The Epic reforms in Insurance and Pensions started off the day adversely affecting the existing Insurance plays from Max India to Bajaj Alliance and other likely as markets were still excessively optimistic of action despite temperin gof expectations over 6 months. The cleared Companies Bill ith a 2% PAT surprise “social tax” is unlikely to not add to the bottomline challenges for the Nifty 50 firms whch are ready to rebound in profit growth by next week when results start pouring in.
Q2 will provide more impetus to the running recovery board and then the inevitable reaction from higher levels as we come to terms with Economic armageddon as it continued from August and thus pretraces another reality check for the markets which will unlikely try to get to a reaction before the last week of the year.
Indian insurers have been relatively more comfortable with 26% FDI as that keeps stakes higher for them and thence control. However the 49% limit may be subsumed by FIIs with portfolio cash
- India Morning Report September 17, 2012: A New High For Nifty As India’s Reforms Story Rushes Get Canned (awardz.wordpress.com)