All stories by Sundar Sethuraman
HAL stake sale kick-starts Centre's FY21 divestment driveRediff.com28 Aug 2020
About Rs 4,257 crore worth of bids have been received so far and the Centre hopes that retail investors - those investing up to Rs 2 lakh - will place bids worth at least Rs 750 crore.
Foreign portfolio flows in 2020 turn positive after Covid-19 jittersRediff.com13 Aug 2020
In the past four months, $7.5 billion has flowed back into domestic stocks, helping the benchmark indices bounce back more than 40 per cent from their 2020 lows.
Nearly 90% of top-500 stocks log gains in JuneRediff.com30 Jun 2020
What worked for the markets was favourable global investor sentiment and encouraging flows into the emerging markets following stimulus measures taken by central banks.
ITI withdraws Rs 1,300-crore FPO over poor demandRediff.com6 Feb 2020
The government holds 90 per cent stake in ITI which is valued at Rs 7,550 crore.
DDT abolished: Nearly 60% high dividend yielding shares end in the redRediff.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 NarainRediff.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 stocksRediff.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 stocksRediff.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 IPORediff.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 highsRediff.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 IndiaRediff.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 slumpsRediff.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 equitiesRediff.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 BudgetRediff.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 lossRediff.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 outRediff.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 marketsRediff.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 entrantsRediff.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 howRediff.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 2018Rediff.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.