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SC, Centre, one step closer to filling HC vacancies
Guest Author | Published: 28 Apr 2017
The government and Supreme Court are moving closer to filling the more than 400 vacancies for judges' posts across the country's high courts. The government also wants the chief justice ...
USFDA brings mixed results for Indian pharma
Guest Author | Published: 28 Apr 2017
In the medium term, the new US administration seems intent on imposing a value-added tax on imports that would raise drug prices, effectively eliminating any advantage Indian pharma has in ...
French Showers Gratify Global Stock Markets
Suhani Adilabadkar | Published: 27 Apr 2017
'Better than expected' is going to be the most used term by analysts in the coming few months. Ultratech, HDFC Bank, Indian Bank, Wipro and Reliance Industries should thank these ...
Weekly News: India's WPI eased at a faster-than-expected pace in March
SMC | Published: 23 Apr 2017
India's WPI eased at a faster-than-expected pace in March, Wholesale prices rose 5.70 percent year-over-year in March, slower than the 6.55 percent climb in February, which was the highest inflation since November 2013.
Weekly News: IIP declined unexpectedly in February on weak manufacturing activity
SMC | Published: 20 Apr 2017
India's Industrial Production (IIP) declined unexpectedly in February on weak manufacturing activity, as per figures from the Central Statistics Office. Industrial output fell 1.2 percent in February from prior year, ...
Alcoholic Beverage: Bad news - when it rains, it pours
Motilal Oswal | Published: 12 Apr 2017
On 10 April 2017, Madhya Pradesh (MP) became the fourth Indian state (after Kerala, Bihar and Tamil Nadu) in past two years to announce a ban on liquor. We believe ...
SMC's weekly sector updates
SMC | Published: 29 Mar 2017
SMC, in its weekly news highlights the latest developments in each sector that happened during the week. It also throws some light on some key International events.
The size of personal bank credit in India
Ajay Shah | Published: 24 Mar 2017
In this article, we turn our attention to personal credit extended by banks, with a view to informing policy actions on the personal insolvency provisions of the IBC. The decisions ...
GST Bill Explained - What The Bill Has In Store For Us
Guest Author | Published: 21 Mar 2017
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is one of the biggest changes in the indirect tax reform in the country since the beginning of India’s economy. It was a part of ...
Weekly News: Food inflation accelerated to 2.01 percent from 0.53 percent
SMC | Published: 20 Mar 2017
Indian Consumer prices in India increased 3.65 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a record low rise of 3.17 percent in January. Food inflation accelerated to 2.01 percent from ...
Global Financial Markets: Will miraculous confluence of Macros reshape world's politics & economics in 2017-18?
Amit Goel | Published: 20 Mar 2017
We believe that Global Equities are priced to perfection. US Equities in particular, have seen a historic and unprecedented rise in last four months. MSCI World and US S&P500 have ...
Startups to give GST a thumbs up this year
IndiaNotes Team | Published: 17 Mar 2017
If we look at GST for startups in a broader perspective, eliminating the cascading effect of multiple Central and State taxes, GST would reduce the cost of doing business and ...
Investment Notes - Euphoria
Punit Jain | Published: 14 Mar 2017
The potential Risks or negatives that I see now are: 1) Fed rate hike expected this week - will it affect Indian Indices? 2) INR strengthening against USD - is ...
Weekly Sector Updates from SMC
SMC | Published: 14 Mar 2017
SMC, in its weekly news highlights the latest developments in each sector that happened during the week. It also throws some light on some key International events.
Demonetization Conundrum: No Surprises Mitroon
Suhani Adilabadkar | Published: 14 Mar 2017
You just need to get your calculations right. Now that the GDP numbers are out, our learned pessimist economists are waiting for the March quarter to unfold and prove them ...
Equity market would be rejoiced with BJP's emphatic victory in the state of UP
Prabhudas Lilladher | Published: 13 Mar 2017
Equity market would be rejoiced with this outcome and scale a new high ably supported by a torrent of domestic liquidity. BJP's emphatic victory in the politically-crucial state of UP ...
Weekly News: India's economy expanded more than expected in the December quarter
SMC | Published: 06 Mar 2017
India's economy expanded more than expected in the December quarter but the pace of expansion slowed slightly, gross domestic product advanced 7 percent year-on-year, slower than the 7.4 percent growth ...
Protecting retail investors' interest in the bond market
Ajay Shah | Published: 02 Mar 2017
While protecting retail investors' interest in securities markets is one of SEBIs stated objective, there is no standard definition of a retail investor which is consistent across securities.
Financial Sector Reforms: A status report, 2017
Ajay Shah | Published: 02 Mar 2017
There is much to look forward to in 2017-18. Most of the reforms seems to be headed in the correct direction. Direct tax administration and the NPA problem of PSBs ...
India Financials: Overall growth for FY17 to be feeble at 5-6%
Prabhudas Lilladher | Published: 01 Mar 2017
Credit growth continues its decelerating trend and is at 3.5% YoY as at Jan 2017. Credit growth saw a marginal improvement of 0.7% MoM as seen from the RBI's ...
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