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Let your clients and prospects participate in informative, engaging web tools Whether you use data visualization, infographics, quizzes or other tools, interactive content can provide a more engaging user experience that differentiates you from your competition."Static content is still useful but is slowly becoming yesterday's marketing tool," says Subhas Fagu, partner with Toronto-based Techlicity Ventures Corp., a web design and development firm in Toronto. That…
General elections often bring with them high volatility and uncertainty. Such was the case in Turkey where a snap election called by an under fire government rattled local stock and currency markets. In calling an early election, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did the unthinkable as polls ahead of the election showed his party failing to reach the majority vote that was lost for the…
Central bank governor Ragharum Rajan revealed in an interview with CNBC that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) does not intend to cut interest rates any further going into 2016. The announcement came as a surprise to market onlookers who expected Mr. Rajan to continue to slash interest rates in an attempt to stimulate further growth in the Indian economy. However, Mr. Rajan evidently has…
Goldman Sachs says emerging market debt will maintain its appeal even after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. There has been a noticeable outflow of funds from emerging markets in recent months, as investors weigh a slowdown in the Chinese economy and brace for a much-anticipated hike in U.S. interest rates. Still interested The investment bank has been largely unmoved by the commotion within fixed-income…
Robust Emerging Markets Continue to Attract Investments The Institute of International Finance reported that US$13.9 billion was invested in emerging markets in October. The vast majority of the inflows (US$9 billion) went to Asia as economies in the region continue to expand.1 The success of emerging markets is the direct result of their individual economic factors and their interactions with other emerging and developed nations.…
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…

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