Debt swap

Investors swap FDs for MFs in search of better returns

A section of traditional Indian investors may have started to gradually move away from their preferred savings vehicle as bank deposit rates collapse to historically low levels, and seek avenues for higher returns despite increased risks. Experts said small savers who relied on fixed bank deposits for guaranteed “risk-free” returns …

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Midstream M&A train picks up speed

Too many small owners without critical scale and unprecedented obstacles to new energy pipeline infrastructure: this was at the heart of the unprecedented wave of dividend cuts and bankruptcies in America’s oil and gas sector of recent years. Now, those same forces are creating something considerably more positive for investors. …

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Dubai financial market suspends trading in DXBE shares

Bollywood Park. The Dubai financial market suspended trading in DXB Entertainments PJSC (DXBE) shares on Sunday following the mandatory acquisition of its shares by Meraas Leisure and Entertainment (Meraas). Image Credit: GN Archives Dubai: The Dubai financial market suspended trading in DXB Entertainments PJSC (DXBE) shares on Sunday following the …

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Nature’s option for indebted economies

By Nachilala Nkombo What does Africa Month 2021 mean for 1.2 billion Africans looking for a better future amid the global health pandemic? While the death toll from COVID-19 is the lowest on the continent compared to other parts of the world, Africa must prepare for the worst in terms …

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Risky equity swaps useful for financing cross-border activity

AAs the Indian start-up ecosystem matures, companies in high-tech sectors increasingly tend to access new technologies, recruit top talent, and gain market share and advantage by buying companies. global offshore. Lack of liquidity or the pressure to use resources for other purposes can hamper such expansion, however, and this is …

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Fitch predicts 4% growth for Pakistan in fiscal 2022

KARACHI: Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects Pakistan’s growth to stabilize at 4% in the next fiscal year, supported by continued strengthening in domestic consumption and resilient manufacturing and construction activity. While asserting the default rating of Pakistan’s long-term currency issuers at “B-” with a stable outlook, Fitch said the …

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