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    Iran Could Become OPEC’s Leading Natural Gas Producer

    The market is expecting that after the ban is lifted, Iran will be the leading natural gas producer in OPEC. The cartel has been led by Saudi Arabia.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the immediate impact of the announcement by the RBI

    The Reserve Bank of India (or RBI) is India’s central bank. It maintained the status quo on its key rates in its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement. The statement was released on December 2, 2014.

    By David Ashworth
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why did the Indian rupee free-fall in 2013?

    India’s current account deficit rose to 4.8% of GDP in 2012–2013, largely financed through hot money flows, and exceeded the government’s target level of 2.5% to 3% of GDP.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Emerging Markets Are Trading at a Discount to Developed Markets

    With the recent fall, some of these emerging markets have certainly become very cheap compared to most of the developed markets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Broke Banks

    “Banks are there to support businesses that have justifiable needs.” – Vijay Mallya, Indian businessman and politician, 2015 If corporate India is to thrive, it needs a healthy, functioning banking system. Socially useful projects and initiatives require capital and banks should be able to allocate this capital efficiently. While progress is being made, India’s banks […]

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Retail Growth in Asia Faces Important Challenges

    China’s retail sales growth has remained above 10% for most of the past year, and this trend isn’t likely to reverse in the near future.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
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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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    Technology & Communications

    India and Indonesia Indexes Gain as Most Other Asian Indexes Fall

    India’s two key indexes, the NSE Nifty 50 and the S&P BSE Sensex, broke their losing streak even as most Asia-Pacific indexes ended in the red. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.8%, while the NSE Nifty 50 rose 0.83%. Both the indexes maintained upward momentum throughout the day.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Most Emerging Asia Indexes Lose as G20 Nears

    India’s two key indexes, the S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50, started the week on a negative note. The S&P BSE Sensex dropped 0.18% to end at 39,123. The Nifty 50 closed 0.21% lower. Both the indexes gained during the early trading session but remained choppy thereafter.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian and Indonesian Indexes Stay Steady, but Taiwan Index Falls

    Just like some of the other Asian indexes, Indian indexes closed almost flat today. The S&P BSE Sensex lost four basis points, while the NSE Nifty 50 gained seven basis points.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Ignore Trump’s Tariffs and Start June with a Bang

    On Friday, Trump started a trade war with India after months of deliberations.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Indian Indexes Fell, Indonesia Was the Best Performer

    The NIFTY 50 and the BSE Sensex fell on May 29. The NIFTY 50 fell 0.57% and ended at 11,861.10. The BSE Sensex fell 0.62% and ended at 39,502.05.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Celebrate Another Term for Modi

    The S&P BSE Sensex rose 1.61% on May 24 and closed at 39,435. The NIFTY 50 fell 1.6% and ended the day at 11,844.10.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Gain ahead of the Vote Count

    Ahead of the day of the vote count on May 23, both the main Indian indexes gained. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.36%, while the NIFTY 50 rose 0.25%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Retreat as Exit Poll Euphoria Wanes

    After skyrocketing on May 20, Indian indexes shed some mass on May 21. The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped 383 points (0.97%).

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Should You Expect Indian ETFs to Gain Big Today?

    After almost six weeks and seven phases, voting for the next government in India ended on May 18.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Continue to Gain on Mixed Day for Asian Equities

    Indian indexes, which are having turbulent times like other world indexes, rose on value-buying opportunities today.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Afternoon Surge Boosts Indian Indexes on May 16

    Both the S&P BSE SENSEX and the NIFTY 50 surged in the afternoon of May 16 to end up in the green.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Indexes Fell Sharply in Late Trading on May 13

    Late selling pressure dragged both the S&P BSE Sensex and the NIFTY 50 down on May 13.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Indian Markets Seem Cautious ahead of Trade Talk Outcome

    Indian markets remained cautious on May 10. The S&P BSE SENSEX dropped 0.26%, while the NSE NIFTY 50 dropped 0.2%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Indian Indexes Remained Pressured on May 9

    SENSEX and NIFTY continue to slide The S&P BSE SENSEX fell 0.61% to 37,558.91 while the NSE NIFTY 50 fell 0.51% on May 9. The oil and gas sector was the biggest loser as Reliance Industries Limited, an oil and gas major and the largest component of both indexes, was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to […]

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    India Was Impacted the Least by the Asia Mayhem

    Despite the fall, India remained the best-performing market, or least impacted, in the Asia-Pacific region on May 6.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing Activity in India Impacted in July 2017

    Manufacturing activity in June 2017 A survey of the manufacturing sector in India suggests that the introduction of a GST (goods and services tax) affected its manufacturing activity in July 2017. India’s (INDY) manufacturing PMI fell to 47.9 in July from 50.9 in June, according to an IHS Markit report. In July 2017, the manufacturing […]

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Service Sector Activity Strengthened at the End of 2Q17

    The service sector PMI (purchasing mangers’ index) in India (INDA) rose to 53.1 in June 2017, compared to 52.2 in May.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Manufacturing Activity in India Fell in June 2017

    Uncertainty related to India’s new goods and services tax, which was implemented on July 1, 2017, seemed to affect India’s manufacturing activity in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Consumer Spending Rising in India amid Reforms in 2017?

    Consumer spending in India (INDA) is expected to grow via remonetization and other reforms undertaken by its government in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Rising Trade Deficit and the 2017 Rupee Uptrend

    The trade gap in India (INDA) continued to widen in June 2017. In the month, it stood at $12.9 billion, a 59.7% rise year-over-year (or YoY) and a 6% fall month-over-month.

