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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Manufacturing Contracts in December 2015

    India accounts for ~2.5% of the world’s GDP, and manufacturing activity accounts for ~17% of India’s GDP. The Nikkei India manufacturing index fell by 1.2 points to 49.1 in December.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Indian Equity Markets Finished 2015 with an Optimistic Outlook

    The FPI, which was on a losing spree before December 16, came back strongly. Indian stock markets also started gaining.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Economic Growth in GVA Terms: What Does the RBI Expect?

    For financial year 2016–2017, the RBI forecasts the GVA growth at a 7.6% pace. This assumes that there aren’t any significant headwinds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Reserve Bank of India Cut Interest Rates?

    The RBI’s (Reserve Bank of India) move to reduce key interest rates in India in April was expected.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    How Does the Matthews India Fund Compare to Its Peers?

    As of December 31, 2015, Matthews India Fund has the lowest holdings turnover among the five funds.

    By Pete Raine
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    Fund Managers

    How Does WAINX’s Performance Compare to Its Peers?

    In this part, we’ll compare WAINX to four similar India-focused funds. These include INDAX, MINDX, ETGIX, and FIGZX.

    By Pete Raine
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    Where Stanley Druckenmiller Is Bullish

    Last week, Duquesne Family Office, managed by Stanley Druckenmiller, filed its Q3 13F with the SEC. We’ll look at the fund’s top holdings, buys, and sells.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Forecasts Indicate a Strong Indian Macro in 2016

    With 2015 behind us, we will study the prospects of Indian equities in 2016. We will look at certain macro indicators and the performance of the Indian equity market.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How India’s April Repo Rate Cut Will Affect Borrowers

    Even before the repo rate cut on April 5, the RBI reduced its key rate by 125 basis points since January 2015.

    By David Ashworth
  • Financials

    Modi invites Japan to transform India into a major factory center

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his five-day visit to Japan on August 30 with the belief that India and Japan can make history by working together in several areas, like digital, solar energy, technology, and skills.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    India Announces Tax Reforms to Spark Its Economy

    On Friday, India’s Finance Minister announced tax reforms to reignite the country’s economy. Its corporate tax rate fell by 8 percentage points to 22%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Are in Green as Other Asian Indexes Are Cautious

    Indian indexes were the best-performing ones in Asia today. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.4% to close at 39,592 while the NSE Nifty 50 gained 0.43% to close at 11,848. Out of the 30 stocks in Sensex, 19 gained, and the remaining lost. With 1.64% gains, HDFC Bank (HDB) was one of the top gainers.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India Markets Face These Headwinds

    The key driver behind the rise in Indian markets this year has been expectations that the current Narendra Modi led government will be voted back to power this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Despite Record Highs, India Underperformed Emerging Markets

    The iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA) and the Wisdom Tree India Earnings Fund (EPI), ETFs that invest in Indian equities, have risen 6.8% and 7.6%, respectively, this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    ICICI or HDFC: Which Indian Bank Are Analysts Bullish On?

    IBN’s mean consensus price target of 391.8 Indian rupees represents a potential upside of 11.2% over its closing price on December 7.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Indian ADRs in Focus as Key Election Results Loom

    In this article, we’ll see how the Indian election results could affect the Indian economy and Indian American depositary receipts.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will India’s Low Inflationary Trend Sustain in 2H17?

    Consumer prices in India (INDY) rose 1.5% year-over-year in June 2017, slowing sharply from their 2.2% rise in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Equities Continue to Attract Investor Attention in July

    Sensex, India’s (EPI) benchmark index, closed above the 32,000 mark for the first time on July 13, 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inside India’s Inflation in May 2017

    Consumer price inflation in India stood at ~2.2% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in May 2017, as compared to its 2.99% rise in April 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will India’s GDP Growth Support Market Performance in 2017?

    India’s economy remains robust despite the removal of about 86% of its currency in circulation, according to national accounts.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    RBI Cut the Repo Rate: Will More Rate Cuts Follow?

