While the government is working on smoothening the GST process, there are areas where it can focus its attention and get faster results.
Indian snacks industry is a secular growth story aided by demographics and changing food habits. There are a limited number of players riding on this theme and Prataap Snacks appears to be in the “right place at the right time” but not quite at the right price.
Saving is a key to any kind of investment, but merely saving would not guide you through uncertain time.
The US Fed’s continued stance on the policy rate normalisation is apparently positive for the US dollar, particularly with respect to emerging market currencies.
Gone are the days when only the elderly could or would buy homes on the back of their life savings.
For each property bought, there has to be a seller. So, it can never be a 'buyer's market' without a seller selling one.
By acquiring Hypercity, Future Retail aims to leverage its retail capabilities by building economies of scale, reducing overall cost of operations, expanding the number of small/convenience outlets (especially in the metros), and pushing the sales of its margin-accretive private label consumer products.
While every good thing comes at a price, so is the IPO (initial public offer) of SBI Life. Long term investors should lock in to this offer for a safe journey.
While many educators have adopted this unique form of learning, one hopes that in a decade’s time, blended learning becomes the norm rather than the exception
Depending on the circumstances, promoter pledge of shares could either be read as a sign of great conviction or an act of desperation.
Moneycontrol estimates that as much as Rs 5,000 crore could be lost over three days in terms of output.
The government has few options in its hand to kick-start the economy at a time when there are operational difficulties on the ground. All steps will be meaningless unless the GST system is running smoothly.
SIP work irrespective of market sentiment. Marry the SIP with your financial goal and you are home.
High time to fully explore and unbox its massive potential
Indian petrochemical prices have recently firmed up which could impact plastic processing industries. In the meantime, stocks of the petrochemical manufacturers have benefitted from the tightness in the market.
To monitor your performance over the long term or against benchmarks like the Nifty, the annualised return is more informative because it describes the performance in consistent, annual terms.
The financial health of an insurance company can be assessed by the policyholder by reviewing the company’s financial ratios.
Tata Chemicals has entered into an exclusivity agreement for negotiations with Indorama Holdings for the potential sale of its fertilizer business. The spin-off was anticipated for quite some time and the deal seems to be mutually beneficial.
A news report says that volumes in commodity exchanges have fallen to their lowest levels since 2010. They are presently at one-third their peak levels touched in 2013. There are many reasons for the sharp drop in business volume.
The first POS terminals emerged in 1979, when Visa introduced a bulky EDC (electronic data capturing) terminal for magnetic stripe cards.
Industry tailwinds, increased awareness towards insurance products, leadership status amongst private non-life insurers in India, a robust distribution channel, and healthy financials make ICICI Lombard's IPO a proposition worth considering.
As for the current rise in petrol and diesel prices, the blame is clearly on Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. These hurricanes affected that part of the US (Houston) which accounts for nearly 40 percent of the refining capacity.
By insuring and protecting our homes and belongings, cars and health, we can remain equipped to face any situation.
While a part of the weakness in results is transitory in nature, higher costs owing to employee benefits could be a new normal in R&D intensive industry.
The idea of buy on dips is not a bad one. But when used to buy momentum stocks on small corrections leads to a disaster.