Ashish Pandey

Ashish Pandey works for Financial Express Online and has nearly 8 years of experience with some of the leading media organisations, corporate houses and startups.

He has covered a wide variety of subjects including politics, economy, industry, stock market, personal finance, foreign affairs, cinema and brands. Ashish spends his time reading books, drawing caricatures and writing poetry.
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Budget 2019: Will stock markets see pre-budget rally?

Union Budget 2019 India: With less than a month remaining for full budget presentation for FY20 on July 5, the stock market analysts hold a divided opinion on a possible pre-budget market rally.

Budget 2019 News

Budget 2019: From food processing to farm exports, here’s what all agri experts told Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2019 India: The Modi government should focus on boosting the income of the farmers by promoting food processing and farm exports in the upcoming budget, farm and agriculture experts said on Tuesday.

City police have arrested a Kutch trader, Gujarat businessman, Kolhapur farmers, Maharashtra farmers, Sumit Asnani, Mahesh Gulabchandani, Ashtavinayak Trading Company, Thane, Kolhapur, Kapurbawdi police station News

Budget 2019: What government could do to boost exports, investments

Union Budget 2019 India: Amid rising global trade tension and competition, the government needs to provide stimulus to exporters to boost exports, an industry body said.

Budget 2019 News

Budget 2019: How removal of LTCG tax on equities may boost stock markets

Union Budget 2019 India: As Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to present her maiden budget, the stock markets would be keenly expecting her to do away with the long term capital gains (LTCG) tax on the market investments.

Budget 2019 News

Budget 2019: When finance ministers invoked poetry to make budget speech lively

Union Budget 2019 India: Budget speeches are generally seen to be long and mundane as these are usually higher on numbers and policy initiatives.

Budget 2019 News

RBI rate cut: Don’t cheer yet, key challenge is to make money available to borrowers at lower rate

While rates on longer tenor money market instruments came down, the rate on outstanding rupee loans rose as the past loans continue to be priced at high rates, the central bank also said.

Economy News

How DHFL’s delay in bond repayment of over Rs 900 crore may impact mutual fund investors

With Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) delaying repayment of debt-related obligations on Tuesday of more than Rs 900 crore, it may require the mutual funds with exposure to the company’s financial instruments to mark

CARE Ratings downgrades DHFL debt worth Rs 1.13 lakh crore News

Budget 2019: Tell us how much depreciation to be charged on vehicles under NBFC financing, FICCI asks govt

Union Budget 2019 India: An industry body has asked the government to provide clarity for higher depreciation rate on leasing or financing of all kinds of vehicles by the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

Reasons of slowdown in automobile sector News

What SEBI show cause notices to HDFC MF, Kotak MF mean for FMP investors in Essel securities

After SEBI sent separate show cause notices to HDFC Mutual Fund and Kotak Mutual Fund seeking details of the terms of investments and extension of maturity of fixed maturity plan (FMP) due to Essel Group inability to repay ha

Markets News

Nirmala Sitharaman as Finance Minister in Modi 2.0; here’s what may have clicked for her

With Nirmala Sitharaman being appointed as next Finance Minister, the responsibility lies on her shoulders to steer next course of economic reforms.

DEFENCE NEWS

Benchmark bond yield at over 1-year low; here’s what investors may expect

The benchmark 10-year bond yield on Monday fell to the lowest level in over a year tracking decline in the crude oil prices and fresh OMO announcement by the RBI.

In the local markets, the rupee closed at Rs 69.74 against the dollar, an appreciation of 48 paisa or 0.69%. News

Sensex, Nifty record rally: Investor wealth up Rs 2.87 lakh crore as Modi-led NDA leads early trends

The market cap of the companies listed on BSE surged by Rs 2,87,028.8 crore to Rs 1,53,56,153.14 crore in early trade from Rs 1,50,69,124.34 crore on Wednesday.

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Modi’s win to push reforms, but these economic challenges must be tackled, no matter who wins polls

History has repeatedly shown that the poll outcome has a significant bearing on the economic policies

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Election 2019: How Nifty may react if BJP-led NDA fails to get majority

As the final phase of elections near, the investors are seeking strategies to play according to the likely momentum of the stock markets.

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April trade deficit widens to 5-month high as growth in exports falls; key figures

The trade deficit, or difference between exports and imports, widened in April from the year-ago period as exports rose marginally due to sluggish global trade and rising concerns over US-China trade war.

Economy News

Election 2019 stock market strategy: What to do if BJP fails to secure majority

As elections enter the penultimate phase of polling, the investors remain jittery over making investments.

Promoter pledging activity in BSE 200 drops in March quarter News

HDFC announces dividend of Rs 17.50 per share; profit up in Q4

The board of mortgage lender HDFC on Monday recommended a final dividend of Rs 17.50 per share for the shareholders.

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SBI’s gross slippages decline, bad loans come down in Q4; key figures

State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday reported lower gross slippages in the fourth quarter of FY19, beating the street estimates.

SBI JOBS RECRUITMENT OF SPECIALIST CADRE OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA ON CONTRACT BASIS News

Don’t politicise MCA data, says Sanjeev Sanyal; GDP calculation always troublesome but better than before

Those debating over the credibility of MCA-21 data in the national accounts should read the Rangarajan Commission report released in 2001, Sanjeev Sanyal said.

Economy News

HCL Tech declares interim dividend of Rs 2 per share for FY20

The board of HCL Technologies on Thursday declared an interim dividend of Rs 2 per share for FY19.

Markets News

11.5 lakh jobs likely to be added in first half of FY20; fresh graduates may focus on these 4 sectors

India may see the addition of 11.5 lakh jobs in the formal sector during the first half of FY20, a report said.

JPSC Recruitment 2019: Fresh jobs for Assistant Professor in medical colleges announced — check details News

Who is Jason Unsworth, the lone crusader out to salvage Jet Airways

Even as Jet Airways struggles to revive its operations, the name of a less-known UK-based businessman evincing interest in the grounded airline has surfaced.

Industry News

Zee Entertainment shares recover slightly after firm denies report of audit related concerns

The shares of Zee Entertainment recovered slightly after the firm denied the report relating to concerns about the audit of the financial statements for Q4FY19.

Markets News

Bond yields drop after report says RBI may infuse more liquidity after elections

The bond yields fell by 2 basis points on Tuesday, after a report said that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may conduct more forex swaps and open market operations (OMOs) after elections.

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Bharti Airtel’s share price hits 7-month high after Q4 results; all you need to know

Share price of Bharti Airtel hit 7-month high on Tuesday after it recorded a surprise profit in the Q4 of FY19.

Markets News

Unemployment raises head again as Modi looks to woo voters

The unemployment rate surged in April to 7.6 per cent after seeing a dip in the previous month at 6.71 per cent.

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HUL Q4 net profit up 14% on year to Rs 1,538; firm announces final dividend of Rs 13 per share

Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Friday reported 13.8 per cent year-on-year increase in its net profit at Rs 1,538 crore for Q4FY19.

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