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Paytm spreads out

Paytm’s latest foray into insurance is a sign of the emerging model During the week, Paytm announced plans to acquire 100% stake in Raheja QBE Insurance for Rs.568 crore. This is the first case of a digital platform buying into an insurance originator. Here is what the deal is all about and why it is…

Divestment Riddle

LIC and BPCL may be tough sell, but buybacks are not the answer As we enter the fourth month of the fiscal year 2020-21, it is time to look back at where the government stands with respect to its disinvestment targets. Of course, the first quarter was a freak quarter, but targets are still targets.…

Global Wealth List

What Mukesh Ambani overtaking Buffett actually means? Even 5 years back, it would have been hard to conceive an Indian businessman overtaking Warren Buffett in terms of wealth. But that is what happened on 10 July when Mukesh Ambani overtook Buffett to emerge seventh richest. Reliance price effect As on July 10, Mukesh Ambani with…

Digital lending

It is good that RBI has moved in early to regulate digital lending In the last few months, we have seen a virtual proliferation of digital lending platforms. Most of them are willing to give away micro loans with digital scrutiny, limited paperwork and almost immediate disbursal. Now RBI has moved in to regulate them.…

SEBI Board Meet

Open offers and insider trading issues addressed The SEBI Board meeting has become an important forum for the regulator to give direction to markets. The last SEBI Board meeting during the week had some important takeaways. Preferential pricing In the past, floor price for preferential issue was fixed at the average of 2 weeks price…

Floating Rate Bonds

 Is the GOI floating rate bond a good option for investors Recently, the government announced the launch of its floating rate bonds with 7.15% coupon rate. How attractive is the product and should investors really be enthused enough to investing in these floating rate bonds? Replacing the 7.75% bonds In a way the new 7.15%…

China Economics

India must avoid China blockade without due deliberation   Yes, China needs India One can argue that Indo-China annual trade at around $88 billion is quite small by what China does with countries like the US, EU and Japan. But that is off the point. The fact is that India runs a $70 billion trade…