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.



Steel Industry Global Slowdown – The Real Problem Behind It 14 May 2016

Global slowdown in steel industry is now not a hidden fact. Daily updates on steel industry highlighting the bad phase of steel industry in 50 years. If we go 50 years back, then what data shows is that during 1950-73 period, crude steel production registered a CAGR of 5.8%. But during 1974-2001 period, steel production went through the stagnant growth of 0.7% CAGR. Then came the golden era of production, during 2002-2007 crude steel production grown at the rate of record 8.4% CAGR.

 

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) with an Indian Perspective 01 May 2016

The investments in our country have primarily being into physical Gold or jewellery, and then came the awareness of capital markets. Yet the retail investors were still wary of the investments due to the huge volatility which comes along, being a zero sum game. But now after the introduction of REITs in September 2014, Indians have another safe option to invest in and take a pie in the burgeoning Real Estate market of the country. And the returns in last two decades have been stupendous.

 

Indicators for Corporate Sustainability - Analyzing Social-Environmental Costs 18 April 2016

The world today is displaying increased attention towards understanding and identification of sustainability issues. Corporate talks about “Triple Bottom Line”, i.e. People, Planet and Profit against the traditional bottom line “Profit”. The concept of triple bottom line offers an opportunity to move towards an accounting framework which deals with three pillars of sustainability: Social, Ecological, and Financial (Wayne Norman and Chris MacDonald, 2004). Even management intent towards incorporation of sustainability concerns can be gauged from the amount of efforts management has been taking towards increased environmental disclosures. An increased number of companies are adopting the practice of environmental and social reporting within their annual reports.

 

Is Indian Banking Sinking in Deep Trouble? 28 March 2016

The Great Indian dream of becoming an economic superpower and a financial hub for the whole world to look up to, looks poised to pan out in the years to come. Major economic reforms and dramatic changes in the banking framework, initiated by the Government and the RBI, are all foundations for the now forward-looking Indian banking sector which finds itself faced with a crucial need to mature into a well-oiled machinery and a robust pillar for growth.

 

Importance of Corporate Governance- Finance Perspective 19 March 2016

Importance of Corporate Governance is studied from a finance perspective through this article. In the light of the growing number of scams, accounting scandals, massaging of books, misuse and misappropriation of public money, the importance of Corporate Governance can’t be overstressed. Formation and proper functioning of Corporate Governance body abiding by international rules and regulations has become of quintessential importance today as survival and success in global market can be ensured only via foreign investment, foreign customers: simply in a word by going global.

 

Green Finance - Climate Friendly Investments 14 March 2016

Green Finance is the financial investment done for sustainable development projects. It includes investment in environmental products and policies for the development of a sustainable economy. Although there has not been fixed definition for the term. So, there has been a proposal for the definition of the term. Green Finance comprises financing of green investment be it preparatory cost or capital cost. It also includes financing of public green policies and green financial system.

 

Indian Economy - A Star Performer 02 March 2016

A star performer, a safe zone in a volatile global climate and a robust economy. These are some of the phrases used to describe the Indian economy of late. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Indian economy has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. GDP grew at 7.3 percent in 2014-15 compared to 6.9 per cent growth in 2013-14.