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India Markets Weekahead: Brexit – good time to invest in stocks

June 25, 2016

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For stock markets, it’s always “expect the unexpected”. Most opinion polls on Britain’s EU referendum had been pointing towards a “Remain”, helping global markets rally mid-week with the Nifty touching a high of 8,270.

India Markets Weekahead: RajanExit bigger jolt than Brexit

June 18, 2016

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In a letter to staff, Raghuram Rajan has ruled out a second term, ending speculation over his continuing as RBI governor when his term ends in September. This is bound to shake market sentiment when it opens on Monday.

India Markets Weekahead: Global risks could dominate

June 11, 2016

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The Nifty did not cross the 8,300 level despite early momentum, as negative cues from global markets and a rebound in crude oil prices dented sentiment this week. The index oscillated in the 8,150 – 8,300 range to settle at the lower end of the band, down 0.6 percent.

India Markets Weekahead: Time to deploy cash

May 22, 2016

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Markets corrected in a volatile week on fears of a rate hike by the U.S. Fed as early as next month. The Nifty closed down 0.83 percent for the week at 7,750. Sentiment was also affected by SEBI’s decision to introduce tighter norms for P-Notes leading to concerns about future foreign equity inflows.

India Markets Weekahead: Nifty at 8,000 – the wait just got a little longer

May 15, 2016

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The 8,000 mark remained elusive for the Nifty, although the index managed to gain 1 percent during the week despite Friday’s fall. Investors had initially cheered passage of the new bankruptcy law in parliament, but concerns arising over amendments to the country’s tax treaty with Mauritius weighed on bourses. Dismal headline inflation and industrial production numbers worsened sentiments. FIIs continued to be net buyers of shares to the tune of $89.53 million during the week.

India Markets Weekahead: Wait for the next leg of the rally

May 8, 2016

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Markets continued to correct and consolidate at lower levels after a sell-off in global stocks. Disappointing domestic macro data and some dismal quarterly numbers also hurt sentiments. The Nifty fell 1.5 percent during the week to close at 7,733. FIIs were net sellers to the tune of $116.6 million.

India Markets Weekahead: Prepare for the next big move

May 1, 2016

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The Nifty was volatile within a 150-point band during the week, failing yet again to cross the 8,000 mark and closing with a minor loss of 0.6 percent at 7,850. FIIs were net buyers to the tune of $252.48 million. The rupee remained flat, ending at 66.4 against the dollar.

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

What India needs to learn from the Pathankot air base attack

January 8, 2016

A security personnel stands guard on a building at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

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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.