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International Day of Happiness: Money can buy you happiness, but only to a certain point, says Raj Raghunathan

Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing (consumer behaviour) at University of Texas at Austin and author of ‘If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t you Happy?’, attempts to unravel the relationship between money and happiness. Can money buy you happiness? Perhaps, to some degree, if you manage it well. On International Day of Happiness on Tuesday, Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing (consumer ... Read More »

‘We knew about the need to invest but did not know how much risk to take’

Bhavani and Kumar were aiming for financial independence. But they didn’t know at what amount that will be, and when. Also, they had not considered the risks that could derail their plans. “I was always interested in finance. I knew about investments, but not risks. Also, we didn’t know how much risk we could take, how much had to be ... Read More »

Dividends are growing — but the market’s not buying it quite yet

Zimmytws | Getty Images Markets have started the year in skittish fashion. Fears about emerging inflation in the U.S. and elsewhere has focused investor attention on the 10-year Treasury yield, the so called “risk free” rate of return. As it flirts with the 3 percent level investors are reviewing the relative return that can be wrung from equities before the ... Read More »

Indian market most expensive, but FPIs may still love it: Here’s why

NEW DELHI: On paper, the domestic equity market is the most expensive emerging market globally. Yet, hope of a sharp recovery in earnings has lifted stocks to all-time high levels. For overseas investment flows to be strong in 2018, earnings need to meet the heightened expectations. They have been disappointing the Street in each of the past few financial years. While PE ... Read More »

Sensex slips after hitting record highs but over 50 stocks hit a lifetime high on BSE

The S&P BSE Sensex, which started with a small gap on the upside, was enough to take out its previous landmark high of 33,865.95 on 7th November to hit a fresh record high of 33,956.31 on Wednesday. The bulls failed to keep the momentum going beyond the opening tick and the index quickly pared gains and slipped in red in ... Read More »

Moody’s upgrade has changed the market mood, but it’ll be shortlived

Khadim India and New India Assurance were down 7-15 per cent from their issue prices, respectively, while HDFC Life managed to see strong listing based on its strong management pedigree. Global rating agency Moody’s has changed the mood of the Indian market by upgrading after 14 long years. Equity index Nifty50 successfully overcame negative sentiments after touching a low 10,100 mark. But ... Read More »

Xiaomi fastest growing phone maker, but Samsung and Apple remain leaders: report

Xiaomi holds the fifth position with market share of 7.4%, but it registered the highest year-on-year growth of 102.6% from Q3 2016 when it controlled only 3.7% of the market share. (Above) Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain (left) with actor Katrina Kaif during the launch of its new series of smartphones, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI Samsung continues ... Read More »

U.S. economy loses 33,000 jobs after hurricanes, first decline in seven years. But unemployment falls to 4.2 percent

Widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in La Grange, Tex. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman/AP) The U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last month, the first decline since September 2010. The unemployment rate declined slightly to 4.2 percent, the lowest since February 2001. Analysts had been expecting job growth to slump in September after the one-two punch ... Read More »

Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Raghuram Rajan had taken over as governor of the central bank in the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the thick of the taper tantrum in September 2013 when the local currency was depreciating every day against the dollar and inflation was in double digits. His predecessor D Subbarao had witnessed the collapse of iconic US investment bank Lehman Brothers a ... Read More »

BRICS Summit 2017 has potential to boost trade, economy, finance but members need to start work now

The idea of BRIC emanated from an investment bank which had conjectured a theoretical possibility of four countries in the developing world, i.e. Brazil, Russia, India and China, taking on the role of engine to growth for the world economy. This concept gained more relevance after the financial crisis set in where it was believed that the emerging markets were ... Read More »