Sheetal Agarwal

All stories by Sheetal Agarwal

Microsoft connects to Indians via Aadhaar

Microsoft connects to Indians via Aadhaar

Rediff.com9 Apr 2018

Use of Aadhaar on Skype Lite and LinkedIn will allow Microsoft to bring on board millions in small towns and rural areas lacking e-mail IDs, reports Sheetal Agarwal.

Smaller packaged food cos come into their own

Smaller packaged food cos come into their own

Rediff.com4 Jul 2017

While larger companies like Nestle India, Britannia and the like are often mentioned, some mid-cap companies are also expected to grow at a rapid clip.

IT majors face multiple margin issues

IT majors face multiple margin issues

Rediff.com16 Jun 2017

Slowing growth, stronger rupee and higher local hiring to pull firms down this financial year

India Inc displays pricing muscle in Q4

India Inc displays pricing muscle in Q4

Rediff.com5 Jun 2017

Premiumisation, improving demand aid realisation growth at most large firms

Why India's banks are staring at a bleak future

Why India's banks are staring at a bleak future

Rediff.com3 May 2017

The continuing stress faced by corporate India has weakened their debt-servicing capability and this is reflected in the banks' books, as yet-burgeoning bad loans.

A first in many years, FY17 credit growth to lag India's GDP

A first in many years, FY17 credit growth to lag India's GDP

Rediff.com31 Mar 2017

Historically, overall credit has grown at 1.6 times GDP growth

What does Microsoft see in Aadhaar?

What does Microsoft see in Aadhaar?

Rediff.com23 Feb 2017

The use of Aadhaar on Skype Lite and LinkedIn will allow Microsoft to bring on board millions in small towns and rural areas lacking e-mail IDs.

Will IT be the dark horse of 2017?

Will IT be the dark horse of 2017?

Rediff.com8 Feb 2017

While companies having fewer visa holders in the US seem to be less exposed to rising protectionism, most front-line IT stocks are trading at attractive levels and, to a large extent, factor in near-term headwinds.

'MF industry needs simple KYC norms'

'MF industry needs simple KYC norms'

Rediff.com1 Feb 2017

'The number of first-time investors into MFs can grow four times more than the current rate if we are able to accept the bank KYCs.'

Why the spark is missing in BSE's IPO

Why the spark is missing in BSE's IPO

Rediff.com20 Jan 2017

While the BSE's asking valuation is reasonable, compared to peers, there are some factors that long-term investors need to consider before investing.

'DeMo impact over by March'

'DeMo impact over by March'

Rediff.com16 Jan 2017

'I expect a demand stimulus in the Budget. 'There has been such a shock to the economy that such a stimulus would be needed.'

Rate cuts may adversely impact bank margins

Rate cuts may adversely impact bank margins

Rediff.com11 Jan 2017

While rate cuts may increase churn between banks, these may not boost credit offtake meaningfully.

With RBI unmoved on rates, pressure could build on banking stocks

With RBI unmoved on rates, pressure could build on banking stocks

Rediff.com8 Dec 2016

Unless RBI temporarily relaxes the norms on recognising of bad loans, the pressure on this front could rise in the December quarter.

Will more subscribers gravitate to RJio for free offer?

Will more subscribers gravitate to RJio for free offer?

Rediff.com2 Dec 2016

Jio's100-million subscribers target appears an uphill task in the next one month, believe analysts. Also, the existing subscribers are already witnessing slowdown in data speed thanks to the high traffic.

3 FMCG stocks that can make you rich in times of demonetisation

3 FMCG stocks that can make you rich in times of demonetisation

Rediff.com22 Nov 2016

After demonetisation, sharp fall in PE valuation offers an attractive entry point into some quality names and these 3 FMCG companies are expected to see the fastest growth in earnings with at least 15 per cent upside potential

Demonetisation to hit India's FY17 GDP growth

Demonetisation to hit India's FY17 GDP growth

Rediff.com20 Nov 2016

FY17 GDP growth faces cash crunch heat

How demonetisation affects India Inc

How demonetisation affects India Inc

Rediff.com10 Nov 2016

The move to ban Rs 500 and 1000 notes may not curb the root cause of black money.

Why Infosys ranks higher with analysts than TCS

Why Infosys ranks higher with analysts than TCS

Rediff.com17 Oct 2016

Possibility of higher growth and relatively cheaper valuations makes Street more positive on Infosys, says Sheetal Agarwal.

Three stocks that can make you RICH!

Three stocks that can make you RICH!

