SEBI Gives Nod To Options Trading In Commodities

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The following post is a sponsored post. In 2015, the Forward Markets Commission, the former commodities regulator, was merged into the national capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). In April 2017, SEBI approved a proposal to integrate the spot and derivatives markets by introducing options trading in the commodities market. […]

What’s In Store For Aviation Stocks?

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The following post is a sponsored post. Indians are flying more than ever, with domestic air passengers hitting 100 million, double what they were six years ago. In the latest aviation news, shares of Indian carriers have been buoyed by data showing air traffic in the January-March quarter of 2017 grew 18.5% compared to the […]

Transfer Pricing 101

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The following post is a sponsored post. One of the main difficulties facing foreign companies in India is the issue of transfer pricing. In the past, it’s cast a chill on investor sentiment and cemented India’s reputation as a land of inconsistent and unpredictable tax rules. Foreign companies such as Vodafone Group, Cairn Energy and […]

Is it Time for Midcap Pharma Stocks to Shine?

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The following post is a sponsored post. The 2017 fiscal year was a stellar one for midcap stocks, which continued their outperformance of benchmark indices: consider the 35% positive returns from midcaps in FY ‘17, compared to the Nifty’s 19%. According to a Motilal Oswal report, investors who bet on midcap stocks over the last […]

The Future of FMCG Stocks

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The following post is a sponsored post. FMCG stocks rose after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a normal monsoon, which is seen as a bellwether of rural demand and consumption. All FMCG majors saw an immediate drop in rural demand for consumer non-durables after demonetization. But even prior to the latest Indian market news […]

The Future of Oil and Gas Stocks

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The following post is a sponsored post. Crude oil prices are now roughly half of what they were when Narendra Modi came into power in 2014. The odds of returning to USD 90-100 a barrel any time soon look slim, even after oil producers – both OPEC and non-OPEC – agreed to cut oil output […]

EPFO: Unexpected Saviour of Banks’ Bad Loans?

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The following post is a sponsored post. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has recently amended rules that allow members to withdraw from their retirement savings for housing purposes. As part of the government’s mandate to ensure affordable housing for all Indians, members can now withdraw a maximum of 90% of their funds to make a […]