Is Trump Another Sansa Stark? (GoT spoilers ahead)

There is no doubt that Trump is one of the most non-mainstream Presidents to have ever set foot in the White House. His decisions have been subject to a plethora of adjectives, right from bold and daring, to illogical and downright crazy. He has also recently gone on a firing …

NBFC Crisis

  What are NBFCs and why are they important? Non-banking financial companies perform the services generally performed by banks with two caveats: they don’t hold a banking license (and hence are not as tightly regulated) and they cannot accept demand deposits. NBFCs as a segment have exhibited high growth rates …

The Depreciating Rupee: Aberration or New Normal?

Introduction India has been operating on a managed floating exchange rate regime from March 1993, marking the start of an era of a market-determined exchange rate regime of the rupee with provision for timely intervention by the central bank. This means that generally, free market forces determine the exchange rate …

Personal Finance Landscape.. The times they are changing

There is a saying (perhaps apocryphal), “Every technology seems magical…until it transforms into a consumer appliance”. In other words, what elicits cries of astonishment when introduced (Say, the light bulb, elevator, telephone, television…and lately, the internet) ultimately blends into quotidian activities, when adopted by the masses.   What transpired with …

The Curious Case of Binani Cement: The Rise of a New Era of Acquisition Wars?

Introduction Binani Cement has been a trophy for the major players in the Indian cement industry for over a year now. Since 25th July’17, the day the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT/NCLT) processed the application of insolvency against Binani Cements, cement manufacturers both domestic and from abroad have jumped to their feet …

“Brexit” – a tragic split

June 23rd. A day when the unthinkable became the new reality. It would be unreasonable to say that no one imagined this coming. Britons did start whining very vocally about the bloated concept of a Union and all those unsought migration workers, befuddling regulations and overblown bureaucrats a year before. …

Morgan Stanley’s Markdown of Flipkart- Impact and analysis

After 8 years of discounting, Flipkart itself was discounted by Morgan Stanley by 38% to 9.39 billion dollars. The “mark down”, as they call it, was bound to create some ripples in the E-Commerce industry and the start-up community as a whole. Ripples were created. Confidence was shattered in some …