I entered the mainstream media by joining Financial Express in Mumbai, an arm of The Indian Express Group in 2016.


I have worked as a business reporter for Financial Express newspaper covering a wide range of business news and analysis. I have tracked both primary and secondary markets. My focus has been in IPOs, Stock Market Movements (All sectors), Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) and Domestic Institutional Investors (DII) flows, SEBI announcements, Algorithmic trading, mutual funds and among others. 

HUL briefly pips ITC as 4th most valued firm after 13 years

Diversified consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Thursday briefly became the country’s fourth-largest company in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap), edging past cigarettes-to-soaps major ITC for the first

DIIs invest around 10 times more than FPIs

In contrast to outflows by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), unabated buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) has fuelled the slipping Indian market in recent months.

Algorithmic trading share in total turnover grows to 50% in 8 years

Algorithmic trading in India across the cash and derivatives market as a percentage of total turnover has increased up to 49.8% in eight years from merely 9.26% (average) in 2010.

Banks dominate buy list of MFs in March, but Axis Bank tops sell chart

News about the central bank opposing a longer-term for the present CEO is likely to have nudged fund managers to lighten their holdings.

Education companies’ stocks take a beating on bourses

Even as venture investors have been pumping big money into digital and app-based education start-ups, the stock markets that traditionally evaluate companies on more conservative parameters like profitability and earnings

Foreign investment in primary market hits fresh high in FY18

The primary market participation of foreign investors is set to hit a record high this fiscal with Rs 48,029 crore already having been infused by them till end-February, which reveals data from NSDL.

Mutual funds sell financial stocks, buy Bharti Airtel and Infosys in January

Mutual funds were big sellers in financial stocks in January this year, reveals data shared by mutual fund research & ratings agency Morningstar with FE.

Budget 2018: Why tax on equity mutual funds won’t hurt flows

Budget 2018: The government’s decision to impose a 10% tax on distributed income by equity-oriented mutual funds is unlikely to impact the flow of money into the mutual fund’s industry, experts said.

Benchmarking performance: Ranks of mutual funds laggards rise with new TRI benchmark

The TRI takes into account not just the capital gains but also dividend income, hence it determines an investment’s real growth over time, and is seen as a superior benchmark when compared with the PRI.

What Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor has to say about mutual fund industry in India

Kunal Kapoor, CEO of Morningstar, believes that demonetisation has led to a shift in personal investments to financial assets, and mutual funds have been big gainers.

Future Supply Chain eyes Rs 650 cr via initial public offering

Kishore Biyani led Future Group’s logistics arm, Future Supply Chain Solutions is planning to raise up to Rs 650 crore from its initial public offering (IPO).

Shalby Hospital plans to raise Rs 505 cr through IPO, sets price band at Rs 245-248

Ahmedabad-headquartered Shalby Multi-Specialty Hospital is planning to raise around Rs 505 crore from its initial public offering (IPO).

100th SME lists on NSE Emerge

National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday witnessed its 100th SME IPO listing on NSE Emerge. Mumbai based manpower staffing company, ANI Integrated Services, become the 100th company to be listed on NSE’s SME growth platform.

A third of debutants trade below their issue price

With the markets on a roll — the benchmark Nifty hit yet another high on Tuesday — more companies are making their debuts on the bourses, making 2007 set for a record as far as initial public offerings go.

Rate-sensitive stocks end little changed as RBI stands pat

Shares of interest-rate-sensitive stocks — banking, auto and real estate — ended little changed on Wednesday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6% during its fourth bi-monthly

Yes Securities CEO Prasanth Prabhakaran: Expect infrastructure-led capex cycle soon

While an abundance of liquidity has resulted in a surge in the market, the rise in capital expenditure by companies and increased government spending augur well, says E Prasanth Prabhakaran, senior president & CEO (brokerage)

Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Rs 3,125 crore IPO to open on August 6

Sterling and Wilson Solar (SWSL), the solar engineering and construction arm of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, will float its initial public offer (IPO) to raise Rs 3,125 crore.

Spandana Sphoorty to raise Rs 400 crore from IPO, Rs 800 through OFS

Spandana Sphoorty Financial, a microlender focusing on rural women, plans to raise Rs 400 crore from its initial public offering (IPO).

DIIs, mutual fund equity holding at all-time highs in June quarter

DII holding went up in 577 firms listed on the NSE while its holding went down in 506 companies listed on NSE.

Lenders earning more commission by selling in house MF schemes

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