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Jun 13, 2013
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Markets struggle: At least 100 stocks hit 52-week low on NSE

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Indian markets struggled in trade on Thursday with the Sensex falling more than 200 points while the Nifty sank over 50 points. Weak Asian markets also weighed as the Nikkei slumped more than 800 points on worries the U.S. Fed would trim its stimulus programme in the coming months.

The rupee also remained weak, trading below 58 versus the dollar, as Finance Minister P. Chidambaram did not announce any concrete steps to arrest its fall.

Jun 12, 2013
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Fitch revises India outlook; recent views of other rating agencies

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Fitch Ratings revised India’s sovereign rating outlook to “stable” from “negative” on the back of measures taken by the government to contain the budget deficit, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The rating agency had cut India’s outlook to negative in June 2012 and currently has a BBB- rating for the country.

“Fitch expects the government to broadly meet its FY14 budget deficit target of 4.8 percent of GDP (including privatisation receipts) and to gradually reduce the high level of public debt over the medium-term,” the rating agency said.

Jun 5, 2013
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Real estate bill gets cabinet nod: what are the experts saying

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The cabinet on Tuesday approved the much awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill that proposes to make India’s largely unregulated and once booming real estate sector more transparent.

Ajay Maken, minister of housing & urban poverty alleviation, in a government statement said the bill provides for a uniform regulatory environment to protect consumer interests and ensure orderly growth of the real estate sector.

May 31, 2013
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In a mixed year for lenders, IndusInd Bank shines

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Rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India, new bank licence norms, bad loan worries and money laundering accusations – Indian banks are firmly in the public eye in 2013.

Going by stock returns, lenders have had a mixed year so far. The BSE banking sub-index has gained less than 1 percent, as compared to the benchmark Sensex’s return of nearly 3 percent. Big banks such as the State Bank of India have lost 13 percent while HDFC Bank has gained around 4 percent. Some smaller players have struggled, with IDBI and Bank of Baroda falling more than 20 percent.

May 29, 2013
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India GDP: What the economists are predicting

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Investors and policymakers will be closely watching India’s fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2012/13 gross domestic product (GDP) growth figures on Friday.

The economy grew 4.5 percent in the December quarter, but a Reuters poll has shown that Asia’s third-largest economy will likely perform a little better and expand by 4.8 percent in the quarter that ended in March.

May 27, 2013
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Reliance Industries posts biggest single-day gain since Sept 2012

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Reliance Industries, India’s third-biggest company by market capitalization, surged more than 5 percent on Monday, after the conglomerate and its partners said on Friday they had made a significant gas discovery in the KG-D6 block.

Niko, the Canadian oil and natural gas producer which partners with Reliance and BP, said the discovery is expected to add to gas resources in the block without revealing potential reserves.

May 10, 2013
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Tracking Sensex: Top five gainers, losers this week

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The BSE Sensex ended above the 20,000 mark on Friday after gaining 2.6 percent in the last five trading sessions. The index has now risen for four straight weeks. Here are the top five Sensex gainers and losers of the week:

GAINERS

Tata Motors: The automaker’s stock surged 8.15 percent in the week ending May 10, making it the best Sensex performer. Though the stock is still flat in 2013, it has gained nearly 15 percent since April. However, Ambareesh Baliga of Edelweiss Financial Services advises caution: “Tata Motors’ overdependence on Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to negate the Indian underperformance makes it a risky investment at this juncture especially in view of lower margins at JLR”

May 7, 2013
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I’m an Indian politician… on TV

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(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters Corp)

Are they parliamentarians, or do they just play ones on TV? After pushing through proposals on foreign investment in the retail and the aviation sector late last year, India’s elected representatives apparently have decided to get as little done as possible during the current session.

May 2, 2013

Diversified equity funds rise in April, gold ETFs struggle

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock mutual funds outperformed the broader market marginally in April, with high exposure to financial services stocks supporting unit values, data from fund tracker Lipper showed.

Hopes that India’s current account deficit would narrow after commodity prices eased in April boosted shares, with the BSE Sensex rising 3.5 percent to its highest close in 1-1/2 months.

May 2, 2013

India stock funds rise in April, gold ETFs struggle

NEW DELHI, May 2 (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock
mutual funds outperformed the broader market marginally in
April, with high exposure to financial services stocks
supporting unit values, data from fund tracker Lipper showed.

Hopes that India’s current account deficit would narrow
after commodity prices eased in April boosted Indian shares,
with the benchmark index rising 3.5 percent to its
highest close in 1-1/2 months.

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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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