WPI Inflation – FY’19 Trend Analysis

Average WPI (wholesale Price Index) inflation for FY19 settled at 4.3% (provisional) as per the data released by Ministry of Commerce & Industry some time back. Monthly inflation during the year fluctuated in the range of 2.8 – 5.7% . While monthly inflation data shows lot of volatility, it is important to look at the […]

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Weekly Round Up – Week 17

The week was marked by decisions of the regulators and courts. Major events were sale of stake in NHB and NABARD by RBI, Supreme Court’s direction to RBI and SEBI barring Hotel Leela Ventures from going ahead with the sales. In the international news, talks for merger of two large German banks failed showing still […]

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Reliance Industries – FY19 Results Analysis

Reliance Industries (RIL), the largest private sector company in the country, recorded a huge increase of 44% in its turnover for the year ended March’19. Equally phenomenal is the fact that balance sheet crossed Rs 10 lakh crore mark, increasing by over Rs 1.8 lakh crore over last year. This is the result of significant […]

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Weekly Round Up – Week 16

The week saw released of some macroeconomic data such as trade figures and WPI inflation, release of statistics on insolvency cases, major events on corporate front were grounding of Jet Airways, release of financial results by RIL and agreement for sale of stake by GVK.

India’s International Trade – Analyzing FY19 Performance

Indian merchandise exports recorded growth of 9.1% for the year 2018-19, the highest in last seven years as per the provisional data released on Monday. However, trade deficit also increased as a result of nearly same growth in imports. While trade data is announced every month and month-on-month data shows considerable fluctuation, it is important […]

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Corporate Analysis – Coal India Ltd

Coal India Ltd (CIL) has recorded production of 640 million tons of coal during FY19, a significant increase of over 7% after just 2.1% in FY18. While this could be a sign of acceleration, company is still at a crossroad on whether to expand aggressively or maintain low growth rate so as to reduce dependence […]

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Weekly Round Up – Week 15

It was an interesting week with several development on corporate front such as twists in the merger tale between Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) and Indiabulls Housing finance, Supreme Court’s intervention in Essar Steel insolvency case and developments in Jet Airways’ saga. But most importantly, UK got relief with EU extending the deadline for Brexit by […]

Power Sector NPAs – Analyzing the Crisis (Part II)

The quashing of RBI’s 12th Feb circular by the Supreme Court has brought back the focus on power sector grappling with NPA estimated at over Rs 1 lakh crore. Here is the second part. Against the current requirement of roughly 170,000 MW of peak electricity, demand increase is projected by only about 11,000 MW annually […]

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Power Sector NPAs – Analyzing the Crisis (Part I)

The quashing of RBI’s 12th Feb circular by the Supreme Court has brought back the focus on power sector. The sector is facing the worst crisis with NPA estimated at over Rs 1 lakh crore. While the court order gives them a breather, they are not out of the woods yet. But how exactly has […]

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Understanding Rural Income Pattern (Part II)

The survey estimates that there are about 21 crore rural households in India spread across 6.4 lakh villages. This corresponds to total rural population of over 95 crore or an urbanization level of only about 30%. Average population of a village works out to less than 1,500 (328 households) in contrast with over 10 lakh […]

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