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Despite persistent talks of a slowdown, latest figures from the World Economic Forum show China’s voracious appetite for commodities is still very much intact. Metals used in construction, such as aluminum and copper, came in at the top of the list, where China’s share of global consumption stood at 54% and 48%, respectively.
Worries of a hard landing in China seem to be unfounded. Admittedly, gone are the days when the economy would post blockbuster, double-digit GDP figures, but growth ranging from 5-6% is still enviable in the current global climate as the consumer story there continues to develop.
Asserting that the global market turmoil was not a cause of “worry” for India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the crisis should be converted into an “opportunity” to grow by speeding up the reforms.
India has ranked nine out of 21 countries on its financial and digital inclusion efforts, according to the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report. Kenya has ranked one, followed by South Africa and Brazil. Ethiopia came last on the list. The 2015 FDIP report evaluates and ranks countries based on four dimensions of financial inclusion - the country's commitment...
It is just two years since you took over. Is it back to a similar, frenetic atmosphere? No, it is not. I mean, this time you have the difference that you have the confidence that we are actually quite healthy.
India has pitched for a rating upgrade by Standard and Poor's citing strong macroeconomic indicators, low inflation and improvement in fiscal as well as current account deficits.
Marking the first major Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) offer in the railways, three global companies have submitted financial bids for setting up of a modern electrical locomotive factory in Madhepura in Bihar at the cost of nearly Rs 1300 crore. Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier have submitted price bids for setting up the factory in a joint venture model to manufacture 80 state-of-the-art locos per year…
Enthused by the smart financial turnaround by its Indian subsidiary, Toyota Motor Corporation is committing fresh funds for its India subsidiary, Toyota Kirloskar. On the cards are an investment in a new engine plant and new projects (Innova, Fortuner and a mid-size sedan), that will entail a combined minimum investment of about Rs 1,000 crore in the next couple of years. In a recent interview,…
The Canadian equity market is highly concentrated in three sectors - and is relatively small compared to other markets. Yet investors choose to maintain a “home country bias,” foregoing the opportunity to diversify their investments and enhance their returns. The case for global investing is two-fold: diversification and greater opportunities. In the case of diversification, the Canadian stock market accounts for just over 3% of total…
The global central banking elite met at the annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the United States of America at the end of August. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan made headlines with his comments on the Chinese Yuan devaluation, the looming interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve and of course the strength of the Indian recovery.
Canadian investors have historically maintained a home country bias on the belief that domestic companies will perform better than foreign companies and that foreign companies are riskier than domestic companies. The home country bias is particularly evident when it comes to emerging markets, which have not only outperformed developed markets over the long-term but are also less risky. Arguably, the home country bias is demonstrated…
Reaching out to a huge community of Indians in Dubai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (July 2015) said that a platform 'MADAD' will connect Indian diaspora around the world.


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