With the investment limit for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in many large-cap stocks getting exhausted, these are turning their focus to names in the mid-cap and, selectively, the small-cap space. In the past month, five companies — CEAT, Just Dial, Edelweiss Financial, Bajaj Corp and Pennar Industries — got Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approval to raise their FII-investment limits. Power Grid Corporation has been added to the FII-ban list, restricting foreign participation.
A large number of defence equipment have been / are being manufactured in India using Transfer of Technology (ToT). This information was given by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Ambika Soni and Dr. T Subbarami Reddy in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 2 December 2014.
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Commenting on the India Services PMI survey, Pranjul Bhandari, Chief India Economist at HSBC said: "Service sector activity grew in November, as new business rose for the seventh month running. Despite the uptick in order flows, business sentiment deteriorated, reminding us that continued policy action that addresses investor concerns is needed to sustain growth momentum. Meanwhile, prices dipped on falling commodity prices and increased competition". The Ministry of Finance after trading hours yesterday, 2 December 2014, said that it is encouraging that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken note of the structural change in the outlook for inflation. Responding to the Monetary Policy Statement issued by the RBI, the finance ministry said that the government looks forward to the RBI supporting the revival of growth and employment. In the weeks ahead, the government and RBI will work towards a monetary policy framework that will help institutionalize the gains achieved on the inflation front, so as to reduce inflationary expectations and further support the revival of investment and growth, the finance ministry said in a statement.
Barely weeks after buying out two hydro power projects of JP Power for Rs 9700 crores, Sajjan Jindal is closing in to strike yet another large deal with Manoj Gaur's power company and this time its for its coal-based power assets. Sources with direct knowledge share that JSW EnergyBSE -1.29 % is close to acquiring Bina and Nigrie thermal power units of JP Power. The deal is likely to value the assets around Rs 12,000 crores.
Reliance Capital Ltd recommended around Rs.500, today touched Rs.545.40, before closing at Rs.540.55. Today, the Shares of insurance companies edge higher on the hopes of passage of Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill in the ongoing winter session of Parliament, which seeks to up FDI in the sector from 26% to 49%.
The Parliament last week allowed for an extension to a select committee to table its report on the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to up FDI in the sector from 26% to 49%. Meanwhile, yesterday, 2 December 2014, the bill got a further shot in the arm after the lead opposition party Congress, which had first initiated the proposal when it was in power, said it would support the legislation even as other parties such as Trinamool Congress (TMC) opposed it. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a majority in the upper Raj Sabhya house and will need support from opposition to pass the bill through.