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10-year TIPS reopening auction should get best real yield in 14 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com This year, for the first time, I’ve soured on buying Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities at auction. Why? Because real yields have often come in a bit below “predicted” market value.

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Torrent Pharma looks to tie up with CVC Capital to fund Cipla purchase

CFO News

Torrent Pharmaceuticals is in advanced talks with CVC Capital Partners to raise at least $1.2-1.5 billion for its proposed acquisition of rival company Cipla. Torrent is also engaged with Brookfield to raise $1-1.2 billion in mezzanine debt. The company's founders, the Sudhir and Samir Mehta family, are seeking to dilute equity and create a non-disposable undertaking (NDU) using their shares as collateral for loans.

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Reinventing FP&A post-pandemic

Future CFO

The Financial Planning and Analysis ( FP&A ) team performs budgeting, forecasting, and analysis that support major corporate decisions of the CFO, the CEO, and the Board of Directors. "Very few, if any, companies can be consistently profitable and grow without careful financial planning and cash flow management. The job of managing a corporation’s cash flow typically falls to its FP&A team and its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Foxconn looks to double India workforce, investments by 2024

CFO News

Lee wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of his 73rd birthday and said the company was “aiming for another doubling of employment, FDI (foreign direct investment), and business size in India” by this time next year.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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The five challenges facing CFOs in a deadweight economy

Future CFO

There are five challenges facing CFOs in a deadweight economy, said Gartner recently. According to the advisory firm, CFOs now contend with tepid demand growth, stubbornly higher costs and constrained access to capital, making it harder to sustain the corporate performance stakeholders have come to expect. The firm characterises this combination of headwinds as the deadweight economy.

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The five T's of great coaches - Part 7: Do coaches even matter?

Future CFO

Having the most talented team isn’t enough. Coaches do matter but the question is how. The post The five T's of great coaches - Part 7: Do coaches even matter? appeared first on FutureCFO.

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Future Retail's creditors extend voting timeline on SpaceMantra's bid to Sept 30

CFO News

The committee of creditors (CoC) for Future Retail (FRL) has extended the voting period once again as they are undecided on whether to approve a low offer from SpaceMantra or opt for liquidation. The creditors have until September 30 to make a decision. SpaceMantra is the only bidder to acquire FRL, offering a recovery of about 2.79% for creditors. Lenders are uncomfortable with the offer and have raised concerns about valuations and the inaccessible nature of many FRL stores.

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933: When Transparency Drives Profits | Charly Kevers, CFO, Carta

CFO Thought Leader

When Charly Kevers took his mentor’s advice and swapped a corporate development role at Hewlett-Packard for a tour of duty as a director of HP’s investor relations arm, he looked forward to tackling a variety of IR requisites, including crafting the messaging that follows a change at the top. Two years and four HP CEOs later, Kevers exited HP knowing that his IR term (with its extra helping of CEO turnover) had afforded him a stint unlike any before it at HP.

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Sidbi to raise Rs 10,000 crore from rights issue next fiscal

CFO News

​​ The central government owns 20.8 per cent in Sidbi, while State Bank of India holds 15.65 per cent and Life Insurance Corporation 13.33 per cent. The rest of the equity is held by other public financial institutions and banks. The shareholders will subscribe to the proposed rights issue.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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10 Sunday Reads

Barry Ritholtz

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption, and policy failures: • When the Homeowners Association Comes for Your Home : A spate of foreclosures filed by HOAs in Denver illustrates the potential risks of an increasingly common homeownership model. ( Citylab ) • Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson review – arrested development : Walter Isaacson’s insight-free doorstop makes at least one thing clear: the richest man in the world has a lot of growing up to do. ( The Guardian ) se

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India's rating should reflect its potential: Kaushik Shaparia, CEO of Deutsche Bank Group, India

CFO News

"The narrative is no longer about why India is interesting. The moot point is how to monetise this interest. We need to convert it. The cycle needs to be shortened between interest and actual investment. Our rating is only at the cusp of investing rate and that does build a little bit of conservatism among investors. I think India's rating should be at least two notches higher, if not more," said Kaushik Shaparia, CEO of Deutsche Bank Group, India.

