Consider all one-year returns since 2012 (in order to cover multiple rate cycles). The maximum average return gilt funds delivered in this period was 19.4 per cent. The lowest average 1-year return was a loss of 1.03 per cent. Over the above time frame, 5 per cent of the time, the funds delivered losses over the one-year period. Bond price falls on interest rate moving up, can wipe out a good part of the gain previously made. … [Read more...] about Double-digit returns in gilt funds: Should you rush to invest in them?
While the recent direction of reforms is welcome, summarily dismissing most of the labour laws without putting in place a new framework will be counterproductive. States must take a more nuanced stance to restructure these laws and put in place a comprehensive State-funded social security system that is independent of the employment status of the workers. This will overcome most of the concerns and opposition to reforms in labour laws. … [Read more...] about Policy | Restructure labour laws to benefit one and all
American automakers have shown how valuable this can be during the pandemic. These companies maintain sophisticated inventories of staff skills, which allows them to continuously reskill and redeploy workers. This foresight and strategy allowed automakers to pivot when the pandemic hit the production of vehicles, resulting in the speedy redeployment of workers and assets in order to build lifesaving ventilators. … [Read more...] about Why your sweeping layoffs may hurt you after the pandemic is over
According to a May 13 report by Care Ratings, the temporary closure of operations directed by the government due to the COVID-19 outbreak has hampered the company's ability to generate cash flows. However, Future Lifestyle Fashions has adequate liquidity in the near term, the report noted. … [Read more...] about Exclusive | Kishore Biyani’s Future Lifestyle Fashions looks to raise Rs 200-225 crore via rights or preference issue