RIL O2C Hive-off – Understanding the Restructuring

Reliance Industries’ (RIL) announcement last week hiving-off its Oil to chemicals business into a separate subsidiary is the third and final stage of company’s restructuring. The hiving-off is important not only from a re-alignment perspective but also because Oil & Petrochemicals sector is facing considerable uncertainty because of environmental issues, shifting energy consumption pattern etc. … Continue reading RIL O2C Hive-off – Understanding the Restructuring
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Corporate Debt Restructuring – Understanding the Issues Involved

Covid-19 is having an unprecedented impact on financials of corporate sector putting a serious question mark on survival of many of them. Other than the cash required to pay salaries etc, companies need to generate sufficient cash to pay interest and loan installments. As per Kamath Panel report, as much as Rs 37.7 lakh crore … Continue reading Corporate Debt Restructuring – Understanding the Issues Involved
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Corporate & Financial Sector – Changing Dynamics.

Covid-19 pandemic has further added to the woes of corporate and financial sector, already reeling under the impact of subdued economic conditions, NPAs overhang, NFBC crisis etc. Yet, the sectors have shown considerable degree of resilience so far, aided by regulatory and government efforts. However, the real credit for the same goes to their efforts … Continue reading Corporate & Financial Sector – Changing Dynamics.
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Corporate Analysis – Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has been dominating the news headlines with big ticket stake sales, right issue and so on. The company has raised close to Rs 80,000 crore from sale of stake to five different investors in addition to Rs 50,000 crore through its rights issue. The company had been doing very well in … Continue reading Corporate Analysis – Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)
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Corporate India – The ‘Creative Destruction’ since Liberalization.

The face of Corporate India has changed dramatically in the last 30 years since the economic liberalization began. Liberalization exposed the then established firms to competition, changing corporate mindset of taking markets for granted. Failure to adept to these changes led to what the Economic Survey has called ‘creative destruction’. Here is a look at … Continue reading Corporate India – The ‘Creative Destruction’ since Liberalization.
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Towards Better Corporate Governance – Strengthening Audit Framework

The decision by two of the top audit firms not to take non-audit work for their audit clients, is the culmination of regulatory efforts to improve the standard of corporate governance. However, the immediate trigger is a discussion paper, floated by MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs), which proposes a variety of measures to make audit procedures more independent. Here is a look at the issues raised and proposals suggested by the paper. Continue reading Towards Better Corporate Governance – Strengthening Audit Framework