REIT IPOs

Finance Minister must clarify on REIT Tax to give it a boost When the Budget 2020 shifted the onus of taxation from DDT to the investors, one of the big worry was for the REITs. As per the new rules, investors in REITs and INVITs will also have to pay tax on dividends at their…

AGR Ruling

Supreme Court AGR ruling may have opened a Pandora’s Box On 14 Feb, the Supreme Court came down heavily on telecom companies and the DOT. As they rush to adhere to the SC judgment, it could open a Pandora’s Box for the Indian economy. What happened till now? On October 24, 2019, the SC passed…

Retail Inflation

CPI inflation at 7.59% may compel RBI to change its stance CPI Inflation for the month of Jan-20 came in at a 68-month high of 7.59%. This was largely driven by food inflation but core inflation has also chipped in with its own contribution. That could be something for the RBI to be cautious. Double…

Oil Prices

Why oil prices crashed by 20% in the last 2 months? Most people did not realize that the price of crude oil had touched a yearly low at $54/bbl and had fallen nearly 20% in a span of just 2 months. Here is why the oil prices cracked. Chinese pandemic fears The Chinese Coronavirus fears…

Monetary Policy

RBI’s rate decision was largely along expected lines The RBI policy announced on 06th Feb had little by way of surprises. The RBI held on to its repo rate of 5.15% leaving the reverse repo at 4.90% and the MSF and bank rate at 5.40%. What were the key drivers for this status quo? Inflation…