FM Sitharaman Reaffirms Focus on Manufacturing Amid Rajan’s Skepticism

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reaffirmed the Indian government’s commitment to boosting the manufacturing sector, despite skepticism from former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. At the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Annual Business Summit, Sitharaman emphasized the necessity for India to enhance the sophistication of its products and provide policy support to the manufacturing sector. She…

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Narendra Ostawal

‘Shriram HF Acquisition: A Deja Vu Moment’ Narendra Ostawal, Warburg Pincus

Narendra Ostawal, the head of investment advisory activities at Warburg Pincus in India, shares insights on the recent acquisition of Shriram Housing Finance, shedding light on the rationale, valuations, and future prospects in the financial services sector. Key Highlights: Strategic Fit: The acquisition aligns with Warburg Pincus’s belief in the growth potential of retail credit,…

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Dalal Street

Dalal Street Week Ahead: Focus on India & US Inflation, ECB Financial Stability Review

The upcoming week on Dalal Street is poised for consolidation amid the Lok Sabha elections and scrutiny of US and India inflation data. Investors will closely monitor corporate earnings, primary market activities, crude oil prices, and FII/DII data for market cues. Key Highlights: Corporate Earnings: Over 200 companies, including Zomato, Bharti Airtel, and Power Finance…

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National Stock Exchange (NSE) Surpasses $1 Billion Profit Milestone, Recommends 4:1 Bonus Issue

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing the $1 billion profit mark, with its consolidated profit after tax reaching over Rs 8,300 crore in the fiscal year 2023-2024. This achievement is notable considering the substantial increase in total expenses, which rose by 90 percent year-on-year to Rs 5,350 crore compared…

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