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Strategy Journal

German Economy Faces Gloom as Structural Challenges and Global Downturn Loom

– IMF and OECD predict Germany to be the worst-performing major economy in the world this year.
– Energy-intensive industrial sectors’ production down 17% since the start of last year.
– German carmaking industry losing market share to cheaper Chinese rivals in the electric vehicle sector.
– Analysts forecast German GDP to shrink 0.35% this year.
– Effective tax rate on company profits at 28.8%, well above EU average of 18.8%.

UPI in India

– About 350 million people use UPI for paying for goods, services, or money transfers.
– UPI recorded almost 10 billion transactions in July, over 50% higher than the same month last year.
– The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a plan for “conversational” payments using AI-based speech recognition.

Strategy Journal

Surge in Borrowing Costs on Both Sides of the Atlantic:

– US 10-year Treasury yields near highest level since 2007.
– Equivalent gilt yields at highest since 2008; French government bonds at levels unseen since 2012.

Factors Driving  Bond Yield Increase:

– Global bond sell-off driving benchmark US 10-year Treasury yields and other bond yields higher.
– Strong economic data suggests US economy’s strength and inflation may take longer to moderate.
– Increased government bond supply contributing to yield surge.
– Demand from foreign investors, like Japan and China, may be waning.

UK economy vs Germany economy

– UK’s GDP per capita in 2007: Just over $44,000
– Germany’s GDP per capita in 2007: Just over $47,000
– UK’s GDP per capita in 2022: Under $47,000 (barely moved since 2007)
– Germany’s GDP per capita growth from 2007 to 2022: 14%
– France, Germany, and the US are around one-sixth more productive than the UK

Quick Investing

Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai. It offers banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers in the areas of personal finance, investment banking, life insurance, and wealth management.

Quick Investing

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) is an Indian financial services company based in Mumbai. It is a major housing finance provider in India. It also has a presence in banking, life and general insurance, asset management, venture capital, realty, education, deposits and education loans.

Startup Strategy

In 2010 we started Paytm. Between 2011 and 2020, we have been a payment company and a bank. This decade will see us as a large financial services company from being an internet company.

– Vijay Shekhar Sharma