from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Continue to book profits and wait for a healthy correction

August 7, 2016

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A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai

The passage of the goods and services tax (GST) bill in the Rajya Sabha was already factored in by markets, which explains the lack of stock movement after the landmark event. We instead saw profit-booking before a late recovery due to a policy rate cut by the Bank of England and hopes of an RBI rate cut. The Nifty gained 0.5 percent for the week while the Sensex ended flat. FIIs were net buyers to the tune of $376 million.

from MacroScope:

Why a retail slump doesn’t look good for UK manufacturing

July 27, 2016

AndyB - CBI retail survey bad news for manufacturers

Britain's high street stores aren't the only ones who'll be concerned by fairly dismal retail sales figures from the Confederation of British Industry on Wednesday. It's a cause of worry for manufacturers too.

from MacroScope:

British first quarter growth probably not as bad as reported

April 27, 2016

A man walks up steps in the City of LondonBritish economic growth slowed to 0.4 percent at the start of the year, a preliminary release showed as expected on Wednesday, but the real picture may well be better.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Book some profits as markets will consolidate

April 17, 2016

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Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Corrections are opportunities to buy

April 10, 2016

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Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Time to start buying again

March 13, 2016

A screen displaying  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting the budget is seen on a facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Use gains to reshuffle portfolio

March 6, 2016

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A confluence of positive factors, both global and local, led to a sharp rally in Indian stocks. The budget did not have anything positive for markets but it put to rest fears of re-introduction of a long-term capital gains tax which was worrying investors for the past month. From the panic lows of 6,850 on budget day, the Nifty rallied to end the week almost 6.5 percent higher.

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:

India Markets Weekahead: China weighs, but Nifty could rise

January 10, 2016

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Markets across the world had one of their worst opening weeks ever on rising concerns of a global economic slowdown led by China and geopolitical concerns in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test. In India, the Nifty index ended the week at 7,601, down 4.5 percent.

from MacroScope:

Molto bene! Stand-out performance for Italian manufacturing vs rest of Europe

January 4, 2016

European stock markets may have had a rough start to 2016, but the first major European data releases of the year, covering momentum in manufacturing at the end of 2015, have been particularly good by recent standards.