The Cryptocurrency Series: Part 2 – Greed & Punishment

This is the second of a multi-part series on cryptocurrency, examining the dream and promise behind cryptocurrency, the evolution of the technology, the challenges faced by it on the way, and finally, its future. It is suggested that you read the first part before reading this. The premise behind Bitcoin and the blockchain was inspiring […]

Indian Stock Markets Hits Bubble Zone, Correction Imminent – Experts

The Indian stock markets are flying high, with the benchmark Nifty 50 index having nearly doubled from its March 2020 lows. The Sensex has also hit multiple record highs this year. However, this incredible rally has pushed valuations to record levels, raising concerns if the market is overheated. Stretched Valuations Across Indian Stocks and Indices […]

COLUMN: When will the bitcoin bubble burst?

Someone like me would make an ideal bitcoin enthusiast – libertarian by political persuasion, open source enthusiast, early adopter of all kinds of technologies, hater of big government and possessor of what my wife calls a ‘mildly paranoid personality’.  Yet, try as I might, I just can’t see bitcoin as anything other than the most […]

IT woes to bring down real estate rentals in Bangalore, IT hubs

With IT sector witnessing subdued sentiment amidst pressure on hiring and annual pay rise for employees, the country’s software and services hubs such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Noida-Gurgaon in NCR are expected to see 10-20 per cent reduction in the housing rents over the next three quarters, according to an ASSOCHAM paper. “IT […]

Will Currency Ban Prick the Real Estate bubble?

[polldaddy poll=9574508] One of the most interesting aspects of the new move to ‘churn’ high-value currency notes will be its impact on real estate prices. The real estate sector was already reeling from high interest rates, slow economic growth and a fatigue due to the constant rise in prices. However, the new move to churn […]

Reduce home loan rates to 8% – real estate developers

National Real Estate Developers Council (NAEDCO) asked for lowering of interest rates on home loans to 8% and said it would help achieve housing for all by 2022. In a ‘Delhi Declaration’ issued at the end of the two-day national convention, NAREDCO welcomed the government’s commitment to clear various bottlenecks in implementing the policy and […]

Potential housing bubble in Asia – Moody’s Analytics

Home prices could see correction in South East Asia, particularly if the rising trend continues for another couple of years, as capital has started leaving because of the tapering of the US Federal Reserve stimulus program, Moody’s Analytics has warned. Moody’s Analytics warned that prices are still rising sharply despite capital exiting Asian economies. “Property […]