Business Standard Number Wise

Business Standard
Your weekly guide to numbers that you must not miss, where we discuss data with you - not the jargon or complexities - but the crux of what it all means for you. Not like a research paper, but as if we were discussing this over coffee!
Created 23 May 2021
  • A pandemic market phenomenon is fading
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    A funny thing began to happen in the stock markets when Covid-19 first hit the country. Between fears of a prolonged bear market, swiftly followed by an almost unimpeded rise, was the addition of 25.6...
  • Home truths about Indian real estate in the pandemic
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    There’s no place like home, but even for the affluent buying one in India is difficult. On top of that, the coronavirus pandemic—now in its eighteenth month—has made life uncertain. A hopeful thing is...
  • Does gender affect your vaccination odds?
    17 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Does gender affect your vaccination odds? While the government seems ready to push the vaccination drive into high gear, not everyone may be benefitting equally. Vaccination data shows differences whe...
  • Down the pipeline: India's struggle with asset monetisation
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    India was among the top-five economies with the largest general government capital stock level, said in 2015 an International Monetary Fund report called "Making Public Investment More Efficient". The...
  • How common are ten-baggers in Indian markets?
    03 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Legendary fund manager Peter Lynch has said that his best bets have typically taken ‘three years to ten years or more’ to win big. He is the man who popularized the term ten-bagger, a stock that grows...
  • The politics of Covid-19 vaccine distribution
    27 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    In 1215, England’s King John and his barons agreed on a charter to protect the nobility’s rights. The barons had feared that after a series of defeats, the king would extract more taxes from them and ...
  • The name’s bond, oil bond!
    20 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    The occurrence of two full moons within the same calendar month is rare. We colloquially call it “blue moon”. Somewhat similarly, the legacy of yesteryears’ oil bonds springs up from the dungeon of co...
  • Can user experience deliver Voda-Idea from its mess?
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Good morning! The Forbes magazine describes Kumar Mangalam Birla, one of India's top industrialists, as "Commodities King". In 1995, when he took over the reins of Aditya Birla Group at the age of 28,...
  • Bitcoin beyond volatility: More curbs mean less innovation
    06 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Last month, the value of Bitcoin fell below $30,000. It had touched a high of $61,000 in March. Although Bitcoin is now trading at over $37,000, speculation is rife, and the currency may go either way...
  • Tax mop up shines through fragile recovery
    30 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    A government’s tax collections depend on the state of the economy: that’s the pattern. When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, India's economy shrank 7.3 per cent to pull down corporation and inc...
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