Expert Zone

Gold not a good investment for now

April 22, 2013


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India’s current account deficit: solution lies in exports

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

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

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

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

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

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.