Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

She was a shy girl when she first stepped into the movie world. Decades later, by when she was one of the most popular actors in Tamil, Jayalalithaa became a colossus in Tamil Nadu's politics, one who dreamt of playing a larger national role too.

Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life, was a politician par excellence, a Brahmin woman who reached the

How Narendra Modi changed (and changed) the demonetisation narrative

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on November 8, 2016 to announce the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.


The speech (in English) lasted 25 minutes. The Prime Minister uttered the phrase "black money" 18 times in this speech. He mentioned "fake currency" or "counterfeit" five times in the same speech.

It was unambigu

The prevailing situation on domestic front seems very - Religare Sec

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

Markets ended flat amid volatility in passing week, tracking mixed domestic and global cues. Demonetisation and its impact on economy remained the main talking point in market as several domestic and global agencies have reworked

RBI may hike interest rate by 50 bps on December 7: HDFC CEO

 At a time when the country is undergoing a demonetisation drive, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its next policy meeting on December 7, may increase the main interest rate by 50 basis points, feels Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman and CEO of HDFC.

In an interview to BTVi, Mistry said: "My sense is that in the RBI policy, I would expect to see an interest rate reduction. I wou

Reuters poll - Rupee's slide from outflows, demonetization likely near end

By Sumanta Dey

BENGALURU  - The rupee's recent slide from capital outflows as well as a controversial government move to withdraw high-value currency notes from circulation has mostly run its course, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

The rupee has weakened more than 3 percent in recent weeks to record lows, pressured by a U.S. dollar rally, capital

Expert Views - OPEC reaches first deal to cut oil output since 2008

LONDON - The world's largest oil exporters agreed on Wednesday to cut output for the first time in eight years to erode a global supply overhang that has persisted for two years and halved the value of a barrel of crude.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said it would agree to limit crude oil output to a maximum of 32.5 million barrels per

India GDP growth likely picked up in July-Sept but cash crackdown clouds outlook: Reuters poll

By Vartika Sahu

India's economy probably picked up steam in the July-September quarter on strong demand, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise currency crackdown this month will likely dent growth in coming months, a Reuters poll found.

While developed economies have wallowed in lacklustre activity, Asia's third-largest economy has maintained a resilient pa

Guwahati has potential to be major airline hub: SpiceJet chief

 With support from the state government, Guwahati, Assam's main city and the gateway to India's northeast, has the potential to become a major airline hub, says budget carrier SpiceJet's Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh.

Singh feels that because of the northeast's strategic location, it can also become a major airline cargo hub and generate hundreds of jo

we suggest keeping the positions light and wait for some confirmation of stability - Religare Sec

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

Markets finally ended its 4-week long losing streak and managed to close on flat note, thanks to recovery on last trading day of the week. Things looked bad to begin with as markets inched sharply lower on first day of the expiry

Banks in chaos over cash withdrawal limit

Hit hard by an unprecedented cash crunch, many banks are just refusing to let customers withdraw the Rs 24,000 they are entitled to every week as per RBI guidelines.

An IANS correspondent who went from bank to bank both in New Delhi and adjoining Noida found confusion over the issue -- and resentment and anger among disappointed clients.

Post demonetisation, the Reserve Bank

Greed and Fear in the Stock Market - Dynamic Levels

The dictionary meaning of the word "Greed" is "intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food". On the other hand “Fear” stands for “be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or harmful.”

Traditionally, human beings are guided by "Greed" and "Fear", which are the

Good Entry points for Indian equities in the midst of global & domestic uncertainties - Prabhudas

Indian equity markets- Caught up in a whirlwind of global & domestic currents

Although in the run-up to the US Presidential polls there was a sense of anxiety that a Trump victory would lead to a sharp fall in global markets, what has turned the tide is market’s reassessment of how the President-elect Mr. Trump’s campaign promise to dou

Nifty is now in oversold territory and has crucial support at 8000 level - Religare Sec

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

Markets were remained under pressure for fourth successive week and lost over two and half percent, mainly pressurised by domestic cues. On local front, issue of currency demonetisation and its impact on economy was the biggest co

FMCG, consumer durables, IT, metal and banking shares will continue to witness selling pressure in the coming week - Trade Smart Online

Below is the views on Weekly Market Quote by Vijay Singhania, Founder-Director, Trade Smart Online, a leading discount brokerage firm. 

