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  • Exploring Fintech as an enterprise – Part 01

    In the race for developing innovative and disrupting ideologies Fintech has managed to stay relevant for a couple of decades. Fintech has been a buzzword and still is. Fintech is the enabler of technology that lets you carry your wallet on your smartphone and bank deposits to loans, investments to expenses, can be made by... The post Exploring Fintech as an enterprise – Part 01 appeared first on G...

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  • Oil Reserve and Prices By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    British Petroleum, a UK oil and gas group has estimated that there are 2.6 trillion barrels of oil underground recoverable using current technology. This is more than twice the cumulative global oil demand to 2050.  According to them there will be plentiful supply of oil for decades to come.  This is in addition to the... The post Oil Reserve and Prices By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Bal...

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  • A Budget to strengthen the weaker sections

    That said, it should have also focussed on enhancing research ecosystem in our country The Union Budget is one step forward in transforming the quality of life of people, strengthening weaker sections of the society and ridding the country of black money, corruption and illegal political funding. The Budget shows the Government’s commitment towards rural... The post A Budget to strengthen the weak...

  • New wine in an ageing bottle

    Even though the Budget did not make radical announcements, it was positive on many fronts The Union Budget was mostly positive, even though it didn’t have any ground-breaking announcements that most people were expecting post-demonetisation. As far as the announcements are concerned, the most celebrated move was reducing personal income tax to 5 per cent... The post New wine in an ageing bottle ap...

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  • MSME and Indian GDP By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Indian economy is in a deep mess. Banks have used their resources to finance huge conglomerates and business undertakings in India that when it came to small and medium enterprises they could only give a lip service. Now Modi government has woken up to this reality and help is slowly on the way to boost... The post MSME and Indian GDP By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran appeared ...

  • US Border adjustment tax and implications for India By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    US President Donald Trump is currently engaged in putting to action his election promises. They were always clearly stated like a business contract. The objective of his promise is to establish, “what is good for America is good for the world”. As Indians we may not accept it but then this is the reality. One... The post US Border adjustment tax and implications for India By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan a...

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  • Government policy and connecting with people By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Whenever a government announces macro-economic policies it often is not its concern whether the people have understood them. For example, so complicated is the way that the Indian budgets are presented and published that nearly 90% of the population either don’t understand it or for that matter not even care about its contents. We Indians... The post Government policy and connecting with people By...

  • Global Trade and Economic growth – Accolade to China By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    In this new economic order since the days of sub-prime crisis of 2008, the roles of countries and their market share of global business has changed dramatically. Some countries especially Chinese economy has made a huge headway in the global economic order. This is a conversation between a Student and his Professor.   Student:          Professor,... The post Global Trade and Economic growth – Acco...

  • Indian Budget and Productivity By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Today (01/02/2017) the Indian budget for FY 2017 was announced. The total size of the budget is 21.47 Lakh Crore (Trillion) Rupees. At an exchange of rate of Rs.68 to a Dollar, it is $315 billion US Dollars. The economy is expected to grow at 7.5%. This means that this budget will return approximately $... The post Indian Budget and Productivity By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandra...

  • H-1B Visa – Indian Software companies new challenge By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Ever since Mr. Trump assumed office as the President of the US, the entire free world is going through a crisis. This unconventional leader has categorically announced that the US which is already the biggest economy in the world will not cow down to global competition. He believes that global trade does not currently enjoy... The post H-1B Visa – Indian Software companies new challenge By Dr. Bob...

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  • The recent US economic growth rate By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The US commerce department has announced a few days back that the fourth quarter GDP of 2016 was a mere 1.9% annual rate. This is a deceleration from the third quarter GDP covering June 1 – September 30, 2016 which stood at 3.5%. Why is this drop and what can we expect for 2017. This... The post The recent US economic growth rate By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran appeared first...

  • The growth Global Defence Industry – Is it something to worry about? By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Human beings in their effort to pursue happiness have taken a wrong step and are moving in the opposite direction. In the US there are very many huge corporations addressing to the consumer needs. To cite a few Microsoft, Apple, Coco Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Kraft, Walmart, etc. However hardly any one talks about companies involved... The post The growth Global Defence Industry – Is it something to wo...

