Expert Zone

Time for a relook at FDI in insurance intermediaries

January 24, 2014

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

Insurance companies in India have an FDI limit of 26 percent, which may be revised upwards in the coming months. The industry requires funds to grow and the revision can be an enabler, but the process may take some time as it requires legislative approval and there seems to be some opposition to the move.

India’s decade of decay

January 23, 2014

(This piece comes from Project Syndicate. The opinions expressed are the author’s own)

India Markets Weekahead: It’s time again for an election year ‘rally of hope’

January 19, 2014

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Despite a volatile Friday, it was a good week for the markets and saw the Nifty close about 90 points higher at 6,261, with sentiment supported by better-than-expected quarterly results and benign inflation data.

How much will U.S. recovery help India?

January 10, 2014

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After a prolonged slowdown, the U.S. economy is finally showing signs of recovery though much of it comes from investment in inventories and may not be sustained at the present high rate.

U.S.-India dispute: A diplomat and a double-standard laid bare

January 8, 2014

(The following essay is commentary. The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of Reuters)

The fear of “L”

January 7, 2014

(This piece comes from Project Syndicate. The opinions expressed are the author’s own)

The return of the ugly American

January 7, 2014

(This piece comes from Project Syndicate. The opinions expressed are the author’s own)

India Markets Weekahead: Driven by hope in an election-led rally

January 5, 2014

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The New Year was ushered in with a steep and sudden correction in the broader indexes, with the Nifty closing 1.63 percent lower at 6,211. However, the mid-cap and small-cap indexes outperformed.

Will 2014 be any better for investors?

January 3, 2014

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High inflation, low GDP growth and a sharp depreciation in the rupee led to subdued returns of 6.8 percent for the Nifty in 2013.

The year 2013 in perspective

December 24, 2013

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The economy was already in distress before 2013, but with no significant action by the government and increased pressure from external sources resulted in more danger signals. It is now doubtful whether the economy will recover in the current fiscal.