"Global clues and Parliament proceedings to keep markets volatile ahead of derivative expiry.

In the coming week, global clues and parliament proceeding will dominate the markets sentiments. T

Trade in stocks only as full-time investor: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Noted investor and markets guru Rakesh Jhunjhunwala says people should trade in stock markets only if they are full-time investors, or else leave their investments with mutual funds.

"Don't go by tips like 'my father told me', 'my husband's friend has said', 'my brother's wife has said'. Take professional help while investing. In fact, why don&

Expert Views - India's consumer inflation eases to 4.20 pct in Oct

MUMBAI - India's annual consumer price inflation eased to 4.20 percent in October, its lowest level in 14 months, helped by smaller rises in food prices, according to government data on Tuesday. [ENNGBB0RX]

The reading matched the median consensus in a Reuters' poll of economists.

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We maintain our Accumulate rating on IPCA Laboratories Ltd by Ms. Sarabjit Kour Nangra - Angel

Below is the views on IPCA Laboratories Ltd 2QFY2017 Results By Ms. Sarabjit Kour Nangra (VP Research- Pharma, Angel Broking Pvt Ltd)  

“IPCA Labs posted numbers lower than expected on net profit front and OPM front. On sales front, the company posted sales of INR 853cr V/s INR 750cr expected V/s INR 739cr in 2QFY2016, posting a YoY growth of 17.2%. The for

Note on Demonetisation by Morningstar - Adviser India Pvt Ltd

Below is the views on  Demonetisation by Morningstar by Mr. Dhaval Kapadia, Portfolio Specialist, Morningstar Investment Adviser India Pvt Ltd.

The Government of India has decided that five-hundred and one-thousand-rupee bank notes will no longer be legal tender from midnight, 8th November 2016. The following Q&A addresses our thoughts on what has happened an

A significant concern that remains is a protectionist tilt in the US under Donald Trump - Quantum AMC

Below is the Quote on US presidential election by Mr.Nilesh Shetty,Associate Fund Manager-Equity, Quantum AMC

“US presidential election outcome, apart from a being an eyeball-grabbing media event, may not significantly impact Indian stock markets. A significant concern that remains is a protectionist tilt in the US under Donald Trump. However, apart from some se

Japanese firms face tighter audits after Toshiba scandal - Reuters poll

TOKYO - After a damaging accounting scandal at Toshiba Corp last year, half of Japanese firms have seen changes in the way they are audited and have taken or are considering steps to boost book-keeping compliance, a Reuters poll shows.

The findings suggest some, if incomplete, progress has been made in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to improve corporate gov

Half of Japan firms reviewing work hours, with cuts to overtime in focus - Reuters poll

TOKYO - Just over half of Japanese firms are reviewing rules on working hours with many looking to cut down on overtime, a Reuters poll shows, in a sign that the government has gained traction in its campaign for more employee-friendly labour practices.

The survey results also come amid a scandal engulfing advertising agency Dentsu Inc this year after a young worker c

We have an Accumulate rating on State Bank of India 2QFY2017 Results by Mr. Siddharth Purohit - Angel

Below is the views on  State Bank of India 2QFY2017 Results by Mr. Siddharth Purohit (Sr. Equity Research Analyst- Banking, Angel Broking Pvt Ltd)   

“Fresh slippages remained elevated at INR 10,341, Recovery and Upgradation has been disappointing, write off amount remained high. Credit cost of 2.03% remained higher than expected. However, the com