Markets unshaken despite geopolitical tensions

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The only bull that I get reminded of when looking at the markets is the bull that’s seen a red cloth 🚩 – out of control, with no signs of slowing down. Alright, before anything, let’s have a look at a fun fact about the ‘economics of the common man’.

Matter of Fact

In the Indian Economic Survey of 2019-20, the government introduced something called ‘Thalinomics’ – which is the economics of a plate of food in India. It attempts to quantify the affordability of a thali over the years.

The report concluded that since 2015, a plate of veg/non-veg food has become cheaper. As a result, an average household that eats veg thalis gained around ₹10887 on average per year while a non-veg household gained ₹11787. It is also found that affordability of vegetarian thalis improved 29% from 2006-07 to 2019-20 while for non-vegetarian thalis affordability improved by 18%.

The Indian Economic Survey introduced 'Thalinomics' - the economics of a common man in India. It attempts to quantify the affordability of a plate of food. It was seen that on average, thalis have become more affordable over the years.… Click To Tweet

Markets Update

Nifty 50
2.68% ▲
3.00% ▲
Nifty 500
2.14% ▲
Bank Nifty
3.17% ▲

Beating Sino – US tensions and rising Covid-19 numbers, benchmark indices as well as broader markets closed the week in green.

The Big Picture

  • This week, the USA told China to close its consulate in Houston on charges of Chinese diplomats acting illegally.
  • America alleges that Chinese officials might have been ‘stealing’ intellectual property.
  • Quick to retaliate, China on Friday asked the US to close it’s consulate in Chengdu.
  • Number of active Covid-19 cases in India surged by 94,339 on Friday and reached 453,940. Number of casualties stand at 31,390.

Investing Insights

From Public To Private: Delisting 101

This has been quite an eventful year, you’d have to agree. Among other things, some famous companies like Vedanta & Adani Power have opted to delist from the stock exchanges. This has sparked a discussion on what exactly is delisting, and what its implications are for shareholders.

In light of such questions, we decided to do a complete teardown of the process of delistings in India. The write-up addresses questions like what is delisting, why and how do firms do it, and how does it affect shareholders of the companies that might delist. Read it here.

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