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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.

Feb 2, 2012

Equity 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.

Feb 2, 2012

India stock funds post best monthly return since May 2009

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – India’s 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.

Nov 4, 2011
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Should the petrol price hike be rolled back?

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A petrol price hike always results in unhappy consumers, street protests and politicians trying to accuse the ruling government of being insensitive.

State-run oil marketing firms’ petrol price hike of 1.8 rupees per litre, the fourth such increase since March and the 10th since prices were decontrolled in June 2010, is another blow to the common man, already reeling under the pressure of rising food prices.

Oct 4, 2011

Equity funds post worst quarter in nearly 3 years

NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock funds
posted their worst quarterly performance in nearly three years,
as rising interest rates, slowing economic growth and global
debt worries led to a fall in key stock indices.

Such funds lost an average 9.84 percent in the September
quarter, their weakest quarterly performance since the
October-December 2008 period when they fell over 20 percent,
data from fund tracker Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company,
showed.

Sep 5, 2011

Equity funds post worst month since January

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s diversified equity funds posted their biggest drop since the beginning of the year in August, falling nearly as much as the broader market, as exposure to small- and mid-sized firms and sectors such as financials dented performance.

Diversified equity funds registered an average drop of 7.86 percent in the month, their worst monthly performance since January 2011, data from global 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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