Finance Articles

Finance articles section focuses on various concepts of finance like budget, stock market and economics of various products & services. Apart from these articles on global financial institutions, different banking systems and topics of international importance in the field of finance are present.



Impact of Indian Budget 2015 - Brave, Futuristic, Reformist March 08, 2015

Arun Jaitley's Budget 2015 is brave in its stance, futuristic in its approach, and above all, reformist in its spirit. It contained a bold statement of the road ahead for transforming the "recovering national economy" to a "surging economy".

 

The Entropic World Order March 05, 2015

India’s place in the future of a world with diffused power

Humanity’s greatest strength is having a sense of its own weakness. Reading Bhagwat Gita left me wondering at why Lord Krsna would enunciate Ahimsa Parmo Dharma before exhorting Arjuna to fight the biggest battle of the times. Today I understand that in essence it wasn’t about greedy kings, fighting brothers, insulted queens or disowned princes; it was about world order. The old would not stand the test of time thus obliterated and a new one had to be installed. Before the entropy of time destroys everything, humanity needed to be recreated, its architecture reestablished, a framework had to be constructed.

 

The Turmoil in Greece: To Stay or Not to Stay March 04, 2015

Considered to be one of the most significant aftermaths of the Global Recession (2007-08), the Greek Depression [1] has seen Greece involved in a long-drawn struggle to emerge out of a spell of high structural deficits and debt-to-GDP ratio levels. With fears regarding the debt crisis emerging in late 2009 amidst a slew of equity research reports downgrading Greek bonds & swaps, the “depression” was rendered its present form with the publication of the consolidated 5-year Greek fiscal reports in early 2010 which resulted in Greek bonds being assigned “junk bond” status by all the leading credit-rating agencies.

 

Are we Ready to Make in India? February 20, 2015

The world economy is gradually recovering from a catastrophic slowdown with US, Europe and BRICS economies staging for higher than expected growth. India is also undergoing an economic revival, which is reinforced by the momentum received from the emphatic election mandate. It is the first time in last three decades that a single party has come in majority in parliament. With inflation and current account deficit under control, the overall industry outlook is positive. Joining the development bandwagon, Mr. Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Make in India’ campaign to facilitate investment and transform India into a global manufacturing hub.

 

Repercussions of Global Oil Crisis for India February 20, 2015

The plummeting of global crude prices has impacted all major economies of the world and India is no exception. As oil forms the bulk of import payments, a drop in prices is highly favorable (with few exceptions) for an economy like India.

 

Impact of Current Geopolitical Environment on Asset class returns in India February 20, 2015

What are Geopolitical Risks and how Geopolitical risks effect Investments?

While many of the markets have become stable if not comforting after the recession, Geopolitical events have caused brief bouts of volatility in 2014 fortunately without knocking global markets off their trajectory. Factors like tensions between Japan and China over East China Sea, Russia tightening its muscles in Ukraine and beyond, increased terrorist activities of ISIS and so on in the era of globalization have created a new math of risk for investing community.

 

Bitcoin The Rise and Fall February 20, 2015

Technology has changed the ways by which people buy products and services. People require faster and easier ways to exchange and use units of currency. In ancient civilizations, people primarily relied on metal coins, which was followed by paper currency. Then came credit cards. The smartphone revolution along with the presence of Digital wallets and near-field communication technology has ushered in even greater ease of use, allowing us to carry all of our credit card information in our phones. The last 5 years of this decade saw the rise of modern currencies that would eliminate the involvement of any third parties such as banks. These currencies are hinging upon the internet, the most widespread and omnipresent network ever invented. Of all these currencies, Bitcoin has gained the most widespread attention, for both good and bad reasons.