Posted by Team Niveshak on Friday, April 14, 2017 , under 2017, Finance Club, IIM Shillong, march, Niveshak, NIveshak Investment FUnd, Telecom Sector, TWTW.news, Vod an Idea |
This month we bring to you Race for the Summit – Vod an Idea as our special coverage. The Telecom Sector of India is creating buzz after buzz in the markets of the Nation and the World of Finance. With the merger of Reliance Communications with Aircel and inception of Reliance Jio, it’s the turn of Idea and Vodafone to upsurge the thrill in the Telecom Sector of the Country with an estimated $23 billion merger between the two heavyweights of the Industry. However, even with the merger, one of
their major shortcomings will be the lack of the optical-fibre reach to the customers. Hence, how does this merger unfold for the telecom giants is yet to be seen!
The government recently launched a very ambitious Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme in the budget 2016-17. However, the scheme failed miserably garnering just around Rs.1,200 crore as compared to around 2.6 lakh pending tax cases that have close to Rs.5.16 lakh crore locked in. None of the high-profile retrospective tax cases that involved firms like Vodafone & Cairn Energy opted to settle under this scheme.
Emphasizing on infrastructure development, India is also seeking a funding amounting to around $2 billion from the NDB (New Development Bank) for its infrastructure projects and has urged the multi-national bank for a faster disbursement of loans, as per a statement released by our Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley. On the magazine front, the Article of the Month talks about the revolution of impact investing in India. Impact Investing has witnessed an unprecedented rise since 2007 and is expected to continue for the times to come. However, the responsibility to drive change for social betterment cannot be left on the shoulders of the government alone. The corporate houses need to be equally responsible if we want to make an impact at the bottom of the pyramid in the coming years.
In the FinSight, the author aims to discuss one the most important question of our time, ‘Is there any alternative to the China model of growth for India?’ With the global economy going through a massive transition, the world’s eyes are set on the BRIC and MINT countries, waiting for them to emerge as the new economic superpowers. However, with China slowing down and India showing no super-normal growth as expected from it, the economists and industrialists are cogitating over and over again, as to what is in store for India after all.
In the FinGyaan section, the author talks about the harmful effects of low interest rates on an economy. The author starts by asking a few simple questions; How low is low? What is low for a mature and developed economy and what is the definition of low for an emerging economy? Then he moves on to discuss the impact of low interest rates on banks, financial institutions and markets. The classroom section talks about Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) which is an indicator of the value of currency. It will help the readers in developing a perspective by explaining the concept as well as its practical application.
Finally, we would like to thank our readers for their immense support and encouragement. You remain our prime motivating factor that keeps our spirits high and gives us the vigour and vitality to keep working hard. We hope you had a great month and wish you the best for the new one.
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Posted by Team Niveshak on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 , under 2017, February, Finance Club, FinDrishti, IIM Shillong, Niveshak, NIveshak Investment FUnd, TWTW.news |
This month we bring to you Donald Trump – The Era of Uncertainty as our special coverage. Economy will be at the top of Trumps agenda as President and will serve as the most important barometer of his performance. His business origins and his affluent lifestyle will have a huge impact on what he perceives the country to Trump hallmarks are his unaccountability and impulsive remarks which have become his primary identification marks.
After enjoying the upshots of Demonetization for few months, Paytm recently raised another $200 million from Alibaba Group Holding and the venture capital fund SAIF Partners in order to expand its online retail business in the domestic market, which is predominantly conquered by Flipkart and Amazon. The deal is expected to value Paytm E-Commerce at close to $1 billion.
On the regulatory front, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) plans to further tighten the regulations for algorithmic trading to minimize instances of misuse of such systems that can be used to execute complex trading strategies at a very high speed.
On the magazine front, the Article of the Month talks about the fault lines in the world economy as a whole, pondering upon various important questions such as what went so wrong that the American people, who have long championed liberalism and free markets are suddenly building walls all around? Why are the British people so eager to leave the EU? Why are so many European countries angry with the world? Why is Japan, once the hallmark of growth, striving endlessly to come out of a bruised and stagnant economic rut? And more broadly, why has the global economy and demand become so sticky that no matter how much money is pumped into it, there are no visible signs of a robust growth? Hence, the author is determined to find out the reasons why the world economy is behaving the way it is and what role does the political risk is playing in all this.
In the Finsight, the author talks about the most coveted work visa i.e. H-1B visa which is an employment based, non-immigrant visa in the United States and allows US employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in speciality occupations. However, with the recent undergoing reforms in the Trump regime, the Indian economy is expected to take a hit as India happens to be the largest recipient of H-1B visas in the world. In the FinGyaan section, the author talks about the Financial Health Clinics, which are the organizations specifically providing services to the sick industries for their revival. The main motive of these type of organizations is to provide the preventive and revival strategies which will create a safe guard to the sick industries by providing them a turnaround measures to follow for financial restructuring. The classroom section specifically talks about IPO valuation and the risks associated with an IPO. It will also help in developing a perspective as to how the valuation and done and what are the different factors that affect an IPO valuation.
Finally, we would like to thank our readers for their immense support and encouragement. You remain our prime motivating factor that keeps our spirits high and gives us the vigour and vitality to keep working hard.
We hope you had a great month and wish you the best for the new one.
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