Monthly Archive:: September 2016

Global M&A insurance deal value zooms 176%

Amid challenging economic and market conditions, the global insurance industry is experiencing a phase of consolidation. This new phase has, effectively, led to a significant surge in the merger and acquisition deals in global insurance industry, especially

India’s global competitiveness rank up 16 notches

India, the worlds’ fastest growing major economy, has leapfrogged 16 places on the Global Competitiveness Index as swift progress on the key structural reforms including the Goods & Services Tax (GST) strengthened the country’s competitive landscape. The

Have Indian banks moved past worst of bad loans?

Although there’s been a steady increase in bad loans, a promising monsoon season, constant public investment, and sustained advancement in foreign direct investment has helped push growth capital in the Indian Banking sector.  These factors will help

India Inc deal value grows on robust M&A activity

Robust growth in deal activity by India Inc continued to gain momentum in August, registering a 38 per cent surge in value terms. This increase amply indicates that the Asia’s third biggest economy is still a key

India’s mutual fund industry gaining traction

The Indian mutual fund industry has witnessed record Asset Under Management (AUM) growth over the past two decades. However, it still lags behind many countries like USA, Brazil, UK, Japan and even Bangladesh in terms of AUM/GDP

PE/VC deal tally declines in August

Private equity and venture capital deal tally in India is experiencing a slowdown amid a decline in the number of early-stage investments and the absence of large-sized deals, signaling that the investors are looking for more sustainable

Indian microfinance sector on revival path

Microfinance in India has come a long way. It started as an alternative source of finance to the unserved masses comprising the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid. However, now it has gradually turned out to be a

Will RBI’s recent reforms bolster corporate bond market?

It is not a common practice for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to make a policy decision within a week of submission of a committee report. Globally, central banks have a tendency to take their own

Asia’s outbound M&A momentum beats 2015 record

Outbound deal making in Asia is all set to reach the highest ever annual deal value since 2001, buoyed by China’s overwhelming outbound M&A (merger and acquisition) spree that has propelled the number and value of transactions

India’s robust services activity buoys economic outlook

India’s services activity gathered momentum in August, buoyed by increased new work inflows and improved levels of business confidence, brightening the outlook for Asia’s third biggest economy and indicating that the tepid first quarter growth was likely