Jyotindra Dubey

Jyotindra Dubey was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

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After SBI, private banks slash lending rates: Here is how it affects you

After State Bank of India, multiple private sector banks slashed interest rates on Monday as a surge in deposits following the ban on high-value bank notes sparked a race among the country’s lenders to woo consumers with cheaper home and vehicle loans.

Home loans EMIs are about to get slightly cheaper.
Home loans EMIs are about to get slightly cheaper.
Updated on Jan 03, 2017 02:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

4 sectors that will bring cheer to investors in 2017

The curtains have been rung down on an eventful year. Brexit, Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US Presidential elections, rising crude oil prices and, wrapping up the year, the biggest of them all — demonetisation — were some of the major highlights of the year. And the reverberation of all these events will be felt in the unfolding year.

Wind energy is likely to be a focus area(Reuters)
Wind energy is likely to be a focus area(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2017 01:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

2016: How the year impacted India’s billionaires

Year 2016 has been very volatile for the Indian equity markets. Here’s a list of top five Indian billionaires who lost the maximum networth that went by.

Dilip Shanghvi, MD of Sun Pharma lost almost $4 billion of his networth(HT File)
Dilip Shanghvi, MD of Sun Pharma lost almost $4 billion of his networth(HT File)
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Markets more efficient as WPI, CPI converge

The inflation indices, Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI), which had been diverging since 2008, now appear to be converging. The reducing gap between CPI and WPI is a sign of an efficient market.

The inflation indices, Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI), which had been diverging since 2008, now appear to be converging. The reducing gap between CPI and WPI is a sign of an efficient market.(AFP)
The inflation indices, Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI), which had been diverging since 2008, now appear to be converging. The reducing gap between CPI and WPI is a sign of an efficient market.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2016 06:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Social media turns good medicine for doctors, hospitals

Social media – WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber – is slowly evolving into more than a platform for sharing pictures, videos and chats. From searching doctors to posting feedback about hospitals and treatments, they are helping doctors reach out to patients, guide them for treatments, provide post-surgery counselling and create close-knit support communities.

From searching doctors to posting feedback about hospitals and treatments, social media is helping doctors reach out to patients, guide them for treatments, provide post-surgery counselling and create close-knit support communities.(HT Photo)
From searching doctors to posting feedback about hospitals and treatments, social media is helping doctors reach out to patients, guide them for treatments, provide post-surgery counselling and create close-knit support communities.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2016 10:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHimani Chandna and Jyotindra Dubey, New Delhi

A cashless economy is still a long way to go since cash remains the king

Two-thirds of Indian population live in rural areas. The number of bank branches and ATMs are far and few and very few people actually have bank accounts. Besides, most shops in these areas do not have the infrastructure to accept digital payments or plastic money.

Two-thirds of Indian population live in rural areas. The number of bank branches and ATMs are far and few and very few people actually have bank accounts. Besides, most shops in these areas do not have the infrastructure to accept digital payments or plastic money.(Reuters)
Two-thirds of Indian population live in rural areas. The number of bank branches and ATMs are far and few and very few people actually have bank accounts. Besides, most shops in these areas do not have the infrastructure to accept digital payments or plastic money.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 10, 2016 12:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Demonetisation and after: Ratings agencies slash India growth forecast for 2016-17

Rating agencies and broking houses have cut their estimates of India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 in anticipation of temporary disruption in economic activity because of the cash crunch after demonetisation.

Since the demonetisation announcement on November 8, people across the country have struggled to withdraw cash from banks and ATMs. Many with the banned banknotes have failed to exchange them for new ones.(PTI)
Since the demonetisation announcement on November 8, people across the country have struggled to withdraw cash from banks and ATMs. Many with the banned banknotes have failed to exchange them for new ones.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2016 01:20 PM IST
Hindusatn Times | By

Demonetisation to cost Rs 1.28 lakh cr, cost to companies Rs 61500 cr

According to estimates by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the cost of demonetisation during the 50-day window till December 30, 2016 (the deadline for converting all your old banknotes into new ones) would be R1.28 lakh crore. Businesses are expected to pay the biggest price of the demonetisation exercise, and the immediate impact could be around R61,500 crore, almost 50% of the total cost of demonetisation, according to CMIE.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 8 that that 500 and 1,000 rupee -- 85 percent of the cash in circulation -- would cease to be legal tender in a crackdown on fraud and tax evasion.(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 8 that that 500 and 1,000 rupee -- 85 percent of the cash in circulation -- would cease to be legal tender in a crackdown on fraud and tax evasion.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2016 10:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJyotindra Dubey and Mahua Venkatesh, New Delhi

Companies take the discount route to lure consumers

Companies, including Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers and Pepperfry, are offering attractive discounts to win over consumers.

