December is that month of the year when activities in automotive companies cool down considerably especially in marketing and promotion of new products. It is also the period of drawing and redrawing targets for the coming year.But this is not the usual December.Companies are breaking their backs at work instead of readying for a leisure holiday. More on this in the latter part of the copy, but first here is a complete look at what made headlines in the auto space this week.Close Mercedes to launch EV in India in 2020 related news Tax cuts under consideration, focus on boosting growth, says Nirmala Sitharaman Moneycontrol Pro Weekender: The curious incident of the MPC in the slowdown Robots are not just taking away jobs, they are making life tougher for staff In 2020, two German luxury carmakers -- Mercedes and Audi -- will enter the electric vehicle (EV) market with an India launch each as the push for greener mobility gathers steam in the luxury … [Read more...] about This week in Auto: Carmakers keep December unusually hot; Bajaj launches Husqvarna in India
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Wall Street ended solidly higher on Friday as a strong jobs report and optimism about US-China trade negotiations ahead of an upcoming deadline helped stoke investor risk appetite.All three major US stock indexes gained ground, hovering within 1 percent of record highs set last week.But as a tumultuous week of contradictory trade news and mixed economic data drew to a close, only the S&P 500 posted a weekly gain. The Dow and the Nasdaq ended the session down from last Friday's close.Close The US economy added 2,66,000 jobs in November, the largest increase in 10 months, according to the Labor Department, blowing past analyst estimates. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. related news Wall Street opens higher after strong jobs data, calmer tone on trade Wall Street inches higher as December 15 tariff deadline looms "This type of report shows underlying economic strength, and it gives corporate management confidence in the strength of the economy," said … [Read more...] about Wall Street climbs on solid jobs data, trade hopes; Dow Jones rallies over 300 pts
Rahul JainWhen we start our investment journey, along with the anticipation of returns one of the first things we evaluate is the risk appetite. Risk appetite denotes the magnitude of risk an investor can stomach based on his goals and expected returns. But justifying your risk can often leave you confused.I believe the easiest way to come to a solution is to ask the right. Hence I list down some essential questions answering which will help you analyse this essential investment metric and this article will help you dig deep into them. Let’s get started.Close How vital is your investable surplus?Rahul JainEVP|Edelweiss Wealth Management 4 strategies to sail smooth during market volatilityNifty flirts with 12K: 4 common equity investment mistakes you must avoid'Auto & ancillaries, midcap financial and infrastructure stocks likely to lead next bull run'This is the first question that you need to answer while gauging your risk appetite. The value of money or rather an investable … [Read more...] about How to evaluate your risk appetite?
Dear Reader,From Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of Silver Blaze’:Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention? Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. Gregory: The dog did nothing in the night-time. Holmes: That was the curious incident.Close The parallel between the little snippet from the Sherlock Holmes story and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) doing nothing at its December 5 meeting is rather neat. related news Robots are not just taking away jobs, they are making life tougher for staff OPEC agrees oil output cuts after much 'brain squeezing' Jute could be among priority industries to bet on in next rally Everybody, including yours truly, expected a rate cut, given the dismal GDP growth in the September quarter. We had argued a rate cut would not be of much use, but had little faith in the MPC’s intestinal fortitude for straying from the beaten track. Mea … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Weekender: The curious incident of the MPC in the slowdown
The Indian markets on Monday morning were trading lower with the Nifty shedding 40 points or 0.39 percent while the Sensex was down 99 points.Nifty Realty was down 1.4 percent dragged by Unitech which fell 3 percent followed by Delta Corp, DLF, HDIL and Indiabulls Real Estate, each shedding 2 percent.CNX metal index was down over 2 percent as stocks like SAIL plunged 7 percent while NMDC was down 6 percent. Tata Steel, Jindal Steel & Power and JSW Steel were all trading lower by over 2 percent each.Close The top Nifty gainers included Lasren & Toubro which added 1 percent followed by Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services and Hindustan Unilever. related news In The News podcast | Hyderabad rape accused gunned down; Maruti recalls 63,000 cars; Saudi Aramco IPO and more D-Street Buzz: Banks bleed led by YES Bank, RBL Bank, SBI; Omaxe tanks 20% Shakti Pumps shares fall 3% after CARE revises credit rating The top Nifty … [Read more...] about Market Update: Nifty metal underperforms as by SAIL, NMDC fall 6%; BEML, IOC hit 52-week low, L&T top gainer