India’s Trade Deficit Falls as Value of Oil Imports Drops
With a falling trade deficit, the WisdomTree India Earnings ETF and the Direxion Daily India Bull 3X Shares rose 1.1% and 4.5%, respectively, as of December 15.
Your Strategy for Asia Ex-Japan Mutual Funds
Asia ex-Japan countries such as China and India saw poor equity market performance in 2015, but Indian equities could be back on track in the medium term.
India’s Central Bank Cut the Rate to Support the Global Recovery
With a fall in the inflation rate to 3.66%, the RBI initiated the rate cut. The inflation was below the target of 6% set by the RBI for January 2016.
A Look at the Basic Materials Sector’s Dividend Yield
Of the various industries in the basic materials sector, integrated mining noted the highest dividend yield.
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.
India’s Financial Markets Fell Due to Demonetization
The two benchmark equity indices—the Nifty 50 and the S&P BSE Sensex—fell each trading day since the demonetization except for November 10 and November 22.
Will Demonetization in India Impact Your Loan Burden?
Banks saw a rise in term deposit accounts since the demonetization. As a result, commercial banks sharply reduced their deposit rates.
How Could Demonetization Impact the Indian Economy?
The demonetization of the 500 rupee note and the 1,000 rupee note will likely hit the Indian economy hard in the short term.
Indian Equities Rise after the RBI’s October 2016 Monetary Policy Announcement
Equities gain Indian equities rose on October 4, 2016, the day of the RBI’s (Rerserve Bank of India) latest monetary policy announcement. The central bank’s cut of its repo rate had a positive effect on equities, with bonds rising initially along with the Indian rupee. Banking and telecom stocks were among major gainers during the […]
Why the RBI Feels that Monetary Policy Transmission Can Improve in India
Importance of policy transmission Monetary policy transmission refers to the translation of monetary policy actions into the financial system via banking and trading channels. By changing the short-term interest rate—like the repo rate in India or the federal funds rate in the US—a central bank signals other banks to change their lending and deposit rates. […]
Indian Equities and Funds Fall after the August Monetary Policy
Indian equities fell on August 9, the day of the monetary policy announcement. Benchmark equity indices like the S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty 50 fell 0.4%.
Efficient Policy Transmission in India Concerns the RBI
“Policy transmission” refers to the translation of monetary policy actions into the financial system through the banking and trading channels.
How Have India’s Industry and Services Sectors Performed?
In its monetary policy statement released on April 5, 2016, the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) said that the GVA (gross value added) by the industry sector “accelerated in H2” primarily due to low input costs.
How Did Indian Equities React to the RBI’s Repo Rate Cut in April 2016?
Indian stock market indexes fell on April 5 when the Reserve Bank of India cut the repo rate by 25 basis points.
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.
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 […]