    Due to the expected fall in inflation, the RBI will likely undertake more cuts in the repo rate. These rate cuts will aim to boost consumption.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    Why India Demonetized 2 Currency Notes

    The 500 rupee note and the 1,000 rupee note were demonetized at midnight on November 8. The move aimed to curb black money in the financial system.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Monetary Policy Committee Cuts the Repo Rate by 25 Basis Points

    An important meeting The October 2016 meeting of the RBI (Reserve Bank of India), which concluded on October 4, was an important one. It was the first monetary policy announcement that came via the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee). In India, monetary policy announcements have traditionally been made under the guidance of the RBI Governor, but […]

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    So Far, It’s Been an Average 2016 for AEPGX

    The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund Class A (AEPGX) has been an above average performer among the 12 funds chosen for this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Assessing Year-to-Date Portfolio Changes in AEPGX

    The primary geographic focuses of the American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund (AEPGX) are Europe and the Pacific Basin.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    What’s the Sector Composition of the MFS International Growth Fund?

    The MFS International Growth Fund invests in “well-run non-U.S. businesses capable of generating sustainable growth.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Assessing Duquesne Family Office’s Holdings in 2Q16

    Duquesne Family Office operates as an investment management firm. Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller is the chair and CEO of the firm.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Reserve Bank of India Leaves the Repo Rate Unchanged

    The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) left its benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, unchanged in its policy meeting on June 7, 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Reserve Bank of India Slashed the Repo Rate in April

    The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) reduced the country’s repo rate by 25 basis points on April 5, 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did India’s Industrial Production Fall?

    India’s industrial production fell by 1.5% in January, according to the Central Statistical Organization. In January 2015, the industrial production index rose to 2.8%.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    AEPGX’s Low Volatility and Low Returns: What Does This Mean?

    The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund (AEPGX) has been in existence since April 1984.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Performance Breakdown of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund (MPACX)

    In NAV (net asset value) terms, in the one-year period ending January 2016, Matthews Asia Growth Fund (MPACX) came in sixth place among our nine funds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Meet the Columbia Pacific/Asia Fund (CASAX)

    The Columbia Pacific/Asia Fund (CASAX) aims to invest 80% of its net assets in equity securities of companies “located in Asia and the Pacific Basin.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Manufacturing Moved into an Expansionary Phase in January

    India accounts for about 2.7% of the world’s gross domestic product (or GDP), and manufacturing activity accounts for ~17% of India’s GDP.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Fund Managers

    How MINDX’s Top Holdings Are Performing

    Healthcare was the best-performing sector in Indian markets in 2015.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding The Eaton Vance Greater India Fund Portfolio

    Compared to other India-focused funds, ETGIX has a small portfolio, comprising only 33 holdings. As of September 30, 2015, the top ten holdings of ETGIX formed 46.8% of the portfolio.

    By Pete Raine
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    Fund Managers

    How the Matthews India Fund Performed in Comparison to Benchmark

    The Matthews India Fund gave a negative return of -0.6% in 2015. However, it still managed to outperform its benchmark.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Considerable Depreciation in the Rupee Seen after August 2015

    The Indian rupee was trading on a relatively stable note in the first half of 2015. However, a considerable depreciation in the rupee occurred after August.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund (INDAX) Portfolio Analysis

    The ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund (INDAX) intends to invest at least 80% of its net assets directly or indirectly in equity and equity linked securities of Indian companies.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Franklin India Growth Fund versus the Benchmark in 2015

    The MSCI India Index is the benchmark index of the Franklin India Growth Fund (FIGZX). The fund has underperformed the benchmark index.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Franklin India Growth Fund Portfolio (FIGZX)

    The Franklin India Growth Fund (FIGZX) invests with the aim of long-term capital appreciation and across market caps, in equities of companies based in India. As of December 31, 2015, the fund’s total net assets under management were $122 million.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Eaton Vance Greater India Fund – Class A Performed in 2015

    The Eaton Vance Greater India Fund – Class A (ETGIX) is in a close range to the returns of the benchmark for all three periods. In 2015, the fund gave a return of -6.1%.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Matthews India Fund and Its Holdings Performed in 2015

    In 2015, the Matthews India Fund returned -0.56%. It outperformed the benchmark index S&P BSE 100 over all the periods reviewed.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund Fared in 2015

    In 2015, the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund returned -4.6%. The top holding of the portfolio, Infosys, formed 5.7% of the fund’s portfolio and returned 7.5% in 2015.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Affected the Indian Equity Market in 2015?

