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M&As in the Indian Banking Sector - Strategic and Financial Implications

The Indian Banking sector has seen quite a few Mergers and Acquisitions in the recent past. What have been the motives behind these? What are their benefits and drawbacks? How is the future direction of the M&A scene in India likely to be?

Introduction of Government Securities Futures: An Indian Perspective

RBI has announced the introduction of Interest Rate Futures with the banks being allowed to take trading positions. After an unsuccessful launch in 2003, will the IRF market take off this time round?

Predicting Stock Market Crashes

When sentiments rule the roost, can technical indicators come to the investors rescue? An in-depth analysis of the crashes in Indian markets over an eight year period beginning 2000 indicates maybe they can.

The Indian Volatility Index - An effective hedging instrument?

Looking to understand the most effective hedging tools in the stock market? The Volatility Index has the potential to make a great one. Read on to understand its significance in the Indian context.

Mutual Fund Competition: Search for Sustainable Strategy

Mutual Funds (MFs) have risen as an attractive investment opportunity and investors increasingly rely on ratings to decide. Do these ratings really convey superior performance of funds?

Disclosure Level of Indian Banks: International Comparison and Impact on Shareholder Wealth

As the disclosure norms for banks become tighter owing to RBI's intervention and the Basel accord, do they have any significant impact on shareholder wealth?

Real Options Based Analysis For A Power Generation Company

In these times of global warming and increasing energy needs, how should power generation companies evaluate projects? Is DCF sufficient or are real options the way forward?

Corporate Financial Restructuring:
An Analysis of Select Cases

Choosing the right mode of financial restructuring can determine success or failure in generating shareholder value.

Fuzzy Logic in Credit Rating

Indian banks have to assess the creditworthiness of their customers based on insufficient data. A Fuzzy Logic system for credit rating can come to rescue in such scenarios.

The Real Climate Debate: To Cap or To Tax?

In a world faced with rising temperatures what is the best way to lower greenhouse gas emissions a system that taxes carbon or one that caps the emissions?

Risk Return Analysis of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Hydro Power (SHP) Projects in India

This article does a quantitative analysis of risk and returns of small hydro power (SHP) projects in India that are registered with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the clean development mechanism (CDM). The dependence of the performance parameters of the projects on different factors is examined through regression analysis and simulation and key factors that determine return and risk are identified. The article looks at the impact of registering SHPs and some recommendations follow from this analysis.

Factors Affecting Volatility of Silver Prices

A store of value and an industrial commodity, silver has lured investors for long with its lucrative returns despite high volatility. What makes the silver prices so frenzied?

Insuring the Base of the Pyramid

Is Micro-insurance another fad, or a historic inflection point for the insurance industry?

Herding Behaviour of Mutual Fund Managers: Empirical Analysis on the Indian Market

This article aims to answer the question as to whether Indian mutual fund managers take investment decisions independently or follow each other, through a study on herding.


Mr. Sanjay Kalra, Former CEO, Tech Mahindra

Sourav Mukherji, Associate Professor, on Knowledge Management in Indian Software Firms

Dr. Catherine Nickerson, Associate Editor, Journal of Business Communication (Sage)

Dr.Trilochan Sastry, Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Padmini Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr.R. Srinivasan, Associate Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Vijaya Marisetty, Associate Professor, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Rajeev Gowda, Professor, IIM Bangalore
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