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  • From the time we’ve been indulging in the financial markets, Japan has always been deep in debt, mired in deflation with weak consumer spending and low growth, despite repeated attempts by the government between 1992 and 2008 to spur the economy out of stagnation. With the seventh change in Prime Minister in six years, not much was expected out of current Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Howeve..

    Tags : Economy
  • RBI’s credit policy 17-May-2010 | 10:43 By Motilal Oswal

    The RBI’s credit policy for FY11 was largely on expected lines, but the quantum of hikes was lower than expectations of few market players. The latest monetary measures and policy review clearly reflect the increasing emphasis on reigning in inflationary pressures. While, economic growth has been strong; the central bank highlighted possible risks due to an uncertain global environment and erratic..

    Tags : Economy,  Credit Policy,  RBI
  • A lot of mutual fund communication suffers from what I call the `middle path wallpaper syndrome`. What`s that? Taking the safe middle road to communication messaging. Smiling, happy faces....dreams being realised...childs education....daughters marriage....better lifestyle.... better home etc etc. Not just mutual funds...banks, insurance and even share broking advisory all fall in the same rut. Ki..

  • GDP growth of 8.9% in 2QFY11 is a resounding validation of the India growth story. India has effectively endured a global crisis and the worst drought in 30 years. It continues to be one of the fastest growing economies – its GDP is likely to grow at ~9% in FY11 and well into FY12. Growth should rise to double digits, on track with the higher growth trajectory of the last decade. In short, India i..

    Tags : Economy,  GDP
  • Why are brands so important in financial services? For one the category is fairly young. Be it banking, insurance, mutual funds or stock broking; there is a lack of knowledge among consumers about which product is better, cheaper, faster. Hence the need for trustmarks.Secondly, being intangible (with at best, a future promise of return on investment), you can’t touch/feel/enjoy financial products ..

  • Emotional Quotient or EQ is a measure of a person’s emotional intelligence. A person’s awareness of his/her own feelings and emotional triggers, those of others around him/her and the ability to respond appropriately to them, based on what the situation and social norm requires rather than what personal emotions dictate. It is about knowing when and how to express emotion in any situation, and equ..

  • Second successive quarter of sub-2% PAT growth MARKET: Indian equities end FY12 with a modest decline of 10% 4QFY12 PREVIEW: Another disappointing quarter; PAT up 6% YoY (1.6% ex SBI) FY14 ESTIMATES: Expect earnings CAGR of 14% over FY12-14 ECONOMY: Growth should be the focus of RBI/government TOP PICKS: ICICI Bank / SBI, Maruti / Tata Motors, Wipro / Infosys, Coal India, UltraTech / JP, Lupi..

  • Investors today appear to be disenchanted with equities. The reasons are not difficult to gauge. Often lay investors are drawn to equities during bull market frenzies. They simply follow the herd and bet on whatever stocks are popular, without even bothering to understand the businesses the stocks represent. They begin to wrongly equate gambling with investing. When one gamble fails to pay off, th..

    Tags : Advertising,  Branding
  • The one thing that is constant is change. In business it’s very difficult to keep up with changes. And the pace at which things have changed is amazing. Be it products, service or technology, ‘change’ is the name of the game. So it’s upon us to capitalise on the changes around us. Accept them in the right way, and there is a definite benefit for you. I would like to share, the opportunities which ..

  • Gone are the days when people had complete job security at work. It is no longer that scenario where one did not have to worry about losing one`s job                                          &nbs..

    Tags : Job Stress,  Job Loss