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SEBI Watch:Need to extensively define controlling shareholder concept

Informist, Friday, May 14, 2021 By Rajesh Gajra The recent consultation paper of the Securities and Exchange Board of India lays out a substantial change for listed companies by proposing to replace the promoter and promoter group concept with controlling shareholders and persons acting in concert. SEBI and the primary market advisory committee have...

EDITORIAL: Idea of India getting infected, must act to protect it

Informist, Friday, May 14, 2021 The second wave of COVID-19 is putting India through a gruelling test. Our response to the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has been, at best, inadequate, chaotic, and faltering. It has put a severe stress test not just on India, but the idea of India.   The pandemic has exposed our...

INTERVIEW: Time to polish gold loan ops again, says Shriram City MD

Informist, Friday, May 14, 2021By Bhakti Tambe and T. Bijoy Idicheriah MUMBAI – The pandemic has brought many lessons - accepting change and swiftly adapting to it is one. For Shriram City Union Finance Ltd, it is about bringing back the thrust on gold financing as its business prospects look bright. The...

Informist Poll: Apr WPI inflation seen surging to 9.1% on low base

Informist, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 NEW DELHI – India's WPI inflation likely surged to 9.1% in April, the highest in nearly a decade, on the back of a low base and continued rise in prices of manufactured products, according to the median of estimates of 18 economists polled by Informist. Wholesale inflation data for...

SEBI Watch: Client collateral must be ring-fenced from broker fraud

Informist, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 By Rajesh Gajra The Securities and Exchange Board of India is rightfully keen on having collateral provided by clients to their brokers ring-fenced completely from wrongful use by the broker or the clearing member. The details put forth by the SEBI's consultation paper on segregation and monitoring of...

INTERVIEW: Bajaj Finance keen to transition into a bank, says MD Jain

Informist, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 By T. Bijoy Idicheriah MUMBAI – Bajaj Finance Ltd is keen to transition into a bank if the Reserve Bank of India follows through on a recommendation to allow corporate-backed non-banking finance companies to turn into banks, its Managing Director Rajeev Jain said. "After this crisis, we are...

FOCUS: People to take precedence over deals, margins for tech cos

Informist, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 By Sai Ishwarbharath and Nikita Periwal CHENNAI/MUMBAI – Indian technology companies have seen their deal wins jumping to record highs and profitability improving even as businesses across the world struggled to keep afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the raging second wave of the pandemic is hitting these...

SEBI Watch: Regulator must go ahead with new reporting norms for FPIs

Informist, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 By Rajesh Gajra In October, the Securities and Exchange Board of India had laid out extensive norms on the reporting of holdings of foreign portfolio investor groups and other FPIs in Indian companies, held in offshore derivative instruments and depository receipts. The reporting norms were reportedly set to kick in from Apr...

RBI Watch: MPC can use relative lull in inflation to fine-tune tone

Informist, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 By Siddharth Upasani Inflation may finally stabilise within the mandated range of 2-6% after a year-and-a-half, during which the Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee flirted with failure on more than one occasion. CPI inflation of 5.52% in March meant the quarterly average for Jan-Mar was under...

FOCUS: Compulsory licensing may not resolve COVID-19 vaccine crunch

Informist, Monday, May 10, 2021 By Shruti MahajanNEW DELHI - As India battles a debilitating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, an acute shortage of vaccines has led to calls for compulsory licencing. Last month, the Supreme Court too asked the Centre to consider compulsory licensing of COVID-19 vaccines as one of...


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