Monthly Archive:: June 2016

India Inc goes slow on M&A in May

The aggressive pace of M&A activity in 2015 looks unlikely to be repeated this year amid global economic uncertainty and financial volatility coupled with absence of big ticket overseas acquisitions by India Inc. However, the outlook for

100% FDI in most sectors: Kudos to NDA govt

In a bid to provide major impetus to Asia’s third biggest economy, the NDA government has taken a bold step in liberalising foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in a number of sectors, making India the magnet for

Can RBI’s new debt restructuring scheme bring an end to bad loan woes?

With the rising bad loans attracting a lot of attention, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given banks another rope to save their large corporate borrowers by introducing a new Strategic Debt Restructuring scheme. The jury

Stage set for Tech M&A in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have boomed over the course of time and is set for sustained growth in 2016. As the wider M&A market heats up, the activity in the tech space too is gaining traction. The

Global growth outlook fades on strong headwinds

  With a prolonged decline in the commodity prices, turbulence in the global financial markets, sluggish demand in the advanced economies and heightened geopolitical uncertainties, the global economy has become far more susceptible to a sharp slowdown.

RBI holds onto its clippers for now; keeps rates unchanged

Owing to the recent upsurge in inflation, the Reserve Bank of India has pressed a pause button on rate cuts in its second bi-monthly monetary policy review on June 7, 2016, as it is keeping a close watch on the progress

Improved ranking in GRDI underlines India’s potential

Amid heightened volatility in global financial markets, India, the worlds’ fastest growing major economy, has emerged as the best bet in the retail sector , moving up by 13 places from last year when it comes to the ease of doing business.

Can India’s banking sector tackle ballooning NPAs?

With mounting bad loans being in great focus recently, there has been a sharp upsurge in the quantum of NPAs reported by banks. This is not only affecting their balance sheets, but having some repercussions on the

India’s growth on an upward trajectory

The Indian economy accelerated in the March quarter, signaling a continued robust recovery and reinforcing India’s position as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi more reasons to celebrate after completing two years in

Job shedding in Investment banks gathers momentum

Amid a wave of volatility in financial markets, sharp decline in oil prices, near-zero interest rates and dark clouds hovering over the global economy, investment banks, which are already struggling to keep up the pace with new