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India Markets Weekahead: China weighs, but Nifty could rise

By Ambareesh Baliga
January 10, 2016

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Markets across the world had one of their worst opening weeks ever on rising concerns of a global economic slowdown led by China and geopolitical concerns in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test. In India, the Nifty index ended the week at 7,601, down 4.5 percent.

India Markets Weekahead: Starting the New Year on a positive note

By Ambareesh Baliga
January 3, 2016

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Markets inched up about 1 percent in a dull week with the Nifty closing at 7,963. The low participation was on account of holidays for major institutions and volumes remained low.

Markets Yearahead – Spotlight to be on India in 2016

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 27, 2015

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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: 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: Be greedy when others are fearful

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 23, 2015

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Brokers trade on computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai

It was a week of contrasts with the Nifty trying to break above 8,500 levels during the first three days till cracks appeared on Thursday, which led to a sharp fall. Though the index recovered to about 8,300 from the lows of 8,235, there was an underlying fear that adverse international sentiments may have an overbearing effect on India’s markets.

Markets Weekahead: Short on cues, high on sentiment

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 16, 2015

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The Nifty closed the week slightly lower at 8,518 but markets were volatile and threatened to break 8,350 levels before a spirited rally. Hopes of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ahead of its September monetary policy review and chances of a special parliament session for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill turned sentiment positive even as global cues remained weak.

India Markets Weekahead: Correction on the cards

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 9, 2015

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Markets remained flattish throughout the week in the absence of any trigger after the RBI maintained status quo on repo rates, with the Nifty ending up around 0.4 percent at 8,564.

Budget 2015: Three game changers for India’s economy

By Aviral Gupta
March 2, 2015

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People watch television sets displaying India's FM Jaitley presenting the budget in parliament at an electronic shop in ChandigarhFinance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget announcements were on expected lines and should satisfy the investment community, which was keen to see reforms that will kickstart India’s economy. Although the budget was slightly skewed towards the rural economy, we also saw important announcements for urban India aimed at stimulating growth and investment.

Budget 2014/15 reveals priorities, sets the stage

By Gautam Chhaochharia
July 14, 2014

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The new Narendra Modi government rides on a long wishlist of policies and reforms, with limited resources. Budget 2014/15, as expected, reveals the government’s priorities in the near and medium term.