Manas ChakravartyMarkets across the world have suddenly been spooked by fears of a growth slowdown. Here’s what the Reserve Bank of India said in its monetary policy statement a few days ago: "…global economic activity has shown increasing signs of weakness on rising trade tensions. Among advanced economies, economic activity appears to be slowing in the US in Q42018, after a buoyant Q3. The Euro area growth lost pace in Q3, impacted by weaker trade growth and new vehicle emission standards. The Japanese economy contracted in Q3 on subdued external and domestic demand."The RBI said growth was also slowing in some emerging markets, most importantly China. For India too, there have been warnings of lower growth after the September quarter gross domestic product growth came in lower than anticipated. Fitch Ratings has been the latest to jump aboard the bandwagon, reducing its estimate of India's GDP growth this fiscal from 7.8 percent earlier to 7.2 percent.Close … [Read more...] about Quick Take | Does the market really have a reason to worry about lower global growth?
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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
It was a day of consolidation for Indian markets. The Nifty50 closed below 12000 levels for the first time since November 22nd.Let’s look at the final tally on D-Street – the S&P BSE Sensex fell 126 points to 40,675 while the Nifty50 closed 54 points lower at 11,994 on Tuesday.Close Sectorally, the action was seen in Realty, IT, and Consumer Durables while on the losing front profit-taking was seen in sectors like metals, infrastructure, telecom, and power. related news The Market Podcast | Red flags on D-Street; investors getting into risk aversion mode Corporate Buzz podcast | Birla warns Vodafone Idea may shut; relief for Yes Bank; auto sales and more Taking Stock: RBI shock hits D-St for second day; Nifty holds 11,900 The broader market underperformed as the S&P BSE Mid-cap index fell 0.95 percent while the S&P BSE Small-cap index was down 0.74 percent.Public sector banks disbursed a record Rs 4.91 lakh crore of loans during the festive month of … [Read more...] about Early on D-Street | Stay cautious, create fresh short positions below 11,950