Posted at 7:47 PM , on September 21, 2018
Nifty and the Sensex saw a sharp correction on Friday, the last trading day of the week as financials rocked the Nifty boat. The Sensex at one point of time was down by over 1000 points and the Nifty had plunged below the 11,000 mark before semblance of sanity returned to the markets. There were 5 principal factors behind the sharp crash in the market on Friday.
Posted at 11:30 AM , on September 21, 2018
Retail inflation as measured by the CPI inflation tapered to 3.69% for the month of August. That is a 10-month low and that is the good news. But will it really change the outlook of the RBI with respect to interest rates and is it an assurance that rates will not be hiked from the current levels?
Inflation is not yet in control…
Posted at 11:30 AM , on September 20, 2018
When IL&FS defaulted on its ICD with SIDBI for the second time on Friday, the alarm bells surely started ringing. In fact the warnings were already out when IL&FS first defaulted on its ICD to SIDBI a couple of weeks ago. That was the time most of the credit rating agencies rushed to downgrade IL&FS debt to Junk category. But that has only exacerbated matters as most of the bond holders are now sitting on huge losses on their books. But, what exactly is this IL&FS fiasco?
Posted at 3:28 PM , on September 19, 2018
The rupee rallied sharply over the week-end after a touching a low of 72.91/$ to close at around 71.85/$. Even the 10-year bond yield tapered on expectation that the weekend package to revive the rupee would do away with the need to hike rates for the RBI. But the package announced by Arun Jaitley, was patchy and slightly utopian in nature. First let us look at the highlights of the package.
Posted at 12:40 PM , on September 17, 2018
When Nitin Gadkari painted his picture of the future of Indian auto, it looked exciting and also a tad ambitious. Gadkari expects Electric Vehicles (EV) to constitute 15% of Indian auto sector by 2023 and 100% by 2033. While the numbers may sound a bit lofty, his thinking is surely in line with what the world is thinking about. Here is what you need to know.