Amidst the chaos seen in the power sector, with 22,000 MW thermal power projects lying idle for the need of coal or gas and lenders taking power generating assets to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to recover dues, the transmission sector- with longer life cycle and lower risks- has exhibited the only ray of hope for investors and developers alike.
As the stance of governance is hardening, institutions standing on weak or corroded legs, are stumbling and crumbling. After the case of corrosion of ethics in ICICI, the IL&FS too seems to have bloodied its nose by first becoming a messiah to MaytasInfra (the Satyam scam fall out) in 2009 and then several unrelated forays.
Growth in corporate revenue Â– excluding that of banking, financial services & insurance and oil companies Â– is likely to print at ~9% on-year for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, CRISIL ResearchÂ’s analysis of over 400 companies, which account for 65% of the market capitalisation of the National Stock Exchange shows.
According to economic survey 2015v16, the decade to 2011 saw inter-state migration of 60 million people and inter-district migration of around 80 million people. However, within the next four years, by 2015, the number of inter-state migrants increased by 45 million.
Investment opportunity stems from efforts of making rolling stock safer, faster and more efficient. The thrust on electrification is expected to give a spurt to electric locomotives, bringing down the fuel bill significantly, even as increasing investment in higher horse power locomotives will support longer rakes.
Despite a raft of policy facilitations, domestic airlines are flying into two major headwinds Â– crippling infrastructure constraints at major airports, and an uptick in fuel prices Â– which could mean growth in domestic air passenger traffic may have peaked out for the medium term.
A note from CRISIL Research shows that only half of the foreign exchange exposure of Indian companies is hedged. As on March 31, Indian companies had $200 billion of foreign currency debt and 45 per cent of this was short-term, a study by rating agency CRISIL shows. Mukesh Agarwal, President, CRISIL Research, said a significant portion remained unprotected from the volati