TMS Ep136: India’s 400 Billion Exports, 5G, Credit Suisse’s Dan Fineman, Loan

Indian goods exports crossed the $400 billion mark for the first time, nine days before the end of the current financial year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a historic moment and hailed all involved. This was indeed a great feat as merchandise exports increased by 37% from last year’s level of $291. So what are the key sectors driving this growth? And will it last? After the rise in exports, let’s now move on to a technology that is perhaps nothing less than a disruptor in the field of media and entertainment. The government plans to roll out commercial 5G services in 13 Indian cities this year. And the telecoms are conducting trials across the country.

In one such test run by Airtel in Manesar yesterday, the company showcased high internet speed by recreating Kapil Dev’s 175 tons from the 1983 World Cup in 4K mode to a spellbound audience. After trying 5-G, let’s move on to the stock markets. Credit Suisse recently downgraded Indian stocks citing rising oil prices. Trade standardPuneet Wadhwa from spoke with Dan Fineman, Co-Head of APAC Equity Strategy at Credit Suisse, to understand the extent to which markets are pricing in negative prices, and his investment strategy in the context of the Russian-Ukrainian war In progress. Dan spoke to Trade standard at the 25th Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference. Meanwhile, despite the sluggish credit market, HDFC has so far sanctioned home loans worth Rs 2 trillion in FY22. The figures somehow reflect that demand for home loans to individuals is still high. But have you ever wondered what types of loans are offered by lenders and what are the inherent risks involved. Here is a preview, in this episode of the podcast.

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