• What is impact of attack on Saudi Aramco?
  • Shaktikanta Das, RBI Governer
    answered 9 months ago in CNBC interview
  • There will be an impact on currencies across the world… depending on how long it persists, it will have some impact on the current account deficit and perhaps on fiscal deficit if it lasts longer.

  • What is current consumption situation?
  • Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Group Chief Economic Adviser SBI
    answered 9 months ago in CNBC interview
  • There are a lot of issues regarding the volume growth(in FMCG sector). Yes, there has been some sort of slowdown but I would like to point out 3 things; first is that the FMCG data doesn’t capture the unorganised sector sales, so from that point of view there could bias. Second, the volume growth of 5-6 percent could be a statistical artifact and third is that the consumers are now moving towards healthier options. Therefore, argument of small pack of losing momentum seems to coexist with such an argument

  • What is the future of diesel vehicles?
  • C.V. Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering) Maruti Suzuki India
    answered 9 months ago in Livemint
  • For Maruti Suzuki in the future, CNG vehicles are likely to make up for the space vacated by small diesel engine cars

  • What is current status of Global Economy?
  • Gita Gopinath, Chief economist IMF
    answered 9 months ago in CNBC interview
  • On the one hand you are seeing huge demand for safe assets which is what you typically see before a recession, equity markets are volatile but they are still high. So it’s mixed around the world and consumer confidence, services sectors are still doing fairly well especially in some parts of the world like the US

  • What is coal mining status?
  • SC Garg, Power secretary
    answered 9 months ago in CNBC interview
  • The government has passed the necessary legislation to introduce commercial coal mine in the country. The law is there – that’s one and second we do have coal shortage in the country, still a large quantity of coal is imported. So these 2 things need to be used to resolve the problem

  • What are the reasons for auto sector slowdown?
  • Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto
    answered 9 months ago in CNBC interview
  • Had the auto industry been genuinely competitive, it could have easily made up for the temporary fall in the domestic demand by diverting sales to the vast export market, which was worth $740 billion in 2017. But with just 0.9% share in this market, Indian auto industry has hardly proved its mettle in the world market

  • What are the headwinds faced by Cummins india?
  • Rajiv Batra, CEO Cummins India
    answered 10 months ago in Moneycontrol
    • There are many headwinds, which are impacting the sectors in which we operate. One is liquidity, second is project approvals. We don’t think this will get sorted out at least for a quarter to a quarter and a half.
    • Based on what is happening in the world, economies, especially in the Middle East and Africa, have slowed down, some countries in Africa are struggling on currency

  • What are key takeaways from Oppenheimer & Zee-Invesco deal?
  • Punit Goenka, MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
    answered 10 months ago in CNBC interview
    • It is a straight equity transaction and does not include a right of first refusal or return guaranteed or buyback conditions
    • 100 percent of the funds will go to debt repayments
    • I don’t think we will need to sell the crown jewel, Zee Entertainment

  • What factors are required to be in place for adoption of EVs.?
  • Niranjan Kumar Gupta, Hero MotoCorp
    answered 10 months ago in Q1 2020 Hero MotoCorp Ltd Earnings Call
  • There are multiple factors. The game of EV is not so easy that you put out a product in the market, and market will migrate from traditional IC engine to EV. First, there is a price factor. So if you see, even the current like-for-like vehicles are in the market, they are priced at almost 2x compared to their IC siblings. The second factor then becomes is a convenience of charging. You don't have as many charging stations as the petrol fueling stations that you have. And therefore, building up that infrastructure is another thing. Third is the time that it takes to charge. Fourth is how does it feed on acceleration, movement, when the battery dies out, a better infrastructure, battery technology, so there are plethora of factors, which will determine the EV transition from a sourcing side, manufacturing side, viability side and the customer side. So I think this is a game of -- at least, one thing is sure, that, yes, as an industry, we are supportive of this EV movement. But there will be a transition, which will be more slower than what one would be expecting.

  • What are Govt electric vehicle policy?
  • Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog CEO
    answered 10 months ago in Conference on sustainable mobility
  • We have a game plan to drive electric vehicles, particularly two and three-wheelers, public transport and manufacturing of batteries in India. Our objective is that we should first work on about 80 per cent of components of two and three-wheelers and buses and also push manufacturing of batteries in India

  • What are key takeaways from HUL's Q1FY2020 performance?
  • Sharekhan, retail brokerage firm
    answered 10 months ago in Research report
  • Key positives
    • Domestic volume growth stood at 5%, in-line with ours as well as street’s expectation of 5-6% volume growth.
    • Home care category (~35% of revenue) continued to deliver strong performance, with 10% growth and PBIT margin improving by 129 BPS to 20.2%.

  • Which areas of industries are showing sluggish IT spend?
  • Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO Wipro
    answered 11 months ago in CNBCTV18 interview
  • From a macro perspective, we did see a little bit of slowdown especially in a couple of our growth areas. One of them was the banking and financial services where we saw a little bit of stress in capital markets as well as in the European banking space.