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S&P won't upgrade India unless govt shows 'substantial, quality,' reforms
Business

S&P won't upgrade India unless govt shows 'substantial, quality,' reforms

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's does not expect an upgrade to India's sovereign debt rating in the next year in the absence of substantial, quality reforms, it said on Monday, days after the government's budget slowed the pace of fiscal consolidation.

Wealth accumulated by richest 1% to exceed that of the other 99% in 2016: Oxfam
Business

Wealth accumulated by richest 1% to exceed that of the other 99% in 2016: Oxfam

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, the Oxfam charity said on Monday, ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos, Switzerland.

UN projection: India 2015 growth seen at 6.4%, inflation at 6.3%
World

UN projection: India 2015 growth seen at 6.4%, inflation at 6.3%

Indian economy is likely to expand by 6.4 percent this year, driving the economic growth in South Asia, according to a United Nations

How Infosys’ cash policy has impacted shareholder value
Business

How Infosys’ cash policy has impacted shareholder value

In an interesting report, analysts at Motilal Oswal have put together the impact of Infosys’ cash policy on key financial metrics, such as return on equity, which play an important role in impacting shareholder value.

Experts: RBI move signals central bank's shift of focus from WPI to retail inflation
Economy

Experts: RBI move signals central bank's shift of focus from WPI to retail inflation

The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate on Tuesday by 25 basis points (bps) but said that if consumer price inflation eases as projected, it does not foresee further near-term tightening.

Will the Indian economy hit a six in FY15?
Economy

Will the Indian economy hit a six in FY15?

Estimating that the year 2014-15 will be a year of 'fragile recovery', ratings and analytics major Crisil has said India's GDP growth for FY15 could touch the psychologically significant 6 percent, given some key conditions being fulfilled.<br /><br />

IMF ups India's growth estimate to 4.6%, sees global growth at 3.7%
Economy

IMF ups India's growth estimate to 4.6%, sees global growth at 3.7%

India is likely to clock an economic growth rate of 4.6 percent this financial year and the expansion may improve to 5.4 percent in 2014-15, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Elections will be wild card for India this year, says Nomura
Investing

Elections will be wild card for India this year, says Nomura

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Prabhat Awasthi, Head-Equity Research & MD, Nomura said that elections will be a wild card for India this year.

India downgrade not on the cards, says Moody's
Economy

India downgrade not on the cards, says Moody's

An India downgrade is not on the cards, Bloomberg reported, citing Moody's rating analyst Thomas Byrne.<br /><br />

Waning food prices may help ease inflation in December: Poll
Economy

Waning food prices may help ease inflation in December: Poll

India's inflation rate will probably ease in December from stubbornly high levels helped by waning food prices, a Reuters poll showed, providing some respite to the Reserve Bank of India struggling with cost pressures and slow growth.

Barclays sees gold struggling in 2014
Economy

Barclays sees gold struggling in 2014

"Slower-than-expected tapering, weaker equity markets and a softer dollar could help to revive gold in the short term," the bank said.<br /><br />

Good news: Expect over 8 lakh jobs in 2014, salary hike up to 20%
Economy

Good news: Expect over 8 lakh jobs in 2014, salary hike up to 20%

It may rain jobs in the new year as companies are gearing up to add over 8 lakh new employees to their payrolls and dole out salary hikes of up to 20 percent to best performers in 2014, say experts.

Expert views: Bala's exit part of Infosys strategy to reshuffle top deck
Business

Expert views: Bala's exit part of Infosys strategy to reshuffle top deck

Regardless of the reasons behind the executives' exits, a lot of analysts are now more confident about Infosys and the direction its business has taken since Murthy's return. The company has undertaken a clear shift in direction where it has been focusing on higher-margin businesses, a strategy that rival TCS that has successfully implemented.<br /><br />

Expert reaction: RBI status-quo implies Rajan is losing credibility
Economy

Expert reaction: RBI status-quo implies Rajan is losing credibility

The partially convertible rupee was trading at 61.81/82 per dollar versus its previous close of 62.01/02. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 1.1 percent, while the Nifty rose 1.2 percent.

Nov WPI at 7.52%: Now RBI will have to hike rates, say experts
Economy

Nov WPI at 7.52%: Now RBI will have to hike rates, say experts

The wholesale price index's annual rise compared with a 7 percent jump forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. In October, wholesale prices, India's main inflation measure, rose 7 percent. Here are some reactions.

'Sensex not over-reacting to BJP win, buoyancy will stay till next election'
Investing

'Sensex not over-reacting to BJP win, buoyancy will stay till next election'

The markets' reaction to the election results is not an over-reaction as it is in line with the overall environment that is getting created in the country because of the political developments in the country, Sachin Shah, fund manager, Emkay Investment Managers Ltd, told Firspost in an interview recorded just after exit poll results.<br /><br />

Infra cos, banks to raise Rs 10.4 lakh cr debt in 5 years, says Crisil
Business

Infra cos, banks to raise Rs 10.4 lakh cr debt in 5 years, says Crisil

In order to achieve this, regulators will have to take steps to deepen the bond market and develop innovative credit enhancement mechanisms for infrastructure projects.<br /><br />

SpiceJet 'networth a negative Rs 630 cr', airline in urgent need of funds
Business

SpiceJet 'networth a negative Rs 630 cr', airline in urgent need of funds

SpiceJet posted its highest ever quarterly loss in September at Rs 559 crore due to escalating costs, currency weakness and passenger slowdown. It has in the past been engaged in talks with several potential investors, including foreign airlines, but no funding has materialised from these efforts so far.

Moody's maintains negative outlook on Indian banks
Economy

Moody's maintains negative outlook on Indian banks

International rating agency Moody's today maintained its negative outlook on the country's banking sector, citing worries over asset quality and overall economic growth prospects.

UBS downgrades India to neutral, upgrades China
Economy

UBS downgrades India to neutral, upgrades China

Brokerage house UBS downgraded India to "neutral" from "overweight" and upgraded China to "overweight", saying Plenum reforms will likely cause China to outperform Asia ex-Japan for the next few months.