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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…
The Asian powerhouse was a notable absentee in the TPP Agreement The Trans Pacific Partnership’s (TPP) 12 members Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the U.S., reached a historic accord on October 5, 2015. Japan and the U.S. were late additions, as they had the largest number of demands and a few deal breakers that needed to be…
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)…
PM Narendra Modi was in Kundli on Delhi-Haryana border to lay the foundation stone of three roads projects that will decongest traffic in Delhi and National Capital Region. Modi said that road projects like Bharatmala and Setu Bharatam will accelerate the pace of development in the country.

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