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Understanding the Spiciness in Masala Bonds

Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), which had started the process of selling Masala Bonds a year ago, found the going very tough. One year later and a negative or zero interest regime in EU and Japan meant HDFC had the last laugh. In July 2016, investors subscribed to its entire …

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Indian Companies and Data Manipulation

Data Manipulation is one of the most dreaded forms of corporate Crime. The situation is more prevalent in certain industries where there is a greater need  to raise money or keep investors happy or where they need large amounts of money for investment or working capital purpose.  Data fabrication also called data …

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Banking Terminology and Confusing Concepts – Part 1

In this series of articles, we try to simplify the banking terminology and bring to light the key differences in confusing concepts. Difference between TDR and STDR TDR and STDR terms are different types of fixed deposits. TDR means Term Deposit and STDR means special term deposit. Following is main …

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Does 10,000 hour rule apply to PV Sindhu’s Success

In the book “Outliers”, Malcom Gladwell quoted that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. He based his premise based on the research done by a team of psychologists in Berlin, Germany who studied violin students. Specifically, they studied their practice habits in childhood, adolescence, …

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Admission Criteria of all IIMs

Over last 30 days, we at MBA Den, started publishing admission criteria of various IIMs. The response we got from readers and Social Media was overwhelming and many of you requested us to keep all the relevant info at one place. This post is the culmination of collation of that information. …