iPath MSCI India Index ETN (INP) - NYSEARCA
  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:27 PM
    The best-performing of the popular BRIC ETFs this year? It's India, where EPI is +16.5% as the government attempts - with plenty of pushback - to move forward with major economic reforms. The gain also outpaces the S&P 500 by more than 600 basis points.
    | Nov. 9, 2012, 2:27 PM
  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:58 AM

    Continuing with major economic reform, Indian PM Singh's cabinet considers proposals to lift caps on foreigners taking stakes in the insurance and pension industries. Unlike last month's moves to permit investment in the retail, aviation, and energy sectors, these new changes would require parliamentary approval. "The market is in a sweet spot right now," says a fund manager. The Sensex +1%.

    | Oct. 4, 2012, 6:58 AM
  • Sep. 24, 2012, 3:29 PM

    "We have become profound cynics on India," says fund manager Hugh Young, eyeing the 7% rise in the Sensex since major economic reforms were announced. "We hope it's all true, but let's wait to see what actually happens ... having been investing in India for 30 years, one learns the value of having a very thick hide." EPI +20.3% YTD.

    | Sep. 24, 2012, 3:29 PM
  • Sep. 21, 2012, 7:28 AM
    Following through on its threats, the Trinamool Congress pulls its support from the ruling coalition in India over economic reform plans such as allowing foreign retailers to operate in the country. Nevertheless, the government moves on, cutting taxes on overseas borrowing, making it easier to invest in stocks, and maybe allowing greater investment by foreign insurance firms. Sensex +2.2%.
    | Sep. 21, 2012, 7:28 AM
  • Sep. 18, 2012, 5:52 PM
    A key partner in India's ruling coalition pulls its support from the government over major reforms which would allow foreign retailers and airlines into the country. Whether it's a big enough blow to force new elections is unclear as the government still commands a slim majority in parliament. Similar reforms were attempted and scrapped last year.
    | Sep. 18, 2012, 5:52 PM
  • Sep. 17, 2012, 4:34 AM

    India's central bank holds its benchmark lending rate unchanged and lowers cash reserve requirements for banks, keeping a focus on inflation fighting even as the economy turns down. The RBI thinks liquidity coming from global easing could press oil prices higher - India imports three-quarters of its crude needs - and now falls into step with other South Asian central banks in holding rates even.

    | Sep. 17, 2012, 4:34 AM
  • Sep. 14, 2012, 12:59 PM

    India re-approves a plan (first passed and then revoked last year) to allow big-box retailers like Wal-Mart (WMT) to own controlling interests in local ventures. Together with a new law allowing (minority) foreign ownership of airlines, it's among the more important economic reforms for the country in 2 decades. One India ETF: EPI +3.8%.

    | Sep. 14, 2012, 12:59 PM
  • Sep. 7, 2012, 2:51 PM
    Not all India ETFs are created alike, as this chart of the YTD performance of some of the major ones shows. For 2012 at least, big caps lead the way, with the iShares Nifty 50 (INDY) - holding the largest 50 stocks by market cap - far outpacing the broader-based funds.
    | Sep. 7, 2012, 2:51 PM
  • Jul. 31, 2012, 2:29 AM
    The Reserve Bank of India keeps interest rates unchanged, as expected. The bank also cut its growth forecast and lifted its inflation outlook. "In the current circumstances, lowering policy rates will only aggravate inflationary impulses without necessarily stimulating growth," says RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao. BSE Sensex -0.5%.
    | Jul. 31, 2012, 2:29 AM
  • Jul. 30, 2012, 7:48 AM

    Ahead of its interest rate decision tomorrow, the RBI paints a picture of a stagflationary economy in its quarterly report. "The near-term outlook on inflation continues to be marked by a number of upside risks, despite the significant slowdown in growth ... fiscal and monetary space to stimulate ... remain limited." Inflation worries are likely to keep the RBI on hold for now.

    | Jul. 30, 2012, 7:48 AM
  • Jun. 25, 2012, 3:27 AM
    Indian shares edge higher on comments from government officials suggesting more action is coming to revive growth and boost investor confidence. BSE +0.6% to 17081.
    | Jun. 25, 2012, 3:27 AM
  • Jun. 21, 2012, 12:19 PM
    Indian equities are upgraded to Overweight by JPMorgan as low valuations and expected H2 policy actions outweigh the current "clearly poor" environment of slow growth and high inflation. The slumping rupee? It's good news as it should help to boost trade. EPI flat YTD.
    | Jun. 21, 2012, 12:19 PM
  • Jun. 18, 2012, 5:11 PM
    The RBI may have unexpectedly refrained from cutting rates today, but what amounts to unannounced QE may explain persistent weakness in the rupee and strength in inflation despite a nominally hawkish policy. Credit Suisse notes the RBI has purchased government debt this year at nearly the same pace as the Fed in the U.S. in 2011.
    | Jun. 18, 2012, 5:11 PM
  • May 31, 2012, 1:41 AM

    India's Jan.-March GDP comes in much worse than expected, +5.3% Y/Y vs. expectations of +6.1% and 6.1% growth last quarter. Rupee weakens to 56.46 against the dollar; Indian stocks fall further, now -1.3%. (official release) (previously)

    | May 31, 2012, 1:41 AM
  • May 21, 2012, 7:36 AM
    India's rupee falls more than 1% to an all-time low, now requiring 55 of them to buy one greenback. The central bank is in a tough spot as inflation remains high while the economy slows. The slide in the rupee - at least some of which has to do with the "risk off" tone of markets - won't help the inflation picture.
    | May 21, 2012, 7:36 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 15, 2012, 1:10 PM
    Stagflation rears its head in India, where inflation is refusing to respond to a slowing economy. One reason is the rupee, which has sunk to a multi-year low against the greenback. Don't expect the RBI to stop cutting rates, writes Sober Look, as the bank will likely point to the far tamer core rate of inflation.
    | May 15, 2012, 1:10 PM
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The iPath® MSCI India IndexService Mark ETNs are linked to the MSCI India Total Return IndexService Mark (the "Index"). The Index is a free-float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the market performance, including price performance and income from dividend payments, of Indian equity securities. The Index seeks to represent approximately 85% of the free-float-adjusted market capitalization of equity securities by industry group within India. As of September 30, 2009, the Index was comprised of 60 companies listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (the "NSE").
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