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Modi’s People-Friendly Budget to Benefit the Masses The rural agricultural-based population which underpinned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rise to power is one of the biggest beneficiaries in India’s 2018-19 budget. Presented on February 1, the election year budget was guided by a mission to uplift the agriculture sector, enhance rural development, and increase healthcare coverage.  Spending on infrastructure also received a boost as part of…
India’s digital revolution is set to be powerful catalyst for economic expansion. It could potentially disrupt incumbents and reshape the business landscape at a faster pace than any other force in modern day India. At the core of India’s digital revolution are three forces which are often referred to as the JAM Trinity: Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar, and Mobile Penetration. Incidentally, the revolution started with…
“For investment advisors only” India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political party, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won two more state elections in India. The BJP managed to retain the state of Gujarat where it has been incumbent for over 20 years and managed to displace the Indian National Congress (INC or simply Congress) from the state of Himachal Pradesh. As the counting of votes began…
"For investment advisors only" Diversifying your investments globally can potentially reduce your risk and enhance your returns. In fact, global diversification is one of the fundamental tenets of modern portfolio theory, developed by Nobel Prize winning economist, Harry Markowitz. It is a framework for putting together a portfolio of assets in order to maximize expected return for a given level of risk.1 Here are five reasons…
“For investment advisors only” Buoyed by a recovery in the manufacturing sector, India’s economy rebounded in the quarter ended September 30, following five quarters of slowing growth. The country’s GDP growth rose to 6.3% for the July- September quarter, up from 5.7% in the previous quarter, which was the lowest growth rate in three years.1 As a result, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated…
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's"), the global credit rating agency, today upgraded the Government of India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. In addition, Moody's also upgraded India's local currency senior unsecured rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and its short-term local currency rating to P-2 from P-3. Moody's has also raised…
Modi Highlights India’s Progress at ASEAN Summit Attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held in Manila, Philippines on November 10 -14, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the enormous progress India has made under his leadership. “(The) task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale. We are working day and night towards easy, effective and transparent governance,” he stated, adding…
For investment advisors only At the opening ceremony of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on October 18th, Xi Jinping, general secretary of CPC, called for the “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” – or the realization of the “Chinese Dream.” In a speech lasting over 3.5 hours, Xi laid out the roadmap for the future of China which gave…
For investment advisers only Background The Indian public sector banks (PSBs) have been under stress as the total amount of non-performing assets had risen to US $150 billion[1]. These non-performing loans have severely restricted the ability of PSBs to extend further loans. Limited access to credit impacted the ability of businesses to make fresh investments and adversely impacted their growth. In summary, this overhanging issue…
For advisers only  The following is a summary of our conversation with Atul Penkar, the Portfolio Manager of Excel India Fund, when he came to our headquarters during the Excel India Roadshow “Expert Insights into India: The World’s Growth Giant” in the middle of September this year. For brevity, we have paraphrased his responses.   Click here to watch the entire conversation.   What are the top reasons…
For Investment Advisors only As the world’s second largest and fastest growing equity market in terms of capitalization , China offers an ever-increasing array of investment opportunities. In a country that’s undergoing massive structural reforms in the quest to achieve internally-generated sustainable growth, not all opportunities are created equal. Some sectors will inevitably perform better than others. That is why investing in the Excel China Fund…
The chief minister of the state of Bihar in India resigned from his post on July 26, and then was sworn in again on July 27. While 24 hours did not change Nitish Kumar’s status as Bihar’s chief minister, India’s Prime Minister Modi’s stature in Indian politics grew in a very significant way. Since 2014, Modi’s political party the BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) had been…

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