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Month: November 2013

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2013 Q2 GDP at 4.8%, Hides Two Factors That Are Temporary

GDP for Q2 2013 ending September, is at 4.8% in real terms. This is marginally better than the Jun 2013 quarter, when real growth hit 4.4%. But that hides the ...

Monthly Return Charts Since 1994 Point To Great Dec, While Nov Returns -2%

November closes slightly negative for the broad indexes, with performance of the large caps flattening out. The Nifty lost 2% in the month, taking the annual ...

FIIs Net Buy 2,261 Cr. in Nov Till 26th

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have been buying equities while selling debt. Till 26th November they bought around Rs. 8,000 cr. ($1.3 billion) in the ...

Banking: SMS Alert Charts, Fingerprint Scanners on Card Machines, Use Grocery Stores as ATM

SMS Alerts on Usage Basis Only Banks use SMS alerts to tell you about your account balance, any transactions and so on. These alerts are now charged for by ...

Macronomics: The Residex, a Housing Price Index, In Charts

The National Housing Bank (NHB) publishes an index of housing prices, called the Residex. This is available per-city, and has about 26 cities in there. We have ...

Real Estate Inventories Rising, Prices Under Pressure

Commercial Real estate inventories are rising, says Bloomberg. Vacancy rates in the financial center of Mumbai and capital New Delhi topped 20 percent in the ...

Bharti Won’t Be Selling That DTH Stake

Earlier this year, I wrote about how Bharti Airtel supposedly “intended” to sell its DTH arm, in a post titled “If you want to do, do. Then say.”. The ...

The BitCoinundrum: To Buy or Not to Buy BitCoin?

In recent times there has been the emergence of a new financial “thing”, the Bitcoin. This is a new virtual currency, and addresses some of the problems of ...

The Iran Nuclear Deal Could Derail Rupee Deal, Hurt Other Trade; Helps Shippers and Refiners

Iran has entered into a deal with the US and other powers, allowing it some leeway on previously imposed sanctions in exchange for curtailing its nuclear ...

Viz: The Government Has Been Increasing Food Prices By 12% Since 2007

We’ve been worried about Inflation, here at Capital Mind. Because Consumer price inflation is running at 10%. Because food inflation has gone above 12%. ...