Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: investments

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Beating Covid downturn, Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 attracts Rs.1.89 lakh crore in investment

Building smart cities & industrial hubs across state, creating ecosystem for investors, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation is one of South Asia’s top investment bodies.

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Med-tech, fintech, gaming, defence could drive future India-Sweden trade, says business council

A survey released last week says Swedish firms plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next two years. From 2015-20, firms already invested a total of $2 billion in India.

Clean energy investments rise after Covid-induced dip, can still support green goals: study

Investments in the sector tanked 24% in FY20 to Rs 45,000 crore. In the first four months of FY21, this figure rose to around Rs 46,000 crore.

Start-up investments in India fell by 81% in March 2020 compared to 2019, UNDP survey says

Report prepared by UNDP in India in collaboration with Niti Aayog says 85% young entrepreneurs saw negative impact on their business in 2020 thanks to Covid.

Reforms have changed foreign investors’ perception of India, says PM Modi

Speaking at Assocham's Foundation Week event, PM Modi said earlier investors cited high tax rates to say 'Why India' but today tax rates are so competitive, they say 'why not India'.

ICICI Bank raises Rs 15,000 crore capital via institutional placement

The Singapore government’s sovereign wealth fund picked up 11.08 per cent of the placement, while a Morgan Stanley investment fund bought 7.31 per cent, the bank said.

Railway Board to now have a special cell to attract more investment, increase FDI inflow

Order issued by railway ministry says Project Development Cell will, among other things, identify issues that need to be resolved to attract investments.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.