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In 2019, stock markets were shaken up by crisis like the DHFL and the government resolution measure for the real estate sector may not be enough.
In 2019, stock markets were shaken up by crisis like the DHFL and the government resolution measure for the real estate sector may not be enough.

All Things Markets | Did realty sector drag stock markets in 2019?

Economic revival depends a lot on recovery of the real estate sector while banks and NBFCs wait for resolution in the industry. In 2019, stock markets were shaken up by crisis like the DHFL and the government resolution measure for the real estate sector may not be enough. Mint's Nasrin Sultana speaks to Gulam Zia, Executive Director, Knight Frank India if there is more pain left in the sector?

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What to expect from RBI.
What to expect from RBI.

Mark to market- Will RBI’s policy succeed in stimulating demand?

India’s GDP growth has fallen to 6-year low in September quarter and all eyes are on Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy for a rate cut. Considering food inflation is on upswing, markets fear this could be the last of the cuts from the RBI. However, a big challenge for RBI is to unclog the credit flow and resolve the NBFC crisis. Markets will watch for commentary on credit flow, NBFC crisis and forecasts of GDP and inflation on Thursday when the committee puts out its vote on policy rates and stance.

Why not mint money
Why not mint money

Three things to consider if you are planning to prepay your home loan partially

Many of us avail of a loan to buy our dream house. But loans of any kind become a burden on your finances. So, it’s better to get rid of them soon. One way to do it is to utilise that extra bonus of yours to partly prepay your loan. Remember that making part prepayment early on during the loan tenure helps you save on the interest cost of your home loan. Here are a few other things you need to keep in mind while you consider making part prepayment to your home loan.

Mint's Lata Jha in conversation with filmmaker Ritesh Sidhwani.
Making sense of an endowment policy.
India’s GDP hit more than six-year low
The markets and the economy disconnect explained.
Different types of life insurance products.
Mint Views Daily dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper
Mint Views Daily dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper

Row over India’s consul general in New York’s Kashmir-Israel analogy

  • India’s consul general in New York, Sandeep Chakravarty is in the news for wrong reasons. In a video that surfaced online he linked the future of Kashmiri Pandits to that of Israel and Jews. Traditionally, India has opposed any form of Israeli occupation in Palestinian territories. Though his statement has been made at a private event, such comments from an official functionary don’t bode well for India’s image, India needs to act to contain the damage. Mint Views Daily dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.

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A media report says that Karvy raised  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>600 crore by pledging client securities.
As on 30 September, the airline had cash and cash equivalents worth Rs93 crore and a negative networth of about Rs850 crore.
As on 30 September, the airline had cash and cash equivalents worth Rs93 crore and a negative networth of about Rs850 crore.

Mark to Market | With low cash, SpiceJet’s flight is on a wing and a prayer

SpiceJet has denied a news report that it plans to raise Rs750 crore through a qualified institutional place (QIP). Whether or not the company is looking to raise money, the fact is that the airline has extremely low amounts of cash on its books, and needs to bolster its balance sheet with a fund-raise sooner than later. As on 30 September, the airline had cash and cash equivalents worth Rs93 crore and a negative networth of about Rs850 crore.

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Sensex touches all-time high.
Sensex touches all-time high.

Sensex shrugs off slowdown, touches all-time high on govt stimulus hope

Despite an overhang of falling GDP growth, foreign investors continued to remain bullish on India with robust foreign inflows driving Indian equities to a record high on Monday as expectations around fresh government stimulus gained further momentum. Benchmark indices gained over 1% on hopes that the Reserve Bank of India may reduce interest rates further to infuse fresh liquidity in the economy over concerns that GDP growth could fall below 5% in the second quarter. Gaining 529.82 points or 1.31%, the Sensex ended at a record high at 40,889.23.

Mint's Lata Jha goes through the financial performance of what’s buzzing in the world of entertainment.
Mint's Lata Jha goes through the financial performance of what’s buzzing in the world of entertainment.

‘Frozen II,’ 'Pagalpanti’, ‘Out of Love’ big offerings of the week

The entertainment offerings this week include Disney’s animation flick Frozen II besides a new Hotstar original titled Out of Love. In the latest episode of its show, 'Business of Entertainment', Mint's Lata Jha goes through the financial performance of what’s buzzing in the world of entertainment

It’s important your investments make real returns if you want your wealth to grow
It’s important your investments make real returns if you want your wealth to grow

Why it’s important to look at real returns | Why Not Mint Money

Real returns factor in inflation and other crucial elements such as taxes. It’s important your investments make real returns if you want your wealth to grow. Retail inflation rose to 4.62% early this month and is expected to inch upwards. While for the policymakers who are looking to cut policy rates to boost investments this presents a challenge as it would only add to the inflationary pressures, investors too need to worry as inflation can eat into their investment returns.

The conference was chaired by Union Revenue Secretary, Ajay Bhushan Pandey
The conference was chaired by Union Revenue Secretary, Ajay Bhushan Pandey

1st National GST Conference days after Nirmala's meet on easing GST process

The first National Goods and Services Tax Conference took place in Delhi on Monday. The conference, held at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital, was attended by Commissioners of State Tax, Zonal Chief Commissioners and Directors General of Central Tax. One of the objectives of the meeting was to boost 'synergy' at the state and central level. The conference was chaired by Union Revenue Secretary, Ajay Bhushan Pandey. The meeting took place just days after Union Finance Minister had participated at a session to explore simplification of the GST filing process.

With healthcare costs spiralling in India, you need to be prepared for any medical emergencies.
With healthcare costs spiralling in India, you need to be prepared for any medical emergencies.

Unexpected health issues can wipe out your savings | Why Not Mint Money

With healthcare costs spiralling in India, you need to be prepared for any medical emergencies. Such events can dent your savings and even land you in debt, putting your financial life out of gear. That’s what happened with Saipriya Padala and her husband Saikishore, both finance professionals. But a disciplined approach towards saving and sound financial advice has helped them salvage the situation. Watch the video to know how they did it.