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H1-B Visa Fiasco

This could just be the tip of the iceberg… From the time Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, he has been warning about a clampdown on visas to foreigners. The first major move came last month when the emergency visa window was closed. The second hit came recently, when the Trump government declassified…

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H1-B Visa Fiasco

This could just be the tip of the iceberg… From the time Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, he has been warning about a clampdown on visas to foreigners. The first major move came last month when the emergency visa window was closed. The second hit came recently, when the Trump government declassified…

Snapdeal Lessons

What the Ecommerce space needs to learn from Snapdeal… Snapdeal is already in the final stages of negotiations to sell out to Flipkart. It has surely been a rapid comedown for Snapdeal. Just a year back, Snapdeal was giving Flipkart and Amazon a run for their money. However, as losses accumulated, the aura began to…

Hindustan Unilever

Finally, the time may have come to re-rate the stock… For the last few years, Hindustan Unilever has hardly fired the imaginations of the investors. Between 2013 and 2014, it was IT and pharma that got most of the accolades with the support of a strong dollar. Post 2015, it was sectors like private banks…

Benchmarking MFs

Why Mutual Fund benchmarking needs a drastic overhaul… Recently, the SEBI had proposed a complete re-haul of the benchmarking norms for mutual fund performance. A typical MF today will compare its performance with that of the index on a point-to-point basis. As the SEBI has rightly pointed out, this can be quite deceptive. Here are…

Dividend Game

Should you really be playing the Dividend Yield game? When Hindustan Zinc declared a record interim dividend of Rs.13,985 crore, it was the biggest payout by any Indian company. The government with 30% stake was the big beneficiary. Over the last few weeks, large PSU companies like Coal India, Hindustan Zinc, REC and BPCL have…

D-Mart Lessons

What other retail players must learn from D-Mart… Even as D-Mart got a bumper listing and gave 100% returns on listing day, there were serious concerns raised over valuations. But there are some important lessons that other retailers can learn from D-Mart. Here are four such lessons from the D-Mart model… Keep rentals in check……

Crude Oil Prices

Where exactly is crude oil prices headed from here? The price of crude has had a volatile period since the beginning of 2016. After touching a low of around $30/bbl in early 2016, crude bounced back sharply to almost the $45 level. It was only post November that Brent Crude actually breached the $50 mark…