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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.
The India-US commercial relationship has a busy calender ahead in the next 12 months, which is aimed at encouraging greater ambition in expanding bilateral trade and addressing market access challenges facing US companies, a senior Obama administration official has said.
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,"…

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