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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Much has been made of the support given to demonetisation by Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the government’s new Chief Economic Advisor. To be sure, he did write in his columns that demonetisation was a revolutionary act and that the poor were not the worst affected. He had disparaging things to say about the policies of the Gandhi dynasty, just before the elections to the Uttar Pradesh state assembly. He also wrote about the rise of crime in Uttar Pradesh under Mayawati and the Samajwadi Party, again just before the elections there.But while these views may have earned him brownie points among the powers that be, to his credit Subramanian hasn’t shied away from having independent views on several other subjects. For instance, he castigated the move to remove former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who had been his teacher; saying we don’t treat our heroes well. He has been critical of the non-implementation of several of the recommendations of the PJ … [Read more...] about Quick Take | Gandhi family critic, Raghuram Rajan fan: How CEA Krishnamurthy sees the world
The Sensex and the Nifty closed the week with losses of about 1 percent. The Nifty, which hit a record high of 12,158 last week, failed to hold onto the momentum and closed with losses of 1.1 percent for the week ended December 6.Experts are of the view that selling was largely seen in the rate-sensitive pack after the RBI policy outcome. The consolidation may continue in the coming week as well, but 11,700-11,800 is likely to act as crucial support for the Nifty, they say.Below are the top 10 stocks which moved the most this week:Close Whirlpool, up 9% related news 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 Andhra Bank share price falls 3% after RBI imposes Rs 25 lakh penalty The share price of Whirlpool gained over 9 percent for the week on consistently strong financial performance. A sharp gain in the market price has seen the company enter the list of top 100 companies with the … [Read more...] about Top gainers & losers: Top 10 stocks which moved the most this week, YES Bank tanks 18%
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in an order dated December 6, 2019, revealed charging a show-cause notice on stakeholders of UTI Asset Management Company (AMC) - State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation, and Bank of Baroda on July 19, 2019, towards regulatory action.The market regulator directed three public sector financial institutions -- LIC, SBI, and Bank of Baroda -- to dilute their stakes to below 10 percent in by December next year.In the case of non-compliance with directions, the shareholding and voting rights of these entities in UTI AMC and UTI Trustee in excess of 9.99 percent and corporate benefits will be frozen till the time they comply with the orders.Close The stakeholding of SBI, BoB, and LIC in UTI AMC is in contravention of an amendment to SEBI MF Regulations on March 13, 2018, requiring an asset management company (AMC) to be a sponsor and stakeholder holding 10 percent or more, of only one mutual fund, thereby reducing cross-holding in any … [Read more...] about UTI AMC-PSUs-SEBI Saga: Is it a special case treatment of SEBI relenting with extension for stakeholders SBI, LIC and BoB?
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