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Opinion | The rise of finance and the globalization of madness

There is an emerging consensus that globalization is reversing. Trade protectionism is on the rise and labour flows across borders are being resisted. But globalization is still going strong in one area. Madness in financial markets is global, and it shows no sign of stopping. There are six examples. Bonds trading at negative yields have recently crossed $13 trillion. Greek ... Read More »

Budget 2019: Finance minister took the easier route instead of catching those who avoid tax

Union Budget 2019: While the FM has settled for earning `12,000 crore more, slashing rates and the resultant increase in compliance could have generated several times more than this amount. Budget 2019: Given how precarious the government’s finances are—FY20 tax collections need to rise 18.3% versus FY19’s 8.4% if you use the numbers put out by the CGA—it is not ... Read More »

Precision Finance: What It Could Mean For Financial Securities

Digital securities (often referred to as security tokens) represent ownership of regulated financial products backed by equity, debt or equity/debt derivatives stored on a blockchain-based database system. Unlike the wild-west behavior found with initial coin offerings, digital securities apply the established rules of compliant fundraising for businesses into the new technical features of a blockchain-based asset. This field continues to ... Read More »

ICICI Bank buys 9.9% stake in Kisan Rural Finance for Rs 17.82 crore

ICICI Bank has bought a 9.9 percent stake in non-banking finance company Kisan Rural Finance for a cash consideration of Rs 17.82 crore. Kisan Rural, incorporated on December 7, 2017, had a net loss of Rs 4,800,000 (Rs 0.48 crore) on revenue of Rs 400,000 (Rs 0.04 crore) in FY2018. The deal will involve the acquisition of roughly 1.49 crore equity shares with ... Read More »

Opinion | The role of finance commissions in sustainable development

Irrespective of controversies around the remit of 15th Finance Commission (FC), it is evident from its terms of reference that the government wants it to play a key role in fostering sustainable development in India. Indeed, constitutional status and the ability to suggest far-reaching reforms on financing, allocation and use of funds by three tiers of governance makes the central ... Read More »

L&T Finance to launch Rs 1,500 crore NCD issue

Mumbai: L&T Finance said on Thursday it will launch a non-convertible debenture (NCD) issue to raise up to Rs 1,500 crore, yielding up to 9.35 per cent per annum. This tranche opens for subscription on March 6 and closes on March 20. The issue size is Rs 500 crore, with a greenshoe option of Rs 1,000 crore. These secured NCDs are rated ... Read More »

Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha Gets One-Month Extension

Ajay Narayan Jha is a 1982 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Manipur cadre. NEW DELHI: Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha has been given one-month extension in service and appointed as the member of the 15th Finance Commission, according to a Personnel Ministry order. He is a 1982 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Manipur cadre. The Appointments Committee of the ... Read More »

Family finance: Why Singh will have to wait for a rise in income to meet goals

Pune-based Singh will have to wait for a rise in income to start investment for all financial goals. Rabendra Singh is a 40-yearold IT professional getting a monthly salary of Rs 1.14 lakh. He stays with his homemaker wife and two kids, aged 10 and two, in their own house, in Pune. The outstanding loan for the house is Rs ... Read More »

UBI, Srei Equipment Finance enter pact for MSME sector finance

United Bank of India and Srei Equipment Finance have entered into an agreement for financing the MSME and agriculture sectors. Under the pact, UBI would leverage its low-cost loans with Srei to enable purchase of equipment and vehicles in a seamless manner, a statement by the state-run lender said. United Bank MD and CEO Ashok Kumar Pradhan hailed the agreement ... Read More »

How to talk about money when you work in finance

When you work in finance, you are steeped in money. You almost certainly earn more money than the average person (unless maybe they work in the Swiss pharmaceutical sector) and you likely think of transactions denominated in fiat currencies throughout your day. In the same way that Eskimos have many words for snow, finance professionals therefore have many words for ... Read More »