Towards an efficient Electricity market…

Two news over last few days brings little more light to the sector.. One, surrender of excess power by state utilities from Central allocation and second, discovery of market price for short term power through e-bidding. Power sector is so complex that it leaves you wondering where to start from..! However, a comparison with any … Continue reading Towards an efficient Electricity market…
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Chabahar Port agreement…

The news of agreement on Chabahar port has received unprecedented coverage, similar to the coverage received by the Nuclear treaty with US ten year back. The pact is indeed historic as it helps build an alternate route of trade between India and Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan. Here is a brief look at the pact and the gains … Continue reading Chabahar Port agreement…
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Explaining Inflation..

WPI based for the month of April was released last week with inflation showing an increase for the first time after 17 months. The reversal may cause anxiety if this turns out to be the beginning of another upward movement in the inflation cycle. Inflation is a word that every policymaker, and of course, the … Continue reading Explaining Inflation..
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Weekly Round Up – Week 20

The week’s highlight was the news from banking sector. While SBI initiates process for merger of its associate banks, PNB shocks with more than Rs 5,000 crore loss in Q4’ 16. Other than PNB, four other PSBs, IDBI Bank, Syndicate Bank, Corporation Bank and UBI declared their results this week. All four have reported significant … Continue reading Weekly Round Up – Week 20
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'Bank'ing on Consolidation..

State Bank of India (SBI) has set the ball rolling for consolidation in banking sector with stating its intentions to merge the associate banks with itself, a long awaited move. A brief look at the rationale and the challenges… For an industry to prosper, it is essential to have a competitive structure which is neither … Continue reading 'Bank'ing on Consolidation..
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‘Bank’ing on Consolidation..

State Bank of India (SBI) has set the ball rolling for consolidation in banking sector with stating its intentions to merge the associate banks with itself, a long awaited move. A brief look at the rationale and the challenges… For an industry to prosper, it is essential to have a competitive structure which is neither … Continue reading ‘Bank’ing on Consolidation..
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Punjab National Bank -Why this provisioning..?

PNB results have come as a shocker with bank reporting loss of more than Rs 5,000 crore in March’16 quarter and about Rs 4,000 crore for the full year. Indeed, all public sector banks which have reported their results have reported losses/ large decline in profits during the quarter. So what exactly is happening in … Continue reading Punjab National Bank -Why this provisioning..?
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Monetary Policy Committee – What it entails..

The proposal to set up the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), being discussed for quite some time and put forward as part of finance bill got cleared by the Parliament last week. This paves the way for formation of the committee, which is actually an evolution of Indian policy making process in line with global best … Continue reading Monetary Policy Committee – What it entails..
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Regulating Large borrowers – RBI Proposal..

As mentioned in another post, the NPA discussion has alerted the regulator further more to expedite regulations being under discussion for long. One that RBI has proposed last week, deals with large borrowers’ exposure to the banking sector as a whole. The rules so far only dealt with a bank’s exposure to the corporate and … Continue reading Regulating Large borrowers – RBI Proposal..
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Decoding IIP (Index of Industrial Production)

The IIP numbers have a great meaning and implication for India as it is primarily dependent on the industries to provide jobs for its people. Even though service sector has been doing good, there are large number of low-educated, low-skilled people who can be absorbed in industries only and not much in service sector. Despite its impact … Continue reading Decoding IIP (Index of Industrial Production)
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