92% of villages `electrified` have houses without power

As many as 78 per cent of the 18,452 inhabitable villages the government set out to provide with power have been "electrified". However, 92 per cent of the 10,072 newly-electrified villages include homes which do not have electricity.

On August 22, 2016, the government issued an update to say that 28 villages were "electrified" the previous week (15-21 Augu

RBI Governor Urjit Patel- “Old Wine in New Bottle”? - Dynamic Levels

Urjit Patel, who assumed office as RBI's deputy governor on 11th January 2013, was appointed as the 24th Governor by the Government with his term beginning on 4th September, 2016.

Why Patel?

The government had a set of criteria that would form the basis of selection of the next RBI governor. Firstly, the person should have firsthand exper

Shaping the Market: The Dons of D-Street - Dynamic Levels

Trade on both the bourses, Nifty and Sensex, are greatly influenced by the flow of FIIs in the market. They have been a major indirect player, shaping and restructuring the trade in Indian market. In the second half of 2015, FIIs exited the stocks in a big way. The January-June period of 2016 witnessed the lowest six-month period net investment in five years amounting to $3 billion.


RBI Deputy Governor appointment by Mr.Ajay Bodke - Prabhudas

Below is the views on Quote: RBI Deputy Governor appointment by Mr. Ajay Bodke, CEO & Chief Portfolio Manager - PMS, Prabhudas Lilladher

"Institutional Investors both domestic & foreign would welcome the Indian government's appointment of RBI Deputy Governor Dr Urjit Patel as successor to Dr Raghuram Rajan. It signals a seamless continuity i

We hope to see next directional move in markets soon - Religare Sec

Below is the weekly technical recommendations by Mr. Jayant Manglik, President, Retail Distribution, Religare Securities Ltd

Markets remained in consolidation mood for fourth successive week and ended almost unchanged in the end. Mixed set of macro-economic data dampened the sentiments in beginning which later improved with some support from global cues. Amid all

Oil over $50 at six-week high on talk of supply freeze

By Christopher Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil hit a six-week high above $50 a barrel on Thursday as the world's biggest producers prepared to discuss a possible freeze in production levels.

Brent rose to $50.22 a barrel, up 37 cents on the day and its highest since July 4 by 1330 GMT. U.S. light crude oil was up 65 cents at $47.44.

Benchmark North S

Brexit Tremors Hit Again, Infosys Feels the Heat - Dynamic Levels

Brexit had fueled the concerns of adverse affect on Indian Companies over a period. The tremors have begun in just less than two months, and Infosys has been the first to feel the shudder. India’s second largest software company has been scathed after the Royal Bank of Scotland mothballed its plan for Williams and Glyn. W&G was the identity of the separate bank that RBS was planning t

Fact check of Prime Minister`s 70th Independence Day speech

 A fact check on claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort:

* Claim: Linked 700 million to Aadhar and direct benefits

Fact: 716.7 million Aadhar-linked beneficiaries through various schemes as on March 31, 2016

* Claim: Solar energy grew by 116 per cent over one year

Fact: Growth of 95 per cent f

Why Hedging the Rupee Doesnt Make Business Sense - Dynamic Levels

Global Turbulence

The turbulence and the risks of Equity investments attract unsolicited risks to hedge fund managers across the world, it’s no surprise thus that Currency Hedging has been the most talked about topic amongst investment firms who venture across borders in search of that extra buck. In the first world countries Currency fluctuation

We maintain our buy rating on Cipla Ltd by Ms. Sarabjit Kour Nangra - Angel

Below is the views on Cipla Ltd 1QFY2017 Results by  Ms. Sarabjit Kour Nangra (VP- Research IT, Angel Broking Pvt Ltd) 

“For 1QFY2017, the company posted lower than expected numbers. Sales during the quarter came in at INR 3,500cr V/s INR 3,743cr expected V/s INR 3,777cr in 1QFY2016, a dip of 7.3%. On the operating profit front, t

Expert Views: India`s inflation accelerates to above RBI target

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI  - Soaring food prices in July kept India's headline inflation above the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) near-term target, underscoring the challenge facing the next central bank governor.

Consumer prices rose at a faster-than-expected pace to 6.07 percent last month from a year ago, up from June's 5.77 percent

First isolate, then negotiate: How India`s GST deal was done

By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Manoj Kumar

NEW DELHI  - It took him more than two years, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally discovered the art of the deal.

Realising that a frontal assault wasn't securing the votes needed for India's biggest-ever tax reform, Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley changed tack this spring, government and rul

Commissioning of Kudankulam n-plant enhances component making capacity

The formal commissioning of the first nuclear power plant at Kudankulam on Wednesday would not only enhance atomic power capacity but also the localisation of components, said experts.

"Localisation of production of nuclear equipment in India is important to consolidate Indian manufacturing of nuclear plant equipment. There is already a substantial industrial capacity for ma

Asia gold demand to fall 15-20 pct in 2016 on price rise - Scotiabank

By Rajendra Jadhav

MUMBAI - Gold consumption in China and India, the world's top two buyers, is set to drop 15 to 20 percent in 2016 after lower investment demand and jewellery sales, an official at a leading importing bank said.

Lower demand from the two countries, which account for more than half of the global market, could limit a rally in global prices which are trad

RBI to continue with accommodative stanceby Mr. Dinesh Thakkar - Angel

Below is  the views on Third Bi-Monthly  Monetary Policy: by Mr. Dinesh Thakkar (Chairman & Managing Director, Angel Broking)

RBI to continue with accommodative stance 

“The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept the key policy rates unchanged in its third bi-monthly monetary policy review. Consequently

We expect few more announcements to combat the liquidity shortage in coming months - Dun & Bradstreet India

Below revised view on RBI’s Monetary Policy by Dr. Arun Singh – Lead, Economist - Dun & Bradstreet India.

 “The RBI keeping the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% was on expected lines. Going forward, the sharp surge in food prices, particularly pulses, is likely to be reversed to a certain extent due to the impact of a favourable

We see RBI cutting rates by 25bps in current financial year - Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd

Below is the views on today’s Credit Policy announcement from Mr. Kunal Shah, Fund Manager, Debt at Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd.

“RBI has maintained the accommodative policy stance amid global weakness and subdued domestic capacity utilisation. Having maintained status quo on rates, RBI will look for more easing if space opens up in f

Prudent for the RBI to wait for the actual fall in food prices by Mr. Murthy Nagarajan - Quantum AMC  

Below is the views on Monetary Policy by Mr. Murthy Nagarajan ,Head-Fixed Income ,Quantum AMC

“Raghuram Rajan, in his last policy announcement, left the Repo rate unchanged at 6.5% as was widely expected. Food inflation, at the retail level, remains high and the RBI has rightly pointed to an upside risk to their 5.0% CPI inflation target for March 2018. Alt

Expert Views: RBI expectedly keeps policy rate unchanged

 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, who bows down next month, kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.50 percent at his final policy review on Tuesday after inflation hit a nearly two-year high.



"Policy was inline with our expectations.

GST holds the potential to boost economic activity - Motilal Oswal

Below is the views on 'GST Bill’ by ​Mr Motilal Oswal,CMD,Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd

GST bill passed by upper house is a game changing, path breaking and the most important reform since independence. Look forward to an exciting time ahead. The country is on the way towards double digit growth. Very bullish on scrip called India. A historic,