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In a major sign of industrial pick-up, the Index of Industrial Production for the month of August came in at a robust 6.4% versus 4.1% in July One of the major issues that plagued nations during the recent recession was the falling value of industry. A decrease in demand meant that many key industries, ever so vital to our developing nation, saw many cutbacks and…
Key highlights: Historic visit paves way for better relations between the two large economies Two of the world’s most powerful and influential nations saw their leaders meet in an historic visit. Angela Merkel, the German prime minister, made her first visit to the subcontinent and helped iron out details on issues that are mutually interesting to both. Here talks with the prime minister centered on…
The US' first-ever India roadshow kicked off last Tuesday with an aim to attract Indian investors In a first, the USA will hold an investment roadshow in India that aims to help businessmen and professionals to understand the complexities of the American system. With the aim of attracting investors, the show will give advice and provide consultations. Cities from Delhi to Mumbai will be paid…
OnePlus has tied up with Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer, to make smartphones in India by the end of this year. The Chinese smartphone maker will get the phones made from Foxconn's Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in Andhra Pradesh. The move from the fast growing technology startup underpins the importance of the India market for the company, which…
CHINA’S FIFTH PLENUM: “SHI SAN WU” Chinese leaders to chart economic course for country through 2020 Around 200 senior members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) met from October 26th 2015 through to the 29th, for its Fifth Plenary Session, colloquially referred to as the “shi san wu” or “thirteen-five”. China is undoubtedly in the midst of ushering in a new age of development,…
Positive Impact Expected for Indo-Canadian Relations India and Canada have a long history of bilateral relations that have strengthened in recent years. A historic three-day visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2015, led to then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, referring to Canada and India as “natural partners” in a new global economy. The expectation is now on newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…
Similar to Excel Funds, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is seeking to generate attractive long-term, risk-adjusted returns in India. According to Mark Wiseman President & CEO of CPPIB, "CPPIB has been investing in India since 2010 and we view it as a key growth market that aligns with our strategy of seeking investments in markets that we believe will deliver attractive long-term, risk-adjusted…
Chinese GDP was higher than anticipated at 6.9 percent in a week that also saw President Xi Jinping visit the UK China had a productive week that started with the release of better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) data and a four-day visit to the UK by Chinese President Xi Jinping. China’s GDP numbers beat expectations with a 6.9 percent print, although government officials warned markets…
The yuan edged a step closer to reserve currency status following a decision by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to scrap a longstanding ceiling on bank deposit rates. The move is one in a series of key financial reform decisions by the PBOC to make the yuan “freely usable” on an international scale and help boost growth in China. The central bank also lowered…
Funds Flow Back Into Emerging Markets: India stocks benefit the most Capital has started to stream back into emerging markets, a growing sign that investors are regaining confidence in the sector. Bloomberg last reported that investors added US $936 million to exchange-traded funds that buy emerging market stocks and bonds. A closer look at the data showed that India was the most attractive nation, accounting for…
China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in the third quarter of 2015, slightly better than the consensus forecast of 6.8 percent. The GDP numbers were accompanied by a swath of data that showed China’s services sector grew by an impressive 8.4 percent over the same time frame, as the world’s second-largest economy continues to make the shift from being an exporter of cheap goods to…
Excel High Income Fund Awarded Fundata's A FundGrade® The Excel High Income Fund were awarded Fundata's A FundGrade®, as of October 31, 2015. Fundata's FundGrade is an independent and objective investment fund rating system that has been developed to recognize fund managers who have achieved superior risk-adjusted returns. The FundGrade rating system assigns a letter grade from “A” through “E” to approximately 20,000 investment funds,…

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