Sandeep Singh


IL&FS debt defaults: ‘Finance Ministry, Reserve Bank efforts not in sync on liquidity crisis’
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Post the IL&FS default and the liquidity crisis in the market, banks have nearly stopped lending to the NBFCs and HFCs, thereby making it tough for them to do normal business.

IL&FS fallout: Finance firms face fund crunch
Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Funds from commercial paper, debt market at unviable rates; NHB steps up its refinance facility by Rs 6,000 crore

IL&FS crisis: ‘Name us but why didn’t Centre name shareholder directors’
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Five independent directors on the erstwhile board have written to the newly appointed chairman Uday Kotak on October 2 raising several red flags and elaborating on constraints of long-term finance that plague the infrastructure sector.

Private investment still a concern, IL&FS issue could worsen situation: Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO of JCB India
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO of JCB India said that while private investment has stayed away despite public spending, the IL&FS issue can potentially delay it further.

Mutual funds: In last four years, exposure to debt papers of NBFCs up 2.5 times
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

Between August 2014 and August 2018, the investment by mutual funds in CPs and CDs jumped over 2.5 times from an aggregate of Rs 98,738 crore in August 2014 to Rs 2,48,598 crore in August 2018.

Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar likely to slow down KYC timelines, escalate cost
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

A top executive at a leading mobile company said that while the industry was studying the Supreme Court verdict, companies are preparing to revert to physical KYC methods using paper forms and photocopies of documents.

IL&FS defaults, NBFC whiplash: understanding the debt market crisis
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

The panic in the fixed income market due to the IL&FS default has led to a liquidity freeze, and fund managers say it is putting pressure on the equity markets too, especially on HFC and NBFC stocks.

Government entities to lose big if IL&FS defaults on its debt
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

The list includes General Insurance Corporation, LIC, SBI Employees Pension Fund, Postal Life Insurance Fund, NPS Trust, Oriental Insurance Company and United India Insurance among others.

New TER structure for Mutual funds: Investors gain while industry goes into a huddle to tackle SEBI move
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

While an equity investor may save up to 80-90 basis points in annual charges on their investment corpus, the distributors say that they are clueless about their remuneration from mutual fund advisory or sale.

How mutual fund investors gain from new SEBI norms
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Data from the Association of Mutual Funds of India show that the AUM of the MF industry jumped from Rs 9.45 lakh crore in May 2014 to Rs 25.2 lakh crore in August 2018.

LIC stays invested in zero-revenue, loss making companies as mutual funds exit
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

The domestic mutual fund industry’s investment into these 45 companies shows that the funds increased their holding only in three between 2010 and 2018

LIC stays invested in zero-revenue, loss making companies as mutual funds exit
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

LIC is sitting on a big loss as share price fell from 73.15 in March 2017 to Rs 37.65 in September 2017. The share price of the company closed at Rs 21.1 on September 18. The company announced zero revenue in the year ended March 2018 and a profit of Rs 19 lakh.

Missing deadlines: IL&FS kept raising debt days before default
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Less than four months before the defaults, IL&FS issued four series of non-convertible debentures and raised an aggregate of Rs 735 crore through them.

Four days before Vijay Mallya flew out, lawyer told SBI to move court, stop him
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

While the banks missed out on stopping Vijay Mallya from leaving the country, the SBI-led consortium of 17 banks finally filed a petition in the Supreme Court on March 5.

National Herald: The tax aspect
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

In a move arising out of case involving the newspaper, Income Tax department reopens Sonia and Rahul tax assessments for 2011-12. What is the National Herald case, how did it lead to the I-T move?

Simply put: Rise of imports, beyond crude
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

It is not just rising prices and imports of crude that have put pressure on the rupee. From coal & coke to electronics and minerals, a look at how Indian imports have risen sharply from one fiscal to the next.

Adding to strain of falling rupee: sharp spike in imports of coal, ores
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

The increase in coal shipments comes alongside a 44 per cent jump in the value of precious and semi-precious stones imports, and a 47 per cent jump in imports of metal and mineral ores.

Why rupee fall remains a worry
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Fuel prices jump as rupee hits another low, driven by rise in global crude prices and political uncertainty. How do these factors impact the national economy, what are India’s options for addressing the situation?

Consumption boost: Govt spending drives growth, private investments yet to kick in
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

If good monsoons have propped up agriculture growth and demand in the rural economy, the government expenditure on account salary revisions by states gave impetus to the consumption story.

Why a few hold most mutual funds assets
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

With mutual fund assets concentrated among top fund houses, SEBI expresses concern while insiders attribute it to good performance; other sectors show trend is not limited to mutual fund industry