Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Markets

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

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.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.