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Explained: What’s driving the fresh optimism around MFs
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Investors pumped Rs 10,082 crore into equity and equity-oriented schemes amid the 3,200-point rise in the Sensex during May.

Red flags as PNB stake in housing finance subsidiary may dip below 26%
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

The capital infusion will make Carlyle the largest shareholder in PNB Housing. This despite the fact that both the government and PNBHF publicly committed to ensuring that PNB maintains a 26% stake.

Covid surge-led uncertainty sees cash holding hit fresh high
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

According to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday, currency with public rose by Rs 23,145 crore in the fortnight ended May 21.

Covid-19 advance: When should you dip into your PF account?
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

PF Covid 19 advance rule: For the second time in successive years, the EPFO allowed subscribers to avail a Covid-19 advance. When should you consider dipping into your EPF?

Powered by sale of utility vehicles in May, Hyundai duo beat Suzuki for the first time
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Hyundai Motor India, alongside group company Kia Motors, accounted for one in every three vehicles sold in April in the highly-competitive UV market.

Local lockdowns cushion impact of second wave but deeper fear hits spending, demand
Sun, May 30, 2021

The absence of a stringent nationwide lockdown has been a silver lining, it has ensured that industrial economic activity continued even if at a reduced level.

Making sense of the IPO rush: What to look for before investing?
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

In recent months, a number of companies have submitted proposals for initial public offerings. The surge comes on the back of a strengthening market. What should you be cautious about before investing?

Covid: Uday Kotak calls for fiscal support, warns against rush to reopen
Thu, May 27, 2021

Kotak, MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank, also emphasised the “need to be very cautious” about opening up the economy even after June, calling it a “very difficult dilemma” for states, and saying a lot depends on the progress made on the vaccination front.

Uday Kotak: ‘Time for state to get more active; strongly in favour of fiscal support’
Thu, May 27, 2021

He said if we can vaccinate a larger percentage of people and move our vaccination to around 15 crore a month by August — that rate would start providing the comfort on gradual opening up thereafter.

Insurance FDI rules set, govt looks to whet investor appetite
Wed, May 26, 2021

As per the fresh set of regulations, an Indian insurance company with 74 per cent foreign equity should have majority of its directors, key management personnel, and at least one among the chairperson of its Board, its managing director and its chief executive officer; as resident Indian citizens.

Ajit Menon: ‘Covid has had disproportionate impact on lower income people, pushed some back into poverty’
Mon, May 24, 2021

Stating that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on lower income people and has pushed people back into poverty, he said that we will have to take coordinated steps to ensure that our economy has the foundational strength to move forward.

Explained: Currency with public jumps to Rs 28.39 lakh crore; why is it rising?
Thu, May 27, 2021

While the currency with the public has been rising over the last 14-month period, since the pandemic broke out, its pace slowed after July 2020, in one with decline of cases. It however gathered momentum in February 2021 as the cases started rising.

Explained: Why it makes sense to invest in RBI’s sovereign gold bonds
Thu, May 27, 2021

Sovereign gold bonds (SGBs): The RBI has announced a plan to sell sovereign gold bonds (SGBs) in six phases until September 3. Why should an investor buy gold bonds rather than physical gold?

Explained: Why the Sensex breached 50,000 again this week
Sat, May 22, 2021

Markets buoyed by decline in Covid-19 cases and business moving from informal sector to better placed listed universe.

FDI hits all-time high in FY21; forex reserves jump over $100 bn
Tue, May 18, 2021

According to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), while the direct investment to India in FY21 stood at $54.665 billion, FDI by India amounted to $11.299 billion, thereby resulting into a net FDI of $43.336 billion.

Anxiety in auto hubs: plants shut, how long before workers leave?
Mon, May 17, 2021

Unlike a year ago, the workers have stayed put thus far — however, this may change if the Covid situation does not improve and the shutdown extends for another 2-3 weeks, company officials and union leaders watching the labour dynamics in this industrial ecosystem said.

Amid rising losses, Mother Dairy comes out with VRS scheme
Mon, May 17, 2021

The VRS scheme brought for MDFVPL’s Patparganj, New Delhi unit, is available for eligible employees till May 31. It has been brought in by the new management that has recently taken charge of the company.

Bank v HFC: Who transmits home loan rate cuts better?
Fri, May 14, 2021

Existing home loan customers are getting differential treatment from banks and HFCs. How have rates moved for HFCs and banks? What should existing customers do?

Commodities in super cycle: Hit highs but cast cloud over recovery, inflation
Mon, May 10, 2021

Steel, the most commonly used input in construction sector and industries, is at all-time highs, as most metals including base and precious metals prices have gone through the roof over the last one year.

Pandemic, lockdown calls see cash with public hit record high
Sat, May 08, 2021

According to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India, the currency with public rose by Rs 15,919 crore in the fortnight ended April 23 to cross the Rs 28 lakh crore mark for the first time.

Bond yield falls under 6% on RBI plan to buy additional G-Secs
Thu, May 06, 2021

The RBI’s decision to buy Rs 35,000 crore worth of bonds in May would help the market in absorbing a portion of the Rs 1.16 lakh crore of market borrowings by government during the month.

Explained: Why markets are rising despite Covid-19 surge, what you should do
Thu, May 06, 2021

Market participants seem to be taking solace from the government decision not to go for a full-scale lockdown, the impending extension of vaccination to all adults, and hopes of things normalising in a couple of months.

Domestic institutions prop up mkts, replace FPIs as new bulls
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

The benchmark Sensex — which gained 790 points, or 1.6 per cent, on Wednesday — has risen by1,855 points or 3.87 per cent in the last three trading sessions. The Sensex closed at 49,733, while the Nifty rose 212 points to 14,864.55 on Wednesday.

Covid fear and anxiety spread, cash back in favour with public
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Between March and June 2020, people withdrew cash heavily from bank branches and ATMs in the wake of the lockdown, and as dependence on cash transactions rose.

Explained: Why the Sensex took a beating last Monday
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Sensex, Nifty today: The domestic indices came under pressure on account of sharp rise in Covid cases over the weekend and growing concerns over states considering a more stringent lockdown, unlike what was perceived earlier.