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Foreign investment in pharma; walking a thin line

Oct 9, 2013

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Are strict regulations stifling investment in retail?
Walmart put its retail venture in India on the backburner and ended its joint venture with Bharti Enterprises. The world's largest retailer cited the mandatory requirement of 30% of the product sourcing from local businesses as an impediment as it does not provide a level playing field. The opening of FDI in multi-brand retail last year has failed to attract large foreign chains due to the changed government regulations. Read on to know more... (The New York Times Company)

Foreign investment in pharma; walking a thin line
The 100% FDI in the pharma sector has seen a clutch of big-ticket acquisition of domestic companies by foreign multinationals since 2008. However, the health ministry is concerned that foreign companies have not invested in creating new capacities, research & development and in turn new employment in the country. Moreover, with the market share of multinationals going up in the Indian pharmaceutical markets, domestic capability will dwindle and keeping prices of essential drugs under control will become difficult. The DIPP has suggested new rules for FDI to check this. But will this dent the inflow of foreign capital in the long run. Read on to know more. (The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited)

The conundrum of equity returns
What factors influence the return on equity? The author of the article believes that return on equity does not depend on the GDP growth of the economy. The only reason, equity as an asset class tends to offer high returns is the significantly high risk element carried by it. Read on to know more. (GMO)

Will US stimulus measures be pulled back soon?
Speculations about the pullback of stimulus measures have kept global markets on the edge. However the recent development arising out of the US shutdown has lent credence to the winding up program being deferred. The US shutdown has economic costs in terms of lost growth. Therefore longer the shutdown, higher is magnitude of the losses incurred. Therefore to soften the blow, the Fed may continue its stimulus program. Apart from that factors such as absence of data during the shutdown and leadership change may lead to the stimulus program being extended until 2014, feels the author. Read on to know more... (Cable News Network)

Is India's macro economic situation improving?
Aided by lower imports of gold and oil coupled with jump in exports, India's trade deficit in September reduced substantially. This has increased hopes for an improvement in the country's otherwise gloomy economic outlook. Read on to find out more about this strong rebound. (Dow Jones & Company)

Madhu Gupta

Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), ValuePro has a post graduate degree in both physics and finance. Having worked with India's leading economic research agency, she has a natural flair for numbers and analytics. She brings with her a near-decade long rich experience in the field of finance. A firm believer of the principles of value investing, she looks for robust businesses with durable competitive advantages.

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