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Q2 COMMENT

Axis Bank: Bad loan divergence troubles

Radhika Merwin

Slippages spike on divergences to the tune of ₹4,867 crore pertaining to FY17 »
NEWS ANALYSIS

With CPI inflation steady, RBI may choose not to cut rates in December

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

CPI inflation for September 2017 remained steady at 3.28 per cent year-on-year as against most expe... »
FinMin

The shared blame of the GST Council

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TCA Sharad Raghavan

One aspect of the current implementation of the Goods and Services Tax that has mostly been left out... »

IndusInd Bank, BFIL merger: Not a sweet deal for IndusInd shareholders

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

The merger exposes IndusInd to structural risks within MFI space. Expensive acquisition is also a dampener »

Trouble likely to continue for telecom

Bavadharini KS, BL Research Bureau

The telecom companies in India are battling to retain their customer share through reduction of tar... »

IndusInd Bank Q2 results: The good run continues

Radhika Merwin

Strong loan growth and steady asset quality keep bank’s earnings in good stead »
100 Days of GST

Service that doesn’t tax you

BL Research Bureau

Compliance with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime impacts companies in varying degrees. Typically, large companies and businesses have the bandwidth in terms of technology understanding, manpow... »

Rupee likely to be under pressure

Gurumurthy K

Inability to breach 65 decisively last week leaves the overall outlook for the currency negative »
By Invitation

Rate cut on hold and rightly so

Indranil Pan

The RBI has avoided acting in haste in the face of confusing signals »

Generic approval for Copaxone can boost Natco Pharma’s earnings

Dhuraivel Gunasekaran, BL Research Bureau

Natco Pharma stock gained as much as 32 per cent over the last two days after its marketing partner Mylan received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the generic version of... »

Why RBI wants to move away from base rate, MCLR

Radhika Merwin

Each bank deciding its own benchmark lending rate has impeded transmission »

What’s next for Reliance Communications?

Bavadharini KS, BL Research Bureau

The stock of Reliance Communications (RCom) plummeted about 11 per cent yesterday to a 52-week low of Rs 16.75 as the company’s merger plans with Aircel was called off. The stock now trades a tad hig... »
CURRENCY CALL

Rupee’s strength likely to be capped

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

It was a volatile week for the rupee. As expected, the currency fell sharply last week breaking below the support at 65.20. It touched a six-month low of 65.89 on Thursday. The pace of fall was thr... »

Get more health cover for less

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Rajalakshmi Nirmal

It is very important that you have adequate health insurance cover. If you have a regular plan, you can consider topping it up for more cover. Even if you cannot afford the premium for a regular plan,... »

MCX Nickel in sideways range with a positive bias

Gurumurthy K

The downtrend in the Nickel futures contract on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) ended in the past week and the contract has been consolidating in a sideways range over the last few days. The downt... »

Centre must steady the economy ship

How will you fund the iPhone X?

Dr Reddy’s surges on regulatory clearance

Tata Steel Europe, Thyssenkrupp AG merger: A positive for Tata Steel shareholders

Rupee remains stable

Capacit’e Infraprojects: On a high-rise path

Why inflation may continue to inch up

Rupee gains as dollar tumbles

TCS Q2 scorecard does not lend much comfort

Key markets still stagnant Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, TCS, flanked by Ajoy Mukherjee (left), Executive Vice-President and Head-Global Human Resources, and N Ganapathy Subramaniam, COO, announcing the company's results in Mumbai on Thursday

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Weakness persists in BFSI and retail segments »

Arrivals see NCDEX Turmeric range-bound with a bullish bias

Gurumurthy K

Turmeric prices have been broadly range-bound since August. Arrival of medium quality turmeric in the spot market has kept the prices under check during this period. However, within this range-bound ... »

Gaining interest: Bitcoin value surges in India

Lokeshwarri SK

The crypto currency’s volumes have risen sharply on exchanges this year »
Primer

Know about gift tax

Archit Gupta

Come festival season, gifts from friends, well-wishers and relatives are a given. But did you know that gifts may be taxable? According to the Income Tax Act, money given in cash/cheque or drafts, an... »

Revision of returns not easy under GST

Satya Sontanam

Tax payers grapple with glitches in the new tax regime »

RBI holds rates, borrowers in for a long wait

Radhika Merwin

The RBI holding rates, though widely expected, has brought little cheer to borrowers. After the sharp fall in the beginning of the year, banks in any case, have only been tinkering with their benchma... »
WEEKLY OUTLOOK

MCX Zinc: Traders can stay away from the market

Gurumurthy K

The Zinc futures contract on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has rallied to ₹214 a kg in the past week as expected. The contract has been surging consistently over the last three weeks.However, ke... »
By Invitation

Rate cut may not be the best solution

Naresh Takkar

Instead, a targeted fiscal and policy intervention will help boost the economy »
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Sell gold if it rallies to $1,315/oz

Gnanasekaar T

Comex gold futures touched a 6-week low after the dollar and US bond yields rose on proposed US tax reforms and strong economic data that supported the case for another US interest rate hike this year... »
CURRENCY CALL

Pressure mounts on the rupee

Gurumurthy K

The possibility of the currency weakening to 66 has increased »

Who will regulate the discoms?

Rupee takes a beating as Fed gets ready to pare balance-sheet

Rupee falls as Fed gets ready to normalise its balance sheet

‘We expect a good bump-up in FY19 earnings growth’

Wi-Fi may steal a march over mobile data

Why the price rise in petrol, diesel is justified

Shortage of insolvency professionals may be a challenge

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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