India imports billions of dollars of goods and services despite having the resources and manpower to manufacture the goods/services at lower costs on its shores. India’s malfunctioning and corrupt governance is the chief cause of India’s current state, where the currency is in a free fall as imports far exceed exports. India has one of [...]

Real Estate crash in India Estate prices have kept moving upwards relentlessly even as other asset classes have languished. Corporate mis-governance and corruption has driven investors away from equity, while bond and fixed income investments have been less attractive because of high consumer inflation. This has made gold and real estate the preferred choice of [...]

External Commercial Borrowing/ ECB External Commercial Borrowing or ECB is an instrument used in India to help corporates access foreign money. ECBs include loans, buyer/supplier credit, special securitized instruments and many more. The department of external affairs along with the central/apex bank RBI and Ministry of Finance regulates the guidelines and policies of ECB. Recently the [...]

Mike Parker rightly said, “When you don’t invest in infrastructure, you are going to pay sooner or later.” Indian government after realizing the need of development of infrastructure passed a Public Private Partnership Policy which was regarded as a milestone in infrastructure development. Until lately with the lack of development and late completion of projects, [...]

In today’s random and dynamic world, investment is regarded as one of the key methods of saving one’s life. People invest in financial instruments so as to safeguard their future and meet any unforeseen requirement which may arise in future. It is needless to say that the global financial market has evolved a long way [...]

During the 1st version of quantitative easing, the US Federal reserve bought around $1.45 trillion of mortgage-backed securities and other agency debt. This entire activity took place during the 14 month long stint of QE1. Also securities worth around $600 billion were bought during the 8 month period of QE2. Read more What QE Infinity [...]