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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) slashed its benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points, to 6.5 percent, in a move that was viewed as accommodative by the market. It was the central bank’s first rate cut in six months and in a released statement, RBI Governor, Raghuram Rajan, outlined that there would be more cuts in the near future as he keeps a watchful…
Emerging stocks climbed higher following a recent decision from the Federal Reserve to leave its key, benchmark interest rate unchanged. Since finding a bottom on January 21, 2016, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index has returned 7.95% in CAD terms, through to March 17, 2016, according to Bloomberg data. The U.S. central bank also indicated that it is now targeting only two more interest rate hikes…
Reducing Portfolio Volatility through Sector Diversification In the Excel Emerging Markets Fund, we focus on identifying and investing in secular growth themes within the various emerging market countries for two key reasons: To reduce the cyclicality of the portfolio’s performance. Simply put, we are not as worried about absolute GDP growth levels of a country if we’re investing in sectors like healthcare where the current…
Oil Prices Find their Footing Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela have arranged to meet with non-OPEC member Russia in March, 2016.1 The meeting will take place after their initial talks on February 16, 2016, in the Qatari capital Doha, where they reached a tentative agreement to freeze crude output. Record-high production levels have forced oil producers to…
India Budget 2016: Pillars of Success In his 2016-17 budget, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, outlined a detailed roadmap to building a stronger, more prosperous India, highlighting “9 pillars of success” which included: agricultural welfare, rural sector development, advances in national healthcare, education and job creation, improvements in infrastructure, new financial regulations, pro-business reforms to encourage foreign investment, fiscal consolidation and landmark tax initiatives. Indian markets…
The Mexican central bank (Banxico) surprised markets by holding an emergency monetary policy meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2016...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained an accommodative stance in its latest policy review, although the central bank was reported to be keeping...
Greg Placidi, Senior Portfolio Manager at Excel Investment Counsel Inc. discusses the Excel Billionaire Leaders Fund and his outlook on the consumer, healthcare and technology sectors in the U.S. He also discusses Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Limited, which trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
It's economy is growing faster than China's, but the story receives a lot less attention. We dig into the investing opportunities in India, the world's second-most populous country with more than 1.2 billion people. BNN’s Amber Kanwar speaks with Atul Penkar, Fund Manager with Birla Sun Life AMC Limited.
Vikas Gautam, CEO and Head of Global Offshore Business at Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management joins Bloomberg TV Canada’s Pamela Ritchie to discuss investment opportunities in India’s stock and bond markets.
India will be at the centre of Ontario’s political universe for the next fortnight. Premier Kathleen Wynne will be leading a 70-member delegation to India for 10 days, where she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visit the Indian states of New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Mumbai, Amritsar and Agra. Premier Wynne will meet with government and industry policymakers to discuss how the two…
When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visits India on a 10-day trade mission, she will be seeking to generate “real business” in the world’s largest democracy, whose population is 100 times larger than that of Ontario’s. Commenting on her expectations of the trip, Premier Wynne said 2016 "can really be the year of Canada and India". On the trip, which runs from January 27, 2016 to…

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