BOJ expected to pull back from stimulus, maybe as early as this year - Reuters poll

By Kaori Kaneko

TOKYO - The Bank of Japan's next move will be to start phasing out its ultra-easy monetary policy, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters in a dramatic turnaround of expectations from just two months ago.

The BOJ will signal a move away from its accommodative policy by raising the 10-year Japanese Government bond yield ta

Taxes under GST 'to increase a bit', says CBEC Chairman

While the effective rate of indirect taxes under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime still remains unclear, as fitment in tax slabs is under way, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said that taxes were likely to "increase a bit" from the current level.

"That is our belief (that the current level of taxation will not lessen at least for first five

'Note ban will lead to even lower solar tariffs'

With solar power tariffs falling below Rs 3 per unit in auctions last month, a major player in the solar rooftop space says they are on course to fall further given that the recent demonetisation measure has come as a boost to industry because of the availability of cheaper finance.

"Demonetisation is helping the industry get cheaper loans," Kushagra Nandan, Presiden

We have valued the stock at 3.5x its FY2019E ABV and Recommend BUY with a Target Price of INR 825 over the next 12 months - Angel Broking

Below is the views on Housing Finance Company Ltd By Mr. Siddharth Purohit (Sr. Equity Research Analyst- Banking, Angel Broking)

“REPCO Home Finance is a midsized Housing Finance Company (HFC), with focus on the underserved self-employed segment. While the current operations of the company are predominately conc

Bitcoin: Can RBI ignore the elephant in the room?

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin are all the rage in FinTech, and could potentially transform global commerce in the years ahead. Users are adopting them in the thousands each day and the value of trade in these currencies is witnessing unparalleled growth.

The world over, regulators are working out carefully-crafted regulations to foster Bitcoin growth. In India, however, even with th

GDP data minus note ban impact on informal sector lacks credibility

By Biswajit Choudhury and Meghna Mittal 
The latest official data showing Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth at 7 per cent for the third quarter was only marginally impacted by the November 8 demonetisation measure has served to re-ignite the controversy about the methodology employed to calculate the country's national income.

The Central Statistics Of

Interview With Amit Doshi,Head strategist - Equity Sushil Finance

Below are views on the market By  Amit Doshi,Head strategist - Equity Sushil Finance

Q1. What is your current market reading ?

Do you think market is waiting for some event push to break the current resistance and make new high ?

Ans. The current market has already started its journey to new life time highs and BJP’s per

Developing Asia needs investment of $26 trillion from 2016 to 2030: ADB

Developing Asia will need an investment of $26 trillion from 2016 to 2030, or $1.7 trillion per year, if the region is to maintain its growth momentum, eradicate poverty and respond to climate change, said a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The report -- Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs -- said that of the total climate-adjusted investment needs over 2016-2030, $14.7

Defence sector to be largest business for RInfra: Anil Ambani

Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has said that in the next few years defence will be its largest business sector, where it is targeting opportunities worth Rs 1 lakh crore per annum.

This information was revealed by RInfra on Monday when it held an "Analyst Meet" here. During the meet, over 80 analysts from India's leading brokerage houses were briefed by Group Chairman

Expert Views: India's annual economic growth slows to 7 percent in Oct-Dec

MUMBAI - India's annual economic growth slowed to 7.0 percent in the three months through December from a revised 7.4 percent expansion in the previous quarter, but it was much stronger than expected, government data showed on Tuesday.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast 6.4 percent growth for the October-December period.

The federal statistics offi

Innovation key to India surviving next industrial revolution

It is not often that the world finds itself at the cusp of a revolution, and an industrial one is even more uncommon. India missed the bus on the first major industrial revolution that was brought about in 18th century Britain, on account of being on the wrong side of colonial history. No other phase of innovation has transformed the industrial landscape to a similar extent, except the digital

More layoffs likely as India's manufacturing sales shrink

Despite the governments efforts to attract investment under its Make in India campaign, sales of manufactured goods fell 3.7 per cent during 2015-16 -- the first decline in seven years --s parking fears of layoffs and debt default in the months to come.

Spurred by a global slowdown and lack of demand, sales of manufactured goods were falling even before demonetisation, affecti

With the beginning of the new expiry, we might see some profit taking in index - Religare Sec

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

Jubilation continues as Nifty inched gradually higher in the passing week and made a new 52 week high at 8982.15. The move was largely supported by handful of the index heavyweights while majority traded volatile during the expiry week.

India`s Q4 economic growth seen slowing to near three-year low: Reuters poll

By Krishna Eluri

BENGALURU - India's economy is expected to have slowed sharply to a near three-year low in the final three months of 2016, as demand wilted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise decision to ban high-value currency notes, a Reuters poll of economists showed.

Modi's announcement on Nov. 8 ordering the removal of 500-rup

Policy rates to stay on hold throughout 2017: Nomura

India's rate cutting cycle has come to an end and policy rates are likely to be on hold throughout 2017 as inflation is expected to stay above the Reserve Bank's target, says a Nomura report as per the PTI.

The minutes from the Reserve Bank's February 8 policy meeting shows that focus has shifted to lowering inflation towards the medium term target of 4 per cent. The Japan

Panneerselvam lost the plot by himself: Experts

The inaction on the part of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam in carrying out some acts that would have aroused public support and also attracting the legislators in the opposite camp were the main reasons for him to lose the plot, experts said.

"The plot was lost by Panneerselvam. He was not able to attract more than 10 legislators (excluding himself) to his camp. He was no

It could be a decisive week for the markets after two weeks of consolidation - Religare

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

Markets managed to settle marginally in green amid volatility, continuing the consolidation phase. Cues were mixed on domestic front where contraction in IIP figure and an uptick in WPI inflation dampened the sentiment. Surprisingly, pa

We maintain our NEUTRAL rating on Cadila Healthcare Ltd By Ms. Sarabjit Kour Nangra - Angel

Below is the views on  Cadila Healthcare Ltd  By Ms. Sarabjit Kour Nangra (VP Research- Pharma, Angel Broking Pvt Ltd)

“Cadila Healthcare did not got any 483’s issued in favour of its Moriaya plant. This marks an important relief for the company, Moriaya plant is a significant contributor to the overall sales of the company and has around 74