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    Looking ahead for Indian-Focused Funds

    All five India-focused funds have their highest individual sectoral exposure to financials. As reported in the news, 2015 has been a year of global economic stress.

    By Pete Raine
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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

    India’s Healthcare Sector Has Stolen the Show in 2015

    Due to the healthcare sector’s evergreen nature, the S&P BSE Healthcare Index has been able to provide a healthy return amid slowdowns in other sectors.

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Demonetization Impact India’s Inflation?

    The demonetization that has been in effect since November 9 is expected to have a negative impact on inflation. Consumer spending activity almost stopped.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Food Prices and Monsoon Season: Crucial for India’s Rate Policy

    Along with the CPI (consumer price index), India’s Central Statistics Office publishes the CFPI (Consumer Food Price Index). The CFPI accounts for 47% of the overall CPI.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    RBI Expects India’s CPI Inflation to Remain on Target

    The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) is confident about meeting the 6% target for CPI (consumer price index) inflation in January 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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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

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Production Slumped in India’s Core Infrastructure Sector

    In the first two quarters of fiscal 2016, the production growth of four out of the eight sectors has fallen as compared to the first two quarters of fiscal 2015.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Distress Signals Are Coming from Indian Infrastructure Stocks

    In this article, we will look at how stocks of some major Indian infrastructure companies have performed in the last year.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding India’s Infrastructure Sector

    The NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government came to power in May 2014. With big promises of development, the party aimed to push major reforms to help speed up India’s recovery process.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Reserve Bank of India Anticipating a Rate Hike by the Fed?

    The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) didn’t lower the interest rate in its bimonthly review on December 1, 2015. The RBI kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.8%.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Euphoria around India’s Construction Sector?

    According to the Indian government’s estimates for the five years from 2006–2007 to 2010–2011, the construction sector contributed 8% to India’s GDP.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Sector-by-Sector Overview of India’s S&P Bombay Stock Exchange

    The S&P BSE sector indexes are Energy, Finance, Industrials, Telecom, Utilities, Information Technology, and Healthcare.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Sectors Will Benefit from the FDI Reforms?

    India’s FDI reforms are expected to boost foreign investment in major sectors including the construction, retail, defense, banking, agriculture, and aviation sectors.

    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

    Overview: Last 5 Years of Foreign Portfolio Investment in India

    India’s fiscal 2013 was the lowest in terms of market capitalization in the past five years. However, the foreign portfolio witnessed an impressive growth of about 80% in fiscal 2013 over the previous year.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Reserve Bank of India Cut the Repo Rate So Drastically

    Though there were expectations for a repo rate cut, a reduction of 50 basis points did not seem to be on everyone’s radar.

    By David Ashworth
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