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Prasar Sharma

The author is Director BW Businessworld Media Private Limited

Latest Articles By Prasar Sharma

Reorienting Governance Focus - Operational Versus External

Prasar Sharma

Impact of poor jurisprudence and corruption on the institution of Independent Directors

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LIC IPO: A Small First Step That Will Hopefully Lead To A Long Pending Reform

Prasar Sharma

As we wait with bated breath for the government finally having no business doing business, the LIC IPO – more tokenism than real reform – could be a small first step in the right direction

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Empowering Swifter Action Against Black Money

Prasar Sharma

Government issues additional circular to bolster its earlier guidelines for faster action under Black Money Act

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The Inevitability Of Doom – When Hype Overtakes Fundamentals

Prasar Sharma

Global Markets have made space for loss making startups, but with no path to profitability and exorbitant expenses there is no case for the market to support them

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Second Careers Abound As IPO & Buyout Activity Takes Root

Prasar Sharma

Setting up a bespoke investment firm or family office is becoming common as the flexibility these bring in outweighs the constraints that come with managing third party capital.

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Time To Truly Leverage Technology

Prasar Sharma

Traditional jobs are coming to an end. The future belongs to those who will develop, deliver & operate technology-based solutions.

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What The Government Should Do

Prasar Sharma

This government, with a mandate unprecedented in modern India, and having shown flashes of determination, needs to stand up now to deliver a robust world-leading stimulus – one which can only be delivered by using this black swan event to reform its bureaucracy to one that works for the people rather than one that ‘controls’ it.

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Bond Market Volatility And Impact

Prasar Sharma

India’s stock markets have been in shake-up mode. While some of the factors have been logical and cyclical – rising oil prices, strengthening of the US dollar – however, the driving factors behind some of the news making developments have been asymmetrical, and often times illogical. And it is nobody’s case that some, if not all, of these asymmetrical and illogical factors have been agenda driven, having nothing to do with the fundamentals of the entities they have impacted.

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Recapitalization Through The IDBI Deal Lens

Prasar Sharma

The IDBI deal may serve as a template for recapitalisation of not just struggling banks but also other core sector companies

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LIC Maybe A Lifesaver For IDBI But SEBI Should Not Make Exceptions To Its Regulations

Prasar Sharma

The markets have been buzzing and fluctuating as news of the LIC-IDBI deal has hogged the headlines over the past week. And while reams have been spoken about the mechanics and the merits of the deal itself, there is one issue that is critical which does not seem to have been appropriately addressed – protection of the minority public shareholders. And in all the buzz, there is one particularly disturbing piece of news that seems to be floating around. That the regulatory framework intends to waive the requirement of an open offer in this deal. This not only goes against the spirit and intent of the Substantial Acquisition of Shares & Takeover regulations of SEBI, but also defy basic logic.

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