forex kitty dipped $44.73 billion in 8 months?
Sun, May 08, 2022

Were capital outflows by foreign portfolio investors to blame? If the rupee slides further, will the RBI be forced to intervene?

Ahead of Fed hike, the worry: RBI behind curve
Thu, May 05, 2022

Some analysts have been warning that the RBI has fallen behind the curve in tackling inflation. There were clear indications too. The yield on the 10-year benchmark bond has already crossed the 7 per cent level.

Explained: Why it may be a good idea to use your FD to pre-pay part of your home loan
Thu, May 05, 2022

In a surprise move, the RBI Wednesday announced a 40 basis point hike in the repo rate. To what extent specifically can your EMIs get impacted? What should existing home loan customers do? What about investments?

Explained: Your EMIs are set to go up; why has RBI suddenly raised Repo rate by 40 bps?
Fri, May 06, 2022

CRR is also up by 50 bps, it means the cost of funds will go up and banks' net interest margins could get adversely impacted.

Inflation finally hits RBI, pushes it to raise key policy rate, sudden and sharp
Thu, May 05, 2022

By hiking the Repo rate and CRR, the RBI is aiming to keep inflation – which is already close to 7 per cent — at its desired level and control and monitor money flow into the banking system.

Domestic mutual funds invest Rs 4,002 crore in LIC IPO’s anchor quota
Wed, May 04, 2022

LIC IPO: SBI Mutual Fund invested Rs 1,006.89 crore, becoming the largest investor in the anchor book quota.

Record share of domestic investors in listed companies
Mon, May 02, 2022

What has been remarkable though, has been the rise of retail within domestic investors, from 6.12 per cent in March 2015 to 7.42 per cent in March 2022.

No polls, no problem for donors: Parties get Rs 648.48 crore of electoral bonds in April
Sun, May 01, 2022

Political parties encashed bonds worth Rs 9,836 crore since 2018

Ahead of LIC IPO, Irdai allows insurers to invest more in BFSI
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

LIC on Wednesday priced its initial public offering (IPO) in the range of Rs 902-949 per share. LIC IPO will open on May 4 and will close on May 9. 

Explained: Should you invest in the LIC IPO?
Thu, May 05, 2022

LIC IPO: How is the IPO priced? How should investors view the issue? How does the valuation compare with that of other insurers? How big is LIC? What are the advantages of listing?

To plug support package loopholes, Nabard plans farmer distress index
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

Depending on the level of distress, the government and the financial institutions can decide on an appropriate package of support instead of the current practice of doling out distress package to all the farmers across the board.

Explained: Why has Reliance called off Future Retail takeover proposal?
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

Some leading banks were not in favour of the proposal stating there’s ambiguity on debt recovery. “If top banks are opposing the sale to RIL, the deal is likely to fall through. The next option is to take the IBC route,” said a banking source.

Capex push, rising inflation fuel credit offtake growth to over two-year high
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

In absolute numbers, credit offtake more than doubled by `12.03 lakh crore in the 12-month period ended April 8 as against Rs 5.50 lakh crore a year ago, RBI data showed

Future Retail takeover can’t be implemented, says RIL in filing
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

On Friday, secured lenders rejected Future Retail Limited’s (FRL) Rs 24,713 crore deal to sell its assets to Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), a subsidiary of RIL.

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