India Morning Report: Portfolio investment highs let India story dominate

As investment flows confirm net positive investments in India on a regular daily basis, making the total for March closer to $3 Bln or close to $150 mln per day (INR 900 Crores) , India and Indonesia keep hopes alive for Global equities and EEM flows remain negative with exits from China, Japan and Korea

India Morning Report: 6250 again, naturally! O-O O-O

Asian markets do tick down slightly probably because of no Commerce in the financial sector as US markets are closed. Even without anything much happening locally, The Chinese GDP underperformance at 7.7% was unlikely to be the markets’ concern here our export markets in China safe and the 9.6% production improvement and signs of bullish

India Morning Report: A new bank, not Citi, 8 not 4 and numerous other slips to the mile..

Vikram Pandit’s new efforts in India with Kampani’s JM Financial may get JM a 10% bump in stock quotes but it is unlikely that his 50% buy of the subsidiary and 490 million warrants worth 3% of the listed company with Hari Aiyar and wife in the new bank application at this stage will build

India Late Monday Morning Report – September 10, 2012 – Billed the next Superpower, India likes to trudge alone.

    The One hour saturday session did not help nor the coming Liikanen report in the EU scare banks and investors on the Asia story as Monday began apparently without due cause or available discretion. Not to give in to rabid bursts of disgusted incompetence but, india remains patiently in wait to distinguish itself

India closing report : Rupee Rally to continue, Stocks to jump to another gap opening

As Friday wound down in equities, the morning’s gap opening held up and Wall Street was celebrating the summit as well leaving little doubt to Monday open marks on the Nifty. My personal trading strategy has been to hold on to my good investments and recommendations and buy into the bank nifty by selling a

Rupee Impact: Why the Euro can’t fall enough for the Rupee

The Euro of course is at 1.26 and the Rupee, happy kept its level to the Euro as benchmark for Dollar’s movements against the Rupee has gladly tempered this rise of the Euro to 70.40 in morning trades ( Interbank rates at 70.4, nse can run at a retail premium to 20 basis points –

India Inflation Reports (May 2012) : Last series for WPI data?

The use of monthly CPI data for now more than 14-15 months with Y-o-Y inflation comparisons available for 2 months on the trot, it may now be a matter of time before the WPI data becomes secodnary in the Indian scheme. Consumer point inflation though has been refashioned and some may want to verify it

Where’s everything headed, then?

We as india writers have pushed out everything with insight in the last three four years, short of  the unworthy Indian infrastructure which could not attract even $100 bln in Gross investments yet with two debt funds of $3 bln each and some older established PEs like Macquarie and 3i and the Govt of India

Happy Thursdays! A good day for economics

Hero Moto Corp, HDFC Bank and Bajaj Auto all hit expectations right and made merry of the third quarter encompassing a giant Festival run for India from Dusshera, Diwali nad Id to end with Christmas and the new year celebrations. Quarter on Quarter comparisons showed up great daredevil performances by industry leaders even as food

Playing on India’s FX rate? RBI is monitoring your treasury again!

In a ‘blow’ to liberalisation as old as old wives tales from Delhi ki bhatti, RBI let out a warning from its bag as old hands from Foreign bank desks set out to build treasury positions in Rupee with out Import / Export obligations on behalf of compoany treasuries throughout the country. Right now it

India Bond Impact ( Fixed Income Report) : RBI sticks to CRR, likely no cuts in CRR, SLR

RBI stuck to its plan for India’s monetary policy not bowing to FI market commentators and probably internal pulls as it refused to consider reserve requirements cuts like China in the period it waits out a bottoming of inflation expectations before considering interest rate cuts The CRR is 6% currently except for CBLO, ACU (overseas

Why liquidity should not be banks’ poison (alone)!

Central Banks worldwide, our RBI included are busy providing Reserve Requirement cuts and Emergency liquidity mop ups to ensure inter bank market fluidity and avoid a situation like for Italy and Belgium, Spain and others last November in Europe.  The ongoing Euro crisis is not just the cause of this drying up, but in fact

India IPO: No retail, no gains

Even as QFIs allocation and direct investment by foreigners become India’s crowning glory, its IPO markets seem to have rutted into a big logjam ahead of action by SEBI to revise regulations for verificaation of IPO mechanics and catching 5 promoters and investment bankers for manipulation. According to Assocham, separately the 26% FDI in Pension

Happy Thursdays! A trading thursday before the new series

As 2012 begins on a low note , market levels are encouraging enough for investors to make a commitment to India for more than a few million and they laso have been able to play the non FII traders in the market who continue to roll over (angel brok) short positions in short of the

Are India’s Derivatives Norms sufficient and battle ready?

While india’s central bank has been rolling out reforms at a slow pace even without significant market acceptance as desired, from Fixed ?income Derivatives to the current CDS approvals, it has also been concurrently cajoling foreign banks to stop overextending non funded lines and off balance sheet exposure among other actions that are a sure

India Bond Impact (Fixed Income Report) : Inverted yield Curve accentuates mismatch

The classic inverted yield curve is caused by a liquidity / solvency crisis and one could very easily be caused in India if attention is not paid right now. As we worried last two weeks, short term liquidity drying up despite auctions has taken the short yields to 9.3% a new premium for these two

Foreign Banks in India: European Banks deleveraging in Asia Part II

According to the news flow, borrowing costs across Asia have risen upto 50%, that’ is a sizable loss on balance sheets too where Asian swaps would have been incomplete rings and with this situation of freeze in financing however expected, those betting on Asia’s growth despite the picture of the slowdown ( not when you considered

Banks: Indian CDS trading at ‘default’

ICICI Bank CDS suffered the most in the first few hours of India having approved CDS trading . Though only one insurer wrte CDS on ICICI Bank at a high but manageable 180 basis points a couple of weeks ago, the first few trades have pushed bank CDS’ to a high 471 points for ICICI

India Bond Impact: Inverted yield Curve, inflation turns nose down

With inflation falling, the inverted yield curve ( 10 year yield a point below the short term 8.7% yield) could well be a good thing for india. the rupee depreciation could however keep imported inflation hot for India’s traders and manufacturers, esp as the Fuel basket is still up on the high ledge at 15.5%