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Budget 2016: Boost internet infrastructure, digital transaction

February 24, 2016
Photographers take pictures of Apple's new laptop "Macbook Air" during its launch in India at a function in Mumbai February 12, 2008. "Macbook Air", which is priced from INR 96,100 (around $2,450), is the  world's thinnest notebook, according to an Apple press release. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) - RTR1WZNR

Photographers take pictures of Apple’s laptop “Macbook Air” during its launch in India at a function in Mumbai February 12, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Downside limited, get ready to nibble in

February 21, 2016

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People watch a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

A spirited rally saw India’s main indexes gaining 3 percent for the week, their biggest weekly gain in 2016. The Nifty managed to close above the 7,200 mark despite stiff resistance even as the rupee hit 52-week lows against the dollar. FIIs continued to sell to the tune of $357.43 million.

Budget 2016: Quality vs Quantity – don’t ignore the states

February 16, 2016

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India and China key partners in keeping Afghanistan stable

February 15, 2016

A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Hope rally ends, but not the India story

February 14, 2016

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When markets came crashing down last week, it seemed like January 2008 all over again. A global rout, alarming slippages by public sector banks and disastrous corporate Q3 results pushed the Nifty down 6.8 percent, with mid- and small-cap stocks taking the brunt of the selloff. The triggering of margin calls also accentuated selling pressure and it seemed a number of long-term investors were throwing in the towel as the Nifty closed at 6,980.
Bombay Stock Exchange building is pictured next to police van in MumbaiSentiments across the globe dampened after the Federal Reserve said global economic turmoil and a massive selloff in equity markets could spook the U.S. economy. Crude touched a 12-year low on fears of higher stockpiles. The stock market risk-off resulted in a gold rally of 18 percent this year, driving prices to a high of $1,247 an ounce. Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors pressed the sell button, offloading stocks worth $413 million. Support from domestic institutional investors was ineffective with shares worth $258 million bought during the week.

India Markets Weekahead: Wait for market consolidation

February 7, 2016

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A gap-up on Thursday and a follow-up rally on Friday helped the Nifty move closer to the crucial 7,500 mark in what was a highly volatile week. Following a recovery in global stocks triggered by reduced expectations of further U.S. Fed rate hikes this calendar year, the index managed to recoup its intra-week losses.

India Markets Weekahead: Poised for a rally

January 31, 2016

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sensex1.jpgA sharp recovery towards the end of the week helped the Nifty gain nearly 2 percent to close above 7,550. Positions were lighter after derivatives expiry and the markets seemed to be looking at the bright side after a steep correction despite lacklustre corporate results and a weakening rupee. FIIs continued their selling spree with net selling of $171.5 million.

Illiquidity by design

January 29, 2016
A private money trader counts Indian Rupee currency notes at a shop in Mumbai August 1, 2013. India's central bank intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday to stop the rupee's slide toward a record low as its defence of the currency, built around draining cash from money markets, came under rising pressure.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTX126TL

A private money trader counts rupee notes at a shop in Mumbai August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Time to move from debt to equity

January 24, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Survival of the fittest

January 17, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files