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Debt ETFs

Debt ETFs are a great idea but the big challenge will be indices The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued its draft norms for debt ETFs (exchange traded funds) on 29th November. This set the tone for the introduction of passive debt funds in India. Passive equity funds in the form of index…

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Debt ETFs

Debt ETFs are a great idea but the big challenge will be indices The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued its draft norms for debt ETFs (exchange traded funds) on 29th November. This set the tone for the introduction of passive debt funds in India. Passive equity funds in the form of index…

GDP Shocker

Q2 GDP growth at 4.5% is the lowest level in the last 6 years The only good thing about the GDP growth of 4.5% for the September quarter was that the expectations were much lower. Most economists had pegged the second quarter GDP closer to 4.2% with some pessimistic notes even pegging the growth at…

Reliance 10 trillion

RIL crossing Rs.10 trillion market cap is significant in many ways During the week, Reliance Industries became the first even Indian company to scale market cap of Rs.1,00,000 crore and that was always on the cards. In fact, TCS is close behind and HDFC Bank is also not too far away. But the level of…

SBI Mutual Fund

The SBI Mutual Fund IPO should come much earlier than 2 years At a recent event, the SBI MF CEO announced that the SBI MF would also come out with an IPO in the next two years. The decision is hardly surprising considering the fancy run that stocks like HDFC AMC and Nippon AMC have…

SEBI Reforms

SEBI Board Meet takes key decisions on market transparency The latest SEBI board meet on the 20th of November made 3 very far reaching announcements for the capital markets. While a number of issues were covered by SEBI, the key announcements were in relation to PMS services, rights issues and default disclosures. Let us look…

Telecom Tangle

Bharti and Vodafone would be better off not aggravating the issue The controversy over Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) of telecom companies snowballed in the last few weeks. The Supreme Court had passed an order asking the telcos to pay up the pending Rs.92,000 crore as AGR charges. Both Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel are filing…

MAT Credits

MAT credits will not be lost if you shift to the new tax regime Over the last few weeks, the press has been rife with the recent clarification given by the CBDT. In fact, CBDT had recently clarified that companies that shift to the new 22% tax formula will not get the MAT credit. That…

Value Troika

How HDFC Bank, RIL and TCS have held the markets aloft On the day RIL results were announced, the company touched a record market cap of Rs.900,000 crore. This is a record of sorts and immediately led to worries in the market about rich valuations. Currently, 3 Indian companies; RIL, TCS and HDFC Bank are…