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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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India’s privy purses and the Cyprus deal

April 8, 2013

(Rajan Ghotgalkar is Managing Director of Principal Pnb Asset Management Company. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of either Principal Pnb or Reuters)

Third-party motor insurance premiums fixed for new financial year

By Deepak Yohannan
April 3, 2013

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A motor insurance policy consists broadly of two parts — third-party cover, which is regulated; and an ‘own damage’ cover, the premium for which is left to market dynamics.

Low-key outcome as Singh meets Xi on BRICS sidelines

By C. Uday Bhaskar
April 1, 2013

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India’s IP growing pains

By Stephen Ezell
March 25, 2013

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As it celebrates its 65th year as an independent country, India seems poised for an economic take-off. Already, this south Asian country is the world’s largest democracy, has about the same number of middle-class citizens as the United States, and has the planet’s tenth largest economy.

The stock market’s delayed response to Budget 2013

March 11, 2013

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Finance Minister P. Chidambaram tried to humour the market in his budget by cutting the Securities Transaction Tax (STT) which had been one of its sore points. But the market was not amused. The Sensex continued to slide, indifferent to the budget which was presented with a lot of expectations.

India Markets Weekahead: Beware the Ides of March

By Ambareesh Baliga
March 10, 2013

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Markets ended budget week below support levels of 5800/5840 and just when the six-month rally seemed over for good, it made a spirited V-shaped recovery to close at 5946 on Friday, with gains of 3.95 percent. The Street is divided with some expecting this to be the beginning of a new rally with the market scaling highs that it missed in February; others see it as a strong pullback which will fizzle out soon.