from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: RajanExit bigger jolt than Brexit

June 18, 2016

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In a letter to staff, Raghuram Rajan has ruled out a second term, ending speculation over his continuing as RBI governor when his term ends in September. This is bound to shake market sentiment when it opens on Monday.

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India Markets Weekahead: Global risks could dominate

June 11, 2016

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The Nifty did not cross the 8,300 level despite early momentum, as negative cues from global markets and a rebound in crude oil prices dented sentiment this week. The index oscillated in the 8,150 - 8,300 range to settle at the lower end of the band, down 0.6 percent.

from Expert Zone:

Budget 2016: Hopes of market bounceback fizzle out

March 1, 2016

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The wild gyrations in the stock market on Budget day were due to initial disapproval over inadequate measures taken to recapitalise banks and the seemingly unfair corporate tax treatment for large firms that form the bulk of market capitalisation.

from Expert Zone:

Budget 2016: Boost internet infrastructure, digital transaction

February 24, 2016

Photographers take pictures of Apple's new laptop "Macbook Air" during its launch in India at a function in Mumbai February 12, 2008. "Macbook Air", which is priced from INR 96,100 (around $2,450), is the  world's thinnest notebook, according to an Apple press release. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) - RTR1WZNR

Photographers take pictures of Apple's laptop "Macbook Air" during its launch in India at a function in Mumbai February 12, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

from India Insight:

Barkha Dutt on India’s ‘fault lines’ and personal reinvention

December 17, 2015

Lesson for journalists: don’t publish your memoirs unless you plan to break some news. Indian television journalist Barkha Dutt shows how to do it in her book, “This Unquiet Land – Stories from India’s Fault Lines.”

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Interview: Barkha Dutt on TV, media and India

December 17, 2015

Journalist Barkha Dutt at the launch of her first book in New Delhi. Handout photo by Aleph Book Company.

from The Great Debate:

Little daylight between Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Europe’s far-right

October 2, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen inside a research bathyscaphe while submerging into the waters of the Black Sea near Sevastopol

Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) is seen inside a research bathyscaphe while submerging into the waters of the Black Sea as he takes part in an expedition near Sevastopol, Crimea, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Buy into the consolidation

September 13, 2015

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Markets displayed a spirited bounce-back after nearly four weeks of decline with the Nifty closing at 7,789, or 1.7 percent higher, on the back of supportive global cues and several reforms by the government.

from Expert Zone:

UAE an ideal trade partner for India

September 9, 2015

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month was important in many ways, not least because it was the first visit to the gulf country by an Indian premier in 34 years.

from India Insight:

Q&A: If I fall short on any promise, you can change my name – Nitin Gadkari

September 2, 2015

By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Nidhi Verma

Nitin Gadkari is the man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assigned to launch a China-style infrastructure boom. Modi drafted in the 58-year-old former president of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party as transport, highways and shipping minister after winning last year's general election, betting on his reputation for getting the job done.