Week Ending June 15, 2024

Weekend Reflections

# 1 Market Street stabilised after week of post-election turbulence and equity indices did record fresh new highs on Thursday, capped later cued to US Fed indication of one interest rate cut in 2024 as against three, with Sensex and Nifty closing at 76992 and 23454 on Friday. On the bond market, yield on 10Y […]

Week Ending June 08, 2024

Weekend Reflections

# 1 Markets Markets swayed by irrational exuberance on Monday influenced by exit polls predictions, paled into gloom on release of results on Tuesday with the prospect of coalition Govt after 10 years of stable Govt. at the Centre. Investors’ concerns partially cooled, and sanity restored with the visibility of same dispensation.  Markets swung bank […]

Week Ending June 01, 2024

Weekend Reflections

  Week ending 1st June 2024 # 1 Markets If exit polls prove correct on Tuesday, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) may regret their decision (negative view on Indian Market) as they went net long on index futures ahead of final results to be declared on June 4. Fading hopes of rate cuts by Fed also […]

Week Ending May 25, 2024

Weekend Reflections

Week ending 25th May 2024 # 1 Markets Reserve Bank of India’s larger-than-expected dividend payment to the government prompted traders to cover some of their bearish bets in equity market. Receding uncertainty over the BJP’s performance in the general elections also bolstered sentiment, with the NSE Nifty ending a whisker away from 23,000 on Thursday. […]

Inclusive Growth: Pioneering Solutions in Housing Finance

Inclusive Growth: Pioneering Solutions in Housing Finance

Sreeraman runs a road-side eatery in Madurai and earns ₹40,000 a month. He has grown into this career from a day job because he wanted to be a self-employed microentrepreneur. As he progressed in his life, he got married to Mahalakshmi and wanted to settle in Madurai by constructing an 800 square-foot. house for his […]

A Sombre Tribute to a Revered Leader in Banking

Shri. R. K. Talwar, one of the greatest bankers India had ever produced, mentored Shri. Narayanan Vaghul at SBI, who went on to build another world-class institution, ICICI. It takes a legendary mentor to guide another institution builder, and at ICICI, Shri. Vaghul is renowned for directly grooming leaders such as K. V. Kamath, Kalpana […]

Week Ending 04th May, 2024

Weekend Reflections

# Markets Profit booking on Friday triggered by market chatter on changes to capital gains taxes on equities—piling on to prevailing election jitters—dragged India’s benchmark equity indices to their lowest in three weeks, before Hon’ble FM Nirmala Sitharaman dismissed what she called “pure speculation”. Section of the market also attributed to investors cutting bets ahead […]

The FinTech Phenomenon: Unleashing India’s Financial Potential

India’s core banking solutions get a FinTech makeover – and the shift is redefining the future of banking. The banking sector in India is witnessing a significant transformation, driven by the symbiotic relationship between FinTech and core banking. Core banking solutions (CBS) have revolutionised Indian banking from its early stages. By streamlining processes and centralising […]

LP’s appetite for private equity in India

LPs appetite for PE in India

2023 marked the second-highest year for Indian Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) fundraising, with a record ₹1.3 trillion raised across 102 funds. This set a new record for the number of funds raising capital in a single year, which prompts an exploration into the sources of this influx of capital. Economic Growth and […]

Week Ending 27th April 2024

Weekend Reflections

Week ending 27th April 2024 # 1 Markets Sensex and Nifty rallied for 6 days, running on firm Asian peers but short covering and derivatives closing   on Friday, resulted in a marginal correction. Sensex closed at 73730 while Nifty ended 22419. US Markets roared higher on Friday, after the latest wave of earnings overshadowed worries […]