Shishir Asthana

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Was Cyrus Mistry a victim of back-seat driving?

Was Cyrus Mistry a victim of back-seat driving?

Rediff.com26 Oct 2016

Mistry's intention of selling ailing steel maker Corus, Tata's so-called feather in the cap, was one reason for his ouster

What is ailing India's pharma sector?

What is ailing India's pharma sector?

Rediff.com18 Aug 2016

Low growth visibility and trouble with regulators have resulted in lack of interest from investors

Why India's latest GDP numbers may not be as good as they look

Why India's latest GDP numbers may not be as good as they look

Rediff.com2 Jun 2016

Gross value added and low investment activity by the private sector remain areas of concern

Why Subramanian Swamy is wrong in criticising RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

Why Subramanian Swamy is wrong in criticising RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

Rediff.com14 May 2016

Because of Rajan's policies, the banking system has mustered enough courage to disclose their toxic assets

Why Raghuram Rajan deserves a second term

Why Raghuram Rajan deserves a second term

Rediff.com10 May 2016

What differentiates Rajan from his predecessors is his proactive steps in anticipating a problem and coming up with out-of-the-box solutions

5 reasons why ICICI Bank is a difficult buy

5 reasons why ICICI Bank is a difficult buy

Rediff.com3 May 2016

Consensus continues to be cautious with analysts pointing towards tougher days ahead

Why Reliance Jio's delay is good news for consumers

Why Reliance Jio's delay is good news for consumers

Rediff.com29 Mar 2016

Increased and aggressive competition will bring down costs of services in the telecom space

Why banking stocks will continue to fall post RBI policy

Why banking stocks will continue to fall post RBI policy

Rediff.com9 Feb 2016

With March 2016 being the final quarter when banks will have to disclose their stressed assets, the markets are assuming the worst is yet to come

5 takeaways from Reliance results

5 takeaways from Reliance results

Rediff.com20 Jan 2016

Reliance beat analyst expectations on almost all parameters

Why China is bad news for the markets

Why China is bad news for the markets

Rediff.com6 Jan 2016

Markets will continue to remain volatile till the Chinese economy shows some signs of stability

All you want to know about currency devaluation

All you want to know about currency devaluation

Rediff.com13 Aug 2015

A look at what is devaluation and why do countries use it as a tool to boost their economy.

5 Indian sectors that will be impacted by China's yuan devaluation

5 Indian sectors that will be impacted by China's yuan devaluation

Rediff.com12 Aug 2015

The People's Bank of China cut its daily reference rate for the currency by a record 1.9 per cent, the biggest loss since January 1994.

Land Bill U-turn: Another defeat for the Modi govt

Land Bill U-turn: Another defeat for the Modi govt

Rediff.com7 Aug 2015

While going back to the old bill is only a face saver, there is little in the bill that will excite industry or the markets, says Shishir Asthana.

India Inc's hopelessness with Modi is justified

India Inc's hopelessness with Modi is justified

Rediff.com21 Jul 2015

The earlier government was blamed for non-performance, the current one will be rightfully blamed for mismanagement

5 ways China market meltdown can impact India

5 ways China market meltdown can impact India

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

From smart cities to gold, the fallout of the Chinese meltdown will have far-reaching consequences

10 takeaways from IndiGo's prospectus

10 takeaways from IndiGo's prospectus

Rediff.com3 Jul 2015

Despite having started at least a decade later than Jet Airways, IndiGo accounts for the lion's share in the domestic market

Governor Rajan has done his part; govt action will decide future rate cuts

Governor Rajan has done his part; govt action will decide future rate cuts

Rediff.com3 Jun 2015

Over to the government how they manage the uncertainty of monsoon and revive spending in order to entice RBI for another round of rate cuts

Is Vijay Mallya on the comeback trail?

Is Vijay Mallya on the comeback trail?

Rediff.com2 Jun 2015

After being forced to resign as chairman of MCF, Mallya is now keen on increasing his stake in the company

Why Modi deserves the flak he is getting

Why Modi deserves the flak he is getting

Rediff.com6 May 2015

From lack of big reforms to regressive tax policies, the Modi govt has surrendered its initial momentum, says Shishir Asthana.

Why Daiichi's exit is good for Sun Pharma

Why Daiichi's exit is good for Sun Pharma

Rediff.com22 Apr 2015

But splitting management bandwidth by investing in non-core businesses will not be appreciated by the market in the long run.

The real reason why Reliance stock has taken a beating

The real reason why Reliance stock has taken a beating

Rediff.com21 Apr 2015

The numbers hidden behind the results tell a story of zero-return businesses and lower prospects for the core units

Is ecommerce in India a bubble waiting to burst?

Is ecommerce in India a bubble waiting to burst?

Rediff.com16 Apr 2015

The sector will start making operating profits by 2020.

Why Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is right about e-commerce bubble

Why Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is right about e-commerce bubble

Rediff.com11 Mar 2015

Flipkart's model is a money guzzler

Why many think RBI's surprise rate cut is not positive

Why many think RBI's surprise rate cut is not positive

Rediff.com5 Mar 2015

he reason behind the cut in policy rate seems to be a slowing economy

Reasons why Swiss franc's loss will be gold's gain

Reasons why Swiss franc's loss will be gold's gain

Rediff.com17 Jan 2015

Swiss National Bank shocked the currency markets on Thursday by abolishing their currency -- franc's three year-old cap of 1.20 per euro

Which way will the markets go in 2015? 5 things will decide

Which way will the markets go in 2015? 5 things will decide

Rediff.com8 Jan 2015

India's macroeconomic environment is improving, but it is still not past the point where it can ignore the developments in the global markets

Land Acquisition Act: Right step, wrong route

Land Acquisition Act: Right step, wrong route

Rediff.com1 Jan 2015

The changes in the ordinance have been made after taking inputs from states suggesting changes to the Act which would make it more industry-friendly

Why the US economy's growth numbers will keep world markets buoyant

Why the US economy's growth numbers will keep world markets buoyant

Rediff.com27 Dec 2014

With rest of the world showing no signs of growth and headwinds ahead for US growth, chances are that we might continue to see central banks pumping money into their economies

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's interest rate dilemma

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's interest rate dilemma

Rediff.com19 Nov 2014

It would be beneficial for the economy to hold on to high interest rates till inflation numbers are under control.

Infosys Q2 results: 5 key takeaways

Infosys Q2 results: 5 key takeaways

Rediff.com11 Oct 2014

IT major Infosys on Friday announced a 3.1% increase in profit to Rs 3,096 cr, besides announcing a 1:1 share bonus

Here's why banks will rally again

Here's why banks will rally again

Rediff.com23 Sep 2014

Broking firm Jefferies says Indian financial system is now flooded with the kind of liquidity witnessed in 2005-07 and 2009-10

What makes Mallya a 'wilful defaulter'?

What makes Mallya a 'wilful defaulter'?

Rediff.com3 Sep 2014

Such classfication brings with a high cost, including closing of formal credit channels, and likely criminal proceedings.

Markets can hit the circuit either way today

Markets can hit the circuit either way today

Rediff.com16 May 2014

Options data indicates that markets will experience extreme volatility till a clear trend on election results emerges