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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 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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Additional Tier 1 Capital

Additional Tier 1 Capital in Indian Banks

As part of the restructuring plan for Yes Bank, the RBI announced that the instruments qualifying as additional tier-1 capital (AT1), issued by Yes Bank under Basel-III framework, shall stand written down permanently, in full, with effect from the appointed date. This is for the first time in the history of the Indian banking sector …

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Midhani

MIDHANI – Mini ratna, Max strength

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) is one of the leading manufacturers of special steels, super alloys and only manufacturer of titanium alloys in India. These are high value products which cater to niche end user segments such as defence, space and power. It has emerged as a ‘National Centre for Excellence’ in advanced metallurgical production …

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Budget 2020-21- Moving towards direct tax code

Nirmala Sitharaman introduced new slabs and reduced the tax rate for different slabs for an individual income of up to Rs 15 lakh. In addition she removed dividend distribution tax (DDT), again in line with recommendations of the panel set up for Direct Tax Code (DTC). These are probably initial steps towards implementing DTC in …

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Union Budget 2020-21- High expectations

The Union Budget 2020-21 was presented on 1st February 2020 amidst a very challenging economic environment. Although it was not acknowledged explicitly, the budget appears to have realized the fiscal limits. Not surprisingly then, it did not excite the market, where expectations were running very high. There were evidently a lot of expectations from the …

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Stock markets in 2020 starts off on a volatile note

Stock markets in 2020 started off on a volatile note as the frontline indexes hit new highs punctured by sharp decline in markets due to US-Iran tensions. For CY19 the NIFTY was up by 11.5% while SEXSEX was up by 13.8% for the full year. But the rally in NIFTY50 was a narrow rally. Top …

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