Institutional EYE

Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

January 17, 2018

IDFC Bank rested its survival on obtaining a bank licence. Having gotten one, it failed to capitalize on its this and for the past two quarters has scrambled for a fix.

Six months ago, the Shriram group was the placebo, now its Capital First Limited (Capital First). The...

January 17, 2018

Despite a muted earnings growth in FY17, Indian companies can pay higher dividends from their existing cash piles. IiAS’ research has identified 92 of the S&P BSE 500 companies hold about Rs.1.85 bn in aggregate cash and cash equivalents – of which, conservatively, alm...

January 12, 2018

Nine years after the shenanigans in Satyam Computer Services Ltd (Satyam) came to light, SEBI has found Price Waterhouse (PwC) and its network firms guilty. This is one of the most stringent orders passed by any regulator against a Big Four auditor and might appear sal...

January 11, 2018

The Companies Act 2013 expects businesses to spend 2% of their three-year average profits on social initiatives. Even before the Act was put in place companies recognized they need to think about more than just profits – and did so. But since CSR has become mandatory,...

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