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Bullion index futures offer hedging opportunity, but margin, settlement risks linger

The exposure and impact would be huge if the underlying index declines as it is in the derivative segment. Read more »

For all reasons: Mutual fund investments in the times of Covid-19

Investing in SIPs is a rewarding investment for retail investors. Investors should continue to invest in SIPs based on their risk appetite and financial goals. Read more »
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RBI policy: A 25 basis point cut in policy rates feasible, desirable

A sharper cut in the policy rates by RBI would have been possible in August review, but for high inflation rate in the first three months of the current year. Read more »
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Indian Railways: Confusion must go before privatisation

The Narendra Modi government is treading cautiously because of the complex nature of the railways' operations and the doubts over its welfare function. Read more »
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India needs a push towards Integrated Reporting

In a world that is under threat from Covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis, India needs to encourage its companies adopt Integrated Reporting. Read more »
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Covid-19 contagion: How will it play out on world economy

A multilateral policy dialogue is essential to evolve appropriate control and policy measures to limit the economic cost of the pandemic. Read more »
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Brick by brick: A revival plan for coronavirus-hit Indian economy

Most sectors of Indian economy are under the grip of a crisis. Naliniprava Tripathy of IIM Shillong puts together a plan to get the economy back on track. Read more »
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Covid-19: An opportunity for battered banks to reinvent themselves

Banks will see their businesses and profits shrink, but quick recovery possible with some help from RBI, government. Read more »
Rana Kapoor, former MD & CEO, Yes Bank

Too big to fail? Yes Bank bailout sends wrong signals to the banking system

The episode highlights a severe lapse in banking regulation that allowed Rana Kapoor to sell his entire stake in the bank that was facing a crisis. Read more »
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Indian economy: The spectre of coronavirus looming large

The real economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak will only be seen in the coming months, but India must be ready for any eventuality. Read more »