The crude oil production decreased 4.2 per cent YoY in September. During the month, the production volumes of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India (OIL) declined 7.2 per cent YoY and 0.9 per cent YoY, respectively.
Despite favourable macro developments, indices witnessed correction last week. While no sector could be singled out for a major correction, it was rather minor hits across different sectors that pulled down broader market indices. In some phases mid-cap indices showed signs of outperformance.
The private equity and venture capital ecosystem is growing at a rapid clip in the country. An EY estimate shows Indian PE/VC segment has grown from about $200 million in 1998 to nearly $39.5 billion in 2017, growing at a compound annual rate of 32 per cent.
A computer science graduate from Bangalore University and a management graduate from PSG Institute of Management, Pankaj Bansal has close to 14 year of experience in portfolio management services.
Unlike the earlier cycles, this time around the market has gone up over last 5 years while the earnings remained stagnated and thus the returns that we have earned from the equity market in last 5 years have largely been on account of multiple expansion than actual earnings growth, said S
Diminishing supplies and physical demand have ensured a bull-run in chana prices since June this year. Import restriction and lower acreage will keep chana prices firm in the coming months as well.
Mustard seed prices rose by 0.14 per cent to Rs 4,183 per quintal in futures trade on Friday after participants widened their holdings, tracking a firm trend at the spot market. This, according to traders, can be attributed to a firm trend on strong demand from oil millers.
The Indian market has failed to carry on with the positive momentum that it had inherited from 2017 where the average yearly return was approximately 29 per cent. There have been two distinct phenomena reflected in the price movements of the stocks in 2018.
Private sector individual APE saw growth at 17 per cent YoY in October. Most large players saw strong growth with HDFC Life up 36 per cent and Max Life 27 per cent. SBI Life saw a moderate growth at 16 per cent.
For yet another week, the Nifty had remained range-bound, but with underlying volatility. On Monday, the index slipped and ended the session at the day’s lows, only to recover the very next day and cover almost all the lost ground.
The Nifty's zig-zag move for the large part of last week was a double-edged support for the derivative traders, as that presented an opportunity for contra trade, with quick, high returns.
The steep correction in mid- and small-cap stocks over the last six months has significantly brought down valuation premia of the segments over the Nifty-50.
Chandraprakash Padiyar is a market veteran with close to 19 years of experience in equity investments and fund management.
Higher crude prices put pressure on the rupee as our import requirements rise and the weak currency affects the fiscal health.
Coffee prices have bottomed out from their 12-year low. Market expects that prices may move up further, but that depends upon the quantum of rainfall in Brazil and how that affects production in the largest coffee producing country.