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IMF Outlook

India needs to really engage itself with the per capita challenge The IMF World Economic Outlook which was presented this month has some major takeaways for all the economies. But three things really stand out from the perspective of India. Firstly, there is the comparison with China. Secondly, there is the uncertainty over supply chains.…

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IMF Outlook

India needs to really engage itself with the per capita challenge The IMF World Economic Outlook which was presented this month has some major takeaways for all the economies. But three things really stand out from the perspective of India. Firstly, there is the comparison with China. Secondly, there is the uncertainty over supply chains.…

Vedanta Delisting

Delisting may have failed, but there are bigger takeaways The Vedanta delisting failed to take off as the promoters did not get the 1.34 billion shares required to delist. In the end, they could only muster 1.25 billion shares after LIC did not budge from its price of Rs.320/share. This was more than twice what…

T+1 Settlements

It is high time, but institutional trades may be the challenge During the last meeting of SEBI, it once again hinted at moving towards T+1 settlement for stocks. Essentially, it means that trades executed would be settled on the next trading day, against the T+2 formulas being followed now. The idea is welcome, but it…

Monetizing Retail

For Reliance digital and retail, it may now be payback time It is said that good projects and good business ideas always find investors. The state of the market hardly matters. That was proven most eloquently by Reliance when it monetized its digital stake in the midst of testing market conditions. RIL now looks all…

IPO Story

Some IPOs are doing better and there is a method to the madness Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) collected Rs.7500 crore in the month of Sep-20. As of September end, IPOs garnered more than Rs.22,000 crore during the year. If things go well, this could end up being the best IPO year after 2017; not counting…

Twin Deficits

Fiscal deficit may negate the benefits of current account surplus It was a week during which two major macroeconomic announcements by the government dominated the headlines. On 30 September, the current account balance for the Jun-20 quarter and the fiscal deficit for the first five months of this fiscal were announced. Here are some interesting…

Personal bankruptcy

The RCOM-SBI case could be an acid test for the new rules In December 2019, the government brought personal bankruptcy under the ambit of NCLT. That meant; in the event of business bankruptcy, the NCLT can initiate personal bankruptcy against the promoter, if they have guaranteed a loan. The first test case appeared in the…

Tik Tok Tussle

The real question will be, who blinks first; the US or China? For Donald Trump, the Tik Tok issue is one of the biggest manifestations of his battle against China. This assumes extra significance ahead of the US elections. What is this really about, and where does Tik Tok go from here? Curbs on Tik…