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Book Review: The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

One of the many things that isn’t in short supply is the number of book titles that are published year on year. Every major blog and author has a list of ...

NSE Cracks Down on Financing Schemes Used By Deep In The Money Option Players

A new circular from NSE changes the financing game for people who’ve been using the options market for financing deals. The NSE will require cash to be ...

The Pandora’s Box, Risk of Leverage and Zee

The Pandora’s Box that was opened when IL&FS defaulted on inter-corporate deposits and commercial papers (borrowings) worth about Rs.450 crore in June ...

Video: On Bonds, the ZEE , DHFL and IL&FS Crisis at TC2019

I was at Traders’ Carnival TC2019 at Noida, and I spoke on the Zee and DHFL issues, along with the IL&FS crisis. Also in it is a primer on bonds: ...

Middle-class Indians Receive Tax Sops in Interim Budget 2019

Finance minister Piyush Goyal sprung a surprise in the interim budget that he presented in Parliament on 1st February 2019 by announcing that no tax will be ...

Opinion: Why Is SBI Selling the Essar Steel Debt, One Day Before A Court Decision On The Resolution?

The bankruptcy proceedings of Essar steel have an interesting twist. Remember the way it’s gone: The Ruias are the promoters of Essar Steel. Essar ...

Book Review: China’s Great Wall of Debt | “Local-government debt is our subprime”

When IL&FS tumbled and the NBFC crisis reared its head, a word that was constantly used was “Shadow Banking”. Shadow Banking is basically financing by ...

The Implications of RBI Governor Urjit Patel's Sudden Resignation

Urjit Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has resigned. Abruptly. Saying he’s off for personal reasons. (See note) How complex is this? Why ...

Ashwath Damodaran says Flipkart Is Walmart's Most Expensive Facelift. Why It Might Not Be, and Stories And Numbers at Jamna Auto

Today’s a day for a video by a pretty famous guy, Ashwath Damodaran. It’s a 25 minute video – and worth every minute of it. But, as is usual, ...

Happy Diwali 2018! Here's More Random Predictions and A Scorecard.

Happy Diwali Folks! We write a post every Diwali predicting strange things and laughing at the previous year’s predictions, so let’s not break that ...