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NSE trading outage: Calls for more stock exchanges likely to grow

NSE trading outage: Calls for more stock exchanges likely to grow

Rediff.com2 days ago

Sebi proposes to relax ownership rules to allow more entrants in the exchange space, which is seeing a disruption globally with the emergence of new technologies such as block chain.

Further rise in bond yields seen; oil likely at $100/barrel

Further rise in bond yields seen; oil likely at $100/barrel

Rediff.com6 days ago

The rise in US bond yields spooked investors last week and there could a further increase given the inflation dynamics, according to Christopher Wood, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies. "The US bond market sell-off has continued over the past week, and with it the increased potential for an inflation scare. "Still, there is plenty of scope for bonds to sell off more since the last time the 5-year forward inflation expectation rate was running at current levels (namely in early December 2018), the 10- and 30-year bond yields were significantly higher at 2.91 per cent and 3.17 per cent, respectively," the market guru said in his newsletter GREED & fear. The 10-year and 30-year US Treasury finished at 1.34 per cent and 2.13 per cent, respectively, last week.

India Inc's profit contribution to GDP likely to jump three times

India Inc's profit contribution to GDP likely to jump three times

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

The bulk of the incremental profits will come from oil & gas and automobile sectors.

Public sector IPOs to warm up to anchor investors

Public sector IPOs to warm up to anchor investors

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

Through anchor allotment, a firm can demonstrate the demand for shares by getting marquee investors on board.

Tata Consumer may be added to Nifty

Tata Consumer may be added to Nifty

Rediff.com16 Jan 2021

The firm is on course to replace state-owned Gail India in the widely-followed index during the semi-annual review set for March.

''No' vote could mean liquidation of securities'

''No' vote could mean liquidation of securities'

Rediff.com26 Dec 2020

'We know that returning money to unitholders at the earliest is the first and most important step towards resurrecting our brand and regaining investor trust.'

IPOs have a very good 2020

IPOs have a very good 2020

Rediff.com15 Dec 2020

Shares of all the 14 companies are currently trading above their issue price.

Karvy declared defaulter by NSE for misuse of clients' securities

Karvy declared defaulter by NSE for misuse of clients' securities

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

The total default is said to be in excess of Rs 3,000 crore - making this the largest default by a broker.

Sebi to relax norms for re-classification process

Sebi to relax norms for re-classification process

Rediff.com24 Nov 2020

Maximum promoter holding to be eligible for reclassification to be raised from 10% to 15%; waiting time to be brought down to one month from three.

After FPIs, domestic brokers' lobby voices concern over T+1 settlement

After FPIs, domestic brokers' lobby voices concern over T+1 settlement

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

The move will increase working capital requirement for brokers, raise the work load on the system and will leave little room for contingencies.

What is the actual FPI cap in Airtel at present?

What is the actual FPI cap in Airtel at present?

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

While Airtel has hiked the limit to 100 per cent in principle, the company needs to address some issues on overseas investment limits in subsidiaries, before the changes come into effect. Until then, the cap on foreign ownership will remain at 49 per cent under the automatic route.

How Sebi's 'riskometer' grading of MF schemes helps investors

How Sebi's 'riskometer' grading of MF schemes helps investors

Rediff.com15 Oct 2020

The markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), recently introduced fresh guidelines to determine the place of a mutual fund (MF) on its riskometer tool.

Sebi slaps Rs 6-crore penalty on NSE for investing in 'unrelated' biz

Sebi slaps Rs 6-crore penalty on NSE for investing in 'unrelated' biz

Rediff.com2 Oct 2020

The NSE held 25 to 100 per cent stakes in these entities through its subsidiary NSE Investments as of September.

'Investors must not take any knee-jerk action'

'Investors must not take any knee-jerk action'

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

T'I am not going to buy small- or mid-cap stocks at very high valuations if it doesn't make sense for the investors.'

Why Sebi's new margin pledge norms have rattled brokerages

Why Sebi's new margin pledge norms have rattled brokerages

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

Several brokers used shares of dormant or inactive clients to provide margins for other more active clients. This prompted Sebi to rework its entire system of pledging.

5 reasons why people are flocking to the stock markets

5 reasons why people are flocking to the stock markets

Rediff.com20 Aug 2020

In the past four months, more than 4 million new accounts have been opened, taking the total to 44.3 million.

China's central bank trims holding in HDFC to below 1%

China's central bank trims holding in HDFC to below 1%

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

The Chinese authority hasn't entirely sold its stake but just trimmed it below 1 per cent. Stock exchange shareholding disclosure captures names of public shareholders who own more than 1 per cent stake.

Why MF stocks may see significant changes

Why MF stocks may see significant changes

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

The mid-cap universe - comprising firms that rank 101-250 in terms of m-cap - could see as many as 17 new stocks move out. Similarly, over half a dozen stocks could exit the large-cap universe, which is defined as the top 100 entities in terms of m-cap.

Why 2nd wave of COVID-19 is a worry for equity markets

Why 2nd wave of COVID-19 is a worry for equity markets

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

Many believe that the surge in the markets defy economic reality and is being fuelled by aggressive monetary easing by central banks across the world.

Beware of the 'bull trap' in a bear market, investors warned

Beware of the 'bull trap' in a bear market, investors warned

Rediff.com9 Jun 2020

This is the fastest the markets have taken to get out of bottom, compared to previous crises.

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