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New high-tech companies from China spurring Indian growth and investment Billionaire-owned Chinese companies, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (collectively known as BAT) are stepping up to the plate to fund Indian startups – filling the gap left by domestic venture capital firms which have scaled back their investments in fledging tech businesses. What was a bubble of sorts is beginning to settle down, and China, the…
Obama praises economic and social growth in India Barack Obama gave a ringing endorsement of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 16, 2015. The U.S. president lauded India’s focus on renewable energy, before highlighting the progress that the nation has made under the Modi-led government saying, “Stable long-term global economic growth requires not just capital flows, but also efforts…
The geographically diversified emerging market debt universe is significantly larger and less risky than it was 15 years ago and currently provides substantially greater total returns than developed markets, making it an ideal solution for income seeking investors.1 As emerging markets (referred to interchangeably as EM or EMs) mature into the drivers of global growth, the structural case for investing in emerging market debt (EMD)…
With growth in developed markets picking up and the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) poised to raise interest rates, the Indian economy is expected to perform well, as it has always done during periods of recovery in the developed world. While increases in interest rates are always a concern, the effect on global markets this time around is expected to be benign. In fact, with…
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.…
CHINA’S FIFTH PLENUM: “SHI SAN WU” Chinese leaders to chart economic course for country through 2020 Around 200 senior members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) met from October 26th 2015 through to the 29th, for its Fifth Plenary Session, colloquially referred to as the “shi san wu” or “thirteen-five”. China is undoubtedly in the midst of ushering in a new age of development,…
Positive Impact Expected for Indo-Canadian Relations India and Canada have a long history of bilateral relations that have strengthened in recent years. A historic three-day visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2015, led to then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, referring to Canada and India as “natural partners” in a new global economy. The expectation is now on newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…
The yuan edged a step closer to reserve currency status following a decision by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to scrap a longstanding ceiling on bank deposit rates. The move is one in a series of key financial reform decisions by the PBOC to make the yuan “freely usable” on an international scale and help boost growth in China. The central bank also lowered…
Funds Flow Back Into Emerging Markets: India stocks benefit the most Capital has started to stream back into emerging markets, a growing sign that investors are regaining confidence in the sector. Bloomberg last reported that investors added US $936 million to exchange-traded funds that buy emerging market stocks and bonds. A closer look at the data showed that India was the most attractive nation, accounting for…
China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in the third quarter of 2015, slightly better than the consensus forecast of 6.8 percent. The GDP numbers were accompanied by a swath of data that showed China’s services sector grew by an impressive 8.4 percent over the same time frame, as the world’s second-largest economy continues to make the shift from being an exporter of cheap goods to…

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