Indian equity benchmarks logged strong gains on December 13 buoyed by positive global sentiment as hopes of an orderly Brexit grew stronger after a landslide election victory for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.The Sensex settled 428 points or 1.05 percent, higher at 41,009.71 while the Nifty closed the day with a gain of 115 points or 0.96 percent, at 12,086.70.Close Mid-caps and Small-caps, too, witnessed decent gains but underperformed the benchmark Sensex. BSE Mid-cap closed 0.92 percent up and the Small-cap index settled 0.82 percent up. For the week, both Sensex and Nifty climbed 1.4 percent. related news ITDC jumps 9% on merger with Kumarakruppa Frontier Nifty Bank marches toward record high on likely resolution of 4 NPA cases in December BGR Energy share price locked in 20% upper circuit on Rs 4,442-cr order win Among sectoral indices this week, the Nifty PSU Bank surged 4.5 percent, while the Nifty Metal and the Nifty Auto were up over 3 percent each. The Nifty … [Read more...] about Movers & Shakers: Top 10 stocks which gained or lost the most this week
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The Indian economy has grown by leaps and bounds after attaining Independence in 1947. The history of trade and commerce in the Indian subcontinent can be divided into many phases — deindustrialization induced by colonization, socialist central planning in the aftermath of Independence and free market economics after the liberalization reforms of 1991.India’s share of the world economy slipped from around 25 percent in 1700 to 4.2 percent in 1950. A century under colonial rule had sapped the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. The country was forced to divert its raw materials to feed the mechanized factories that had sprung up in Britain during the industrial revolution. Poverty and famine was rampant.After the British left Indian shores, the newly elected government charted a course for the country that entailed capital controls and central planning, much along the lines of the Soviet Union. Even though the ruling dispensation at the time had pledged … [Read more...] about The India growth story: Here’s how some macro indicators have fared since 1947
Considered as a cash cow for India’s IT services companies for long, the banking and financial sector is gradually being weaned off the outsourcing model. The companies are now opting to build and maintain software in-house.With emerging technologies, such as blockchain, which are touted to play a pivotal role in the financial sector, bankers are keen to keep their cards close to their chest and cut reliance on third parties for technology. India still continues to be the preferred destination for technology hubs though. Many foreign banks have set up global in-house centres (GIC) in cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai.The banking domain has been key to the fortunes of Indian IT companies, but the share of the finance vertical in their earnings has been on a downward spiral in the past couple of years.Close The share of revenue derived from the banking sector by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest IT company in the country, declined by 2.3 percentage … [Read more...] about Indian IT companies take a hit as foreign banks switch to in-house tech solutions
Rahul AgarwalIn its latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on December 5, the Reserve Bank of India kept key rates unchanged at 5.15 per cent (lowest in nine years, after five straight cuts with a cumulative 135 bps reduction this calendar year, to boost the country’s sagging economy.RBI retained its 'accommodative' policy stance, which suggests that this is a pause rather than an end to the loosening cycle, and it still has room for a rate cut. Core inflation, which excludes energy and food items, slid beyond a seven-year low of 3.47 per cent, which clearly indicates that there is hardly any demand for non-food items in the market.Close Usually, a rate cut helps revive economic growth as it allows retail customers to avail cheaper loans and works like a big booster for the large industrial sector, who will be able to avail bulk loans at lower interest rates. related news Reliance forms a base, recommend delta appreciating based … [Read more...] about Are the RBI’s repo rate cuts enough to reinforce GDP growth?
With the US imposing additional 25 percent duty on imports worth USD 34 billion from China, certain Indian products may become more competitive, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said today.An analysis by the industry chamber revealed that India should focus on the US market for items in the categories of machinery, electrical equipment, vehicles and transport parts, chemicals, plastics and rubber products.“India can focus on numerous goods for expanding its exports to the US and China markets following the hike in duties by both countries on imports from each other,” CII said.Close Top exports from India to the US which are covered in the list of items for which tariffs have been hiked include pumps, parts of military aircraft, parts for electrodiagnostic apparatus, passenger vehicles of 1500-3000 cc, valve bodies and parts of taps, said the chamber. related news PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kanpur to chair first meeting of National Ganga Council … [Read more...] about US-China trade war can make Indian products competitive