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DDT abolished: Nearly 60% high dividend yielding shares end in the red

DDT abolished: Nearly 60% high dividend yielding shares end in the red

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

The Street was hoping that investors will lap up shares of high-dividend companies on optimism that their payouts will increase further, thanks to the 20 per cent tax saving. However, the trade failed to materialise as wealthy investors stayed away fearing high tax outgo, and experts raised doubts on whether companies would actually increase cash dole outs.

NSE 'dark fibre' case: Sebi exonerates Ravi Narain

NSE 'dark fibre' case: Sebi exonerates Ravi Narain

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

In May 2019, Sebi had penalised the NSE as well as two of its former heads - Narain and Chitra Ramkrishna - for allowing Sampark to provide the dark fibre connectivity to stock brokers, despite not having the authorised licence. Dark fibre refers to an unused optical fibre used for high-speed connectivity.

Investors lose Rs 5 trn in these stocks

Investors lose Rs 5 trn in these stocks

Rediff.com28 Dec 2019

The companies that have seen sharp erosion of market wealth include YES Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Zee Entertainment, Vodafone Idea, and Bharat Heavy Electricals.

Why analysts are not keen on these stocks

Why analysts are not keen on these stocks

Rediff.com27 Nov 2019

Some of the firms that have witnessed major drop in analysts' coverage include Dish TV, YES Bank, and JSW Energy.

All you want to know about Burger King's Rs 1,000-crore IPO

All you want to know about Burger King's Rs 1,000-crore IPO

Rediff.com4 Nov 2019

The issue will comprise a secondary share sale worth Rs 600 crore by private equity major Everstone Capital and fresh fundraising worth Rs 400 crore.

Party time at D-Street as Sensex, Nifty march towards record highs

Party time at D-Street as Sensex, Nifty march towards record highs

Rediff.com30 Oct 2019

While FIIs have pumped in nearly Rs 17,000 crore, MFs have been net buyers to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.

HSBC's cost-cutting may lead to job losses in India

HSBC's cost-cutting may lead to job losses in India

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

As many as 40 staffers, in the key equities and investment banking division in India, could be asked to go as part of the London-headquartered lender's global layoffs, said people aware of the development. HSBC India declined to comment.

Market sentiment worst in six years as growth slumps

Market sentiment worst in six years as growth slumps

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

In the first eight months of 2019, 70 per cent stocks in the BSE 500 universe were down. These stocks account for 94 per cent of India's total market capitalisation.

Spooked by Budget, foreign investors sell Rs 6000cr of equities

Spooked by Budget, foreign investors sell Rs 6000cr of equities

Rediff.com18 Jul 2019

They have been on an unbroken selling streak since the Union Budget, spooked by increase in income-tax surcharge, taxes on buybacks, and lack of stimulus to prop up the economy.

Infy tops 9 cos with share buyback plans hit by Budget

Infy tops 9 cos with share buyback plans hit by Budget

Rediff.com16 Jul 2019

According to PRIME Database, there are nine companies with active buyback programmes of Rs 8,605 crore. Among these, Infosys's share repurchase programme is the biggest at Rs 8,260 crore.

For first time in a month, Sensex posts weekly loss

For first time in a month, Sensex posts weekly loss

Rediff.com8 Jun 2019

Market players said a big upmove by the market will depend on policy action by the government to revive economic growth and corporate earnings revival.

As Sebi rule kicks in, India Inc old brigade marches out

As Sebi rule kicks in, India Inc old brigade marches out

Rediff.com16 Apr 2019

Starting April 1, a non-executive director of 75 years or more can be appointed or re-appointed only by way of a special resolution, which requires 75 per cent 'for' votes.

Foreign portfolio investors rekindle love affair with Indian markets

Foreign portfolio investors rekindle love affair with Indian markets

Rediff.com15 Apr 2019

So far in 2019, India has been one of the highest recipients of foreign flows among Asian and Emerging Market (EM) economies

Broking industry disrupted by new entrants

Broking industry disrupted by new entrants

Rediff.com11 Apr 2019

While discount brokers have managed to grow at a rapid pace, they have not been successful in capturing substantial market share in the above-40 age category.

Govt meets divestment target for 2nd year running. Here's how

Govt meets divestment target for 2nd year running. Here's how

Rediff.com9 Apr 2019

While divestment through IPOs saw an over 90 per cent drop as compared to the previous financial year, the exchange traded fund (ETF) route proved to be a shot in the arm for the government, reports Sundar Sethuraman.

FPI buying lifts Sensex 14% since Oct 2018

FPI buying lifts Sensex 14% since Oct 2018

Rediff.com17 Mar 2019

Global funds have pumped in over Rs 38,000 crore (about $5.5 billion) into domestic equities since February 20, helping the Sensex rebound 2,671 points, or 7.6 per cent, from its 2019 low.

Investors see opportunity in mid, small caps

Investors see opportunity in mid, small caps

Rediff.com6 Mar 2019

The mid- and small-cap indices had a dream run between January 2017 and January 2018 - zooming 48 per cent and 56 per cent, respectively.

Markets are still not ready to raise fund for capex purpose

Markets are still not ready to raise fund for capex purpose

Rediff.com21 Feb 2019

While the fresh issue portion of IPOs has been going down over the years, this financial year has been abysmally low at only Rs 2,663 crore, 82 per cent lower compared to the last financial year.

2 reasons why India's market capitalisation is down $274 billion

2 reasons why India's market capitalisation is down $274 billion

Rediff.com18 Feb 2019

The weakness in the rupee and broader markets has led to evaporation in the market cap.

Will Chalet Hotels IPO revive the market?

Will Chalet Hotels IPO revive the market?

Rediff.com28 Jan 2019

Five to six issues may hit the market if Chalet Hotels's IPO is successful and if there are no negative surprises in the Union Budget on February 1.

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