  • US Macro-Economic Policy – President Trump’s vision By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    President Trump told the Wall Street Journal a few days ago that the strength of the US Dollar is hurting the US economy. For the last two decades the Dollar has remained strong attracting capital from all over the world. For example, the value of Euro which was 1.59 Dollar in 2011 has now dropped... The post US Macro-Economic Policy – President Trump’s vision By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudha...

  • Non-Hedging Forex exposure – Is it money saved or courting disaster? By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The rating agency IND-RA said the total Forex exposure of the corporates under study stood at 19.5 Lakh Crore Rupees as of FY 16 with the aggregate hedge cover (Hedged Fx exposure divided by Total Fx exposure) stood at 36%. This means that the remaining 64% of exposure is unhedged. This is a conversation between... The post Non-Hedging Forex exposure – Is it money saved or courting disaster? By Dr...

  • Factors affecting Commodity Prices By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    There are a plethora factors that affect the commodity prices. Pointing finger specifically at a single factor as the one which has had the biggest impact on prices is not easy. Besides it could mislead the trader. Also conflicting reports about a situation can make the commodity prices become volatile. For example, during the occasion... The post Factors affecting Commodity Prices By Dr. Bobby Sr...

  • Sterling performance of the US Stock Market By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The Dow Jones industrial average is currently at 19870 and waiting to cross the magic 20000. The reason for its phenomenal achievement is the low interest rates prevailing in the US. The Fed funds rate is currently in the range 0.50 to 0.75%. The recent nudging of interest rate by Janet Yellen has pushed the... The post Sterling performance of the US Stock Market By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Su...

  • Indian taxes buoyancy and fair share By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The demonetization of the high valued currencies was expected to lower the Indian GDP for the current quarter. According to preliminary estimates the Indian GDP will grow only by 7.1%. Illiquidity is believed to have hit the consumer demand as well as investment. In the meanwhile the Central government has announced that the tax buoyancy... The post Indian taxes buoyancy and fair share By Dr. Bob...

  • Demonetization and Accountability By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Dec. 30, 2016 was a deadline date by which all old 500 and 1000 Rupee should have been deposited with the commercial bank except through depositing until March 31, 2017 with RBI. These high denominated currency are not any more legal lender and now the demonetization scheme is now complete atleast for time being. Our... The post Demonetization and Accountability By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sud...

  • Predicting prices for 2017 By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The Pundits who predicted prices for commodities and stocks in 2016 were completely out of whack. Ofcourse this is justified given that Donald Triumph won the US election and the Indian currency demonetization in November 8, 2016. Predicting corporate earnings and hence prices also failed badly. Let us summarise first some of the important and... The post Predicting prices for 2017 By Dr. Bobby Sr...

  • Prediction and Quantum Leap By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The US Federal Reserve releases a host of data during any given month which generally has an impact on interest rates, currency value and the stock prices. Added to these, is the US President elect who is promising to deliver higher economic growth and with lower taxes. How does then one evaluate where the dollar... The post Prediction and Quantum Leap By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Bala...

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  • Default Corporate FD’s – Investors misery By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    With the tight monetary policy combined with risky lending policy of Banks have created a situation wherein private companies have started to default principal and interest payments on time. Initially these companies lure investors with much higher fixed deposit interest than what banks offered and at the time of maturity tell the depositors to wait... The post Default Corporate FD’s – Investors m...

  • Independent Monetary Policy – RBI’s Current Status By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Should a country have an independent monetary policy is the question that is being asked in our country. Ever since our country’s independence there have been many eminent RBI governors who stood the ground and protected the integrity of the monetary policy. If they felt that the interest had to be hiked to fight the... The post Independent Monetary Policy – RBI’s Current Status By Dr. Bobby Srini...

  • PRACTICISING ECLECTICISM

    Eclectics has been in practice since the time of Greek and Roman philosophers. The idea of not sticking to a singular concept of theories and ideas becomes the backbone of this society of people who think about shifting paradigms and changing conventions. In the line of a great tradition and legacy, the Eclectics committee of... The post PRACTICISING ECLECTICISM appeared first on Great Lakes Insti...

