Inflation Tapers

But will it change RBI’s interest rate strategy? Source: Trading Economics Retail inflation as measured by the CPI inflation tapered to 3.69% for the month of August. That is a 10-month low and that is the good news. But will it really change the outlook of the RBI with respect to interest rates and is…

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…

Bond Yields

Will 8% be the new normal for the Indian bond markets? During the last one week, the 10-year bond yields decisively settled above the 8% mark. After touching a high of 8.06%, the bond yields settled around the 8.03% mark. What is material is that 8% is not the psychological barrier anymore and now appears…

L&T Buyback

What exactly could have driven the buyback by L&T? During the previous week, L&T announced its first ever buyback in history. The issue was also the third largest buyback in India, with the two largest tranches having been already completed by TCS. That raises a critical question. Buybacks are understandable for tech companies with mountains…

Bonus Debentures

An innovative way to reward shareholders… The Board of Britannia recently approved the issue of bonus debentures to its shareholders in the ratio of 1:1. Like a true-blue bonus, the issue of bonus debentures will be free for shareholders. Instead of issuing bonus shares and reducing the market price, the bonus debenture is a better…