Rupee looks for direction

Gurumurthy K

The near-term view will remain negative as long as the currency remains below 64.4 »
Farm Reform

Farm sector needs more attention from policymakers

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Rather than have policies to control prices, the Centre should let market forces operate »
Talking Point

How about ‘payable to order’ currency notes ?

Krishnan Mundanad

It will record all payments made by cash and the RBI could monitor money flows »

SEBI moves a step closer to banning P-Notes


The stock market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, has been gradually strengt... »
Primary offer

GTPL Hathway: Expensive, post-issue shocks possible


Heavy dependence on local cable operators a big drag »

Tackling big loan defaulters will not be easy

Radhika Merwin

After the RBI identified 12 big defaulters for immediate resolution of bad loans under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, there has been a new urgency among banks to deal with these stressed as... »

Brace for short-term growth slowdown post GST rollout

Lokeshwarri SK, BL Research Bureau

As the July 1 deadline for the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) nears, uncertainty over the transition has driven businesses across the country to offload stocks at hefty discounts, halt p... »

In defence of the Finance Ministry

TCA Sharad Raghavan

Whatever its shortcomings, unwarranted criticism and discourtesy are not in order »

Rupee skids on US Fed rate hike

US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is keen not to create any ripples in the global
financial markets as happened in 2013 on talk of tapering the QE

Gurumurthy K

Down 24 paise as Yellen also announces plan to unwind balance sheet »

How to make the most of commodities options

Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

SEBI has finally released the guidelines on commodity options. Commodity options can provide depth to the commoditues market and bring in more participants because it is an effective hedging tool.... »

An eventful week ahead for rupee

Gurumurthy K

A series of major central bank meetings may keep the currency market volatile »

Bond markets to remain range-bound

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

Bond yields that have been yo-yoing between 6.6 per cent and 7 per cent since the beginning of this year, are likely to remain range-bound over the coming months, until a clear picture on RBI’s rate ... »

Lowering SLR will not nudge banks to raise lending

RBI Governor Urjit Patel flanked by Deputy Governors (from left) Viral Acharya, SS Mundra, NS Vishwanathan and BP Kanungo at a press meet on credit policy in Mumbai on Wednesday PAUL NORONHA

Radhika Merwin

Reduction in risk-weights for housing loans, though, can boost credit in the segment »

Why the RBI’s policy may matter little to depositors?

Radhika Merwin,BL Research Bureau

While all eyes are on the RBI’s rate action and policy stance, which will be out in a couple of hours, for one segment of the market, the central bank’s action appears to matter little. Depositors... »

As NPAs rise steadily, LIC moves to recover bad loans

Radhika Merwin

Bad loans have been a menace to banks, particularly state-owned ones, for the last couple of years. Interestingly, for India’s leading life insurer — Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) — too, non-pe... »

Managing forex risk on exports

PSU oil companies – A mixed bag in the March quarter

Buoyant growth prospects drive Aurobindo Pharma, despite weak fourth quarter earnings

In FY17, banks went easier on defaulters

Scaling targets with mature policy moves

Lupin: Long-term US prospects remain positive

Strong show by JLR fails to fuel Tata Motors performance

Best in class: How NPS funds have rewarded investors


Rupee recovers from Fed rate hike impact


The currency may remain volatile in the 64-65 range as Brexit talks begin »
By Invitation

Why 2017 is not 2007

Mahesh Patil

This year has all the ingredients of earnings recovery »

Govt must take 3 steps towards sustainable, 24x7 power


Overall, though, it has been an electrifying performance in power management »

RBI identifying defaulters for insolvency can hurt banks’ balance sheets

Success of a resolution plan will be critical for banks to ensure they recover a reasonable amount from the account SHUTTERSTOCK

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

Empowered by the new NPA ordinance, the RBI on Tuesday went into fire-fighting mode, identifying 12 big defaulters for insolvency. The RBI’s Internal Advisory Council (IAC) recommending these accou... »

Down and out: Why food inflation may pick up from here


The decline in CPI inflation to 2.18 per cent in May 2017 was all it took for the market to pitch hard for a rate cut once again. The May inflation number is well within the RBI’s projection of 2-3.5... »
By Invitation

‘There is room for a 25 bps rate cut’

B Prasanna

The June monetary policy meeting came against the backdrop of a sea change in the perception of future inflation trajectory.There were widespread expectations that the central bank would acknowledge t... »

Getting the right mix for masala bonds

Lokeshwarri SK

Masala bonds, the rupee-denominated overseas bonds issued by Indian borrowers, have been gaining traction in recent times. It is, therefore, right that the RBI has made further changes to the guideli... »

RBI’s status quo on policy stance offers little respite for borrowers

Borrowers who took loans under the new MCLR regime last year have a lot to cheer in the coming months.

Radhika Merwin

But benefits of rate cuts over the past year will result in significant windfall gains for old borrowers under MCLR »

Does the current inflation trend offer room for RBI to cut rates?

Radhika Merwin

Given the unclear movement in food prices, the central bank is unlikely to change its stance »

How GST could help tame Centre-States’ fiscal deficit

Muthukumar K, BL Research Bureau

One of the unintended benefits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could well be that the combined fiscal deficit of the Centre and the States as a percentage of GDP is expected to move below 6 per ce... »

What’s puzzling in the newly released GDP data

M&M Q4: Farm equipment unit provides the heft

Muted fourth quarter earnings drag down Sun Pharma

Give the government its due

Cipla hopes to benefit from govt push for generics

RBI stance on forex accounting hurts banks

Bad loans growth in private banks outpaces PSBs’ for third quarter in a row

With markets scaling new highs, fund managers have also been their portfolios aggressively. We sifted through the portfolios of mutual fund AMCs to find out which were the preferred stocks of fund... »

North Pune is increasingly being preferred by residentials buyers for its affordability; about 60 per cent of new launches in this zone was below ticket size of Rs 25 lakh. »


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