The write-down of almost Rs 20,000 crore by RIL for its K-G basin assets brings back the focus on K-G basin and the natural gas industry in India. The basin, which promised to go a long way in meeting country’s energy needs, has turned out to be a huge money guzzler with significant investments blocked … Continue reading Natural Gas Market in India – An Overview..
Data on International trade & Inflation for Dec’16 and IIP for the month of Nov were released by government agencies earlier this week. Coming in the backdrop of demonetisation and its expected adverse impact, the figures were much awaited. To the relief of the government, the economy appears to have performed well on all the three parameters. … Continue reading Trade, IIP and Inflation – Nov/Dec Performance..
Steel industry has been reeling under severe pressure due to sharp increase in imports, continued domestic capacity expansion and lately, rise in key raw material prices. While government support in the form of imposition of minimum import price (MIP) and safeguard duty has helped it, the industry is still struggling to find market for new commissioned … Continue reading Industry Analysis – Steel Industry..
Nuclear power in India reached an important milestone last year with the commissioning of second unit of 1,000 mw plant. Nuclear power remains constrained due to huge negative perception related to its operations and long gestation period. Yet, it provides huge advantages particularly environmental and has huge potential as a source of energy. Nuclear Power began … Continue reading Nuclear Power – Tapping the Potential..
It had been an interesting year for Corporate India. Sectors which saw maximum action were Telecom, Oil & Gas and Cement. The year also saw a number of sell-offs, largely to tide over the cash flow crisis. A look at some of the highlights: Tata – Mistry tussle – In an unprecedented move, Tata Sons … Continue reading 2016, The Year That Was – Corporate & Industry..
The announcement on buyout of Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation’s (GSPC) assets in K-G basin block by ONGC earlier this week puts an end to GSPC’s audacious attempt to establish itself as an important gas producer. GSPC struggled for more than half a decade to extract gas from the field after a high profile announcement on … Continue reading Understanding ONGC – GSPC Gas Block Deal.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the economy recorded growth of 7.3% for quarter ended Sept’16 (Q2’17) as per the data released by MOSPI today. While the figure is slightly better than Q1, the numbers do not appear to inspire confidence for a variety of reasons. The highlight for the quarter is growth of 3.3% in … Continue reading Indian Economy – Sept'16 Performance..
Solar power in India has reached an inflection point with near tripling of total installed capacity in last eighteen months. Yet, it faces distinct disadvantages such as high land requirement, high capital cost, low capacity utilisation etc. With a considerable premium getting attached to clean energy and including the hidden costs of fossils fuel to environment, … Continue reading Solar Power in India – An Overview..
Vodafone India is to Vodafone plc what Tata Steel Europe is to Tata Steel..! Vodafone plc’s recent decision to write-off € 6.4 billion (nearly Rs 46,000 crore) with respect to vodafone India’s operation confirms this. This is the second write-off by Vodafone plc related to India, the first being in 2010 for € 2.3 bn and … Continue reading Vodafone – Another case of costly acquisition and write-off…
The demonetisation and Mistry’s exit from Tata have taken the sheen out of all other recent news, one of which is the slapping of fine of nearly Rs 10,000 crore by the government on RIL and its partners. The fine relates to migration of gas from ONGC fields to RIL fields in K-G basin leading to … Continue reading Understanding RIL-ONGC Gas Migration Dispute.