Goldilocks scenario may support bull run: HSBC

The Nifty and the Sensex have run up around 17-18% from their June 17 lows. Both indices are around 3% away from their all-time highs. HSBC said Nifty’s valuation, measured by Price to Earnings (PE) ratio at 19.6 times, has recovered above its five-year mean but is still 15% below its peak of 23 times […]

India’s NBFCs on a stronger wicket now, RBI economists say

Based on supervisory data, in quarter-ending December 2021, the consolidated balance sheet of NBFCs grew at a faster pace than the corresponding period in the previous year. The bottom lines of the NBFC sector also improved in Q2 and Q3: 2021-22 with the waning of the second wave of COVID-19.

Inflation is easing, but a target of 4% will be challenging

To be sure, with inflation levels above the target band for over six months, the Reserve Bank has cumulatively raised the benchmark policy repo rate by 90 basis points ( one bps is 0.01 per cent) since may and is now at 5.4 per cent Though economic activity was sluggish in July compared to June, […]

Wall Street ends higher, Cisco Systems jumps after forecast

Meanwhile, Cisco’s stock gained 5.8% and was among the biggest positives on the three major indexes, after it provided an upbeat forecast for first-quarter sales late on Wednesday as a COVID-19 recovery in China eased supply chain shortages.