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India Markets Weekahead: Stocks to consolidate with limited downside

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 20, 2015

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Markets staged a spirited recovery during the week with the Nifty ending at 7,762, up 2 percent and comfortably in the support band of 7,750-7,800.  Indexes were mainly influenced by the U.S Federal Reserve’s rate decision and the government’s mid-year economic review.

India Markets Weekahead: Look for bargains during the Christmas sale

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 13, 2015

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The stock market remained weak with the Nifty closing 2.2 percent lower at 7,610 last week. Investors were on tenterhooks over the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in parliament. Global markets were watchful of the crucial U.S. Federal Reserve meet that will decide the course of a rate hike cycle. Chinese trade data exhibited weakness for the fifth consecutive month, adding to nervousness.

India Markets Weekahead: Stock up for the new year

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 6, 2015

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The Nifty corrected sharply by about 2 percent for the week to close below the crucial 7,800 mark on heightened prospects of a U.S interest rate hike in the coming days. Sentiment was also hit after the rupee fell to its lowest level in more than two years as it headed towards 67 against the dollar. FIIs sold equities worth $382 million over the past five trading sessions while DIIs bought stocks worth $385 million.

India Markets Weekahead: We’ve reached the bottom, time to go long

By Ambareesh Baliga
November 22, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A man looks at a screen across a road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. Indian shares fell more than 2 percent on Monday, heading for their biggest daily decline in nearly a month as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, sparking concerns about foreign selling in emerging markets. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTX1I8E4

A man looks at a screen across a road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Data to drive stocks

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 30, 2015

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A turbulent week saw the Nifty closing down 3.6 percent at 8,002, but this seems a marginal loss considering Monday’s intraday crash where the index touched a low of 7,667, its sharpest fall in 30 months. The week saw net selling to the tune of $1.9 billion by foreign portfolio investors with mid- and small-caps facing the maximum brunt.

As China slows, India has what it takes provided it strengthens defences

By Pranjul Bhandari
August 27, 2015

There is a complex web of interconnectedness between a slowing China, a recovering India, a restless exchange rate, and elusive exports. However, as we parse through these, a single message emerges – structural reforms to strengthen domestic markets may more than offset possible disruptions caused by an economic slowdown in China.

No economic case for another rate cut soon

By Rupa Rege Nitsure
July 30, 2015

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There is no doubt that India’s growth has not picked up in line with expectations. In fact, most activity indicators — whether it’s manufacturing growth, corporate earnings, power generation, passenger vehicle sales, exports growth or non-food credit offtake of commercial banks — have shown increasing weakness in recent months.

India Markets Weekahead: Surprise rally postpones a buying opportunity

By Ambareesh Baliga
June 21, 2015

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China pushes 21st century Silk Road, bets on Modi to sign up

By Raju Santhanam
June 19, 2015

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India Markets Weekahead: Keep shopping list handy for panic days

By Ambareesh Baliga
June 14, 2015

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