Over the last fortnight, 100% orders on Zomato have been paid online and our order volumes have increased significantly, said the spokesperson at Zomato, an online food ordering platform.
Over the last fortnight, 100% orders on Zomato have been paid online and our order volumes have increased significantly, said the spokesperson at Zomato, an online food ordering platform.
Published on Nov 24, 2016 10:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHimani Chandna and Jyotindra Dubey, New Delhi

Modi’s demonetisation to hit real estate, jewellery sectors hardest

The resale market in the real estate sector may be hit the most since many deals are made in cash. However, the demand in primary real estate may not drop since most buyers have got bank loans.

The resale market in the real estate sector may be hit the most since many deals are made in cash. However, the demand in primary real estate may not drop since most buyers have got bank loans.
The resale market in the real estate sector may be hit the most since many deals are made in cash. However, the demand in primary real estate may not drop since most buyers have got bank loans.
Updated on Nov 18, 2016 11:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Independent directors hard to come by on boards of central PSEs

Sebi regulations and the Companies Act, 2013 have laid down specific rules on corporate governance. But surprisingly, companies where the government still holds majority stake, do not comply with this.

An analysis of the top 32 central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), which are part of the BSE 500 companies (excluding public sector banks), shows that as many as 26 companies do not have the mandated number of independent directors on their boards.In another case, as many as seven CPSEs did not have a woman director on board as of March 31, 2016.
An analysis of the top 32 central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), which are part of the BSE 500 companies (excluding public sector banks), shows that as many as 26 companies do not have the mandated number of independent directors on their boards.In another case, as many as seven CPSEs did not have a woman director on board as of March 31, 2016.
Updated on Nov 14, 2016 03:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Currency demonetisation: Brokers make the most of long queues at banks

Small shop-owners, acting as brokers, are making good use of this opportunity to earn quick money.

People stand in a long queue to exchange their old Rs 500 and 1000 notes outside the bank at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
People stand in a long queue to exchange their old Rs 500 and 1000 notes outside the bank at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2016 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Banks won’t get nearly 30% of black money: SBI

Even though the Narendra Modi government has demonetised the currency notes of ₹500 and ₹1,000, about 25-30% of the black money may not be injected into the formal banking system.

Even though the Narendra Modi government has demonetised the currency notes of ₹500 and ₹1,000, about 25-30% of the black money may not be injected into the formal banking system.(PTI)
Even though the Narendra Modi government has demonetised the currency notes of ₹500 and ₹1,000, about 25-30% of the black money may not be injected into the formal banking system.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2016 01:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMahua Venkatesh and Jyotindra Dubey, New Delhi

Win set to boost Turmp’s investments in India

With Donald Trump winning the US presidential election, Trump Organisation’s India investments are likely to become more valuable. Trump Organisation has interests in real estate development, property management and brokerage, among others. It is currently linked with five projects in India.

Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi.(AFP)
Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2016 01:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Trump’s poll win may boost his company’s value

With Donald Trump winning the US election, Trump Organisation of which he is the president is likely to become more valuable.

Trump Tower in Manhattan in New York City.(AFP)
Trump Tower in Manhattan in New York City.(AFP)
Published on Nov 10, 2016 04:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Ratan Tata Vs Cyrus Mistry: What the balance sheets say

Cyrus Mistry served the post for almost four years. The market capitalisation of salt-to-software conglomerate doubled from Rs 4.6 lakh crore in December 2012 since Mistry took over. Also, the aggregate revenues grew up 42%.

Former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry speaks to shareholders during an annual general meeting in Mumbai.(Reuters)
Former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry speaks to shareholders during an annual general meeting in Mumbai.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 25, 2016 08:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

All you wanted to know about Cyrus Mistry and his Shapoorji Pallonji Group

The shock removal of Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of Tata Sons has put the spotlight on the Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SPG), the single largest stake holder in the company outside the Tatas.

Cyrus Mistry is the son of Pallonji Mistry, who is the chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group.(AFP)
Cyrus Mistry is the son of Pallonji Mistry, who is the chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2016 08:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySuchetana Ray and Jyotindra Dubey, New Delhi

Long-serving independent directors may just be biased

Similarly, BS Mehta, is on the boards of P&G hygiene and healthcare and HDFC for 36 and 28 years in an independent role. Darius Erach Udwadia has been on the board of Astrazeneca Pharma for the last 37 years.

