Moody’s India downgrade is not unexpected: BofA Securities
While the rating agency downgraded India’s sovereign rating, BofA Securities’ economists see the present downturn as cyclical rather than structural; say fiscal stimulus is critical for recovery.
COVID-19: The dilemma company directors face
Due to the pandemic, it is not just businesses; even directors seem to be caught between a rock and a hard place.
Hedge funds’ AUM falls to $3.31 trillion in Q12020
The economic fallout caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the hedge fund industry with AUM falling below $3.50 trillion for first time since Q4-2018, says Preqin.
Astral in wait-and-watch mode
Astral Poly Technik, a FORTUNE INDIA 500 lister since 2016, and one of FORTUNE INDIA’s TOP 100 Wealth Creators in 2019, sees consolidation picking up in the pipe industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Euler Motors raises ₹20 crores in Series A funding
The investment was led by Inventus Capital India, along with Blume Ventures, US-based Emergent Ventures, Singapore-based Jetty Ventures, and Udaan’s co-founder Sujeet Kumar.
Towards a new economic geography for states
There is a pressing need to revisit the dynamics of an urban-biased, economic geography to bring the focus back on developing more proximate economic hotspots within states.
Why Covid-19 hasn’t hit Jio’s fundraising prospects
It is difficult for investors to find too many companies in which they can confidently invest at present. Jio is an exception since it offers exactly what a post-Covid world may need.
The Covid-19 impact on the M&E space
Broadcasters, movie exhibitors, and print media will be most impacted, says a report by research agency Ind-Ra.
Covid-19: VC-backed healthtech deal values soar
Venture capital investment in healthtech hits $8.2 billion in the first quarter of 2020, the highest quarterly total on record, says Preqin; large deals continue to be made.
The tale of India’s interest rates
The latest repo rate cut marks 128 policy rate actions from the Reserve Bank of India, since April 2001; the repo and reverse repo rate have been tweaked 61 and 55 times each since then.