Niveshak June 2015 Issue with Page Flip version

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 , Posted by Team Niveshak at Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Dear Niveshaks,

The month of June started with the RBI in its second bi-monthly policy reducing the policy repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.5% to 7.25% while keeping the CRR unchanged. The government has decided to give interest-free loans for cash-strapped sugar mills to help them pay nearly 30% of the record Rs 21,000 crore they owe to cane farmers, many of whom are struggling with huge debts as the first country-wide drought in six years looms
The current account deficit (CAD) narrowed sharply to $ 1.3 billion or 0.2% of GDP in the fourth quarter of the last financial year on a sequential basis mainly on account of a lower trade gap. With the government taking steps to improve ease of doing business and attracting investments, FDI inflows into the services sector (which includes banking, insurance, outsourcing, R&D, courier and technology testing) grew by over 46% to $3.25 billion in 2014-15. China hosted the signing ceremony of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank and Asia Development Bank, which will fund Asian energy, transport and infrastructure projects. To help investors and companies in IPOs, SEBI has reduced the listing time from 12 days to 6 days from the date of the public offer and also allowed a larger number of firms to tap the “fast track” route for raising funds.

On the magazine front, the cover story for the month includes the impact of the sequential rate cut on the economy as a whole as well as share markets reaction to the same The Article of the Month (AOM) discusses about IP policies in India . The article talks about how the current IP policies are affecting the pharmaceutical industry globally. FinSight discusses the pros and cons of new social security schemes. FinGyaan article on ‘Credit Cards’ talks about how the popularity of credit cards affecting the buying behavior of consumers. FinView has the excerpts from the discussions with an IIM professor about the impact of RBI’s recent monetary policy on Indian economy. Classroom section shares knowledge on Circus Swap.

To end this brief note, it’s important that we thank you, our readers, for your constant support and appreciation. Please continue to motivate us so that we can come out with more insightful reads in the issues to come. Keep pouring in.

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