Monday, April 12, 2021

Business

Crypto-currency: All You Need to Know about the Revolution

The Beginning: Cryptocurrency is a revolution in digital currency backed by the technology named Blockchain. We all know about the Financial Crisis of 2008, but along with the slowdown of the global financial system and depreciation in the U.S Dollar, one more thing evolved and that was the Bitcoin- the first ever digital currency. After the Financial crisis, people were highly...

Understanding the field of finance: Part II

In the first part, we have seen what the financial market is and what money market is! This article focuses on the capital market along with forex and interbank markets. What is Capital Market? A capital market is considered to be one of the major spots for retail investors, institutions, and corporations to make buy or sell transactions of financial securities....

Factors affecting Indian markets and Economy Part I: the Big Fat Elections

There is a quite not-so-heard theory about elections, known as Presidential Election Cycle theory. Although it was developed keeping America in mind, we can apply some of its points to India as well. The theory was the creation of Yale Hirsch in the mid-1900s, where he stated that the first year after the elections is the weakest for the economy...

Understanding the field of finance: Part I

Finance is a hard concept to crack, even though we have had it as a subject while schooling (of course the basic level.) Due to various jargons and complicated terms, it seems hard to comprehend for people having a non-finance background. I have tried to simplify various types of markets and their segments to give you basic understanding over...

Good news for the Indian economy: February Inflation anticipated to hit a four month low

2017 had been a great year for India also because in late 2017, India was announced as world’s fastest-growing major economy and that of course puts India at a greater position. Also, as per Economic survey 2018, India’s Gross Domestic Product is estimated to be between 7-7.5, and adding to it the recent news that the Inflation rate for...

Centre to change the base year of GDP, IIP and CPI to 2017-18

In 2015, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the Statistics Ministry had changed the base year for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 2004-05 to 2011-12, and now again the base year is about to get revised. In June last year, the Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister of India D.V Sadananda Gowda had said in a press conference that...

Factors affecting Indian markets and economy part III: The Budget

The financial market is the mirror of a country’s economic health. Each economic activity, that takes place in a country or outside it, affects the behaviour of markets. Investors predict the course of the market with regards to financial events and their future outcomes. When it comes to such economic events, the budget has always topped the list. The...

Nirav Modi scam fallout: Government mulling the plan for public sector banks

For a long time, we have been crashing with the news of how Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are covered with turmoil, especially after the fraud of Punjab National Bank. There have also been talks about merging PSU banks, but finally, Government has taken a pause to eliminate all such possibilities as of now. Reform agendas over bad loans Bad loans and...

Factors affecting Indian Markets and Economy part IV- The International Affairs (1)

In the previous articles, we have seen that how elections, budget and crucial geopolitical situations like war and a surgical strike can impact the Indian financial markets and economy. This article states the broader aspects with regards to international affairs like Presidential elections, changes in policy, the economic crisis of a country and how it has the potential to...