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Why India’s Services PMI Fell in February
The final Markit services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) for India fell in February 2018 and entered the contraction zone.
Could India’s Business Climate Be Improving?
India’s service activity in January 2018 According to Markit Economics, India’s service PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose in January 2018, to 51.7 from 50.9 in December 2017, beating the preliminary market estimate of 51.5. The service PMI entered into a second straight month of expansion in January. The stronger service PMI was due to the following […]
How Is Bitcoin Faring after Last Week’s Slump?
Investors (SPX-INDEX) around the world looked to gold (GLD) (IAU) for the rescue during the slump in bitcoin prices.
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.
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.
Could Rising Industrial Production Boost India’s Market Performance?
Recently, the Indian government revised the base year for calculating macroeconomic indicators from 2004–2005 to 2011–2012.
A Look at India’s Trade Gap and Its Economic Impact
India’s trade gap increased 173.5% on a year-over-year basis to ~$13.3 billion in April 2017, beating the market’s expectations of an ~$12.8 billion gap.
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.
Company & Industry Overviews
Is Gold Falling Due to Unwarranted Optimism?
Last year was a volatile year for the gold market. Softer demand from China and India, coupled with Trump’s victory, had immensely affected the precious metal.
Company & Industry Overviews
The Re-Emergence of Seasonal Gold Demand Trends
With selling pressure removed, normal gold demand trends may re-emerge Historically, there is a seasonal pattern to gold prices dependent on physical demand trends. Often, there is weakness in the summer when jewelry demand, primarily from China and India, is low and trading volumes decline. Seasonal strength often occurs from August to January, beginning with […]
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.
Why understanding monetary policy is vital to your investment
The focus of monetary policy is to change the money supply in a financial system according to emergent conditions. It can be expansionary or contractionary.
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.
Must-know: An overview of ETFs that focus on India
INDY is the only ETF that doesn’t have any exposure to small-cap stocks. INDY is the most expensive of the five ETFs. It has an expense ratio of 0.94%.
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.
India keeps rates steady, depreciation jeopardizes receding inflation
The Reserve Bank of India kept interest rates unchanged at their June meeting, citing lingering inflation concerns. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the country’s central bank, which is in charge of setting interest rates. Just as we have seen in the United States, interest rates are market moving indicators that need to be […]