Linkfest: January 18,2017

Some stuff I am reading today morning:

Tax Breather for foreign investors (BS)

Cash burn crisis at Snapdeal (FE)

MCX remains a risky bet (Mint)

FM may hike service tax (Money Control)

Cyrus Mistry takes on N Chandra (ET)

Indian IT braces for long winter (Quint)

How Didi’s efforts to block GST failed (Jaggi)

50 Investing Phrases to run from  (TRB)

Pundits,facts and the future (Barry)

What we will be talking about this time next year (Jeff Gundlach)

BSE: From Pre-IPO to IPO

Today was the analyst conference for the BSE IPO.

The ballroom was house-full with many analysts having to stand.

Watching the indefatigable CEO Ashish Chauhan field the analyst’s queries reminded me of the numerous AGMS I attended.There the CEO had to answer shareholder’s queries about when SEBI will give approval for the IPO !

It has been a satisfying journey watching the Exchange change from a Bad Boy’s Club to a more professional and dynamic outfit which can outthink and leave NSE behind as evidenced by the launch of the BSE’s India International Exchange at GIFT

Here’s wishing the 141 year old BSE many years of continued and prosperous longevity.