ECONOMICS

COVID

COVID rearing its head up- April 2021

Markets remained buoyant as NIFTY & SENSEX were up 71% & 68% in FY 21. This move has largely been driven by liquidity due to strong FII inflows over last few months. Although we are currently witnessing the 2nd wave of COVID with a sharp spurt in cases, mortality rates remain low, partly due to …

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oil on the boil

Oil on the boil – March 2021

Markets remained buoyant as both NIFTY & SENSEX hit new highs, SENSEX above the 50,000 mark while NIFTY is above 15,000. This move has largely been driven by liquidity due to strong FII inflows over last few months. Sentiments have further been boosted by declining COVID numbers & increased vaccination. FII have been buying heavily …

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Union Budget 21-22

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 – Driving growth

The Union Budget 2021-22 was presented on 1st February 2021 amid a challenging macro environment. With the first decline in nominal/real GDP in four decades, the Government had to walk the tightrope, which they seem to have done. Though there is no large fiscal stimulus, the absence of any tax hikes and better fiscal math …

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Budget expectations 2021

Budget Expectations – ‘unlike anything seen in the last 100 years’

This year’s Union Budget 2021, slated to be presented on 1st February 2021, is going to be completely paperless in the wake of the corona pandemic, as the Budget papers will not be printed and only the digital copies will be circulated. India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has described her upcoming budget as unlike anything …

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SENSEX 50k

Sensex close in on Mount 50k

Markets remain buoyant as both NIFTY & SENSEX hit new highs, SENSEX inching towards the 50,000 mark. For CY20 the NIFTY was up by 14.5% while SEXSEX was up by 15.5% for the full year. In between though markets corrected sharply in March 2020 as NIFTY fell to ~7500 while SENSEX dipped below 26000. Since …

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stock markets

Stock markets hit new highs

As the economy gradually opens up we are witnessing better economic data, stock markets are hitting all-time highs. There has been a gradual decline in daily COVID cases over the last few months. We have also seen steady progress in terms of vaccines by different countries as vaccines have already been launched in the UK, …

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SAMVAT 2077

SAMVAT 2077- Waiting for a new beginning

SAMVAT 2076, though looked good for markets, was a bad year for all of us due to a black swan event – the COVID pandemic. NIFTY is up ~5% yoy since last Diwali. In between though there was a sharp fall in markets by ~35% in March 2020 and there was complete lockdown in economic …

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Stock markets on a COVID booster dose

Even as the Indian economy gradually opens up, there has been a constant rise in daily COVID cases with the number now touching 1 lakh/day in India from ~60,000/day last month. This is in contrast to the global scenario which has seen a decrease in numbers over the last month. Thus India currently lies in …

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COVID count

COVID count on the rise

Although the Indian economy has gradually opened up over the last couple of months, there has been a constant rise in daily COVID cases with the number now touching 30,000/day in India. This is in contrast to the global scenario which has seen a decrease in numbers over the last month. In addition there has …

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