Devangi Gandhi

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Infra firms’ plans for asset sales make little headway

Over-indebted infrastructure companies have been looking to sell assets worth more than Rs 1.25 lakh crore over the past three years but much of this remains unsold.

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India Inc to see tepid Q4 earnings

Engineering behemoth BHEL announced last week that it would report net loss of Rs 877 crore for FY16 as its turnover for the year fell more than 12% to Rs 26,702 crore.

Late buying helps Sensex recover, end 120 points up; Nifty reclaims 8,600 mark

Corporate Downgrades: FY17 rings in same news as FY16 did

Metals producers make up most of the list

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A fourth of all Mutual funds debt is now lower-grade paper

Close to a fourth of debt held by mutual funds now comprises lower-grade paper with aggregate exposure to these having increased over the past year.

Renuka Sugars cut to default by Icra on debt

Shree Renuka Sugars has been downgraded to default with rating agency Icra citing delays in debt servicing, reports Devangi Gandhi in Mumbai.

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Sebi likely to release guidelines for rating agencies soon

Publication of unaccepted ratings by companies in cases where they do not agree with the assessment of the rating agencies was also part of discussions. It was mulled whether agencies should let this information be available

Sebi likely to release guidelines for rating agencies soon

Two downgrades a day put India Inc in trouble

At two downgrades a day, the quality of India Inc’s debt is fast deteriorating. Thanks to160 downward revisions in the last two months alone...

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Manufacturing firms’ Q3 operating profit crawls

Going by the CSO data, it would appear India’s manufacturing sector is galloping at close to 13%; the numbers from the corporate sector, however, tell a different story altogether, in which most firms aren't sprinting but c

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Speedy clean-up to hit banks’ profits

The high-speed clean-up of banks’ books will hurt earnings growth at state-owned lenders and their ability to raise money from the capital market.

Govt might tap rich PSUs for more dividend

Cash-rich Coal India Ltd (CIL) and a clutch of oil-marketing firms may be called upon by the government to cough up larger dividends this time around...

Investors turn highly cautious on lower-rated bonds

Fund managers continue to be cautious about investing in debt paper that's rated below AAA. Issuances of bonds that don't carry a top-notch rating have slowed sharply in the last couple of months.

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Credit quality poorer, default ratings up 40%

Debt-weighted credit ratio, or ratio of debt upgraded to that downgraded, at lowest level in three years


After staying away from Indian stocks in 2015, FPIs unlikely to return in 2016

Foreign funds bought just about $3.1 billion worth of equities last year, less than a fifth of the purchases made in 2014 of a net $16 billion.

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Bond investors’ appetite for risk on the rise

There may not have been too many defaults on the bond market in 2015 — Amtek Auto was a big one — but the sharp jump in fund-raising by companies rated between AA and BBB...

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‘Infrastructure funding has to come from government or as FDI’

There has to be a collaborative approach between states and the Centre to address the challenges of investment, says Sanjeev Prasad, senior executive director & co-head, Kotak Institutional Equities.

‘Infrastructure funding has to come from government or as FDI’

Capex at PSUs slowing down

Weak finances could mean smaller dividends for government this fiscal

Investors demand higher returns on corporate bonds

Despite the recent default by Amtek Auto, which failed to pay bond holders on the due date, investors aren't really staying away from the corporate bond market.

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Analysts expect tough road ahead for India Inc’s earnings

Forced by weak numbers for fourth quarter running; analysts say more bad news to come

Firms go slow on capex as demand, cash flow down

From Cairn India to Hero MotoCorp, a clutch of corporates is cutting back on capex.

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Poor monsoon rains on companies’ parade

From HUL to Asian Paints, firms fail to meet revised analyst estimates on weak rural demand

Poor monsoon rains on companies’ parade

Debt papers of companies downgraded in FY16 still favourites with Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds say in a debt fund, overall performance should be seen

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As Maruti and HUL show, royalty is a small price to pay

While stocks such as Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and Maruti Suzuki have outperformed the markets by a wide margin in the last couple of years, the stocks have sustained the performance even over longer periods.

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Early birds turn in modest results in dull environment

Lower input costs support operating profit margins

PSU profits strained in weak economy

If corporate India is struggling to make ends meet in a sluggish economic environment, state-owned enterprises are among the worst hit.

A hundred firms downgraded to ‘default’ status since April

Last week, Amtek Auto defaulted on Rs 800 crore of repayments to bondholders. Unfortunately, the rating agencies were slow to spot the deterioration in the firm’s business until it was too late.

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Diversifying to grow: The other M&M

With a big appetite for acquisitions, the Mahindra & Mahindra Group now boasts close to 125 subsidiary and associate firms

Diversifying to grow: The other M&M

Emerging markets catch Yellen fever

Federal Reserve rate hike fears see FII exit in droves

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