Special Stories

TREND: Equities want decisive mandate to result in decisive measures

Friday, May 24 By Chiranjivi Chakraborty MUMBAI - The equity market's agenda for the new government is straightforward –- be aggressive in dealing with the tight liquidity for non-bank lenders, stem the decline in domestic consumption demand, and recapitalise ailing public sector banks to boost private investment. The market has been enthused by the...

SEBI Watch: New buyback norms may safeguard NBFC from systemic risks

Friday, May 24 By Chiranjivi Chakraborty Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Board of India came under criticism for rejecting a proposed 90-bln-rupee share buyback of Larsen & Toubro on grounds that the debt-to-equity ratio of the consolidated entity exceeded the maximum permissible level. The criticism against the regulator was that it...

India Vote: Rahul Gandhi - Man who missed pulse of people, yet again

Friday, May 24 By T. Bijoy Idicheriah MUMBAI - It was an emotional moment. Here was a defeated man, one who had given all he had and then lost it all. Gracious in defeat, and continuing to wear his brand of love on his sleeve, Rahul Gandhi said he hoped his rival...

Modi good for econ, but communal harmony a worry, says foreign media

Friday, May 24 By Piyush Shukla NEW DELHI – The Bharatiya Janata Party's massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections has received mixed reactions from prominent overseas media organisations. While some termed it as a positive for India and expressed hope that the mandate will help Prime Minister Narendra Modi push economic...

SEBI Watch: Its win some, lose some for NSE in co-location case

Thursday, May 23 By Shashank Didmishe The Securities Appellate Tribunal's interim order in the so-called co-location case has given some degree of relief to the National Stock Exchange, as the bourse will not have to part with the entire quantum of disgorgement for now. Without the interim order, NSE would have had to...

FOCUS: Gilt market claps for BJP but keeps fingers crossed

Thursday, May 23 By Pratigya Vajpayee and Bhaskar Dutta NEW DELHI – A thumping electoral victory for the ruling political party is hardly something that the government bond market would complain about. But beyond the initial sigh of relief, the Bharatiya Janata Party's resounding win in the Lok Sabha elections, in itself, does...

ANALYSIS: Econ may prove a tougher ask for Modi than winning polls

Thursday, May 23 By Siddharth Upasani NEW DELHI - Securing historic mandates has become routine work for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its two shining lights--Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. Modi, who will now begin his second term as the leader of the world's largest democracy, has become...

India Vote: BJP's victory not equity enough for investor confidence

Thursday, May 23 By Chiranjivi Chakraborty and Apoorva Choubey MUMBAI - Benchmark equity indices hit their lifetime highs today, in token acknowledgement of the Bharatiya Janata Party retaining power at the Centre, but gave way later to the realisation that much more will be needed for gains to sustain. The BJP appears poised...

EDITORIAL: BJP finds its Messiah, now the economy needs him

Thursday, May 23 Narendra Modi has won a messiah kind of a status today, having trounced his political rivals and other prime ministerial aspirants. A non-Congress leader has won back to back parliamentary elections for the first time in Independent India, after BJP and its allies sought votes across the country in...

India Vote:BJP takes on SP-BSP-RLD poser, set to sweep Uttar Pradesh

Thursday, May 23  By Piyush Shukla  NEW DELHI – A formidable challenge posed by the coming together of three parties notwithstanding, the Bharatiya Janata Party managed to stay ahead on most Lok Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh once again. Even though the party's tally came down from the 2014 election, its electoral performance...


Special Stories News by Date