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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.…
S&P retains India rating at 'BBB-' with stable outlook International rating agency Standard & Poor's offers a stable outlook International rating agency Standard & Poor's has affirmed its 'BBB-' long-term and 'A-3' short-term sovereign credit ratings for India. The outlook for country remains stable, the agency said in a statement on last Monday . The ratings on India reflect the country's sound external profile and…
Japan has offered to finance India's first bullet train, estimated to cost US $ 15 billion, at an interest rate of less than 1 percent, officials said, stealing a march on China, which is bidding for other projects on the world's fourth-largest network. Tokyo was picked to assess the feasibility of building the 505-kilometre corridor linking Mumbai with Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Prime Minister…
32% respondents in EY's annual 'Attractiveness Survey have ranked the country as the most attractive market this year. In a big endorsement of India's fundamentals and attractiveness, 32% respondents in EY's annual 'Attractiveness Survey - India 2015' have ranked the country as the most attractive market this year. This comes at little surprise, as changing policy and growing wealth, as well as ease of doing…
There are 2,080 ultra-high net worth individuals in India with wealth of over US $50 million, and the number of dollar millionaires in the country is projected to touch 3,05,000 in the next five years, says Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. The staggering economic growth has lead to large increases in wealth for the nation’s business leaders. Overall, wealth measured in domestic terms has grown…
More than 50 companies have lined up to offer jobs but there's no one left in line! That's the predicament Kanwal Kapil found himself in last weekend, just two-and-a half days after summer placements began at Gurgaon's Management Development Institute. "Companies have been so upbeat on hiring that this was waiting to happen," said Kapil, in charge of placements at the business school. By noon…
The Apple Store is coming to India — or at least a few counters are, along with those signature wooden tables. They will be debuting in India in partnership with Tata-owned consumer electronics chain Croma, which will host Apple at six of its locations as a pilot In a testament to its growing wealth and increase in discretionary income of its citizens, Apple is finally…
India is a bullish economy that continues to grow amid fears of a global economic slowdown. Although heavily dependent on foreign investment, the economy of this giant nation now has the right policies in place to handle any outflows that might arise from an investment pullout. So much so that the IMF believes that it is better equipped to handle the slowdown than any other…
In a major sign of industrial pick-up, the Index of Industrial Production for the month of August came in at a robust 6.4% versus 4.1% in July One of the major issues that plagued nations during the recent recession was the falling value of industry. A decrease in demand meant that many key industries, ever so vital to our developing nation, saw many cutbacks and…

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