10 things to know this week – Sep 02, 2016

Here are the ten interesting things to know this week, ended Sep 02, 2016.

India:
1) Insurers need better underwriting
Listing will force the industry to bring in underwriting discipline and ensure that companies make money from their core business rather than from investment profits. Read more: [Live Mint]

2) As JLR’s new products impress, Tata Motors June quarter profit fall may be ignored
Amid improving sales and success of new models, investors may ignore the large drop in June quarter profit as a large part of it was owing to currency fluctuations. Read more: [Live Mint]

3) Why is Infosys trading at a 20% discount to the Nifty?
Infosys valuation discount reaches record levels. Read more: [Live Mint]

4) How Indo Count’s capital-light model helped it carve a profitable niche
With a capital-light business model, Indo Count has carved out a profitable niche for itself in the home textiles business. Read more: [Forbes India]

5) Investors, analysts give thumbs down to AB Nuvo-Grasim merger
Shares of both companies tank at the stock markets. Read more: [Forbes India]

6) DSP BlackRock Micro Cap Fund: Rocky Road
Holdings in certain stocks helped the micro-cap scheme. However, given its nature, growth in size may pose challenges. Read more: [Live Mint]

Global:
7) I’m not the only one who knows about the turmoil: Jim Rogers
There’s economic havoc on the horizon, but no safe haven for investors, says legendary investor Jim Rogers. Read more: [Business Insider]

8) Bill Gross: The Fed has mastered market
The Federal Reserve, with its bargain-basement interest rates, is also hurting capitalism, bond king Bill Gross says. Read more: [CNBC]

9) Keep your powder dry as market downturn is coming, Pimco asset manager says
Global recession might not be on the cards, but investors are starting to worry that central banks are running out of ammunition. Read more: [CNBC]

10) India’s economic growth is still the envy of the world
India’s breakneck growth rate has slowed, but not enough to cost it the title of world’s fastest growing big economy. Read more: [CNN Money]

 

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