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May 21, 2012
via India Insight

Mr Pranab Mukherjee, did we hear ‘austerity’?

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India is going through a rough patch. The common man knows it, foreign investors know it and so does our government.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also one of the contenders for the post of president, has been trying his best to clear the air and restore the confidence to get the economy back on track.

May 14, 2012
via India Insight

As the economy and markets struggle, India needs tough actions

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Slowing growth, a falling rupee, sliding stock markets, a rising current account deficit, drying foreign inflows and policy paralysis at the centre. Things certainly don’t look rosy for India.

With the rupee down 22 percent in the last 10 months and a 6 percent drop in stock markets so far in May (as of Friday’s close), is it time for the government to seriously rethink its strategy ahead of the 2014 general elections?

May 2, 2012

FMCG, pharma funds in vogue as economy struggles

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian equity funds focusing on consumer goods and healthcare companies topped the performance charts in April, and the country’s struggling economy is set to drive more investors to the defensive sectors.

Growth in Asia’s third largest economy has been slowing, fiscal and trade deficits have widened sharply and the inability of the government to push key reforms such as cutting subsidies and opening up the economy have dented investor confidence.

May 2, 2012

India defensive funds in vogue as economy struggles

NEW DELHI, May 2 (Reuters) – Indian equity funds focusing on
consumer goods and healthcare companies topped the performance
charts in April, and the country’s struggling economy is set to
drive more investors to the defensive sectors.

Growth in Asia’s third largest economy has been slowing,
fiscal and trade deficits have widened sharply and the inability
of the government to push key reforms such as cutting subsidies
and opening up the economy have dented investor confidence.

Apr 23, 2012

Unable to clear your credit card bill? Try balance transfer

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Have you exceeded your budget while swiping your credit card recently? If yes, a balance transfer could be a convenient way to delay your card payment with minimal interest, giving you time to arrange funds.

Making a partial payment or not paying your credit card bills can attract a high interest rate, more than 30 percent per annum in some cases, and can push you into a debt trap.

Apr 4, 2012

Equity mutual funds drop in March; outlook hazy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Diversified equity funds fell in March, but less than the Sensex, as their exposure to mid-cap and defensive sectors helped cushion a selloff triggered by a disappointing budget and moves to tax foreign fund investments.

The outlook for shares in India remains clouded by uncertainties about growth and lingering concerns about inflation, which could again help funds that invest in companies that make soaps, toothpastes and detergents or healthcare firms outperform the broader market.

Apr 4, 2012

Indian equity funds drop in March; outlook hazy

NEW DELHI, April 4 (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock
funds fell in March, but less than the benchmark index, as their
exposure to mid-cap and defensive sectors helped cushion a
selloff triggered by a disappointing budget and moves to tax
foreign fund investments.

The outlook for shares in India remain clouded by
uncertainties about growth and lingering concerns about
inflation, which could again help funds that invest in companies
that make soaps, toothpastes and detergents or healthcare firms
outperform the broader market.

Mar 2, 2012

Smaller-cap stocks help mutual funds in February

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Diversified equity funds posted better returns than the BSE Sensex in February, helped by small and medium-sized stocks that rose on increased foreign and domestic buying.

Diversified funds, the largest category of stock funds in India by number and assets, returned an average 4.8 percent in the month, according to fund tracker Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company.

Mar 2, 2012

Smaller-cap stocks help India fund performance in Feb

NEW DELHI, March 2 (Reuters) – Diversified Indian
equity funds posted better returns than the benchmark index in
February, helped by small and medium-sized stocks that rose on
increased foreign and domestic buying.

Diversified funds, the largest category of stock funds in
India by number and assets, returned an average 4.8 percent in
the month, according to fund tracker Lipper, a Thomson Reuters
company.(For a table of fund returns, click )

Feb 3, 2012

Equity mutual funds post best monthly return since May 2009

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Diversified stock funds posted their best monthly return in nearly three years in January as a sharp rise in key stock prices and exposure to sectors such as financial services pushed up net asset values.

Diversified funds returned an average 11.68 percent to record their best monthly performance since May 2009, data from fund tracker Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, showed.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. After joining Reuters in July 2008, Aditya spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the Reuters.com India edition. During 2013-14, he was closely involved in developing the website's India Insight platform, writing on topics ranging from business and politics to stocks and mutual funds. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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