A second whistle for SunPharma, RIL sets another benchmark, Jet Airways- Etihad Tussle- Weekly Digest #74

Monday- 14th January 2019 Talks among Jet Airways and partner Etihad Airways over a possible rescue are stuck over several stipulations by the former for making any further investment. Etihad has refused to pledge its shares as collateral against loans to the Indian carrier. VBL is in talks to acquire PepsiCo’s bottling, sales and distribution …

Anil Ambani to appear before SC, OYO’s tussle with small hotels continue, GST relief to small businesses- Weekly Digest #73

Monday- 7th January 2019 After issuing a circular that sought to clarify taxes on valuations, the CBDT withdrew it following a Congress party press conference at which it said the move would exonerate Rahul and Sonia Gandhi over income-tax liabilities in the Associated Journals Ltd case. The CCI has sought details from Samara Capital on …

Maggi in trouble, Reliance Jio – RCom deal revives, Jet Airways crash – Weekly Digest #72

Monday- 31st December 2018 The RBI has forecasted gross bad loans will decline to 10.3% of total loans by March 2019 from 10.8% at the end of September 2018 and 11.5% in March 2018. This is the first time since 2015 that the regulator has believed that the industry will report a decline in NPAs. …

HDFC’s Bond Issue, Relief for Rcom, Rupee recovery – Weekly Digest #71

Monday- 26th November 2018 Co-founder of Flipkart, Sachin Bansal, to establish a holding company through which he will run and invest in the emerging sectors- agri-tech and fin-tech. This comes after Bansal's resignation from Flipkart following its acquisition by Walmart. IIFL Securities has acquired a 15% strategic stake in the Bengaluru-based fin-tech startup, Trendlyne, a …

RBI-FinMin Consensus, Fall in crude oil prices, Rupee staging comeback- Weekly Digest #70

Monday- 19th November 2018 The RBI and the Finance Ministry have reached a common ground where the RBI has agreed to restructure small-scale loans and set up a committee to discuss the issue of transfer of surplus reserves to the government. It also decided to consider a relaxation of lending norms for banks under the …

Rupee hits an all-time low, Amazon India receives fresh infusion, Fortis-IHH deal approved by shareholders- Weekly Digest #69

Monday- 13th August 2018 The Indian Rupee hits a 5 year low as it fell by 1.58% against USD to reach 68.93 amidst selloff in emerging market currencies led by the collapsing Turkish lira. In the derivative trading, the rupee crossed 70 to the USD. Bain Capital Private Equity is competing with US private equity firm KKR to …

RBI increases repo rate, Jet Airways in trouble, RIL wins against the govt- Weekly Digest #68

Monday- 30th July 2018 Axis Bank reported a 46% fall in net profit in the Q1 to ₹701 crore from ₹1,306 crore on YoY basis. This has been attributed to a rise in provisions and muted other income. DLF Brands is shuttering the India store network of US women’s accessories brand Claire's amid trouble at the …