Global Finance Officials Pledge to Lift World Economy Out of Slowdown

(WASHINGTON) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out its current slowdown, but tensions persist on a number of fronts between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Saturday, expressing hope the slowdown that began last year will be followed by stronger growth in the second half of this year and into 2020. The IMF’s steering committee said all members, in…

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Hold Shriram Transport Finance Company, target Rs 1,181: Emkay Global Financial Services

View of the brokerage- MHCV slowdown resulting in slower disbursements: The domestic MHCVs are showing tepid demand due to high base effect, rural distress, changes in axle norms, leading to surplus capacity and slowdown in real estate. Although the implementation of BSVI emission norms may drive some pre-buying for CVs, the used CV segment is at a downturn as driver-owner is facing surplus capacity with stagnating income levels. We revise our disbursements growth estimates downward to nearly 10 per cent CAGR for FY18-20E from nearly 14 per cent earlier, considering the…

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RBI to set up panel on development of housing finance securitisation market

The Reserve Bank of India, on Thursday, announced that it will soon set up a committee to assess the state of housing finance securitisation market in the country. The move is aimed at bringing in standardisation of asset securitisation practices to enable better management of credit and liquidity risks. The committee, which will be announced soon, will also study the best international practices, and lessons learnt from the global financial financial crisis. It will propose measures to further develop these markets in India by identifying critical steps required, such as…

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[Validity Of Finance Act 2017- Day-3] Majority Judgment In Aadhaar Case Covers My Case, Submits AG As Constitution Bench Reserves Judgment

As Attorney General K. K. Venugopal resumed his submissions on the constitutionality of the passage as a Money Bill of the Finance Act of 2017 on Monday, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked for a copy of the Supreme Court’s order in Rajiv Garg, where the court had considered whether different conditions of service could be prescribed for different tribunals. In that case, the court had taken on record the assurance of the then-AG to speak with the different ministries as to uniformity in the retirement, functional facilities and accommodation of…

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Family finance: How salaried Singhs can achieve their money goals easily

Raman Singh and Amrita Kaur are both employed and bring in a combined monthly salary of Rs 1.5 lakh. They live in their own house worth Rs 1 crore, in Delhi, with their two children, aged eight and four. They have no liabilities, and their portfolio comprises equity in the form of mutual fundsworth Rs 82.2 lakh, debt worth Rs 90 lakh in the form of EPF, PPF and fixed deposits, and Rs 5 lakh as cash. Their goals include building an emergency corpus, saving for their kids’ education and weddings, buying another house,…

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Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining the finer points of personal finance to an audience of millions? Then we want to hear from you. Lifehacker has an immediate opening for a staff writer specializing in personal finance. This is full-time position with competitive salary…

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Oikocredit, others invest in housing finance company SEWA Grih Rin

SEWA Grih Rin Ltd, an affordable housing finance company of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Group, said it has raised Series B funding. The lender, operating under Sitara brand, has closed Rs 67 crore ($9.8 million at current exchange rate) funding round from Oikocredit, Omidyar Network India, HDFC Life Insurance, HDFC Holdings Ltd and Women’s World Banking. The company will be using the funds to strengthen its position in existing geographies as well as to expand strategically to other states. SEWA Grih Rin is promoted by a SEWA Mutual Benefit…

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Adaptation Finance Update: Number of Climate Adaptation Projects Increases, So Must Their Quality

According to the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), launched at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), climate adaptation programmes have not effectively dealt with multiple slow and rapid onset hazards, such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones and sea level rise. Instead of addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability, they are often undertaken through sectoral programmes in, for example, agriculture, health and disaster management. Less than 5% of global climate finance is spent on adaptation, and less than 1% goes to coastal protection, infrastructure and disaster risk management (DRM)….

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Small finance banks start on a strong wicket: ICRA

Mumbai: Rating agency ICRANSE 3.23 % expects small finance banks (SFBs) to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 25% to 30% led by diversified loan growth, deposit mobilisation, improving asset quality and better return on equity. The rating agency estimates that SFBs would require external capital of Rs. 4,000-6,000 crore till FY2023 for meeting the growth requirements, part of which will come through IPOs. ICRA estimates that SFBs have reported an annualised growth of 33% in the assets under management (AUM) in 9M FY2019 to Rs. 64,325 crore. These banks have been able…

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An MBA or a master’s in finance? Breaking down the debate dollar by dollar

It’s a question that elicits plenty of responses with seemingly nothing close to a consensus answer. Some believe that a master in finance has trumped a two-year business degree as the key qualification for getting a front-office job in banking or other high-paying roles in financial services. Others still see an MBA as the bigger differentiator. The truth is, judging simply by the numbers, it’s all about how much time and money you are willing to invest upfront. An MBA requires a much bigger down payment in all aspects, but…

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