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Bihar election: The beginning of the decline of ‘Modi wave’?

October 28, 2015

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Banka, in Bihar October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer       The 2014 general election was termed a “wave election”, a political phenomenon in which a particular party is able to mobilise voters on important issues and win a substantial number of seats. The Narendra Modi-led BJP rode the wave and won on a promise to replicate the Gujarat model of good governance and development for the entire country.

India Markets Weekahead: Time to book some profits

October 25, 2015

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Indian shares marked their fourth consecutive week of gains with the Nifty adding 0.70 percent at 8,295, a notch below the crucial 8,300 levels. Encouraging corporate results and support from global indices helped markets stay higher.

India Markets Weekahead: Outlook positive, but stay cautious

October 18, 2015

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A spirited rally late on Friday saw the Nifty close 0.5 percent higher at 8,238. The index otherwise traded in a narrow range of 8,100-8,200 throughout the week. A mix of disappointing corporate results on one hand and stimulus hopes in China and Japan on the other offset each other.

India Markets Weekahead: Worst behind us, but bull run not quite here yet

October 10, 2015

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The Nifty closed the week up nearly 3 percent at a seven-week high of  8,189, comfortably above the psychologically important support level of 8,000. The rally was supported by global markets that turned bullish on expectations of U.S. interest rates remaining low for longer than previously thought, amid weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data and a surprise rally by commodities. Closer home, sound bites from New Delhi seem to suggest the government wants to be seen as being proactive to mend the economy.

India Markets Weekahead: Build your portfolio as markets consolidate

October 4, 2015

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The Nifty closed a percent higher to end the truncated week at 7,951 after threatening to fall below crucial support levels prior to the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy review. The bigger-than-expected 50 bps repo rate cut surprised markets, resulting in a robust pull-back.

India Markets Weekahead: Monetary policy to decide trend

September 27, 2015

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Volatility marked the truncated trading week ahead of the derivative contract expiry, and a 3.5 percent drop for the Nifty early on followed by a spirited bounce-back midweek left a number of market participants confused. The index ended the week with a loss of 1.42 percent at 7,868.

The foundation of an innovative ecosystem

September 24, 2015

Silicon Valley is touted as the Mecca of innovation because of its foundation of relevant technology skills and a strong reward system. Its success lies in building a globally competitive innovation and IPR portfolio and having clear channels for monetization.

The future of health in India

September 21, 2015

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India Markets Weekahead: Mid-caps will be in action amid consolidation

September 20, 2015

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A trader works underneath a television screen showing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announcing that the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates unchanged on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to hold rates came as a relief for Asian markets, especially in India where the Nifty ended the week at 7,982, or 2.5 percent higher. However, U.S. and European markets corrected sharply on Friday due to Fed chief Janet Yellen’s comments over China’s economic slowdown.

India Markets Weekahead: Buy into the consolidation

September 13, 2015

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Markets displayed a spirited bounce-back after nearly four weeks of decline with the Nifty closing at 7,789, or 1.7 percent higher, on the back of supportive global cues and several reforms by the government.