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India LI Players Changing Dynamics


See the race chart, it tells a tale:) For detailed analysis read here

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The Tragedy of Life Insurance in India: The Lost Decade!


Life insurance had only one large state run behemoth before better senses prevailed. The entry of private sector players was supposed to transform the sector. Perennially, India suffered from low penetration of life insurance and it was marketed more as a long term investment instrument, seldom on pure insurance centric…

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Breaking: Services & Manu PMI lowest since Sep18, “Job creation 6 month low”, RBI All Set to Reduce Policy Rates by 50bps


Breaking News: Services PMI at 52 is still expanding but lower than Feb (52.5) At 52, it is lowest expansion since March Nikkei notes that “Job creation at six-month low“ That RBI is set to reduce repo by at-least 25 bps (if not 50) in its upcoming 4th April monetary…

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Did Demonetization Pressure Tilt Indian Digital Barometer?


The question though is whether it tilted enough, considering the inconvenience caused by demonetization. Digital is important to economy as it brings down cost of transaction, improves efficiency of financial system, increases transparency and transforms customer experience. Replace of more cash by digital and adoption of digital by a wider…

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Same Data But Different Interpretations: That’s RBI For You!


They say great mind thinks alike. So when you have a few great minds pouring over same set of data, they are most likely to concur. But that’s not what you get when you go through the minutes of RBI last policy meet. They look at same set of numbers…

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The Curious State of Indian States! Part-2


In our first article, we showcased performance variation across different states. For that, we considered holistic combination of economic development and the social development. In the 2nd part, we are going a step ahead and comparing the infrastructure development for these states. Here, we consider two indicators, Power coverage (per…

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The Curious State of Indian States!


Size does not matter, neither does location nor provenance! Well that is how performance analysis of Indian states throws up. We boxed all the states in a 2X2 matrix. Gross Value Added (GVA) per head as economic measure and Infant mortality rate as social measure forming the two axes. A…

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