Does 2017 IPO rally mean a 2008-like stock market crash?

Does 2017 IPO rally mean a 2008-like stock market crash?

With companies raising about Rs 50,000 crore so far this year in the primary markets, the year 2017 is also being touted as a year of IPOs, So was 2008. And then, a market crash followed.

Fund raising through IPOs at 28-year high, crosses Rs 44,000 crore in 2017
Fund raising through IPOs at 28-year high, crosses Rs 44,000 crore in 2017

With the offering of General Insurance Corporation (GIC) fully subscribed last week, fund-raising through initial public offerings (IPO) has crossed Rs 44,000 crore in 2017.

Unbanked population: How alternative financial services ecosystem has become big boon for India
Unbanked population: How alternative financial services ecosystem has become big boon for India

For a country with a large unbanked population, the alternative financial services ecosystem has come as a big boon. Customers, who were mostly shown the door by traditional banks, now have an instant, hassle-free and accessible solution at the tap of a key.

India must play important role in resolving Rohingya crisis: Syed Muazzem Ali
India must play important role in resolving Rohingya crisis: Syed Muazzem Ali

Syed Muazzem Ali talks about the ‘all-pervasive’ India-Bangladesh relationship, insists that its ties with China are only ‘commercial’, calls for regional co-operation through SAARC.

From Amazon to ShopClues, how these online retailers are exploring higher margins in refurbished smartphone segment
From Amazon to ShopClues, how these online retailers are exploring higher margins in refurbished smartphone segment

As per industry estimates, new mobile phones fetch margins in the range of 3-5%, while margins on refurbished models can go as high as 10%.

After electronic cars, how about battery-powered airplanes? Here is all you need to know
After electronic cars, how about battery-powered airplanes? Here is all you need to know

Should the commercial e-plane become a reality, it would have huge benefits for the environment. Airplanes release around 500 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Hunger is a shame, says P Chidambaram
Hunger is a shame, says P Chidambaram

It is sad that it required the publication of a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to draw attention to a problem that has been present in India for centuries and is endemic in all developing countries: hunger.

TECHNOLOGY

Indian, Russian firms sign agreement for IT solutions
Indian, Russian firms sign agreement for IT solutions

India and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate in Information Technology and the projects in the agreement include cooperation in Smart City projects, cyber security and e-governance, officials said.

HEALTH

New pneumonia vaccine to provide most comprehensive coverage
New pneumonia vaccine to provide most comprehensive coverage

Scientists have developed a vaccine that targets dozens of pneumonia causing bacterium strains and anticipates future versions of the bacteria, providing the "most comprehensive" coverage of pneumococcal disease such as sepsis and meningitis.

SCIENCE

ISS astronauts take a spacewalk to install new camera system
ISS astronauts take a spacewalk to install new camera system

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a spacewalk to install a new camera system on the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm, replacing a blown fuse and installing a new high definition camera on the starboard truss of the station.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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