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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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Engineers India

Engineers India Ltd – Deep Value

Engineers India Ltd (EIL) is engaged in the business of providing engineering and related technical services for petroleum refineries and other industrial projects. The company is into other areas such as pipelines, petrochemicals, oil and gas processing, offshore structures and platforms, fertilizers, metallurgy and power. The company is providing services from concept to commissioning and …

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IRCTC

Indian Railway and Tourism Corporation Limited – Connecting online

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was incorporated as ‘Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited’ on September 27, 1999, as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 1956. As a Central Public Sector Enterprise wholly owned by the Government of India and under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, the …

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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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TDS dividend income

Why TDS is deducted on dividend income

Earlier, companies deducted dividend distribution tax and handed over the funds to the shareholders. Budget 2020 tweaked the tax law this financial year and made dividends taxable in the hands of investors at the individual tax rate of the investor. However, companies were asked to deduct TDS. To give relief to small taxpayers, only dividend income …

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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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