Large NBFCs

Large NBFCs must be subjected to regulation; exactly like banks RBI Deputy Governor Rajeshwar Rao was in the news recently for suggesting in a speech that large NBFCs should be regulated in the same way as banks. In fact, Rao went a step ahead to suggest that NBFCs above certain threshold AUM should either convert…

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…

EPFO Losses

Despite the setback, the EPFO must persist with equities Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has decided to pay only 8.15% out of the 8.50% interest committed by the government for FY2019-20. The balance will be paid by December 2020 subject to equity surplus available with the EPFO corpus. This rate was already the lowest paid…

Aviation Worry

What Indian aviation companies need to do from here on? Indian aviation has a real problem and that became apparent when the quarterly results were announced by Indigo Airlines. Despite a 42% market share, Indigo had to take a huge loss in the quarter. According to CRISIL, the total combined losses of the aviation sector…

Rupee Package

Measures announced are too generic and far-fetched The rupee rallied sharply over the week-end after a touching a low of 72.91/$ to close at around 71.85/$. Even the 10-year bond yield tapered on expectation that the weekend package to revive the rupee would do away with the need to hike rates for the RBI. But…