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Crash course of overheated markets

As we draw close to the current financial year, markets have corrected ~10% from recent all-time high NIFTY of 11,171 touched on 29th January 2018. The markets & especially mid & small-caps were overvalued & some price rationalization is happening. The increasing trend in 10 year g-sec rates in both India & the USA are …

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budget 2018

Stocks to watch out for in budget-2018

The budget to be presented on 1st February 2018 will be unique in some aspects. With GST in place most parts of indirect taxation (other than customs, O&G sector etc.) is likely to stay outside the purview of the budget. Indirect tax impact on various industries & products has always been the talking point in …

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Budget 2018-19 expectations- LTCG on equity investments

Every year the issue of taxing long term capital gains (LTCG) on equities comes up before the budget. The government buckles and retains this tax exemption leading to a post budget stock market rally. Currently, if you purchase any shares through a stock exchange you have to pay securities transactions tax (STT). Collections from STT …

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income tax

Budget 2018-19 expectations – income tax

The upcoming Union Budget to be presented on 1st February 2018 will be the last regular budget of the NDA government before the general elections in 2019. Thus I expect this to be a populist budget and the middle class can hope for a big income tax relief. We expect the government to hike the …

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SAMVAT 2074…Festivities continue for markets

As we head into SAMVAT 2074, Indian markets remain buoyant & I expect festivities to continue in the year ahead. The Year in retrospect… SAMVAT 2073 was a good year for the markets at it touched all-time highs & NIFTY was higher by ~18 % y-o-y crossing the 10k mark for the first time. Markets …

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UNION BUDGET 2017-18 – Reviving Demonetized India

The Union Budget 2017-18 presented by Arun Jaitley on 1st February can be termed as a good effort under the prevailing circumstances. This was a challenging situation with very high expectation post demonetization. We feel the finance minister has done a good balancing act by not tinkering too much with tax rates (partly leaving changes …

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micro finance institutions

Re-energizing De-monetized micro finance institutions

Demonetization of Rs.500 & Rs.1000 notes which was announced by the Prime Minister of India on 8th November 2016 has had a negative impact on micro finance institutions (MFI). Microfinance largely works in the grassroot level and majorly deals with cash transactions. So due to cash crunch as a result of demonetization the MFI sector …

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