Algorithm Trading

Why not just leave it alone; as it is… SEBI has recently brought out a discussion paper on algorithmic trading and has sought feedback from market participants. The idea is to provide a level-playing field to small and medium investors; which is definitely laudable. The problem is that controls on algorithmic trading may not be…

WPI Inflation

Why it could be a bigger worry for policymakers… The WPI inflation for July 2016 doubled to 3.55% on a month-on-month basis. Combined with CPI inflation coming in at 6.07%, there is a real concern that food inflation may be driving overall inflation higher. Consensus estimates had placed WPI inflation at 2.50% and the actual…

SBI Mega Merger

How SBI will actually benefit from the mega merger… The merger of 6 subsidiaries into SBI has finally been given formal shape. The merger ratio is likely to be as follows: SBI/SBBJ 28:10, SBI/SBM 22:10, SBI/SBT 22:10 and SBI/BMB 4.42:100. Since SBH and SBP are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBI, there will be no swap…