RERA is a great idea, but it still has some key challenges…

The Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) went live on May 01st, at least officially. Conceptually, it is a great idea. Empowering the home buyer with greater transparency and protection is definitely a g...
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How about boosting banks with issue of recapitalization bonds…

As Indian PSU banks face the big challenge of expanding their asset books without expanding the NPAs, the question of bank capital is back again. If Indian banks are to adhere to the Basel III norms b...
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Angel Broking’s machine learning engine is like having Iron Man’s Jarvis by your side

Angel Broking has developed an AI system called ARQ that is designed to support people in their investments and meet financial goals. Mumbai: When Tony Stark is Iron Man, he’s...
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Shriram + IDFC: Is it more than the sum of parts?

A week after the announcement of the two-way merger of IDFC Bank and Shriram Capital, there is still a lot of speculation on the core purpose behind the merger. The clarification by Mr. Ajay Piramal t...
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Who will benefit from the HPCL – ONGC merger?

Even as the details of the proposed merger of HPCL into ONGC are expected by the end of July, the broad contours of the deal are already out. The government of India holds 51.11% stake in HPCL and tha...
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IIP falls lower on weak mining and manufacturing…

The index of industrial production for the month of May came in at 1.7% continuing its downward trend over the last one year. As the chart below depicts, the IIP number has virtually fallen in tandem ...
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Retail inflation dips lower on negative food inflation…

The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MOSPI) announced the retail inflation number for the month of June 2017 on July 12th. In continuation with the inflation trend in the last one ye...
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China inclusion in MSCI: How it will impact India?

In what was long anticipated to happen, Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) which is the world’s largest provider of tradable indices has decided to add China also to its list of countries. ...
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Fed minutes hint at calibrated taper of bond portfolio…

The Federal Reserve made public the minutes of its June meeting earlier in the week. The minutes of the Fed meet were much awaited. While it was already clear that the Fed would hike the rates once mo...
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Manufacturing PMI falters but Services PMI flatters…

The Purchase Manager Index (PMI) for the month of June 2017 came in slightly above the 50 mark in case of the PMI Manufacturing, although it was comfortably above the 50 mark in case of PMI services. ...
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