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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Indian economy was in much better shape than it had been when he took over thanks to his government's policy changes and that this improvement had come about despite a deteriorating global situation.
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said financial inclusion in the country is set to make a quantum leap with the coming together of several initiatives such as the opening...
You must understand what sets you apart from your competitors Whether you're promoting your brand, your products or your services, your marketing initiatives must be relevant and meaningful to your target audience."They must be part of your marketing plan, which is directly linked to the strategic objectives of your practice," says Caroline Grimont, vice president of marketing with Excel Funds Management Inc. in Mississauga, Ont.…
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…
Internal staff meetings have a bad reputation for wasting time and failing to get things done. Here are some tips on how you can turn your firm's meetings into effective planning tools Staff meetings can seem like a necessary evil. When poorly planned and executed, they can be a waste of time, boring and just aggravating. But when tailored to your group's needs and structured…
A key ingredient in a successful practice, loyalty can be difficult to measure Client loyalty is critical to the success of a financial advisory practice. A loyal client base means less turnover, and it is much easier and less expensive to retain loyal clients than to acquire new ones. "Loyal clients are with you for the long haul typically because you have earned their trust,"…
The next level of digital marketing engages clients and provides valuable information Using interactive content — as opposed to "static" content — to engage clients and prospects can differentiate you from your competition. While static content, in print or digital form, remains useful, interactive content takes your marketing efforts to a whole new level, says Subhas Fagu, partner with Toronto-based web design and development firm…
Let your clients and prospects participate in informative, engaging web tools Whether you use data visualization, infographics, quizzes or other tools, interactive content can provide a more engaging user experience that differentiates you from your competition."Static content is still useful but is slowly becoming yesterday's marketing tool," says Subhas Fagu, partner with Toronto-based Techlicity Ventures Corp., a web design and development firm in Toronto. That…
General elections often bring with them high volatility and uncertainty. Such was the case in Turkey where a snap election called by an under fire government rattled local stock and currency markets. In calling an early election, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did the unthinkable as polls ahead of the election showed his party failing to reach the majority vote that was lost for the…
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.…

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