India's bond rally at risk as govt, states gear up for big debt sales

India's bond rally at risk as govt, states gear up for big debt sales

A rally in India`s bond market this month could prove short-lived as investors brace for as much as USD157 billion in sovereign debt sales over the next year, including from states financing a big bailout of electricity utilities, analysts warn.

As Modi euphoria cools, India faces test to keep foreigners invested

Modi also faces a fraught domestic environment amid widespread doubts about the accuracy of data showing India`s economy grew at 7.3 percent in the October-December quarter, higher than China.

PM Narendra Modi invites Singapore firms to invest in Navratna PSUs

PM Narendra Modi invites Singapore firms to invest in Navratna PSUs

Modi stressed on the idea to 'create many Singapores' within India.

India allows 7 entities to raise Rs 400 billion via tax-free bonds

India allows 7 entities to raise Rs 400 billion via tax-free bonds

The ceiling coupon rate for AAA-rated issuer of tax-free bonds has been fixed at 55 basis points below the government bond yield for retail investors and 80 basis points for other investors.

Nifty retreats from 2-1/2 month high; Auto, FMCG gain strong

Nifty retreats from 2-1/2 month high; Auto, FMCG gain strong

The NSE benchmark Nifty retreated from its 2-1/2 month high and ended modestly lower by 8 points as investors turned cautious and booked profits after a two-day upmove and Greece uncertainty.

MFs try out 'mystery shoppers' to keep lid on mis-selling

MFs try out 'mystery shoppers' to keep lid on mis-selling

To check mis-selling of mutual funds and ensure compliance with norms, fund houses have begun using 'mystery shoppers' to catch errant agents and also to get feedback from investors.

India story is on a firm footing: Arun Jaitley

India story is on a firm footing: Arun Jaitley

Dispelling any notion of waiting and watching by the long-term investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday that the India story is on a firm footing and whatever outstanding issues are there are under the government`s active consideration.

No coercion by taxmen to recover MAT dues, says CBDT

No coercion by taxmen to recover MAT dues, says CBDT

In a breather for investors, CBDT on Tuesday said taxmen won't resort to coercive methods to recover dues towards Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on capital gains made by FIIs and will wait for the Supreme Court order on the issue.

Mutual funds log Rs 1 lakh cr inflows in April-May

Investors have pumped in over Rs 1 lakh crore into various mutual fund schemes in the first two months of the current financial year, 2015-16, with equity and money markets contributing the most.

Sebi directs prosecution proceedings against Alchemist Infra

Clamping down on Alchemist Infra Realty for defying its orders to refund investors, Sebi today directed prosecution proceedings against the company and its directors as well as attachment of their properties to recover the money.

PM Modi out to woo investors on first Europe trip

But India is currently ranked 142nd out of 189 countries in a World Bank "ease of doing business" global league table.

Lapsed tenders hurt Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push

Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013.

Stocks steal a march over gold, fetch better returns in FY'15

Indian stock markets have outshined gold and silver, fetching robust returns for investors in 2014-15.

Investors await outcome of initiatives taken by PM Narendra Modi: US envoy

Verma said the Indo-US trade volume would touch USD 500 billion, as anticipated by the American President, in due course.

SEBI questions ownership of Sahara properties: Sources

Officials at Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which is seeking redress for millions of investors it says were burnt in conglomerate Sahara`s illegal bond scheme, say the group may not wholly own some of the properties in India it listed as proof of its ability to repay the savers.

PM promises fair taxes, growth-focussed policies to investors

PM promises fair taxes, growth-focussed policies to investors

Modi said the priority of his government is "growth and jobs" and to establish global benchmarks in areas such as governance, transparency and taxation.

Industry visits to North Block down as biz climate improves: FM

Telling investors about improving ease of doing business in India, Finance Arun Jaitley on Thursday quipped that the number of industry leaders visiting his office has come down drastically as they do not need to come to seek permissions.

Sebi for protection of all investors in corp bond market: Sinha

Sebi has written to the government asking for access to recovery mechanisms to other investors beyond banks and financial institutions.

Sebi, exchanges tighten noose on SMS tipsters

As investors and general public get bombarded with SMS tips promising huge stock market gains, regulator Sebi and stock exchanges have beefed up their surveillance to keep these scamsters in the check.

Sebi norms for research analysts to come into effect on Monday

To safeguard investors from misleading advice coming from unregulated entities, a new set of regulations for research analysts in capital markets would come into effect from Monday.