Updated on Oct 25, 2016 12:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Too much of Ramdev on TV? Patanjali in an ad drive

Do you get the feeling that you are seeing more and more of yoga guru Baba Ramdev these days while surfing TV channels and even social media? Little wonder -- Ramdev’s brand Patanjali has increased its on-air advertisement manifold and become the third biggest advertiser in India behind Hindustan Unilever and Dettol-maker Reckitt Benckiser.

Baba Ramdev with Patanjali products.(HT Archive)
Baba Ramdev with Patanjali products.(HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 11:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHimani Chandna and Jyotindra Dubey, New Delhi

Four out of 10 BSE-listed firms are shying away from CSR spending

Four out of ten companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange failed to spend the prescribed amount for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2015-16 with the total unspent amount totalling to ₹1,200 crore.

Contributions to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan come under CSR spending.(Hindustan Times)
Contributions to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan come under CSR spending.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 17, 2016 11:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Company heads take home a bounty, but not the average employee

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Published on Oct 12, 2016 12:05 PM IST

Indian company heads take home a bounty but not the average employee

An HT analysis shows that around 25 highest-paid executives of BSE-listed companies in 2015-16, on an average, earned 899 times more than the median pay of employees of their respective companies.

An HT analysis shows that around 25 highest-paid executives of BSE-listed companies in 2015-16, on an average, earned 899 times more than the median pay of employees of their respective companies.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
An HT analysis shows that around 25 highest-paid executives of BSE-listed companies in 2015-16, on an average, earned 899 times more than the median pay of employees of their respective companies.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Updated on Oct 13, 2016 10:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

No more in the family: Companies turn to professionals in search for women directors

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Published on Sep 17, 2016 09:28 AM IST

Companies turn to professionals in search for women directors

More and more companies are appointing professionals as women directors on board, instead of inducting family members, including wives and daughters, as directors to meet a regulatory deadline that require listed firms to appoint at least one woman director on their boards.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has mandated companies to appoint at least one woman director before April 1, 2015, according to rules set by the Companies Act 2013.(Livemint)
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has mandated companies to appoint at least one woman director before April 1, 2015, according to rules set by the Companies Act 2013.(Livemint)
Updated on Sep 19, 2016 01:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Professional CEOs got better raises than promoters last year

Companies have evidently learned the art of rewarding hardworking ‘C’ suite executives: they received better increments last fiscal than even promoters.

Professional CEOs got better raises than promoters last year.(HT Arhive)
Professional CEOs got better raises than promoters last year.(HT Arhive)
Updated on Sep 12, 2016 11:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJyotindra Dubey and Himani Chandna, New Delhi

Value of mobiles made in India increases 186%

According to the data by Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the overall value of handsets manufactured in India increased by 186% in FY16 to Rs 540 billion. ICA has projected mobile phone production to grow by 74% and reach Rs 940 billion in FY17.

According to the data by Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the overall value of handsets manufactured in India increased by 186% in the last one year.(Livemint)
According to the data by Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the overall value of handsets manufactured in India increased by 186% in the last one year.(Livemint)
Updated on Sep 05, 2016 04:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

India Jumps 19 places to 35 in World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index

India’s performance in logistics has vastly improved in 2016, as indicated by the World Bank’s latest Logistics Performance Index (LPI) report titled “Connecting to Complete 2016”. India jumped 19 places, moving up the ranks from 54 in 2014, to 35 this year. The LPI report is published by World Bank every two years.

The World Bank building in Washington DC.
The World Bank building in Washington DC.
Published on Sep 01, 2016 06:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Major growth surge in fund flows from UAE

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Published on Sep 01, 2016 10:33 AM IST
ByTimsy Jaipuria and Jyotindra Dubey

FDI inflow from UAE to India more than doubled to $ 1 bn

Mauritius is the biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India. It accounted for 34 per cent of FDI inflows in 2015-16.

Mauritius is the biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India. It accounted for 34 per cent of FDI inflows in 2015-16.
Mauritius is the biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India. It accounted for 34 per cent of FDI inflows in 2015-16.
Updated on Aug 31, 2016 01:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Video streaming and social media experience decide customer loyalty: Ericsson Survey

The report revealed that mobile broadband experience is twice as important to user loyalty than a voice experience.

Updated on Aug 30, 2016 12:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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