India Insight

Tracking Sensex: Top losers, gainers of the week

By Reuters Staff
June 14, 2013

By Ankush Arora and Aditya Kalra

Gains of 1.9 percent on Friday helped the Sensex recover some of its losses but the benchmark still ended down 1.3 percent for the week. The index ended in the red for three of five trading sessions this week.

Markets struggle: At least 100 stocks hit 52-week low on NSE

June 13, 2013

Indian markets struggled in trade on Thursday with the Sensex falling more than 200 points while the Nifty sank over 50 points. Weak Asian markets also weighed as the Nikkei slumped more than 800 points on worries the U.S. Fed would trim its stimulus programme in the coming months.

Fitch revises India outlook; recent views of other rating agencies

June 12, 2013

Fitch Ratings revised India’s sovereign rating outlook to “stable” from “negative” on the back of measures taken by the government to contain the budget deficit, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The rating agency had cut India’s outlook to negative in June 2012 and currently has a BBB- rating for the country.

The biggest losers in India’s economic slowdown

By Shailesh Chitnis
June 6, 2013

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Real estate bill gets cabinet nod: what are the experts saying

June 5, 2013

The cabinet on Tuesday approved the much awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill that proposes to make India’s largely unregulated and once booming real estate sector more transparent.

L&T Infra Finance CEO upbeat on India’s economic recovery by 2015

By Swati Pandey
May 31, 2013

India’s economy recorded its slowest growth in a decade in the fiscal year ending in March but the CEO of L&T Infrastructure Finance, that provides loans to companies such as Jaypee Group to develop roads and other infrastructure, is hopeful of an economic turnaround in less than two years that will boost business prospects.

Tracking Sensex: Top gainers, losers in May

By Reuters Staff
May 31, 2013

By Aditya Kalra and Ankush Arora

Key stock indexes eked out small gains in the month of May, with the BSE Sensex gaining 1.3 percent and the Nifty rising almost 1 percent.

In a mixed year for lenders, IndusInd Bank shines

May 31, 2013

Rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India, new bank licence norms, bad loan worries and money laundering accusations – Indian banks are firmly in the public eye in 2013.

Smokers ignore India’s public smoking ban

May 30, 2013

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Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw among Asia-Pacific’s biggest givers

May 30, 2013

Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Bollywood mogul Ronnie Screwvala are among the most generous people in the Asia Pacific, according to a Forbes Asia list of the region’s philanthropic heroes.