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Gloomy Outlook

The Sensex may underperform for the third year in a row due to uncertainty in the economy.


Changes in tax treaties will reduce round-tripping and make FDI numbers less impressive than they are now.

The equity markets are likely to remain weak in the near term given the uncertain impact of demonetisation on corporate earnings.

Demonetisation has led to a Rs 2,000-crore loss for the advertising sector, but it could lead to prudent spends.

In the past seven months, the number of buyback issues has risen to a three-year high, driven by PSUs.

The US President-elect's campaign rhetoric has fathered some queasy questions.

A six-tier GST could not only thwart the government's effort to weaken the black economy, but also derail ease of doing business.

The Centre's policies have made India an attractive FDI destination, but a more liberal environment would give the much-needed boost to the economy.

External commercial borrowings dwindle amid lower capex requirements by companies.

Withdrawal of high denomination currency notes has the parallel financial system in a quandary, severely affecting lives in rural India.

Sale of online prescription drugs could be great news for the customer, but monitoring e-pharmacies effectively will be a challenge.
Bypassing BS V emission standards to meet the stringent BS VI by 2020 will make India the best-in-class.

Any change in the drug price control regime purely for ease of doing business can have serious ramifications.

 In a little over two years since its formation, Telangana now has 31 smaller districts from the earlier 10. But it may not add to administrative efficiency.
The growth of India's famed software companies has slowed. It may be a new normal.