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unprecedented moves positively received across the world Zero-interest-rate policy in the U.S. is finally over. The Federal Reserve moved to increase interest rates for the first time since June, 2006. The decision to hike rates by 25 basis points was described as ‘historic’ and ‘unprecedented’ across media outlets, and was reached by a unanimous vote of 10 to 0. )% interest rate policy is a…
Record direct investment India is on track to experience another year of record foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. During the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2015), FDI in India registered a growth of 13 per cent to reach US$ 16.63 billion, compared to US$ 14.69 billion in the same period last year. Rise in foreign investment expected With the business-friendly government relaxing FDI…
An optimistic economic story The Passport to the New India Due Diligence Tour, hosted by Birla Sun Life and Excel Funds, gave financial advisors a chance to assess first-hand the optimistic economic story of the world’s largest democracy Investors, businesses and regulators gave a fairly candid assessment of the challenges ahead for India, minus most of the PR spin that has come to dominate North…
Suzuki defends its market share from competitors In an effort to defend its market leadership position from foreign automakers, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. plans to add a direct rail link to its Manesar plant, spend up to US$4.5 billion on land for new dealerships and launch its first sport utility vehicle. Investing in India is a lucrative proposition, and more major automakers are building plants…
Emerging markets continue to be a prime target of investors Emerging markets have undergone a notable evolution over the past two decades. Gone are the extreme boom and bust scenarios of the 90’s, when emerging nations struggled to absorb external shocks to their economies. Today, successful reforms and a shift to consumption-driven models have seen countries such as India and China far eclipse their developed…
The New Indian Tiger India is the emerging world’s powerhouse. The second-largest nation on Earth and one of the most economoically potent, this nation present many unique opportunities for investors looking to put their money into the emerging markets of the world. Many are questioning how India came to surpass China as the world’s fastest-growing economy this year. India posted growth of 7.4 percent in…
Reform’s will spur growth and investment opportunities India’s non state-owned financial companies are moving quickly to capitalize on changes in the economy, spurred by new government policies and powerful demographic forces. Waves of new business-friendly legislation, and a highly-educated workforce mean that India offers advantages when investing the emerging world that you cannot get elsewhere/ One of the most attractive investment markets in the world…
Ascension of the currency marks a big step in the Chinese market The International Monetary Fund (IMF) came to a consensus on November 30, 2015, to include the yuan in its special drawing rights (SDR) basket alongside the U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, British pound and the euro. The move marks an important step for Beijing which had been pushing for reserve-currency status to put the…
Continual growth is leading to new sectors for development and investment Publicly traded Indian companies will deliver compound growth of between 15 and 20 percent over the next three years, says Mahesh Patil, Co-Chief Investment Officer of Equities at Aditya Birla Financial Services. As foreign investment in India continues to spur on new growth in new and exciting industries, government initiatives and rising spending power…
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…
Notes From U.S. Central Bank Signal First Interest Rate Hike In A Decade The U.S. central bank released the minutes from the October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. At its previous assembly, the Federal Reserve had kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent, but the statement published at the end of the meeting added that the possibility…
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…

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