Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Markets

Global bond winners this year are all from emerging markets

According to data, sovereign bonds issued by developing nations like South Africa, China, Indonesia, India and Croatia topped the rankings of 46 markets around the world in 2021.

As Covid declines, Indians are out shopping, dining, getting haircuts & crowding malls

Infection and death rates have dropped, and as shoppers re-emerge, the economy and consumer companies are posting strong gains, far sooner than most expected.

Sensex ends above 50,000-mark for first time ever, Nifty tops 14,750

IndusInd Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, followed by PowerGrid, Dr Reddy's, Sun Pharma and NTPC. Nifty also touched an all-time high of 14,868.85 during the day.

These are the 10 themes that’ll determine the direction of emerging markets in 2021

These themes are likely to keep dominating developing economies that collectively account for $30 trillion, or about 34% of global gross domestic product.

Ex RBI Viral Acharya: Govt pressure on central banks can lead to kiss of death from markets

In his book, Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India, the ex RBI deputy governor lists the ongoing challenges to RBI’s independence and how markets can ensure it.

Where to worry about catching Covid-19, and where not to

Dining together and taking public transport might risk spreading the disease, but going to a market briefly or a transient encounter while you walk, those are low risks.

Stock markets are going into a shock every time a new lockdown is announced

Concerns are rising over a sharp drop in business activity and a potential recession that follows the lockdowns, especially in Asia.

Food, business, schools: Kashmiris have devised coping mechanisms for everything

Since the abrogation of Article 370, Kashmiris have been borrowing from lessons learnt in 2010 and 2014, and perfected during 2016 unrest.

Modi wants to bring household savings into financial markets but Budget roadmap isn’t clear

Incentivising informal sector workers to save is good, but creating separate schemes for different groups divides an already fragmented pensions market.

Rupee rallies as India-Pakistan tensions abate but election wall is coming up

The rupee has rebounded about 2% since early February, and is no longer the worst performer this year among Asia's emerging market currencies.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.