    In this series, we will analyze the performance of the Indian equity market in 2015. The S&P BSE Sensex, considered as a benchmark index, gave a return of -3.7% in 2015, expressed in Indian rupees.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FPI in Indian Equities Remained Volatile in 2015

    After the first four months of an impressive net inflow of FPI, Indian equities lost a substantial investment of foreign money. August 2015 witnessed the highest exodus of foreign money from Indian equities.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    2015’s Gainers and Losers of the Indian Stock Markets

    In this article, we will analyze the sector-wise performance of Indian stocks for 2015—a dismal year for all sectors.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Infrastructure Sector Growth Slumped while GDP Improved

    Despite the government’s efforts, the infrastructure sector seems far from being on the recovery path.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Foreign Money Fleeing Indian Shores

    India’s net FPI (foreign portfolio investment) has been negative on almost all days in December, especially for the equity segment, which saw a net outflow of $287 million on December 1.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drives India’s Construction Sector?

    According to India’s government, the construction sector is valued at over $126 billion.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Major Sectors of the Indian Equity Market

    The current global economy is under stress. Major benchmark equity indexes around the globe have given dismal returns, and India is no exception.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Manufacturing Continued to Decline in November

    India manufacturing PMI fell to 50.3 in November India accounts for about 2.5% of the world’s GDP, and manufacturing activity accounts for ~17% of India’s GDP. According to Markit, the Nikkei India manufacturing index declined by 0.4 points to 50.3 in November, compared to 50.7 in October 2015. Although manufacturing was down, India’s GDP rose to […]

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Needed the Major FDI Reforms Announced This Month

    On November 10, 2015, the government of India announced major reforms in FDI (foreign direct investment). The government has introduced reforms in 15 major sectors of the economy.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Has the Franklin India Growth Fund Outperformed Its Benchmark?

    IGZX has given a return of 4.2% over a period of one year. The fund has outperformed the benchmark index over the past year.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has the ETGIX Performed?

    The Eaton Vance Greater India Fund Class A (ETGIX) is an equity fund that invests in Indian equities.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund Performed?

    The YTD return of the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund is about 1%. On a cumulative basis, the fund has returned 30.8% since inception.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did the Reserve Bank of India Reduce Borrowers’ Loan Burden?

    The pass-through of the rate cuts by banks to the general public is an important concern for the Reserve Bank of India.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Projected Path of Consumer Price Index Inflation in India

    According to the RBI, consumer price index inflation is expected to begin rising in September 2015 and continue rising for a few months.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Reasons behind the Correction in Indian Equities?

    Indian stocks aren’t cheap, but they’re not outlandishly expensive either. So why have Indian equities fallen since early March 2015?

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Do India’s Economic Indicators Look?

    In this article, we’ll look at three broad macroeconomic indicators for India. They include economic growth, consumer prices, and industrial production.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Booming Indian Stock Market: Will It Last?

    Indian stocks had a strong run in the last half of 2014 through early 2015, but the ride since then hasn’t been smooth. The INDA is up only 2.6% in the one year ended June 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    India’s Foreign Investors Upset about Minimum Alternate Tax Rules

    Indian markets have experienced a massive drain of foreign funds since April, mostly fueled by uncertainty over the minimum alternate tax rules.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Reserve Bank of India reduces its repo rate

    The Reserve Bank of India, India’s central bank, surprised the financial world by unexpectedly reducing its key interest rate.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing India’s fiscal deficit in 2015 and beyond

    There’s a possibility that the government could be soft on its fiscal deficit target in 2015. A lack of corporate spending could push it to increase expenditure this year.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s poor infrastructure is a detractor

    The primary reason for India’s slow infrastructure development is poor implementation.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s trade balance impacts investors

    Today, most nations are trading with each other. It’s important to look at a country’s trade balances. Trade balances account for a significant portion of a country’s current account.

    By David Ashworth
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