Jyotindra Dubey

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.

Articles by Jyotindra Dubey
Home loans EMIs are about to get slightly cheaper.
Home loans EMIs are about to get slightly cheaper.

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2017 02:38 PM IST
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.
Wind energy is likely to be a focus area(Reuters)
Wind energy is likely to be a focus area(Reuters)

4 sectors that will bring cheer to investors in 2017

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2017 01:56 PM IST
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.
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)

2016: How the year impacted India’s billionaires

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2016 12:26 PM IST
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.
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)

Markets more efficient as WPI, CPI converge

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2016 06:13 PM IST
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.
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)

Social media turns good medicine for doctors, hospitals

Hindustan Times | By Himani Chandna and Jyotindra Dubey
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2016 10:31 AM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2016 12:16 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindusatn Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2016 01:20 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey and Mahua Venkatesh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2016 10:54 AM IST
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.
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.

Companies take the discount route to lure consumers

Hindustan Times | By Himani Chandna and Jyotindra Dubey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2016 10:22 AM IST
Companies, including Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers and Pepperfry, are offering attractive discounts to win over consumers.
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2016 11:12 AM IST
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.
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.

Independent directors hard to come by on boards of central PSEs

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2016 03:44 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2016 12:02 AM IST
Small shop-owners, acting as brokers, are making good use of this opportunity to earn quick money.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Mahua Venkatesh and Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2016 01:36 PM IST
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.
Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi.(AFP)
Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi.(AFP)

Win set to boost Turmp’s investments in India

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2016 01:17 PM IST
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.
Trump Tower in Manhattan in New York City.(AFP)
Trump Tower in Manhattan in New York City.(AFP)

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2016 04:12 PM IST
With Donald Trump winning the US election, Trump Organisation of which he is the president is likely to become more valuable.
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)

Ratan Tata Vs Cyrus Mistry: What the balance sheets say

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2016 08:45 PM IST
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%.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Suchetana Ray and Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2016 08:46 PM IST
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.

Long-serving independent directors may just be biased

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2016 12:32 PM IST
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.
Baba Ramdev with Patanjali products.(HT Archive)
Baba Ramdev with Patanjali products.(HT Archive)

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

Hindustan Times | By Himani Chandna and Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2016 11:19 AM IST
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.
Contributions to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan come under CSR spending.(Hindustan Times)
Contributions to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan come under CSR spending.(Hindustan Times)

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2016 11:12 AM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2016 10:19 AM IST
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.
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)

Companies turn to professionals in search for women directors

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2016 01:17 AM IST
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.
Professional CEOs got better raises than promoters last year.(HT Arhive)
Professional CEOs got better raises than promoters last year.(HT Arhive)

Professional CEOs got better raises than promoters last year

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey and Himani Chandna
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2016 11:26 AM IST
Companies have evidently learned the art of rewarding hardworking ‘C’ suite executives: they received better increments last fiscal than even promoters.
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)

Value of mobiles made in India increases 186%

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2016 04:32 PM IST
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.
The World Bank building in Washington DC.
The World Bank building in Washington DC.

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2016 06:12 PM IST
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.
HT Image
HT Image

Major growth surge in fund flows from UAE

By Timsy Jaipuria and Jyotindra Dubey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2016 10:33 AM IST
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.

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

Hindustan Times | By Jyotindra Dubey
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2016 01:52 PM IST
Mauritius is the biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India. It accounted for 34 per cent of FDI inflows in 2015-16.

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

UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2016 12:03 PM IST
The report revealed that mobile broadband experience is twice as important to user loyalty than a voice experience.
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