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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,…
Federal Reserve backs itself into a corner after failure to raise rates The Federal Reserve sent shockwaves through the emerging markets by announcing the end of its quantitative easing program in the summer of 2013. The resulting ‘taper tantrum’ did not teach the central bank a lesson in the impact that its announcements may have on global markets. At the time, American policy makers were…
Rise of the Emerging Market Billionaire: China posts more billionaires than the U.S. for the first time Emerging nations such as China and India have long been touted as having the fastest-growing economies in the world; we can now add fastest-growing billionaire population to that list. According to a survey released on October 15, 2015 by Huron Reports Inc., China has overtaken the U.S. as…
Morgan Stanley has joined the list of top investment banks that are bullish on emerging markets, reversing a long-held negative outlook for the region. In a striking reversal from there former stance, the US bank says that now is the time to invest in these markets, lead chiefly by China, despite fears that doing so could lead to a recession. Expansion still the trend “We…
India Ranked ‘Most Attractive Investment Destination’ by Ernst & Young LLP A survey conducted by global consultancy firm, Ernst & Young LLP (EY), revealed that India is the most attractive investment destination in the world. Not surprising seeing as how the nation is one that burgeoning with economic activity, cheap services, and over a billion people. A long history of foreign investment is only continuing…
Capital markets in India are expected to get a major boost from record amounts of foreign money being poured into the economy. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have pumped as much as US$2.5 billion into the Indian debt market so far for the month of October. This influx of dollar investments is likely to strengthen the rupee and add further positive sentiment to the Indian stock…

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