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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.…
S&P retains India rating at 'BBB-' with stable outlook International rating agency Standard & Poor's offers a stable outlook International rating agency Standard & Poor's has affirmed its 'BBB-' long-term and 'A-3' short-term sovereign credit ratings for India. The outlook for country remains stable, the agency said in a statement on last Monday . The ratings on India reflect the country's sound external profile and…
Japan has offered to finance India's first bullet train, estimated to cost US $ 15 billion, at an interest rate of less than 1 percent, officials said, stealing a march on China, which is bidding for other projects on the world's fourth-largest network. Tokyo was picked to assess the feasibility of building the 505-kilometre corridor linking Mumbai with Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Prime Minister…
32% respondents in EY's annual 'Attractiveness Survey have ranked the country as the most attractive market this year. In a big endorsement of India's fundamentals and attractiveness, 32% respondents in EY's annual 'Attractiveness Survey - India 2015' have ranked the country as the most attractive market this year. This comes at little surprise, as changing policy and growing wealth, as well as ease of doing…

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