from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Wait for market consolidation

By Ambareesh Baliga
February 7, 2016

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

A gap-up on Thursday and a follow-up rally on Friday helped the Nifty move closer to the crucial 7,500 mark in what was a highly volatile week. Following a recovery in global stocks triggered by reduced expectations of further U.S. Fed rate hikes this calendar year, the index managed to recoup its intra-week losses.

from Alison Frankel:

$8.5 billion payout remains elusive for BofA MBS investors

By Alison Frankel
February 5, 2016

(Reuters) - Nothing has come easy in Bank of America's groundbreaking $8.5 billion deal to resolve put-back claims by investors in 530 Countrywide mortgage-backed trusts. So maybe it's fitting that just days before BofA is scheduled to deposit the $8.5 billion with the Countrywide MBS trustee so the money can finally be distributed to investors, the deal has run into yet another obstacle. The trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, went to New York State Supreme Court to ask for a delay in payouts. BNY Mellon wants instruction from the court on precisely how to distribute the money to investors.

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Sanam Teri Kasam

February 5, 2016

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"Sanam Teri Kasam" is Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru's second Bollywood film as directors and is the cinematic equivalent of pulling off a Band-Aid very, very, very slowly. Excruciating and never-ending.

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Ghayal Once Again

February 5, 2016

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Twenty-six years after he first appeared on Indian movie screens as a revenge-seeking crazed man, Sunny Deol is back - more ghayal (injured) than ever.

from Breakingviews:

Activist + private equity = no M&A for Symantec

February 5, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Hate guns? Why are you investing in them?

February 5, 2016

Reuters photo: The list of failure

The cargo ship Modern Express is reflected in water on the dock as it lists at a mooring in the port of Bilbao, Spain, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent West

from Tales from the Trail:

Christie mocks Rubio repetition

February 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at a town hall campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at a town hall campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to hold historic meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016

Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him by a faithful as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

(Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

from FaithWorld:

China commands that even retired officials shun religion

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2016

People hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing February 19, 2010. President Barack Obama hosted exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Thursday, drawing an angry reaction from China and risking further damage to strained Sino-U.S. ties. REUTERS/Jason Lee     (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION) - RTR2AJBP

(Worshippers hold burning incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee) 

from India Insight:

INTERVIEW: Director Ram Madhvani on ‘Neerja’

February 5, 2016

Ram MadhvaniRam Madhvani took a 13-year break from movies. In the interim, he made award-winning commercials (including the Happy Dent gum ad), but efforts to do more in film didn't work out.