    By Mary Sadler
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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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    Real Insights

    Are Asian Economies Stabilizing or Not?

    While the weak global economic recovery has weighed heavily on Asian exports, domestic weakness has also played a role in the region’s economic slowdown.

    By Matthews Asia
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s Manufacturing Lost Momentum in May

    Manufacturing activity in India lost momentum in May 2017, with the India Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) recording a decline.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happened to Growth in India in Fiscal 4Q16

    Economic growth in India (INDA) slowed during the country’s fiscal 4Q16 (January 2017–March 2017), revealing the impact of demonetization.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Equity Markets: Waiting for the GST?

    Indian equities have remained steady in June 2017, but markets remain cautious about the end of the quarter, given the impact of the GST (Goods and Services Tax).

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Manufacturing Activity in May 2017

    The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI in India dropped to 51.6 in May 2017 compared to 52.5 in April 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Real Insights

    How Structural Changes Are Transforming Asia’s Economy

    The rapid rise in income levels and robust population growth in Asian nations (AAXJ) should sustain strong consumption growth.

    By Matthews Asia
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Basic Materials Sector Still Lead in India in 2017?

    India’s stock market performance has picked up pace since the beginning of 2017. The S&P BSE Sensex has gained about 10% year-to-date through May 18, 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How GST Bill Could Help Investment Scenario in 2017

    The implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (or GST) in India is expected to begin on July 1, 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Basic Material Sector Outperforms the Market

    The Indian stock market (INDA) (INDY) was mostly jittery throughout 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why You Should Consider Buying Indian Stocks

    Cheaper oil prices have helped improve India’s current account balance while also bringing down inflation from double digits in 2013 to ~5.5%.

    By BlackRock
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Is a Jewel among the BRICs Right Now

    India is a bright spot within the BRICs and stands out in a world where economic growth is sparse.

    By Terry Simpson
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    Miscellaneous

    Iran’s Role as a Leading Supplier of Nonrenewable Energy

    In November 2015, Iran’s oil minister announced a new model of contracts for foreign oil and gas companies during a two-day conference in Tehran. The new framework allows foreign investors to retain the oil fields for a longer period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Crude Oil Exporters in the Face of Renewable Energy in 2016

    Sooner or later, a shift will likely take place from non-renewable to renewable energy sources that offer sustainable growth potential for businesses.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Iran Could Struggle to Get Regional Leadership in the Middle East

    Iran’s economy has been crippled due to sanctions. Iran accounts for 9.3% of the world’s total proved crude oil reserve. It’s one of OPEC’s leading producers.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Iran Become a Big Gas Supplier to Europe and Asia?

    Geographically, Iran is between the Europe and Asia’s gas markets. Iran could be a potential supplier to China (FXI) through Pakistan and India (INDY).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Iran Is Getting Ready to Supply Natural Gas and Crude Oil

    Last week, Iran’s oil minister announced a new model of contracts for foreign oil and gas companies during the two-day conference in Tehran.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Iran Could Supply Natural Gas to Europe and Asia

    Geographically, Iran is between the European and Asian gas markets. Iran could be a potential supplier to China through Pakistan and India (INDY).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Foreign Direct Investment in India Up 61% since Last Year

    It appears that Modi’s trips abroad are working, and that his schemes and plans have attracted foreign direct investment into the country.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    To do or not to do business in India

    Doing business has been a major concern for international businesses interested in setting up shop in India.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Must-know: India’s monetary policy

    The RBI is India’s central bank. It used to announce its monetary policy twice in a financial year. In India, a financial year begins in April and ends in March the next year.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding India’s imports, exports, and trading partners

    For fiscal year 2013, China overtook UAE as India’s biggest trading partner. It had $65.8 billion in trade. India had the largest trade deficit with China in 2013.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where India spends and earns its revenues

    Plan expenditure is closely associated with economic growth. It focuses on investment in order to enhance productive capacity. Non-plan expenditure is mainly obligatory in nature.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why are there fiscal and revenue deficits in India?

    Fiscal balance is the difference between a government’s revenues—without including borrowings—and expenditures. If expenditures exceed revenues, then there’s a deficit.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why inflation differs between young and mature economies

    For developing or high-growth nations, higher inflation is considered normal—compared to developed nations. The economic growth rate for developing nations is quicker. The demand is higher.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s industrials sector had stunted growth

    After the economic slowdown hit, the industrials sector was resilient. It continued to contribute more than 28% to the country’s economy in fiscal year 2012.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s services sector increased its share in GDP

    According to data for fiscal year 2013, the financing, insurance, real estate, and business services segment had the largest share. It contributed over 19% to the overall GDP.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why certain sectors contributed to India’s economy over the years

    India’s economy started out as an agrarian economy. Agriculture and allied sectors contributed to 51.9% of the economic output in fiscal year 1951.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s gross domestic product is important

    A country’s total value-added output is also known as the gross domestic product (or GDP). It’s commonly used to measure a country’s economic achievement.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding India’s political system—making decisions

    In India, the decision-making process isn’t fast. It’s affected by the current assembly’s constitution. Slow decisions hurt a nation’s image.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s political structure is diverse

    Since the first general elections in 1951, the nation elected a single political party—the Indian National Congress (or INC)—to power. However, the trend broke in 1977.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s demographics—geography and population profile

    In India, the population is divided among 29 states and seven union territories. Its population is very diverse. India’s geography and weather are also diverse.

    By David Ashworth
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