Rediff.com29 Sep 2016

With the government's focus on environment-friendly fuel, Indraprastha Gas, Mahanagar Gas and Suzlon's earning prospects look bright

One stock that you should NOT buy!

One stock that you should NOT buy!

Rediff.com22 Sep 2016

With two top exits and uncertainty on growth strategy, Jubilant is likely to remain under pressure

Low price raises concern on Jio's break-even

Low price raises concern on Jio's break-even

Rediff.com2 Sep 2016

Analysts cautious on outlook, expect earnings to remain under pressure over medium term.

Is Infosys underpriced compared with TCS?

Is Infosys underpriced compared with TCS?

Rediff.com30 Aug 2016

Even after the recent developments at Infosys, both companies are expected to deliver similar revenue growth in FY17

6 stocks that make for good investment bets

6 stocks that make for good investment bets

Rediff.com24 Aug 2016

These have been selected based on the earnings growth prospects and favourable (buy) ratings by brokerages

'India is in a sweet spot, in a Goldilocks scenario'

'India is in a sweet spot, in a Goldilocks scenario'

Rediff.com20 Jul 2016

'India is likely to do better than other emerging markets.'

How Brexit will hit Indian IT firms

How Brexit will hit Indian IT firms

Rediff.com28 Jun 2016

Revenues, profit margins will be hit in the next one year, but more demand in the longer run.

India's 10 sinking banks

India's 10 sinking banks

Rediff.com20 May 2016

Rising bad loans continued to haunt public sector banks (PSBs) in the March 2016 quarter.

Listed FMCG companies feel the heat of 'guru business'

Listed FMCG companies feel the heat of 'guru business'

Rediff.com13 May 2016

Baba businesses are sprucing up their act as they expand product portfolios and enhance brand image

'Sensex earnings may grow 23% or more in FY17'

'Sensex earnings may grow 23% or more in FY17'

Rediff.com10 May 2016

Raamdeo Agrawal, joint managing director at Motilal Oswal Financial Services, tells Sheetal Agarwal key trends in this earnings season and investment themes in Indian markets.

Indian markets will see a de-rating in near term: Mahesh Nandurkar

Indian markets will see a de-rating in near term: Mahesh Nandurkar

Rediff.com3 May 2016

Premium valuations and lack of big triggers will weigh on Indian equity markets in the near term, believes Mahesh Nandurkar, India Strategist, CLSA.

New accounting norms to hit banking, telecom firms most

New accounting norms to hit banking, telecom firms most

Rediff.com19 Apr 2016

Banking and telecom will see the highest impact of this transition.

Q4 earnings: TCS delivers, but is it enough?

Q4 earnings: TCS delivers, but is it enough?

Rediff.com19 Apr 2016

Most positives seem to be factored into current valuations.

Bigger warnings may not hit cigarettes a lot

Bigger warnings may not hit cigarettes a lot

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

Currently, 40 per cent of the front and back panel of cigarette packs is covered with warnings.

To what extent will RBI liquidity easing help?

To what extent will RBI liquidity easing help?

Rediff.com6 Apr 2016

The gains will be gradual as the measure will be executed over 12 months or so.

Deposit-rate cuts may not be that steep

Deposit-rate cuts may not be that steep

Rediff.com22 Mar 2016

Existing bank deposits will continue with past rates until renewed on maturity.

'Indian markets to grow over 10% in 2016'

'Indian markets to grow over 10% in 2016'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2016

'Markets should be driven more or less by earnings growth.'

Infosys could be the fastest growing IT company this FY

Infosys could be the fastest growing IT company this FY

Rediff.com15 Jan 2016

Stellar results compared to TCS led to reversal of valuation discount.

Multiple headwinds for IT majors

Multiple headwinds for IT majors

Rediff.com5 Jan 2016

While most analysts remain positive on TCS and Infosys, they are cautious on Wipro.

It's still early to bet on cyclical stocks

It's still early to bet on cyclical stocks

Rediff.com23 Dec 2015

Experts prefer domestic consumption-driven plays and defensives such as information technology and pharmaceuticals

Mid-cap IT stocks that offered high returns

Mid-cap IT stocks that offered high returns

Rediff.com2 Dec 2015

Mindtree, eclerx and Hexaware are trading at similar valuations to that of the larger peers.

Maggi relaunch: No instant relief for Nestle India

Maggi relaunch: No instant relief for Nestle India

Rediff.com18 Nov 2015

Intensifying competition and possibility of further legal action to test expectations of recovery.

Next