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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sandeep Singh


AIF, REITs, InvITs post strong growth amid weak public equity market activity
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Data accessed from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) website shows that from an investment of Rs 361 crore by AIFs at the end of March 2013, the cumulative investment by AIFs grew to Rs 1.25 lakh crore by September 2019.

From cars to watches, protests hit India Inc: ‘Decline in customers visiting showrooms’
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Restaurant owners have pointed to the street violence in urban centres such as Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata, alongside prohibitory orders imposed by state administrations, having a direct impact on the food business.

Bank credit growth hits 2-year low on weak demand in key sectors
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Data shows that the bank credit outstanding for the eight months of FY20 expanded by just 1 per cent.

Qassem Soleimani killing prompts Govt to tighten drone rules
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Two senior government officials, who are aware of the deliberations to tighten the regulatory framework, said the move to “step back” on the drone policy has been prompted by fresh red flags raised by security agencies.

Income Tax relief for middle class & incentives for new home buyers likely
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

A series of discussions have been held within the government to promote economic growth and a reduction in the tax burden is seen as having a direct impact on boosting consumption.

Vikram Limaye: ‘If the US-Iran tension spins out of control, the implications are unknown’
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Stating that India can’t be immune as an economy and as a market, he said the only hope is that other countries and the UN would weigh in and won’t let a knee-jerk response take place.

Run-up to Budget 2020-21: On Govt table — Do away with or prune tax on long term capital gains
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Sections within the government as well as leading market players have noted that LTCG has not yielded much in terms of revenue. The tax was imposed after direct intervention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking financial market players to make a fair contribution for nation building.

With one product each, Kia and MG drive into top 10 in debut year
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra & Mahindra occupied the first three slots.

Economy challenges: boost growth and GST revenues, keep deficit in check
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

There have been calls for the government to lead the revival through aggressive spending. The question is whether the government has the wherewithal to do so.

Interview | ‘If young population takes health insurance, we would be able to subsidise premium for elderly’
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Warendra Sinha, MD and CEO of IFFCO Tokio General Insurance, told The Indian Express that the industry will continue to grow at the same pace as the penetration remains low and also because the economic growth won’t be too bad for too long.

Challenges exist, but number of changes being done to reach $5-tn-economy goal: Naveen Munjal
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Stating that the goal of $5 trillion is very good, he said the government needs to figure out with stakeholders the key things that need to be done to achieve the same.

India Inc silent on CAA protests, Hero’s Naveen Munjal says may hit image
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Most of the prominent India Inc leaders excused themselves from talking on the ongoing protests. A few who responded to queries said that while people have a right to protest, these mass demonstrations contribute to building a negative image and could hit investment sentiment.

Corporate profits fall 54.3 per cent as demand drops: RBI
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

A big factor in the drop in aggregate profits has been the huge losses announced by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) during the quarter on account of provisioning for adjusted gross revenue (AGR).

Approval Bureau sends notice to IRMA for failing to appoint qualified director
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Speaking to The Indian Express, a member of the Approval Bureau of AICTE confirmed that the show-cause notice was issued to the institute last week.

As RBI buys dollars, Rupee falls 2.5% in 2019 despite huge foreign funds flow
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Despite the recent gush of foreign fund flows into the equity and debt markets, the rupee has remained relatively weak against the United States dollar.

Tapan Singhel: ‘After Ayushman Bharat, govt should think of parametric solutions for loss from floods’
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

I feel that if we focus more on health and happiness of people, and get these parameters right, then as a society and nation, we will be happier, said Tapan Singhel.

RBI slashes GDP growth forecast to 5% — deepest cut in a decade
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Also, as inflation concerns grew, the RBI’s monetary policy committee took a pause, leaving the repo rate — the rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks — untouched at 5.15 per cent for the first time in 10 months.

GDP growth at 4.5 per cent: Manmohan flags fear, India Inc’s silence on slowdown is telling
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

His words, perhaps, found resonance in the silence of several leading voices in India Inc after the GDP figures came in. The Confederation of Indian Industry, the leading industry body, skipped issuing a statement on the GDP numbers.

Banks for speeding up DHFL debt recovery
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

DHFL’s total liabilities are Rs 83,873 crore, as per its draft resolution plan. Of this, it owes banks Rs 27,527 crore, NCD holders (including retail investors, mutual funds and others) Rs 41,431 crore, NHB Rs 2,350 crore and ECBs Rs 2,747 crore. The exposure of banks could be about Rs 38,000 crore.

Explained: How Karvy Stock Broking bypassed Sebi regulations, diverted investors’ money
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Sebi has moved against Karvy for violating norms, including transferring client shares to itself, and pledging client shares to raise money, which it diverted to its real estate arm.