India’s stock exchanges are stepping up pressure on listed companies to improve shareholder disclosures as foreign institutional investors boost holdings in Asia’s fifth-largest equity market to an all-time high.
India is planning to combine the stock and commodities market regulators after a payment crisis led to the collapse of the nation’s biggest spot exchange, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Oil & Natural Gas Corp. is set to lead India’s top state resources companies in paying a record dividend as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeks to use part of their $27 billion cash hoard to fund his government’s deficit.
Truck driver Sujan Singh should be delivering cars to Mumbai from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.’s plant near New Delhi. Instead, he’s sitting at a roadside cafe by one of India’s busiest highways, waiting for the traffic to ease.
India’s decision to allow life insurers to offer unit-linked plans, coupled with a state share- sale program, may raise investments in stocks by these companies to $25 billion this fiscal year, SMC Capitals Ltd. said.
Mining billionaire Anil Agarwal , who delivered 30 percent gains to shareholders in the past five years, plans to spend $9.6 billion to replicate the strategy of BHP Billiton Ltd. , a rival that’s posted smaller returns.