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Global analysts are ratcheting up their profit forecasts for Indian equities

Fundamentals of corporate India are improving & projections for next year’s earnings at S&P BSE Sensex Index companies has jumped to a record high.
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Sensex gains as India-Pakistan tensions improve Modi’s reelection bid

Investors have shifted focus from the India-Pakistan tensions to PM Modi’s improving prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
An electronic ticker board indicates British pound to Indian rupee currency exchange rate outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai| Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

From best to worst, India’s stock market sets off alarm bells

General elections, debt crisis, Modi govt’s demands on RBI & high valuations are keeping investors on the sidelines.

Sensex soars over 500 points as investors welcome tax exemptions, sops in Budget 2019

Market was bullish even though the government overshot the fiscal deficit target for the current financial year.
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Sensex turns bullish ahead of quarterly results

India’s equity index continues to rise for a fourth day as investors are expecting good quarterly earnings.
A man looks up at an electronic ticker board that indicates stock figures at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

Ahead of earnings season, stock market rebounds from a 6-month low

After Sensex dropped to 23.4 Tuesday, some investors judged the selloff as excessive which rebounded Indian stocks. Mumbai: Indian stocks rebounded as some investors judged the recent selloff as excessive after the benchmark index closed at a six-month low Tuesday. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 1.4 percent to 34,760.89 at close in Mumbai after a technical indicator yesterday fell below a level that some investors see as a signal to buy shares. Seventeen of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE Ltd. advanced, led by a gauge of real estate and consumer durables shares. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. reported net income for the second quarter that was 3.5 percent below the average analyst estimate. “Indian stocks are rebounding from an oversold zone,” Soumen Chatterjee, head of research at Guiness Securities Ltd., said by phone. “Markets will continue to be volatile in the coming days and will offer great long-term buying opportunities.” The Sensex’s relative...
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Indian equity fund investors are unfazed by stock market turmoil

Stock funds took in 111 billion rupees in September, the most since May, up from 83 billion rupees in August
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Bulls go missing after troubled lender strips India of Asia’s best stock market tag

The S&P BSE Sensex is now headed for its worst month in two and a half years.
Yes bank

Investors are spooked as Indian stock markets swing their wildest in more than 4 years

Yes Bank's shares sank to the lowest level since 2016 while Dewan Housing Finance Corp's dropped by 43 per cent.

India’s racing stock rally may slip on oil price & stretched valuations

Record economic growth could power stocks further but some investors think the market has already run up a lot & faces risks

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Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.