  • Nations in debt and their future By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Every year all countries prepare a budget in which they identified all sources and uses of funds. A typical example for source could be money collected by the government in the forms of taxes and duties such as income tax, corporate tax, customs and excise duties. The use of funds could be money allocated to... The post Nations in debt and their future By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Bala...

  • Indian Economic growth: A basic understanding By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    The Professor of macro-economics dinned into the student years about how important it is to have a real GDP growth for the prosperity of the country. The student needed more clarity on this topic and hence approached his Professor for a quick lesson. Student:          Professor you talked about the model Y = C + I... The post Indian Economic growth: A basic understanding By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan an...

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  • Current value of Rs. 10 Lakhs invested in September 1986 (30 years ago) By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    It is always good to go back and look how well we have been managing our wealth. We save for a host of reasons especially to meet financial obligations after our retirement. Needless to say that inflation eats away significant portion of the purchasing power of the money that we saved. So one of the... The post Current value of Rs. 10 Lakhs invested in September 1986 (30 years ago) By Dr. Bobby Sr...

  • RBI and its generosity By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Like all commercial banks RBI has an income statement and balance sheet. According to the data available it makes significant profit every year which it returns to the central government for its operations in the form of dividends. The question that is asked is whether RBI should hold the money back and use it when... The post RBI and its generosity By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balacha...

  • Value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar: A journey in the making By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Part III:   Let us now look at the challenges that are awaiting the Indian Rupee.   The first concern is the FCNR (B) outflows. Currently our foreign exchange reserves are around 367 billion dollars. Because of the global slowdown both imports and exports have fallen significantly in the last two years. So the current... The post Value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar: A journey in the making...

  • Value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar: A journey in the making By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Part II: Now that we are at Rs. 67 (September 2016) against US dollar, where do we go from here. It is worthwhile to look into some of the factors that will affect the value of rupee. We will broadly classify them into several categories and then proceed to look one by one. Let us... The post Value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar: A journey in the making By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudha...

  • Value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar: A journey in the making By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Part I: Indian Rupee – History upto September 2016.   A well-known financial expert said and I quote, “whenever I visit a new country, I make a detailed study of the country’s currency value overtime against the dollar. This single barometer is sufficient enough to know about the economic activities of the country. When I... The post Value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar: A journey in the ma...

  • How to write a useful blog By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Having written nearly 900 blogs over time, I felt that I need to revisit my blog writing to change its purpose and usefulness. Blog writing involves sharing information in a format so that the communication is effective. There are several requirements to write a blog.   First we need data and information on the topic... The post How to write a useful blog By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar B...

  • Luxury homes in India – what future awaits them By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Indian real estate market is currently in a big shake up with prices melted down significantly. In the past the price of an apartment comprised two parts namely guideline value and black money. Assume the cost per Square feet is going for Rs. 20000 in the market. The guideline value for example is Rs. 12000... The post Luxury homes in India – what future awaits them By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr....

  • Resistance to learning By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

    Students with equal skills and capabilities turnout different performances in courses which makes a teacher becomes inquisite to know as to why a student would deliver such sub-optimal performance. Rather than ridiculing the student, if an effort is made by the teacher to mend the situation, it will be a great learning experience for him.... The post Resistance to learning By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan ...

  • Food inflation in India By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Balachandran

      The current rate of food inflation (September 5, 2016) is around 6% and threatening to move up. What worries is the disconnect between prices in in India and the global commodity price. This is a conversation between a student and his professor.   Student:          Professor, you showed us in the class that the price... The post Food inflation in India By Dr. Bobby Srinivasan and Dr. Sudhakar Ba...

  • Why should people matter more than brands?

    Great Lakes had another eminent business leader Mr. Sanjay Behl, the CEO of Raymond as a chief guest and speaker in the annual Human Capital Management Conference 2016. A luminous personality who shared his belief on adding value through human capital by doing something greater than just making money. He envisaged the theme of the... The post Why should people matter more than brands? appeared fir...

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