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…

Flipkart Sells Out

Raises bigger questions about Indian home-grown businesses… In one of the biggest ecommerce deals, Wal-Mart bought a 77% stake in Flipkart for a consideration of $16 billion. This gave Flipkart an enterprise valuation of $21 billion. For quite some time, Flipkart was looking for an honorable exit after it became clear that it would find…

GDP Q3 Estimates

There is a bounce, but now it needs to sustain… The GDP estimates for the third quarter of the financial year came in at 7.2%. That is a sharp rise from 5.7% in the first quarter and 6.5% in the second quarter of the year. While the bounce in GDP estimates is evident, there is…

Investor’s Dilemma

We may have seen the beginning of a major market re-rating… The day after the bank recapitalization package was announced, there was a frenetic rally in PSU banking stocks. This rally not only took the Bank Nifty to a new high but even propelled the Nifty index to an all-time high beyond the 10,300 levels.…

Next Infosys CEO

Why it must necessarily be an internal candidate… A lot has happened at Infosys in the last couple of weeks. Vishal Sikka has stepped down, the chairman of the board has resigned, Nandan Nilekani has come back in the capacity of non-executive chairman and fund managers are happy. But the big challenge for Infosys comes…