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…

Tatas Vs Mistry

Pledge battle is the latest stand-off between the two groups The ongoing turf war between the Tatas and the Mistry family has now assumed a new dimension. It pertains to Mistry family proposing to pledge shares of Tata Sons to raise funds for businesses in the post COVID scenario. What Mistry family wants? The Shapoorji…

Multi-Cap Funds

New SEBI rules were necessary, but would they be workable? On 11 September, SEBI announced key changes to the design and composition of multi-cap funds. These funds give the investors exposure across large caps, mid caps and small caps. What are the key changes made and what were the triggers for these changes? What SEBI…