Aprajita Sharma - Journalism, Sub Editor From Business Today

Aprajita Sharma

As a former French instructor, Aprajita Sharma would blog on macro economy more than prepare lesson plans. She found her calling in Business Journalism. Now, as a Senior Sub Editor with BT, covering financial markets gets her adrenaline rushing.


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Angels & Demons

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  January 27, 2019
Initial judgment doesn't always prove right; and valuations may slide due to unforeseen business circumstances

Lost-And-Found Service

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  January 27, 2019

This Mumbai-based company helps people recover lost stuff and rewards finders.

Ideally Vijaya Bank shareholders should have got an offer of 510 shares instead of 402 shares of BoB for every 1,000 shares held in Vijaya Bank. Similarly, in the case of Dena Bank, only 56 shares of BoB should have been offered instead of 110 shares
The S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty50 could just wrap up the year with 4 per cent and 1 per cent gains, respectively.

Funds Dry Up

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  December 30, 2018
Post the IL&FS crisis, banks and mutual funds are being very cautious about lending to non-banking finance institutions.
The spotlight is back on business model of CRAs as to how it can be strengthened by dealing with blazing issues like rating shopping, non-rating business, competition, issuer pays model vs investor pays model and more.
ASICS India recorded sales of Rs 927 million in year ending March 2018.
Retail investors are also warming up to the idea with many discount brokerages and start-ups offering them algo trading platforms.

Former Sebi Chief explains how NDA functions differently from UPA

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , November 27, 2018
"The Sebi Amendment Bill was a serious challenge in my tenure. Under UPA, the decision-making process took its own time, while under NDA, the Bill got amended in no time," says Bajpai.

Crude Swings

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  December 16, 2018
Saudi Arabia recently made it clear that OPEC and allies need to slash output by at least 1 million barrels a day from October levels to avoid a supply glut.
Start-ups wanting to work with Marico can directly reach out to them via their website, and MIF itself always remains on a lookout for start-ups that may need assistance.

HealthAssure plans to raise $4-5 million in next three months

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , November 22, 2018
The seven-year old startup has raised three rounds of funding so far.
The Dialogue, a think-tank, said that data localisation may incur a nearly 1 percentage point loss in gross domestic product (GDP) in the short and medium term.

Liquidity Stress

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  December 2, 2018
The RBI recently allowed banks to give partial credit support to NBFC bonds.

Local Funds to the Rescue

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  November 18, 2018
India, due to a surge in oil prices and a falling rupee, is at the top of FPIs' selling radar.

A Mixed Start

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  November 18, 2018
Net profit of 126 BSE500 companies that had declared results as of October 26 evening rose 14.1 per cent year-on-year on the back of 25.3 per cent jump in net sales.
The midcap IT company reported 10 per cent quarter-on-quarter (qoq) revenue growth in constant currency (CC) terms at Rs 1,266.1 crore and 5.5 per cent in dollar terms at $177.2 million in Q2 FY19.
Of late concerns over margins hover around FMCG sector owing to a surge in crude oil prices and a depreciating rupee, which pushed up the costs of raw material for the FMCG companies.

No Valuation Comfort

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  November 4, 2018
A litany of factors, from rising crude oil prices to the record-low rupee, the liquidity crunch post IL&FS loan default, and the Sino-US trade war led to a battering on Dalal Street.

No Mojo

Aprajita Sharma
New Delhi , Edition:  November 4, 2018
Flood hit Onam festivities in Kerala, and the relentless surge in oil prices have hurt demand.
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