Market sentiments have been negative for now amid apprehensions that the RBI could go for a series of rate hikes to keep inflation under check. The Fed has already hiked rates twice in the last two months, by 25 basis points in March and by 50 basis points last week.
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.
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?
'Investments were set to happen, but then the two years of Covid, and the uncertainty after that hit and everyone stopped. If you look at the capacities of most good companies, their capacity utilisations are good and they have done well inspite of Covid.'
The benchmark Sensex at BSE fell sharply in the initial trading hours Monday due to various factors including the Russia-Ukraine war, China's economic growth, rise in Covid-19 cases and impending US Federal Reserve rate hike.
The Federal Open Market Committee is set to reduce the size of its balance sheet at the fastest pace of $95 billion a month from May. What impact is this likely to have on equity markets and FPI flows?
A number of key officials within the group were not aware until late Sunday night. A top fund manager with the HDFC group and a top official of the bank said that even they got to know about it only late in the evening.
The EPFO, which has an active subscriber base of more than 6.7 crore and 6.9 lakh contributing establishments, will have an estimated surplus of Rs 450 crore after disbursing the interest. Keeping the rate at 8.5% would have resulted in a deficit of Rs 3,500 crore.
This is besides the LIC IPO through which the government plans to raise around Rs 60,000 crore. While the issue received Sebi approval last week, it is set to get delayed, given the current market situation.
As anticipated, the Fed has raised the interest rate. However, rather than fall as they usually do after such a move, markets in India and elsewhere rose. What explains this behaviour, and what should investors do?
An emergency meeting was held between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday to discuss the BJP's win, and reportedly to formulate a strategy to insulate the MVA from the fallout.
The most evident sign of this concern was an emergency meeting held between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday to discuss the BJP's win, and reportedly to formulate a strategy to insulate the MVA from the fallout.
Russia's war on Ukraine led to a fall of more than 7.5% in benchmark indices between February 24 and March 7. Then, over the last four trading sessions, the indices staged a smart recovery. Why are Indian markets volatile, and what should investors do?
Even as the regulatory approval for the issue has come, investment banking sources close to the development say that the IPO may get deferred given the ongoing geopolitical developments and its impact on equity markets and investor sentiment worldwide.