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  • The Reading List: August 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    The Reading List: August 19, 2022

    A selection of articles and social media gems from the world of economy, business and finance, curated by our research and opinion teams

  • Tamil Nadu | BJP could benefit in EPS-OPS battle for AIADMK Aug 19, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu | BJP could benefit in EPS-OPS battle for AIADMK

    As EPS and OPS battle for supremacy in the AIADMK, the Opposition space in Tamil Nadu is left wide open with just the BJP 

  • Climate change hits all, but where’s the cash to fight it? Aug 19, 2022 01:09 PM IST

    Climate change hits all, but where’s the cash to fight it?

    India may have set ambitious climate goals, but to reach them the funds required run into trillions of dollars

  • The Fed stares down markets Aug 19, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    The Fed stares down markets

    The Fed is insisting, loudly and repeatedly, that it’s serious about raising interest rates

  • Strategy Lab | A trading formula based on Supertrend for steady returns Aug 19, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    Strategy Lab | A trading formula based on Supertrend for steady returns

    This strategy proactively selects the strike depending on the direction of the market and works whether the market is trending or moving sideways

  • Middle East states set for $1.3 trillion oil windfall, IMF says Aug 19, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    Middle East states set for $1.3 trillion oil windfall, IMF says

    Bonanza bolsters firepower of Gulf’s sovereign wealth funds

  • Foreign Policy And Sports | Sporting glories are power symbols held by diplomatic glues Aug 19, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    Foreign Policy And Sports | Sporting glories are power symbols held by diplomatic glues

    India must tap multilateral forums such as BRICS and the SCO to further its ambitions to become a sporting powerhouse

  • We have pivoted the bank to a better quality for customers: Amitabh Chaudhry, Axis Bank MD Aug 19, 2022 09:31 AM IST

    We have pivoted the bank to a better quality for customers: Amitabh Chaudhry, Axis Bank MD

    The risk to the banking sector is now from the slowing deposit growth rates, given the liquidity tightening. This means that banks will have to raise deposit rates to garner more deposits

  • Inflation, Growth, Recovery | It is a bit early to celebrate Aug 19, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    Inflation, Growth, Recovery | It is a bit early to celebrate

    It’s pertinent to flag that common global factors are returning foreign investors back to emerging markets of which India is a part; they are less drawn by country-specific reasons

  • China, commodities, and the Indian stock market Aug 19, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    China, commodities, and the Indian stock market

    If the rate-cuts and fund-injection are able to pull the Chinese economy back on track, commodity prices can be expected to remain elevated. A lot will hinge on how the rest of the world performs 

  • Pakistan’s topsy turvy politics reveals military’s true dominance Aug 18, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    Pakistan’s topsy turvy politics reveals military’s true dominance

    With Imran Khan’s roller coaster success more chaos has unfolded in Pakistan. The Pakistan Army, which has been instrumental in maintaining political stability, may have the upper hand once again

  • Spies, lies, and China’s invisible war against India Aug 18, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    Spies, lies, and China’s invisible war against India

    While we may have a grand strategy to minimise China’s invisible war against India, there is a disconnect in public policy efforts on the one hand and public apathy on the other hand

  • Industrial metals | Knife of uncertainty keeps twisting Aug 18, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    Industrial metals | Knife of uncertainty keeps twisting

    China and Europe, two major sources of metals’ demand and output, are facing troubles from expected and unexpected quarters

  • Quant funds support market rally by ramping up bets on US stocks Aug 18, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Quant funds support market rally by ramping up bets on US stocks

    These funds have spent tens of billions of dollars on futures, helping push the benchmark S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite up double-digits from recent lows

  • The reinvention of Goldman Sachs: What has David Solomon achieved? Aug 18, 2022 12:08 PM IST

    The reinvention of Goldman Sachs: What has David Solomon achieved?

    After almost four years in charge, the CEO’s strategy to diversify the bank has not been as transformative as many had hoped

  • Freebie Politics | Is AAP deflecting attention from its failures? Aug 18, 2022 11:19 AM IST

    Freebie Politics | Is AAP deflecting attention from its failures?

    Unable to defend its record, AAP has resorted to misleading the public, like raising the issue of loan write-offs

  • Startup Street: Clean energy -- new vistas for entrepreneurs, but with high stakes Aug 18, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    Startup Street: Clean energy -- new vistas for entrepreneurs, but with high stakes

    To quadruple capacity built in the past 75 years, India’s energy sector will see shifts in the next 25 years, which will open opportunities for start ups and incumbents 

  • Salman Rushdie attack’s roots lie in British India, not Iran Aug 18, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    Salman Rushdie attack’s roots lie in British India, not Iran

    It was the Indian government, led by Congress, that had first banned Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" under 295A section of criminal code which criminalises “insults” to religious and other social groups. It is a British-era law which is still in practice.

  • Apollo Tyres does a tough balancing act between cost cuts and price hikes Aug 18, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Apollo Tyres does a tough balancing act between cost cuts and price hikes

    The company was able to cash in on the recovery in demand for passenger cars in the previous quarter, but headwinds remain

  • Why are markets rallying even as record 90 percent fund managers predict stagflation? Aug 18, 2022 08:55 AM IST

    Why are markets rallying even as record 90 percent fund managers predict stagflation?

    The Bank of America survey of fund managers says while sentiment is still too bearish for an immediate reversal of the rally, they would fade the rally when the S&P goes above 4328 

  • Manchester United Is a Joke Even to Elon Musk Aug 17, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    Manchester United Is a Joke Even to Elon Musk

    As the old football saying goes, it’s the hope that kills you.

  • HSBC, Citigroup and the end of global banking Aug 17, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    HSBC, Citigroup and the end of global banking

    The global ambitions of both HSBC and Citigroup have been pared back, replaced by a narrower focus on core markets. The shift in strategy of the two banks tracks the arc of globalization

  • The US Inflation Reduction Act: more politics than economics Aug 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    The US Inflation Reduction Act: more politics than economics

    The country has a history of such initiatives going awry. They have not worked in the past, and inflation has continued unabated

  • Mamata Banerjee is changing her political line amid growing corruption and violence in West Bengal Aug 17, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee is changing her political line amid growing corruption and violence in West Bengal

    Whether Mamata Banerjee is doing an about-face vis-a-vis the BJP, or only minor adjustments, will be known in days to come

  • A new normal is dividing the global chip industry Aug 17, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    A new normal is dividing the global chip industry

    Most foundry stocks have declined over the past year, even with continued double-digit revenue growth, largely because the high rate of spending on new facilities heightens concerns that capacity will outstrip demand if a global recession hits

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