Why Panic Gripped Indian Markets On Friday

Volatility gripped India’s equity benchmarks today as shares of Yes Bank Ltd. and mortgage lenders Dewan Housing Finance Ltd. and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. tumbled. It began with a 35 percent slide in Yes Bank in morning trading after its co-founder Rana Kapoor was granted only four months extra as its chief executive officer. The Sensex and Nifty, however,…

Why Investors Are Betting On MNCs Over Homegrown Drugmakers

Investors have shown a healthy appetite for shares of multinational pharmaceutical companies, even as stocks of homegrown drugmakers continue to struggle. Stocks such as Sanofi India Ltd. are trading at fresh record highs, while Lupin Ltd. is trading near fresh 52-week lows. Year-to-date returns show that MNC stocks such as Sanofi India, Pfizer Ltd. and Abbott India Ltd. have given positive returns, while…

India’s Online Streaming Infatuation Is Taking Over Its Love For Cinema

In two years, digital entertainment in India will be bigger than the world’s largest film industry. That’s because more and more Indians are logging on to services like YouTube, Hotstar and Netflix on smartphones, according to a recent joint report by EY India and FICCI on the media and entertainment sector. Revenue from films is…

India may get thrown out of MSCI Indices

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced today that it is closely monitoring developments related to the concerted announcement by three Indian stock exchanges, including the two principal exchanges, of the imposition of anti-competitive measures restricting the accessibility of the Indian equity market. MSCI is evaluating the measures’ potential…

India’s Biggest Dairy Is Betting On Eating-Out Boom

More Indians are eating out as a growing economy boosts incomes. That’s what the No. 1 dairy in the world’s biggest milk-producing nation is betting on to extend its dominance. Amul expects its next wave of growth from institutional sales—supplying everything from milk and curds to butter and cheese to hotels, restaurants and caterers. The…

Modi’s Cash Ban Helped This Money Manager Beat 99% of Peers

For India bull Robert Marshall-Lee, stock valuations near the highest level in almost a decade are no deterrence. The London-based money manager, who oversees 2.6 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) for Newton Investment Management, has stepped up allocations for Mumbai-listed equities to 31 percent, compared with their 9 percent weight in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index….