April 1, 2020

RBI Moratorium: NBFCs stare at asset liability management challenges

The instant reaction to Friday’s decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) of granting a three-month moratorium on all term loans was welcomed by lenders. But with non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) faced with retiring their short-term liabilities, it appears the joy could be short-lived.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 31, 2020

Wooing non-residents: RBI paves way for India to join global bond Index

Paving the way for Indian bonds to become part of a global bond index, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday notified five government securities (gilts) that would be eligible for investment by non-residents without any restrictions under the Fully Accessible Route (FAR).

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 27, 2020

Time Has Come for RBI to Fund India Deficit, Former Banker Says

India’s central bank should directly start monetizing the government’s fiscal deficit in efforts to fight one of its worst economic crisis, said Ananth Narayan, the former South Asia head of financial markets at Standard Chartered Plc.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 26, 2020

FM relief package: No choice but to print money, for the govt to spend for short-term, says SPJIMR professor

As the coronavirus outbreak takes a toll on the economy, the central government has stepped up its efforts to tackle the impact. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an economic relief package called the ‘PM Gareeb Kalyan Scheme’ of Rs 1.70 lakh crores which would include cash transfers to the poor and a whole host of measures to provide immediate relief to the poorest of the poor.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 26, 2020

Covid-19 will be a capital problem if  RBI delays forbearance to  banks

The lockdown across the country to reduce the spread of Covid-19 is having a massive impact on business activity. This portends a big hit on incomes of individuals and corporations alike.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 26, 2020

Credit and fixed income markets need help: Ananth Narayan, professor-finance at SPJIMR

In the wake of Covid-19, the bond market is facing significant stress in recent times while the rupee has taken a hit led by FPI outflows. Ananth Narayan, professor-finance at SPJIMR, tells Bhavik Nair in an interview that credit and fixed income markets are strained and need help.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 20, 2020

Rate cut needed to soothe market nerves; need more fiscal measures to ensure financial stability, say experts

With the markets significantly down, the already slowing economy futher getting impacted by the coronavirus scare, what is it that the country’s central bank and central government can do to help better the situation and more importantly what steps need to be taken to tackle the finance dislocation that is underway in the debt markets is the big question.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 20, 2020

Fatal fall: Rupee slips to new lows as FPIs continue to sell stocks, bonds

Continuing forex outflows from the stock and bond markets and a strengthening dollar sent the rupee to new lifetime lows on Thursday. The Indian currency closed at 74.98 against the greenback, 76 paise lower than Wednesday’s close. During the day, it fell to levels of 75.31 against the dollar, Bloomberg data showed.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 18, 2020

How to nail a pitch

  • Faculty Name Prof. Kaustav Majumdar
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March 12, 2020

RBI announces dollar-rupee swap window: Central Bank is acting proactively, says Narayan of SPJIMR

The rupee ended the day at 74.22 to the dollar against Wednesday’s close of 73.65 to the dollar. As the rupee continued to depreciate, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a six month US dollar sell and buy swaps to provide liquidity to the forex market.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 12, 2020

RBI may have intervened in rupee NDF market

The spread between the one-month rupee non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) and the one-month rupee onshore forwards came down significantly on Wednesday even as world equity markets and crude prices bounced back after a steep plunge early this week, subsiding the insatiable demand for dollars in the overseas market.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
  • Featured In Financial Express
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March 11, 2020

Little left for yield curve if more LTROs announced, say experts

With short-term bond yields having come down significantly since the announcement of the long-term repo operations (LTROs) by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the eventual contracting of the spread between the repo rate and short-term yields, the bond market will have very little to gain by participating in any further possible LTROs, say experts. Market participants, however, are of the view that a second tranche is highly likely.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 9, 2020

Biggest rescue of Indian bank will deepen lenders’ funding woes

India, home to one of the world’s worst piles of bad debt, once again finds itself defending the stability of its financial system after the biggest bank failure in its history.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 6, 2020

Yes Bank crisis: A lender’s fall from diamonds to dust

Till about 6pm on Thursday, Yes Bank Ltd did what many thought it could not: Avoid lending restrictions that the central bank typically imposes on capital-starved banks owing to deteriorating asset quality and capital buffers.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
  • Featured In Mint
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March 4, 2020

Covid-19 Outbreak: RBI, govt in action mode as more test positive for coronavirus and over 30 quarantined

The G-7 conference call is over and the central bankers have not delivered any concrete policy action, it is a statement of intent – “Given the potential impacts of COVID-19 on global growth, we reaffirm our commitment to use all appropriate policy tools to achieve strong, sustainable growth and safeguard against downside risks”.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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March 3, 2020

G-7 central bankers’ statement on Coronavirus ‘reassuring’, but there is little room left for them, say experts

The G-7 conference call is over and the central bankers have not delivered any concrete policy action, it is a statement of intent – “Given the potential impacts of COVID-19 on global growth, we reaffirm our commitment to use all appropriate policy tools to achieve strong, sustainable growth and safeguard against downside risks”.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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February 26, 2020

Sebi clarifies foreign investors from Mauritius will be eligible for FPI registrations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Tuesday said that foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from Mauritius would continue to be eligible for FPI registration with increased monitoring as per Financial Action Task Force (FATF) norms. The clarification comes after market participants expressed their apprehensions about whether the inclusion of Mauritius in the grey list would affect the registration of FPIs from Mauritius.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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February 10, 2020

” B-school placements on track despite worries over note ban, Trump”

There is a palpable sense of relief on the campuses of some of the leading business schools across the country. Campus placements this year have gone off well despite apprehensions.

  • Faculty Name Ms. Hema Sisodia
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December 30, 2019

Taking education to new heights with simulations

One of the world’s first known flight simulators was crafted more than 100 years ago and was essential for sending today’s pilots to the sky. Simulations help pilots learn by doing, developing and practicing key skills that can eventually be used in a real situation. And simulations have many applications beyond the cockpit. “Simulations are starting to get widely adopted by leading universities,” said Vasant Sivaraman, professor of strategy and finance at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research. “This is the right time to deepen skill-based pedagogy in business courses.”

  • Faculty Name Dr. Vasant Sivaraman
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September 5, 2017

Liberal Arts In MBA Classroom

In today’s complex business environment of cross-disciplinary competence, it has become imperative for students to understand and learn beyond the hardcore textual knowledge. Traditionally an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree is usually only connected with finance and management that deals with numbers and business.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Ranjan Banerjee
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