All stories by Sachin P Mampatta
Sebi rule clips wings of promoters of over 500 listed firmsRediff.com9 Jul 2021
Explained in 6 charts: India's bull run during Covid timesRediff.com9 Jun 2021
A lot of gains have been driven by foreign portfolio investors. Lower interest rates globally have forced foreign investors to seek avenues for growth. They have been net buyers to the tune of Rs 2.5 trillion over the trailing 12 months, including May, reports Sachin P Mampatta.
InvITs with too few investors under Sebi lensRediff.com3 Jun 2021
The regulator is more carefully scrutinising applications by infrastructure investment vehicles that have a limited number of investors. They have been asked to broaden their investor base before application approval, according to two people familiar with the matter. The Securities and Exchange Board of India is concerned about the structure being used for getting around tax requirements, according to one of the sources.
Rs 155.95 bn: Foreign investors net sellersRediff.com21 May 2021
Only 10 per cent of stocks account for 93 per cent of investments.
Foreigners no longer need PAN for investment in GIFT AIFsRediff.com6 May 2021
The government has been in discussions to promote such international financial services centres within India as alternatives to places like Singapore.
Tax indemnity clause leads to friction among buyers & sellers of firmsRediff.com3 May 2021
Discussions are said to have been heating up over how long a tax indemnity clause, which is part of such deals, should run, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
Getting compensation for tech glitches could be a tough task for investorsRediff.com4 Mar 2021
Lawyers say compensation may be an uphill task for investors because of a lack of judicial precedent and broader institutional difficulties.
Why large-cap PMS schemes failed to beat benchmark indexRediff.com19 Feb 2021
Companies providing portfolio management services (PMS) had a tough time beating the benchmark index in January, with more than half of the schemes invested in large companies underperforming in the run-up to the Union Budget. The Nifty 50 index was down 2.5 per cent during the month. Only around 44 per cent of PMS schemes did better, among the schemes investing in large-cap companies. The analysis is based on data from industry tracker PMS Bazaar. Half the mid-cap schemes outperformed, while the rest underperformed.
New rules on holding firms may affect pension fundsRediff.com19 Feb 2021
The Union Budget 2021-22 has made it easier for sovereign wealth funds and pension funds to invest in Indian infrastructure projects, but some of the new rules may need more clarity, experts said. The proposed regime requiring investments through holding companies may have adverse tax implications for such funds and may create an arbitrage between the new and old projects, they said. Besides, the ownership structure of holding companies through which investments are to be made requires further clarification, they added.
33 of 95 BSE100 cos INCREASED CAPEXRediff.com4 Feb 2021
Acquisitions may have played a role in much of the increase.
1 million new investors entering the market on a monthly basisRediff.com29 Jan 2021
Faster account opening, which allows investors to start trading without ever leaving their homes or visiting a physical branch of their local brokerage has played a role in the surge.
Franklin's voting process on six funds draws flakRediff.com15 Jan 2021
There was no postal intimation to unitholders who didn't have a registered email address, according to a letter that Midas Touch Investors Association sent to Sebi.
Pandemic deals major blow to capex, spending down 88%Rediff.com5 Jan 2021
While there were Rs 7.01 trillion worth of new assets in December 2019, this fell 88.6 per cent to Rs 80,000 crore for the three months ending December 2020, shows data from project tracker Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), reports Sachin P Mampatta.
Small firms struggled to raise capital in 2020Rediff.com5 Jan 2021
'SMEs got infected by Covid.'
Indian hedge funds beat their peers in other emerging marketsRediff.com28 Dec 2020
The year-to-date returns are 13.33 per cent for Indian funds, compared to 11.66 per cent for emerging market funds overall.
Reliance emerges as biggest wealth creator over last 25 yearsRediff.com23 Dec 2020
Reliance Industries accounted for Rs 6.3 trillion in wealth created since 1995; closest rival was Hindustan Unilever which was at Rs 4.9 trillion.
Congress spent Rs 61 lakh on Facebook ads for Bihar pollsRediff.com18 Nov 2020
Pages for the Bharatiya Janata Party's Bihar arm (BJP Bihar), Janata Dal-United, and Chirag Paswan (of the Lok Janshakti Party) saw between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 30 lakh in ad spends.
Even as economy reopens, new projects down 82% YoY in SepRediff.com9 Oct 2020
Completed projects saw an improvement of 29.2 per cent over the June quarter, which is valued at Rs 0.31 trillion.
In financial distress? Seek help, don't commit suicideRediff.com18 Sep 2020
Shedding the stigma around failure, sharing issues with the family and seeking financial assistance from others can help alleviate distress and help people recover faster, says experts.
India lags peers in heading back to office amid COVID-19Rediff.com24 Aug 2020
Other countries with a large number of cases including Brazil, Russia, Spain and the United States of America, all have more people heading to work.