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Despite softer equity market performance in recent months, Goldman Sachs reported in a note to investors that it is still bullish on China. The investment bank highlighted several new reforms as the primary drivers for maintaining strong economic growth in the world’s second largest economy. The long standing Asian powerhouse has attracted a massive influx of investment as of late, and it shows no signs…
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been approved on a provisional basis by its 12 members after a gruelling session in Atlanta. Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the U.S.
During the last 19 years, a small group of 917 individuals have generated approximately US$3.6-trillion of wealth globally. These self-made billionaires have collectively demonstrated vision
The World Bank has maintained its growth forecast for India at 7.5 percent for the current fiscal year (FY) - the same level it projected in June - although other multilateral agencies, as well as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), believe that slower global growth will be a drag on the Indian economy going forward. “Resilient India” In its semi-annual South Asia Economic Focus…
Despite the theories about how trade has decoupled from foreign exchange, it seems that everybody loves a bargain; with global trade still following the traditional pattern of a rise in sales after a price cut.
A move that will boost prices for Indian bonds and earnings for equities Citing the need for more accommodative policy measures, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut its benchmark rate by 50 basis points on Tuesday morning. The larger than anticipated rate cut follows three cuts of 25 basis points each, earlier this year, to sustain growth in the Indian economy, which remains the…
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised markets early on Tuesday morning, when the central bank cut its key benchmark rate by 50 basis points to 6.75 percent. RBI Governor, Raghuram Rajan, was in a visibly upbeat mood as he made the announcement. Investors also reacted positively to the news with the SENSEX Index trading up as much as 2.2 percent from its opening level…
Mexico Navigates Macro Economic Headwinds with Trade Partnerships, Foreign reserves and a Stable Government. Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America and the fourth largest in the Americas. This emerging market has weathered the global storm and is well positioned to tap into the momentum from the growth of its main export partner, the U.S. The Mexican economy is forecasted to grow 2.5…
Optimism high for the economy in 2015 Arun Jaitley expressed his optimism for the Indian economy earlier this week, stating that he anticipates GDP growth for 2015 will surpass that of the previous year. The Finance Minister cited new reforms and an influx of foreign direct investment (FDI) as the main drivers saying, “I think international investment is going to be a great resource [for…
In this abridged interview, Christine Tan, Senior Portfolio Manager with Excel Investment Counsel Inc. ("EIC"), and the lead Portfolio Manager of the first quartile performing Excel Emerging Markets Fund, shares the firms's vision about EM; explains why she believes the future of investing belongs to EM; and describes how she manages money to generate the highest possible risk-adjusted returns for investors. Dwarka: Why does EIC…
Major stock indexes across emerging markets actually traded higher in the immediate aftermath of the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave its benchmark interest rate at the record-low level of 0.25 percent. Evidence of this positive response was reflected in Excel Funds’ suite of investment products. The Excel Emerging Markets Fund traded up 1.24 percent for the week ending September 18 2015, while the Excel India…

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