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Emerging markets face three major headwinds

Emerging market assets have enjoyed robust performance despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with investors attracted by their higher yields and faster economic growth prospects in these countries.

But three headwinds could cut short their growth spurt: rising interest rates, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the retreat of globalisation.

These headwinds are converging at a very delicate time for global markets, and at least two of them could persist for a long time.

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Interest rate cuts not enough to boost Indian companies

By Sourajit Aiyer

Last week, in an article, I looked at the reasons behind the slow growth of wages in India. They have a lot to do with the slowdown of profit growth. One way to boost profits is to invest, but for this you need to raise capital; so let’s take a look at the background and prospects for capital raising by Indian companies.

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In Corporate India wages grow slowly, tracking profits

By Sourajit Aiyer

Demand slowdown has hit top line growth for Corporate India for a while; companies are maintaining profitability by operational measures. And when one digs deep into long-term data, interesting findings come to light.

From an employee’s perspective, the impact of low profitability varies among sectors. If you are working in the right one, you are lucky!

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What India’s Modi needs to tell corporate America

By Sourajit Aiyer

“My dear gentlepeople!” I do hope this is the way in which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his address to our American friends, during his upcoming visit to the USA. The quirky title is intentional — replacing “ladies and gentlemen” with “gentlepeople” just like the term Chairperson has increasingly replaced Chairman. The aim is to show a deviation from the traditional, to prove that one has changed with the changing times.

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