April 11, 2014 15:59 (IST)
India is a truly insular country with most Indians immersing themselves in the micro focus of their daily lives. Even our papers carry very little global macro news and analysis, and that is largely to do with the lack of demand from readers.
April 04, 2014 14:14 (IST)
The UPA is being praised for high economic growth during the first seven years of its regime, but analysts have conveniently ignored the hard work done by the previous NDA government. The lagged effects of the UPA's acts of omission and commission will be felt in the years to come and again the next government will be blamed for non-performance.
April 01, 2014 14:45 (IST)
This may seem surprising, but this is a fact. In fact, the easiest way to convince a professional investor (like a mutual fund manager) is to talk stories and easy generalities. Start talking hard data that contradicts comfortable notions and your meeting will end very quickly!
January 27, 2014 08:19 (IST)
The rupee also saw its lowest level in 2 months as foreign investors turned sellers on Friday. US stocks fell sharply and treasuries rallied on Friday, with the Dow Jones Index tumbling triple-digits for a second session and posting its worst week since November 2011, as investors pulled money from emerging markets and other assets viewed as risky.
January 08, 2014 14:32 (IST)
The BJP, as per media reports, may incorporate a proposal to abolish income, sales and excise taxes in its Vision 2025 document, which will be released before the polls. Many in the top leadership have come out supporting the idea in recent weeks.
New Delhi | October 18, 2013 15:39 (IST)
The income tax department has never looked at coercion as a way to unearth accounted money and the idea is not to create nightmares, a senior tax official said today.
Written By: Mehrab Irani | New Delhi | June 18, 2013 15:35 (IST)
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June 05, 2013 17:19 (IST)
The government cabinet yesterday approved the long pending Real Estate Bill paving the way for providing the much needed transparency by seeking to regulate the hitherto largely unregulated housing sector in India. By applying this Bill on all projects over 4,000 square metres in size, the ambit if quite large and seeks to cover all major private residential developments across the country.
June 02, 2013 18:14 (IST)
The global outlook has now turned extremely volatile as good economic data emanating from the US on the jobs front has turned bad for stocks as speculation on early withdrawal of quantitative easing saw all asset classes retreat sharply with stocks, oil and gold losing ground.
May 26, 2013 17:11 (IST)
The markets are likely to see further correction in the week ahead after breaking a 6-week rising trend to end in the red. Volatility would be at its highest as we head into a futures and options (F&O) expiry week on Thursday. Another trend setter for the period would be the January-March quarter GDP data due on Friday, which would confirm that the economy grew at its slowest pace in the last 10 years.
May 19, 2013 16:28 (IST)
The markets in the week ahead are likely to react to the newly found momentum as foreign flows and global trends drive them higher.
May 12, 2013 20:07 (IST)
The week ahead will have results from key Nifty companies and also both WPI and CPI inflation data. The other key indicator for the week ahead would be the weakness in the rupee, which is showing huge divergence vis-a-vis the stock market and would be a huge point of concern if it continuous to be weak. The currency ended the week at 54.8, its highest level in the last three months.
May 05, 2013 20:03 (IST)
Sell on rallies continues to be the buzzword as after a stellar rally, the negatives in the shape of politics, a hawkish RBI stance and a delay in improvement of macro-economic indicators continue to outweigh the positives. However, with foreign inflows getting stronger again, we could see prices hold at present levels with flows matching the negative news flow.
April 28, 2013 18:29 (IST)
The main gainer of the weakness in gold and oil would definitely be the government, as by default, the current account deficit gets reduced. However, with politics again raising its ugly head, governance and policy paralysis could again grip the ruling party and wash away all the gains. Caution should be the key as we head into the month of May with profit-booking on rallies the buzzword.
April 21, 2013 21:28 (IST)
The Week ahead should see some consolidation as we head into an F&O (futures and options) expiry week. The Markets would look to digest the huge gains notched up in the last 7 days and would be volatile.
April 14, 2013 19:46 (IST)
The week ahead should see the markets react to key March inflation data on Monday and Reliance results due on Tuesday. The Nifty is very critically placed at key support levels of 5500, any breach of which can trigger a wave of selling. With pessimism at its highest, expect next week to be a trend-decider for the next few months.
April 07, 2013 21:50 (IST)
The week ahead should see the stock markets bounce back after being heavily oversold in the short term. Fall in oil prices, expectation of good results and fall in bond yields will likely help markets rally next week.
March 31, 2013 20:12 (IST)
The week ahead should see markets rally as we enter April after a poor first quarterly performance. The Nifty fell almost 5 per cent from January 1, 2013 to march 31, 2013. Historically April has tended to bring better tidings with stocks and indices turning -bullish-.
New Delhi, India | March 28, 2013 14:49 (IST)
Foreign investors are convinced about India's growth potential, global ratings major Fitch's Indian unit chief said, adding that much of the investments will start pouring in after the general elections.
London, United Kingdom | March 27, 2013 14:20 (IST)
The euro zone's awkward handling of Cyprus's bailout puts extra pressure on the bloc's downgrade-threatened sovereign ratings and shows policymakers overestimate their ability to contain the crisis, credit agency Moody's said.