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October 28th, 2022 11:25 AM 0 COMMENTS

Forecasts for Economic Growth Are Plagued by Revisions. Cuts Are Being Made on India’s Home Turf

India, one of the G20's fastest growing economies, has seen sharp reductions in its growth forecasts for this year and next. While the economy faces headwinds from a slowing global economy, which will hurt outbound shipments, the outlook for domestic activity is also uncertain, despite positive commentary from listed companies. “Domestic consumption is unlikely to remain robust beyond festivity-led pent-up demand following the economic re-opening after the third pandemic wave,”... Read More

October 27th, 2022 11:11 AM 0 COMMENTS

Slowing Monetary Tightening Will Be the Correct Decision for India

Experience from the rest of the world suggests that India's policymakers, who are expected to ease monetary tightening, are making the right decision. After the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, central banks around the world eased interest rates to record lows and launched unprecedented liquidity support, but they have slammed the brakes in recent months as they seek to cool red-hot inflation. Faced with a cost-of-living crisis brought on by... Read More

October 21st, 2022 1:42 AM 0 COMMENTS

The Essential Guide to International Investing

For years, Indian investors have been preoccupied with the amount of money that foreigners bring into Indian markets. Indians are increasingly beginning to invest abroad. According to RBI data, Indians invested $19,611 million in 2021-22, up from $12,684 million the previous year. Smart investors have been investing a portion of their money abroad for better diversification for quite some time, taking advantage of the Indian government's Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS),... Read More

October 21st, 2022 1:39 AM 0 COMMENTS

Switzerland’s Gold Exports to China and India Are Increasing as Prices Fall

Swiss gold exports to top markets China and India rose in September, while shipments to Turkey reached their highest level since April 2013, according to Swiss customs data released on Thursday. Gold prices have fallen from more than $2,000 per ounce in March to around $1,650, boosting demand for gold bars, coins, and jewellery in Asia, where buyers typically take advantage of low prices. Economic uncertainty in Turkey has also... Read More

October 21st, 2022 1:35 AM 0 COMMENTS

NSE’s Proposal on Mergers and Index Reconstitution May Help to Limit Wild Price Swings in Stocks

The main reason for National Stock Exchange subsidiary NSE Indices' proposal to revise the treatment of merger and demerger of index constituents in its metrics is to reduce stock volatility caused by the event-led announcement and subsequent rebalancing. If the proposal is approved and implemented, HDFC Bank and Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) will be among the first stocks to fall under the new classification. The merger of HDFC and... Read More

October 21st, 2022 1:32 AM 0 COMMENTS

To Stimulate Corporate Bond Market, Sebi Allows Brokers to Place Bids on RFQ Platform on Behalf of Clients

Sebi, the capital markets regulator, allowed stockbrokers to place bids on the RFQ platform on behalf of their clients on Wednesday, allowing for greater participation in the corporate bond market. This is in addition to the existing option of placing bids in a proprietary capacity, according to a circular issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). The RFQ or Request for Quote platform is an electronic platform... Read More

October 21st, 2022 1:29 AM 0 COMMENTS

RBI’s Currency Intervention Harms Rupee Carry Trade

Analysts believe that the Reserve Bank of India's currency intervention is making the rupee less appealing to carry traders. Its intervention in the spot and forward markets has contributed to the rupee's 12-month implied yields, which are typically a reflection of interest rate differentials with the US, falling to their lowest level since 2011, eroding its appeal. The sharp decline in implied yields, also known as dollar-rupee forward premiums, is... Read More

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