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By Invitation: Raising the caps for lower rated bonds

RAVI SARAOGI

Corporate bond market can benefit from higher demand for bonds rated below AA »

Rupee gains as Fed outcome knocks down the dollar

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

The Indian rupee opened with a gap-up on Thursday following a sharp fall in the dollar index. The U... »

As CPI inflation spikes to 4.88%, rate-cut hopes vanish

Radhika Merwin

The sharp rise in CPI inflation to 4.88 per cent in November, beyond the RBI’s comfort zone, has das... »
CURRENCY CALL

Rupee may strengthen in the near term

GURUMURTHY K, BL Research Bureau

The rupee continues to trade strong amid volatility. Though the currency reversed lower after touch... »

Why did Warburg Pincus buy stake in Bharti Airtel’s DTH business?

Bavadharini KS, BL Research Bureau

The enormous scope for DTH players to improve and expand biz might be a reason »
By Invitation

Light at the end of the tunnel

Mahesh Patil

The second half of fiscal 2018 promises to be a period of positive surprises »

How the dynamics between GST and inflation will play out

Satya Sontanam

Success of anti-profiteering measures crucial for bringing down prices »
CURRENCY CALL

Near-term outlook positive for rupee

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

Can gain further momentum if it manages to breach 64 »
Talking Point

Why bitcoin does not pose a threat

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Lokeshwarri S K

The virtual currency market is too small to cause problems, if there is a crash »

‘All ingredients are in place for earnings recovery’

VETRI SUBRAMANIAM, Group President & Head of Equity, UTI AMC

AARATI KRISHNAN, BL Research Bureau

All the ingredients for an earnings recovery are in place, but the meal isn’t ready yet, says Vetri Subramaniam, Group President and Head of Equity at UTI Asset Management Company, at a recent chat wi... »

Rupee gains on the back of weak dollar

Gurumurthy K

But domestic currency looks vulnerable against the euro and pound »

Cash woes persist in rural India as ATMs disappear

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

A year after demonetisation, access to money in the country’s remotest parts still poses a great challenge. The latest RBI figures reveal that the number of ATMs in rural areas has shrunk by a little... »

‘FPI selling, an opportunity for domestic AMCs’

A BALASUBRAMANIAN, CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life MF

Aarati Krishnan

With a career in asset management spanning both bonds and equities for well over two decades, A Balasubramanian, the CEO of Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund is a keen observer of the economy, policy ... »
FinMin

Miles to go before GST Council can sleep

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TCA Sharad Raghavan

The Goods and Services Tax Council and the government might be tempted to take a breather after the latest round of changes announced to the rates and filing deadlines, but there is still a lot left t... »
Save Smart

Small banks, big rates

Radhika Merwin

With the newly licensed banks offering higher rates on their deposits, savers still have good deals »

HFCs stand to gain from Centre’s recent tweak in interest subsidy scheme

Spike in food prices may push CPI inflation further to 4.2-4.6%

BoB: Slippages moderate, but earnings growth remains muted

In Q2, India Inc shrugs off GST impact

Take care around your retirement

The endgame for tax paradises

Weak core performance, sharp rise in provisioning impact SBI earnings

Rupee likely to lose momentum

ANALYSIS

The new merchant discount rate structure will push debit card use

Radhika Merwin

How it impacts returns of banks with significant PoS terminals needs to be seen »

Why foreign investors love corporate bonds

Radhika Merwin

Higher yields, stable rupee make them attractive »
Portfolio Ideas

When income returns are not good

B Venkatesh

Equity, bonds and real estate can provide income returns and capital appreciation. It is common sense to invest in assets that provide both sources of returns. But should you? Gains vs income I... »

GDP: Slowing private consumption a concern

Radhika Merwin

This is despite front loading of govt spending »

Import duty hike: A case of good intention, bad timing

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Farmers have already sold most of their soyabean harvest. Any price increase hereon will only help traders. »
By Invitation

Bridge the gap on GST price control

Rajeev Dimri

The intent is to contain inflation. But the government must spell out the method »
Farm Distress

Centre’s eNAM initiative yet to break new ground

A trader examines turmeric at the Nizambabad mandi

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Farmers in limbo due to lack of assaying facilities in most markets »

Rupee struggles to sustain at higher levels

Gurumurthy K

The short-lived impact of Moody’s ratings upgrade reflects the inherent weakness in the currency »
Meet the Expert

IoT to play a major role in ushering in economic transformation

KK Raman, Partner, Business Excellence, KPMG India

Satya Sontanam, Bavadharini KS

KK Raman of KPMG talks of the technological developments - IoT, AI, Blockchain and more »

Housing finance cos to gain from tweaks in interest subsidy scheme

Radhika Merwin

The Centre’s credit-linked interest subsidy scheme for housing loans taken by people in middle-income groups (MIGs) is set to benefit a wider set of home buyers. Aside from income eligibility, the sc... »

Sun Pharma: Light at the end of the tunnel

Pressure mounts on rupee

Centre raises more than half its divestment target for FY18

Is there value left in mid-cap stocks?

Setting triggers on equity mutual funds

For SBI, recapitalisation not likely to spur growth

Cipla: Domestic business boosted Q2 earnings

The choice of top 10 stocks/sectors in a fund's portfolio is important as the top picks usually occupy a major portion of the portfolio, determine the level of diversification and help funds gener... »

Buying a house to just rent it out may not be a lucrative option in India, shows study of data provided by JLL India. Average rental yields were 3.1 per cent, as of May 2017, for top six cities in... »

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