Weekly Round Up – Week 18

A week of hectic activity in the Parliament as a number of bills get passed including the Finance bill’ 2016-17, popularly known as “Budget”. Rajya Sabha clears amendment to laws dealing with mines allowing the transfer of non-auctioned mines in cases of mergers and acquisition, a serious stumbling block for corporate deals. This would facilitate … Continue reading Weekly Round Up – Week 18

Nuclear Power – The demonised resource…

The barely covered news of Government’s amendment of the Atomic energy Act enabling other Public Sector Enterprises to provide equity to Nuclear Power Corporation (NPCIL) brings a little light to the much criticized sector. To the credit of the government, it is an innovative move to fund the growth of the sector since under present … Continue reading Nuclear Power – The demonised resource…
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Hello…

Dear Friends, It may look inappropriate in some ways, but can’t stop myself from this self-congratulatory post… 🙂 I had written a post on Banks NPA a few days explaining the whole issue in a more holistic manner. The link is – https://indiaeconomyandbusiness.com/2016/04/27/bank-npa-2/ And a preliminary one – https://indiaeconomyandbusiness.com/2016/04/27/banks-npa/ The views were based on the little … Continue reading Hello…

Telecom Sector – Results and Beyond…

Bharti Airtel records marginal growth in profits of 3%. More importantly, the African business records substantial decrease in losses. It may be noted that that like other Indian companies’ overseas foray, Bharti had also faced rough weather in its African business which now finally seems to be coming on stream. The company has also announced … Continue reading Telecom Sector – Results and Beyond…
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Weekly Round Up – Week 17

Results of Corporate India for quarter and year ended March’16 start coming in. The early trend in terms of core results appear quite decent, specially in  comparison to earlier quarters’ results. Further, there appears to be an effort to clean up the balance sheet by the companies, probably to act more aggressively, when the next up-cycle … Continue reading Weekly Round Up – Week 17

US Fed rate pause – The Rationale…

The US federal reserve (US Fed), the equivalent of India’ RBI, is responsible for maintaining economic stability in the US. However, its move is widely followed the world over because, as the old saying goes, “If the US Sneezes, the World catches a cold..”! In its latest meeting on 26-27th April, the FOMC (Federal Open Market … Continue reading US Fed rate pause – The Rationale…
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Bank NPA… (Part II)

Many times, projects are conceived factoring in a particular scenario, which doesn’t materialize or changes by the time the project is commissioned. One glaring example of this is huge investment in natural gas based power plants, specially closer to Andhra Pradesh coast, based on the premise that large amount of gas would be extracted from … Continue reading Bank NPA… (Part II)
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Banks NPA – A Primer… (Part I)

Honorable Supreme Court’s intervention in NPA (Non Performing Asset) deliberation on a Public interest litigation, lends considerably more seriousness to the whole debate regarding Bank’s NPA. The banks Gross NPA plus restructured assets)  has gone up from less than 6% of total advances in March’11 to nearly 13% by March’15 and still remains around the same level. It … Continue reading Banks NPA – A Primer… (Part I)
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Vijay Mallya – The great chase..!

The revocation of passport of Vijay Mallya is one step ahead in the great chase.! Even though his airline had been witnessing stress for a long time, it was still not imaginable that this would lead to all his businesses slipping out of his control. So what all went wrong… A look at the financials of … Continue reading Vijay Mallya – The great chase..!
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Thank You…!

Dear Friends, We reach an important milestone of 500 Followers and Facebook “Likes” precisely a week, after we went live..!! Thank you all for your warm support and appreciation. Thanks also to all those who have helped me in building this site and in reaching out to other readers… 🙂 Would like to quote two of … Continue reading Thank You…!