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External benchmark rates explained

New Delhi, March 23 -- Use of external benchmark rates How does a financial institution decide on the interest on a loan? One of the key parameters is based on the benchmark rate. Banks can't lend be... Read More


Sensex less than 500 points away from record high as rally continues: 10 updates

New Delhi, March 22 -- Indian markets moved higher today, extending this month's rally that has pushed benchmark index Sensex closer to its record high. The Sensex today rose as much as 139 points to ... Read More


Food inflation continues to decline

New Delhi, March 21 -- Inflation data released by the Government of India shows that food inflation is on decline. Fruits and vegetables in particular have become considerably cheaper, but the price o... Read More


Allocation to equities lowest since 2016, shows BofAML survey

New Delhi, March 20 -- Global fund managers, including hedge funds, have reduced their equity exposure substantially, showed a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). Allocation to global e... Read More


The GST muddle

New Delhi, March 20 -- The GST Council's decision to allow a choice of tax rates for under-construction real estate projects has added fresh complexity to the goods and services tax's already-complica... Read More


Should you have Embassy Office Parks REIT in your portfolio?

New Delhi, March 19 -- India's first REIT-Embassy Office Parks REIT-is open for investment till 20 March. Embassy Office Parks is a Bengaluru-based real estate developer and the REIT is backed by the ... Read More


Why rising global crude oil prices aren't affecting Sensex, Nifty

New Delhi, March 19 -- Crude oil prices have risen by 25% in 2019 so far. Brent crude futures contracts that are expiring in April are currently at $66.03/barrel. However, despite the country's heavy ... Read More


Opinion | Time to ease credit flows in effective ways

New Delhi, March 18 -- The lukewarm response of Indian lenders in passing on the last rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India to customers has made one thing clear: monetary policy transmission just isn... Read More


Opinion | The maddening chaos that really need not be

New Delhi, March 17 -- In urban India, being a pedestrian isperilous. One could swear off jaywalking, never place a toe wrong, but still crash through a road overbridge. After the Chhatrapati Shivaji ... Read More


Sensex less than 1,000 points from record high as rally continues: 10 points

New Delhi, March 15 -- Indian markets moved sharply higher today with Sensex hitting a six-month high above 38,000. The Sensex is now less than 1,000 points away from its all-time intraday high of 38,... Read More