TCS Buyback: How will it impact value, control and price?

At its board meeting on February 20th, the Board of TCS approved the buyback of 5.61 crore shares subject to a maximum outlay of Rs.16,000 crore. That means TCS can buy back the shares at a maximum pr...
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How the merger of SBI with its subsidiaries could change banking…

The Cabinet has approved the merger of five of SBI subsidiaries into SBI which will create a banking behemoth in the PSU space with assets in the range of nearly Rs.30 trillion ($450 billion). This wi...
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CPI comes in lower, but that may not indicate a rate cut…

Along expected lines, the CPI inflation for the month of January 2017 came in lower at 3.17%. This compares favourably with the 3.41% CPI inflation reported in the month of December 2016. What exactly...
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Key takeaways from the Infosys Press Conference…

As the media continues to speculate on the perceived differences between the Infosys Board and its founding members, the Infosys management hosted a press conference to address some of the key queries...
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Why India Inc. needs to listen to N R Narayanamurthy more carefully…

What has been transpiring at Infosys over the last few days is not something we often see. An iconic company in many ways, Infosys has typically stuck to its core values of performance, consistency, t...
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IIP falters in the aftermath of Demonetization…

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of December 2016 came in at (-0.4%), sharply lower than the positive number of 5.6% growth recorded in the month of November. The pressure on IIP...
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What does the Monetary Policy mean for RBI monetary stance?

The Sixth Monetary Policy for the fiscal year 2016-17 was announced by the RBI on 08th February 2017. It is essential to understand the backdrop to this policy announcement. Firstly, there is the demo...
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Key takeaways from the Annual Economic Survey 2016-17…

The Annual Economic Survey, which acts as the precursor to the Union Budget, was presented on 31st January; a day ahead of the Union Budget. The Economic Survey is important because it comes in the li...
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Key Indian share market trends in the year 2017…

Year 2017 is likely to be a year focused on specific stocks. There are 3 key reasons for this. Firstly, the market as a whole may not give any major directional move and the action will be more sector...
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Why are tax revenues higher despite the demonetization drive?

Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, surely had reasons to smile when he announced a growth in direct and indirect tax revenues for the April-December 2016 period. Of course, demonetization was only presen...
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