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Turkish hangover or solace from inflation, what will drive markets?

The Turkish lira, which sank 16% on Friday, plunged yet again (6.7% yesterday) to hit a record-low of 7.22 against the dollar. Contagion fears hit other emerging market currencies as well with the EM FX index declining by 0.7%. Meanwhile, the JPY appreciated on account of its safe haven demand and the USD index rose to a 13-month high lev...

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A slow start to August, rainfall deficiency worsens

Rainfall deficiency has increased: August started on a weak note with rainfall deviation rising to -10% of normal as of 8 August from -6% of normal at the end of July. A major part of this increase in deficiency is led by lower rainfall in parts of North West and Central India in recent days (rainfall deficiency has increased to - 4% in N...

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Cash on Delivery as mode of Payment – Legal status

Cash on delivery (COD) is the sale of goods by mail order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance. The concept of COD was brought into e-commerce marketplace by home-grown e-commerce giant Flipkart way back in 2010....

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RBI Policy Watch: The Long and Winding Price Road

Today’s policy decision suggests that the RBI seems to be taking a long term view on inflation rather than remaining purely data dependent. The discussion on the possible increase in inflation early next year (Estimate of Q1 2019-20 to 5%) as well the assertion that policy rate changes impact the real economy with a lag (with a shorter...

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Hybrid Financing: An aid or an impediment

Nothing is available for free, even the air we inhale necessitates exhalation. Similarly, a startup requires funding in order to uplift itself from the nascent stage to a mature one. As an aid to the upliftment process, the Government of India has put forward an overture for hybrid instruments deviating itself from the traditional way of ...

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Opening Of Liaison Office In India By Foreign Entity

Liaison Office: Foreign Investor or Foreign companies can open a liaison office in India for promoting and facilitating the parent company business activities and can act as best communication channel between the foreign parent company and Indian company. With the liaison office, the foreign parent company will get help in entering into I...

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HFCs to seek approval from NHB for the 10-26 criteria

National Housing Bank (NHB) came out with a notification on 19th July, 2018, amending the Housing Finance Companies (National Housing Bank) Directions, 2010 with respect to change in control of housing finance companies....

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Non-Performing Asset (NPA) Resolution Plan A Wishful Thinking

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Government has accepted a report submitted by a committee of bankers led by Punjab National Bank Chairman Mr. Sunil Mehta to set up an Asset Management Company (AMC) for the resolution of loans. They will also set up Alternate Investment Funds to raise money to back the AMC....

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Foreign Venture Capital Investors And Related Regulations

Venture Capital is a type of seed funding in which investment is made at the initial growing stage of ventures. It is a financing to small and start-up ventures, which has high risk and potential to develop near future. The Venture Capital Investors are generally put their funds in those companies, which are with new ideas, innovations an...

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Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment Received

This article is in regards to the newly introduced reporting structure (Single Master Form herein referred thereafter SMF) by Reserve Bank of India (herein referred thereafter RBI) for the reporting of all Foreign Investments so received by Indian Entities....

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