Real GDP Growth Rate: India vs. Emerging Markets

India is one of the major economies among the emerging countries. Recently the Indian government announced that the economy grew at  7 % in the quarter when a demonitization program was launched to unearth untaxed and illegal money held by wealthy Indians.This figure has surprised many economists and investors. From a Bloomberg article Mihir Sharma: Being the …

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Four Flaws Of India’s Sensex Index

The benchmark index of the Indian equity market is the BSE Sensex Index. Though the Sensex is main index for Indian equities it is not the ideal index for many reasons. For example, emerging market investors such as those investing in Indian stocks invest to gain from the growth in the Indian economy.However investing in an …

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The Structure of the Tata Group of India

The economies of many emerging and frontier markets are dominated by a small group of companies owned by powerful families. Next to state-owned enterprises these companies usually conglomerates are the major employees in a country. Majority ownership of companies by families has both advantages and disadvantages which I will discuss in a future post. Family-owned …

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Stock Market: India Outperforming Other BRIC Countries

Indian stocks have outperformed so far this year relative to Brazil, Russia and China. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex is up by 8.3% this year as of Sept 25th. From a journal article on Indian stocks today: Click to enlarge Once lumped in with a block of emerging markets termed the BRICs—Brazil, Russia, India and China—India …

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