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In the past year, Canadian equities were constrained by sluggish growth due to falling commodity prices, while Indian stocks outperformed. Indian Stocks Outperform Canadian Equities by a Differential of 17.8% Download PDF (3.2MB): India Stocks Poised for Strong 2016 Source: Bloomberg data, cumulative performance for calendar year 2015 in CAD terms, as at December 31, 2015. Indian equities returned strong gains in 2015, adding to…
Know your audience, and tailor your message to what they are looking for Making a memorable presentation can increase your chances of winning the business of prospects. Typically, people attend a presentation to learn something new, gain interesting insights or obtain answers on the best ways to meet their needs or goals. To grab their attention, says Caroline Grimont, vice president of marketing with Excel…
Emerging markets are on the rise as a direct result of innovative government reforms and seismic shifts in economic models, particularly in leading nations such as India and China. India is transforming from an agro-economy to the manufacturing hub of the world, while China is transitioning from being the world’s leading provider of cheap exports to a consumption-driven economy. These factors have boosted growth and…
After U.S. Fed Rate Hike the Indian Rupee Appreciated Versus Dollar In the summer of 2013 the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its plans to start reducing the amount of bonds it purchased on a monthly basis. Although it would not taper its quantitative easing for another eight months, the market reacted by selling off emerging market currencies in what then named the "taper tantrum". The…
unprecedented moves positively received across the world Zero-interest-rate policy in the U.S. is finally over. The Federal Reserve moved to increase interest rates for the first time since June, 2006. The decision to hike rates by 25 basis points was described as ‘historic’ and ‘unprecedented’ across media outlets, and was reached by a unanimous vote of 10 to 0. )% interest rate policy is a…
Record direct investment India is on track to experience another year of record foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. During the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2015), FDI in India registered a growth of 13 per cent to reach US$ 16.63 billion, compared to US$ 14.69 billion in the same period last year. Rise in foreign investment expected With the business-friendly government relaxing FDI…
An optimistic economic story The Passport to the New India Due Diligence Tour, hosted by Birla Sun Life and Excel Funds, gave financial advisors a chance to assess first-hand the optimistic economic story of the world’s largest democracy Investors, businesses and regulators gave a fairly candid assessment of the challenges ahead for India, minus most of the PR spin that has come to dominate North…
Suzuki defends its market share from competitors In an effort to defend its market leadership position from foreign automakers, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. plans to add a direct rail link to its Manesar plant, spend up to US$4.5 billion on land for new dealerships and launch its first sport utility vehicle. Investing in India is a lucrative proposition, and more major automakers are building plants…
Emerging markets continue to be a prime target of investors Emerging markets have undergone a notable evolution over the past two decades. Gone are the extreme boom and bust scenarios of the 90’s, when emerging nations struggled to absorb external shocks to their economies. Today, successful reforms and a shift to consumption-driven models have seen countries such as India and China far eclipse their developed…
The New Indian Tiger India is the emerging world’s powerhouse. The second-largest nation on Earth and one of the most economoically potent, this nation present many unique opportunities for investors looking to put their money into the emerging markets of the world. Many are questioning how India came to surpass China as the world’s fastest-growing economy this year. India posted growth of 7.4 percent in…
Reform’s will spur growth and investment opportunities India’s non state-owned financial companies are moving quickly to capitalize on changes in the economy, spurred by new government policies and powerful demographic forces. Waves of new business-friendly legislation, and a highly-educated workforce mean that India offers advantages when investing the emerging world that you cannot get elsewhere/ One of the most attractive investment markets in the world…
Ascension of the currency marks a big step in the Chinese market The International Monetary Fund (IMF) came to a consensus on November 30, 2015, to include the yuan in its special drawing rights (SDR) basket alongside the U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, British pound and the euro. The move marks an important step for Beijing which had been pushing for reserve-currency status to put the…

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