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Markets tumble after hitting record highs

Going ahead, the stimulus for India could be the RBI cutting rates by 25-50 bps over the next six months.

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Fund-raising through rights issues crosses Rs 50,000 crore so far this year

The regulator highlighted that issuers perceive a higher exposure to price risk due to current rights issue process while investors expect allotment and listing timelines to be shortened.

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Domestic mutual funds trim exposure to promoters’ pledged shares

As a result, the share of these funds declined to a four-quarter low of 34.78% in March 2019. According to data analysed from Prime Database, the share of these mutual funds had narrowed further from 38.22% in December 2018 a

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Investors well-hedged but not positioned for a breakdown: BofA ML

Over one-third of investors surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch have held hedging measures against a sharp fall in equity markets over the next three months.

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Domestic institutions turn net sellers this year so far

A research head of a stockbroking firm said that due to markets regulator Sebi’s circular in October 2018 on commission, many distributors were not encouraged to sell mutual funds because of a ban on upfront commission.

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Buybacks, IPOs, strategic deals lead disinvestment process in FY19

Electrification Corporation (REC) by transferring `14,500 crore to the government.

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Edelweiss report: Industrials, materials and consumer discretionary stocks held highest promoter pledges

Companies with no promoter pledge and where promoter stake has increased include Godrej Agrovet, CEAT, La Opala RG, TV Today Networks, Dollar Indus, Balaji Telefilms, Monte Carlo Fas, Kitex Garments, Waterbase, Sukhjit Starch

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Cement stocks rally as Ultratech Cement results beat estimates

Ultratech Cement continued to rally for the second consecutive session, closing 5.14% higher at Rs 4,622.

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PSUs dominate the list of buybacks in FY19

The board of directors of Wipro on Tuesday approved the buyback plan of Rs 10,500 crore of up to 32.3 crore shares at Rs 325 per share under the tender route. The buyback would be 5.35% of the total paid-up equity share capit

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Banking indices hit fresh 52-week highs on improved economic activity

Banking indices on the BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) hit their respective 52-week highs during Tuesday's intraday trade. This happened amid strong retail loan growth while private banks continue to see improving p

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SEBI Board Meet: Regulator unveils a slew of reform measures

Sebi said open offer requirements for corporate debt restructuring will now be restricted to scheduled commercial banks and all-India financial institutions.

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India Inc loosens purse strings: CSR spending crosses Rs 50,000 cr mark in 4 years

Among the states, average CSR spend per company was the highest in the National Capital Territory, closely followed by Karnataka and Maharashtra.

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Holdings by foreign, domestic institutions at all-time high in Dec quarter

In Q3FY19, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) sold equities worth Rs 19,100 crore and for the same period in the previous year FPIs bought equities worth Rs 16,900 crore. For the December 2018 quarter, banks, IT services and

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Markets bleed: Midcap indices close to hitting two-year lows

With BSE Sensex extending its fall to the eighth day and NSE Nifty to the seventh day on Monday, Midcap indices of both Sensex and Nifty are close to hitting their respective two-year low levels.

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Metal indices hit 52-week lows

The BSE Metal and the Nifty Metal indices hit their respective 52-week lows during Friday’s trading session. The BSE Metal index closed the day 3.42 percent lower at 10,266.29 points while the Nifty Metal index closed 3.36

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Auto stocks up; bank, realty flat

Shishir Baijal, chairman and managing director at Knight Frank, sees the rate cut as a positive opportunity for the sector. “We hope it will provide a further fillip to the demand side for real estate. We now expect banks t

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Share prices of companies with high promoter pledging continue to fall

According to Kotak Securities, in a rising interest rate scenario, promoters often use shares owned by them as collateral for loans. Shares of companies with high pledging of promoter holding tend to witness volatility. Howev

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Nomura: India to soon enter third and final wave of a bear market

It is possible that, in coming years, some of the larger and historically, more high-inflation prone EM economies – China, India, Indonesia and Brazil – could experience CPI deflation, which could be driven by the digita

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Private equity exits through IPOs decline 70 per cent in 2018

In the last few years, initial public offerings (IPOs) have been a favoured route for PE/VC investors to exit. However, as IPOs took a hit in 2018, attraction of public issues as an an exit route has significantly reduced.

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Disconnect between India’s EPS growth and PE multiples at all-time high

The Indian equity market has been recording a dispersion of valuations (disconnect between EPS growth differential and PE differential) among the MSCI India stocks.

Disconnect between India’s EPS growth and PE multiples at all-time high

Auto stocks tank on weak December sales

Hero MotoCorp chairman Pawan Munjal urged the government to reduce goods and services tax (GST) on bikes and scooters from 28% to 18% as it could provide relief to two-wheeler customers across the country.

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Fund-raising via equity market routes plunges 60% in 2018

Fund-raising via initial public offerings (IPOs), offers for sale (OFSs) and qualified institutional placements (QIPs) dropped 53.89%, 40.98% and 72.72%, respectively, compared with CY17.

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Investment banks need to be cautious of IPO pricing, say Kotak analysts

Due to a meltdown owing to multiple reasons, IPOs have slowed down in 2018 so far. However, in 2017, more companies had lined up for listing, as a newly-listed company gets good valuation in an expensive market

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Alternate investment funds: AIF investments in India set to hit record high

Notwithstanding the volatility in the markets in calendar year 2018, alternate investment funds (AIFs) flows are set to hit a record high this year with commitments worth over Rs 2 lakh crore, and corporate funds worth Rs 1 l

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Capital markets performed well despite global volatility, says Sebi chairman Ajay Tyagi

Ajay Tyagi said the performance of Indian capital market compares favourably with other major global markets on parameters such as indices’ returns, volatility and currency.

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Domestic ETF assets grew 28% over 11 years: Limaye

Limaye said despite ETFs being in existence for a long time, the assets linked to equity, debt and commodity ETFs aggregate to around Rs 94,100 crore, with equity ETFs alone having a share of close to 93% in the domestic ETF

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FPIs shun private banks, two-wheelers, FMCG in Q2

The Sensex experienced a roller-coaster ride in the July-September quarter, making gains of up to 10% followed by a loss of 7% during the period.

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