Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Krishna Merchant' s stories

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  • Modi victory lifts India's markets

    People & Markets | 17 March 2017

    The landslide election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in India’s most populous state has given a lift to the country’s capital markets on hopes of faster and deeper reforms.

  • Indian corporates snap up AT1s

    People & Markets | 10 March 2017

    Several Indian public-sector banks are queuing up to issue Additional Tier 1 bonds to take advantage of hot demand, including from corporate investors new to the instruments.

  • Bollywood

    Eros out to seduce investors

    Top News | 03 March 2017

    India’s Bollywood film industry is set to premiere in the US dollar bond market as one of the country’s biggest distributors prepares its debut high-yield offering.

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Merger takes centre stage for State Bank of India chair

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    The delayed merger of State Bank of India with its affiliates is keeping India’s largest banking group away from the capital markets, its chairman said in an interview.

  • India consults on bond liquidity

    People & Markets | 10 February 2017

    India’s market regulator has put out a consultation paper recommending that issuers maintain fewer, albeit larger, bond lines.

  • india

    India raises capital market ambitions

    Top News | 03 February 2017

    The Indian government has unveiled its most ambitious target for public share sales so far, looking to capitalise on the robust domestic capital markets to cut its annual deficit.

  • Axis Bank warns on SME stress

    India's Axis Bank warns on SME stress from banknote move

    People & Markets | 03 February 2017

    Loans to small businesses in India are likely to come under pressure from the country’s recent withdrawal of high-value banknotes, the chief financial officer of Axis Bank said in an interview.

  • India worries about low bond yields

    People & Markets | 02 December 2016

    The rally in Indian bonds paused last week after the Reserve Bank of India announced measures to soak up excess liquidity and the government expressed concerns over low bond yields.

  • Cash purge to boost Indian banks

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    India’s demonetisation drive is likely to cause short-term pain for the economy, but banks are expected to benefit from the move in the long run.

  • India’s banknote ban triggers cash squeeze

    People & Markets | 11 November 2016

    India declared war on “black money” and counterfeit banknotes last week, but the first casualties are likely to be consumer spending, property prices, and even IPOs.