from India Insight:

Trending at #AutoExpo – green cars, compact SUVs, models without engines

February 5, 2016

India’s biggest auto show began this week in the suburbs of New Delhi. The event amounts to public relations, but is important for the 1,500 companies that show up, all of which want a piece of what likely will be the third-largest passenger car market by 2020. The new launches and displays also tell us what companies think are the latest consumer preferences and what the upcoming trends will be. Here’s what hot at Auto Expo 2016:

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Build your portfolio as markets consolidate

October 4, 2015

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

The Nifty closed a percent higher to end the truncated week at 7,951 after threatening to fall below crucial support levels prior to the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy review. The bigger-than-expected 50 bps repo rate cut surprised markets, resulting in a robust pull-back.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Testing times ahead as fear engulfs markets

September 6, 2015

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

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Markets had their worst weekly fall in about four years with the Nifty closing at a 13-month low of 7,655 amid weak global cues and disappointing domestic data. Even the government’s decision to waive retrospective imposition of a minimum alternative tax (MAT) affecting foreign funds failed to lift investor sentiments. Foreign portfolio investors continued to sell heavily, resulting in net outflow of $470 million.

from India Insight:

Organised players, growing acceptance boost India’s used car market

January 31, 2014

One would expect the former head of India’s No. 1 car maker to drive a glitzy new SUV or an imported luxury car, but Jagdish Khattar thinks differently. The industry veteran who spent 14 years at Maruti Suzuki now buys only second-hand cars and drives a used Volkswagen Passat.

from India Insight:

Markets this week: Sensex falls 2.6 percent, Jindal Steel slumps 9 percent

September 27, 2013

After rising for four consecutive weeks, the BSE Sensex fell 2.6 percent in the last five trading sessions, as a surprise repo rate hike by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sept. 20 dampened investor confidence and battered banking shares.

from Expert Zone:

Hyundai makes a grand move with the Grand i10

August 7, 2013

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

from India Insight:

Tracking Sensex: top gainers, losers in June quarter

June 28, 2013

By Aditya Kalra and Ankush Arora

Indian shares ended the June quarter on a positive note as the Sensex and Nifty registered gains of around 3 percent during the period, data showed.

from Money on the markets:

BSE Auto index falls 2 pct

March 18, 2011

Auto stocks struggled in trade on Friday, as stocks like Exide Industries, M&M and Maruti Suzuki fell, pushing the sectoral index down 2 percent.

from Money on the markets:

Auto stocks post decent gains

April 9, 2010

The BSE Auto Index gained 1.27 percent on Friday, as a top industry body official said he expected Indian vehicles sales to reach a record high for the second year in a row in 2010/11.

from India Insight:

Maruti 800 – an obituary?

April 3, 2010

maruti 800After the iconic Bajaj scooter,  another symbol of the eighties and the then acme of middle-class ambition -- the Maruti 800 -- is driving into history.