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PM Modi launches 'PM Vishwakarma' scheme for traditional artisans

CFO News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'PM Vishwakarma' scheme, aimed at benefiting traditional artisans. The scheme will provide support to carpenters, blacksmiths, potters, tailors, and various other artisans across the country. It will include skill enhancement, financial incentives, marketing support, and recognition through a PM Vishwakarma certificate and ID card.

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Vedanta board to meet on September 21 to consider bond issue

CFO News

Vedanta Resources has $1 billion 13.875% bonds due in January 2024, $1bn 6.125% bonds due in August 2024 and $1.2bn 8.95% bonds due in March 2025. At a bondholders meeting organized by Standard Chartered Bank and JP Morgan between September 11 and 15 at Singapore and Hongkong, it proposed extending the tenure of the bonds by three years, as reported by ET on September 12.

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Empowering Business Travel: The CFOs Guide

Business travel is more than just a line item. It’s a strategic opportunity to align with your company’s goals and empower your employees. With 60% of employees dissatisfied with the ease of booking and modifying travel plans, there’s a significant opportunity to improve travel management. This one-pager explores how to transform travel into a powerful tool for organizational success.

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Jeep finalising EV strategy for India, looks to increase localisation

CFO News

Jeep India is actively exploring options for the electrification of vehicles in the domestic market. The company is studying different strategies to meet the needs of Indian customers and is aiming for over 90% localization in its compact SUV, Jeep Compass. Aditya Jairaj, Head of Jeep India Operations, stated that electrification is a focal point for the company and that they are finalizing their EV strategy.

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Dhanlaxmi Bank independent director resigns citing differences from other board members

CFO News

The director, Sridhar Kalyanasundaram, who was appointed to the board in December last year, wrote a tell-all resignation letter to the board detailing his differences regarding rights issue of shares, complained of lack of support from other board members and raised concerns over their ‘lack of in depth banking knowledge’.

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NCLAT stays bankruptcy proceedings against Ind-Swift

CFO News

Ind-Swift was admitted for corporate insolvency on September 12 on a petition by trader creditor Allcare Containers claiming overdues of ₹3.12 crore, according to an order passed by the Chandigarh National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Last week, the NCLAT stayed the insolvency process till October 30 after the company said that it had settled the principal dues of Allcare but needed time to negotiate the terms of interest payment.

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Likely to miss monthly repayment? Don't worry, SBI will send you a chocolate

CFO News

State Bank of India (SBI) is taking a unique approach to ensure timely repayments by retail borrowers. The bank plans to visit borrowers who are likely to default on their monthly installments at their homes unannounced, carrying a pack of chocolates as a reminder of their repayment obligations.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Asset reconstruction cos urge RBI to let rich individual investors bet on security receipts of stressed assets

CFO News

The ARCs have recently made a pitch to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to let wealthy investors subscribe to and trade in 'security receipts' (SRs) which are issued by ARCs to part-pay for loan portfolios bought from banks. These receipts are closest to 'junk bonds' in the emerging Indian financial market for stressed loans.

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Advance tax collections rise 20%; Rs 3.54 lakh crore in kitty till September 15

CFO News

Advance tax collections in the first half of the fiscal year 2023-24 have increased by 20% compared to the previous year, reaching ₹3.54 lakh crore. These collections are expected to further increase as more information is received from banks. Robust advance tax numbers indicate a strong economy and healthy corporate performance. The government is likely to release official data next week.

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Vodafone Idea pays Rs 1701 crore to DoT for spectrum auction instalment

CFO News

Vodafone Idea has made a requisite payment of Rs 1,701 crore to the Department of Telecommunications telecom department towards 2022 Spectrum Auction Instalment.

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Zerodha’s Nikhil Kamath set to join Ather’s cap table

CFO News

It isn’t clear how much Kamath would invest in Ather but one of the persons said the transaction would be made through a secondary share sale.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Local firms plan to take millets-based foods overseas

CFO News

Itc: Tata Consumer has announced it is taking its Soulfull brand of millet-based cereals to the UK in partnership with Tesco.

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International Trade Centre begins work on G20 MSME portal

CFO News

The ‘Jaipur Call for Action’ under India’s G20 presidency has roped in Geneva-based ITC for “appropriate, aggregated, trade-related information relevant for MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises)” available on a single portal and a non-exhaustive list of links to relevant government websites for MSMEs.

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