Monthly Archive:: May 2016

Amidst the boom in global fintech investment, where does India stand?

With its potential to create path-breaking technologies that are disrupting the financial services sector and pushing the world towards a cashless society, the burgeoning global fintech industry has been making waves in the investment world. The global

M&A activity set to surge in 2016

Following a record-breaking 2015, M&A (mergers & acquisitions) momentum in India is set to continue in 2016 as improved domestic macroeconomic fundamentals and game changing reforms to ease the business environment in Asia’s third biggest economy increase

Soaring consumer optimism underlines India’s economic resilience

Indian consumers emerged as the most confident lot in a global survey, with optimism reaching pre-global recession levels in the first quarter of 2016, signaling a pickup in momentum in the consumer driven Asia’s third biggest economy.

On-tap banking license: A new reform in banking industry 

Rolling out the red carpet for private sector players into the banking industry, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed granting on-tap universal banking licenses to individuals, groups or entities and companies that will pave the way

Bankruptcy Code: A game changing financial sector reform

The nod to the much awaited Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill, 2016, a landmark reform to comprehensively tackle the problem of insolvencies in India, accelerate debt recovery by lenders and bring in much needed transparency, will make it easier for

Peer-to-peer lending: A new way to lend money

Owing to a limited availability of support network for borrowers in India, other than banks, businesses are forced to seek out new opportunities for funding and ‘Peer-to-Peer (P2P)’ lending is one such business model that has gathered

Soaring inequality takes toll on Asia’s growth

Having clocked a remarkable growth of around 6 per cent per annum from 1990 to 2015, the Asia-Pacific countries have emerged as growth leaders notwithstanding a brief hiccup during the Asian and the Global Financial Crisis. However,

Changing dynamics of the private equity landscape in India

India, being the world’s fastest growing major economy with growth soaring above 7 per cent, has continued to remain an attractive destination for investors amidst heightened volatility in global financial markets, making Asia’s third-biggest economy the top

M&A activity in India hits high gear in Q1

The first quarter of the calendar year 2016 seemed to be a busy one for Corporate India’s boardrooms with deal making activity hitting a four-year high, signaling a revival of business sentiment in Asia’s third biggest economy driven by

Gaining appetite: Hello Curry buys food delivery startup First Meal

Hello Curry, which is a leading South Indian fast food chain specializing in instant and convenient delivery of healthy & hygienic food has acquired a food delivery start-up called First Chain as the former looks to carve out a