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The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, made its fourth interest cut since November 2014 to stimulate growth in slowing Chinese economy. The PBOC also lowered the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for banks lending to the farm sector and small and medium-sized enterprises by 50 basis points in an effort to spur lending and support increased economic activity. The central bank lowered…
Barclays expects that global growth will pick up in the second half of 2015, benefitting emerging market (EM) exports and earnings. As growth improves, demand for EM goods from developed markets (DM) will increase.  According to Bloomberg, Barclays has increased its EM exposure to overweight from a neutral position by taking profits from Japanese equities, although it remains overweight in Japan.The global asset manager believes…
The break-down in negotiations with its lenders and a surprise call by the government for a referendum on a proposed bailout package has put Greece on the precipice of a collapse. If the referendum scheduled for next Sunday (July 5, 2015) results in a majority “NO” vote, then Greece will exit the European currency union. Should the outcome result in a “YES” vote, this would…
After the great success of PM Modi’s Make in India campaign, India’s leader is now ready to launch his next digital dream project – Digital India. The PM has envisioned a bold new digital India focussed on creating a digitally empowered society on par with the countries of the developed world. On June 29, 2015, PM Modi announced the launch of “Digital India week” and…
While the world awaits the referendum in Greece and sees how the latest in the series of Greek dramas play out, Indian analysts weigh in on the situation and how it will affect (if at all) India. Here are a few good insights on why India can weather the Greek storm better than the rest of the world. Mr. Bimal Jalan, former Reserve Bank of…
The New Development Bank – NDB – (formerly known as the BRICS Bank) an initiative started by the BRICS nations(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2011, finally comes to fruition as the members have elected their Board of Governors. The first President of the NDB will be Mr. K. V. Kamath, former CEO of ICICI Bank one of India’s top private lenders. Mr.…
China has a sitting online community of 649 million* Chinese more than double the number of American internet users. China's current population of 1.3 billion are propelling the world's second largest economy forward at an incredible pace. It is estimated that the Information Technology and Communications market will be worth USD $465 bn this year, according to market intelligence firm IDC, 40% of total global…
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit is set for this upcoming weekend on June 20-21 2015 and it marks a gigantic leap forward to demonstrate the power of the emerging markets when they come together. In July 2014 at the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, an agreement was made to create the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) amounting to USD $ 100…
Indian entrepreneurs who want to learn more about business operations, e-commerce business are heading in plane loads to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. "The Indian start up ecosystem is like the China of 2006 when valuations there were reasonable," said angel investor Rajan Anandan who is also Google's Vice President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia. , Last year Mr. Anandan led a delegation of about…
Tension at the long end of the German yield curve - which started in the latter part of April and continued into the first half of May - was a key driver of movements in the bond market. It also affected the US, Australian and Canadian bond markets, according to Sergio Strigo, Head of Emerging Market Debt at Amundi Asset management. In spite of the…
The World Bank says that Turkey ranks second in commitments for total infrastructure investment in 2014, behind Brazil. Peru, Colombia and India followed in third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively, out of 139 emerging countries. According to a World Bank report, total infrastructure investments in 139 emerging economies for projects with private participation in the energy, transport and water sectors rose to $107.5 billion in…
Although the Sensex Index declined last month, analysts at major foreign brokerages remain bullish on the Indian market, and expect the Sensex to hit 33,000 in the next 6 to 12 months. The brokerage firms are of the view that structural reforms being pursued by the government are laying a strong foundation for sustained growth, although expectations have been dampened by a fall in earnings…

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