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“"The Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect brings in more foreign investors and increases liquidity," says William Fong, director of the Asian equities team with Baring Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. in Hong Kong and portfolio co-manager of Excel China Fund, sponsored by Excel Funds Management Inc. of Mississauga, Ont. "It's an important step in opening up Chinese markets."” Source: http://www.investmentexecutive.com/-/china-slowing-but-still-healthy?redirect=%2Fback-issues/
The fall in the Canadian dollar on the back of a cut in interest rates and lower forecasted GDP growth will put pressure on Canadian investors to invest in foreign markets, according to Bloomberg. The Canadian dollar slid to the weakest level in almost six years as the Bank of Canada unexpectedly cut interest rates, stating that the slump in crude oil will drag down…
1) Gujarat's Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel announced 21,000 MOUs were signed for Investments of Rs 25 Lakh Crore (US $ 400 Bln) by Indian and International Companies at Vibrant Gujarat 2015. This is a record and double the value of commitments from the previous Summit Some of the major commitments: A) Indian Business Groups: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani said his group would invest Rs…
1) Pravasi Bhartiya Divas on 7-9 January 2015 - Record Participation of nearly 4000 Delegates! In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's (NaMo) initiative of further and deeper engagement with the over 25 Million Indian Diaspora, (a large number present in Canada) the 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Event saw a record nearly 4000 delegates attending the world's largest annual gathering of people of Indian origin…
1) Indians most optimistic for 2015 as per Grant Thornton international business report: Indian businesses are the most optimistic about the economy for 2015, with 98% suggesting they are positive about the policies of the new government, way above the global average of 35%, according to assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton's International Business Report (IBR). 94% of Indian businesses are expecting an increase…
Jim O’Neil, the Goldman Sachs economist who envisioned the rise of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries believes China will continue to grow for three reasons. First, the collapse of crude oil prices will boost consumers’ real incomes, helping them play a larger role in the economy. Second, even though property prices have recently stalled and begun to fall, China will probably avoid…
With the stock markets of both India and China soaring to new highs, investing in the Excel Chindia Fund offers investors the opportunity to benefit from the growth of both markets through a single fund. In 2014, the Excel Chindia Fund was the 10th best performing mutual fund in Canada, with a total return of 31%, outperforming more than 4,000 other funds, as tracked by…
Global investors have become familiar with large Chinese technology companies like Alibaba, Baidu and CTrip where high smartphone and internet penetration has driven strong growth in online search, retailing and gaming. With its younger population, India is in the earlier stages of a similar evolution with companies like Flipkart, Makemytrip and Bluedart leading the charge. As India’s economic growth re-accelerates under the new government’s reform-oriented…
The global investment bank, HSBC, believes that the Indian equity market is set for a multi-year rally, adding to gains made last year. In 2014, India was the best performing stock market in the world. "We are overweight on India and we believe that it is set for a multi-year rally as reform momentum combines with an improving macro picture," HSBC stated in a recent…
Chinese Premier said that China should count on reforms to open up the economy and maintain economic growth in the wake of slower than normal growth. He also believes that the country could gain a “new edge” in global competition by manufacturing “high added value products” for the world market. “Given complicated economic circumstance with traditional industries, China should promote innovation as the new driving…
Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Event Breaks Record Number of Participants of nearly 4,000 Delegates! In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's (NaMo) initiative of further and deeper engagement with the over 25 Million Indian Diaspora, (with a large number present in Canada) the 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas event saw a record of nearly 4,000 delegates attend the world's largest annual gathering of people of Indian origin…
1) Gujarat's Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel announced 21,000 MOUs were signed for Investments of Rs 25 Lakh Crore (US $ 400 Bln) by Indian and International Companies at Vibrant Gujarat 2015. This is a record and double the value of commitments from the previous Summit Some of the major commitments: A) Indian Business Groups: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani said his group would invest Rs…

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