Expert Zone

Markets Weekahead: Not the right time to buy

By Ambareesh Baliga
April 28, 2013

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The markets continued their winning streak in the past week, with the Nifty gaining another 1.52 percent to close at 5871 on Friday.

Bear market a golden opportunity to shore up coffers

By Hartmut Issel
April 23, 2013

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The recent run of the gold bears in financial markets has been positive for India’s current account balance. If this continues along with the persistent softness of oil prices, as many expect at least for the short term, it just might give the government the opportunity it needs to implement certain measures that have so far run against popular sentiment.

Gold not a good investment for now

April 22, 2013


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India’s current account deficit: solution lies in exports

By R Rajagopal
April 18, 2013

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The U.S. dollar is the major currency for international trade. Most countries use it to pay for their imports and also peg the dollar for exporting products and services.

Pitfalls of the food security bill

April 16, 2013

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The food security bill will be introduced in the current budget session of parliament, more because of its populist appeal than any economic urgency. Even when the bill was discussed by the Cabinet, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar reportedly had reservations. They had valid reasons.

Why FIIs are dumping India

By Kunal Kumar Kundu
April 15, 2013

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The Indian stock market is in a tizzy as foreign institutional investors (FIIs) seem to have pressed the sale button. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) data shows that while there was a considerable slowdown in FII inflow in March, we are seeing an outflow in April.

India Markets Weekahead: Time to wait and watch

By Ambareesh Baliga
April 14, 2013

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A volatile week saw the Nifty closing 0.45 percent lower at 5528 after disappointing numbers from IT bellwether Infosys, which missed expectations on most parameters. The Bangalore-based company’s results also affected other IT stocks, with a number of them closing lower.

Investment boost needed to break India’s vicious cycle

By Hartmut Issel
April 9, 2013

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The battle for patent protection

April 8, 2013

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Word and deed must match in Xi Jinping’s Boao speech

By C. Uday Bhaskar
April 8, 2013

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