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06/06/2016

Indian Firms Continue to Flounder in the Face of Fantastic Fundamentals – India Real Time – WSJ

India has the highest gross domestic product growth of any large economy; its chronic inflation problem seems under control and it has a relatively business-friendly prime minister. But its companies’ profits remain utterly unimpressive.

The latest round of quarterly results showed once again that whatever is happening with top-line GDP expansion isn’t trickling down to the bottom line.

The profit after tax at the 30 companies that make up the benchmark Sensex rose only 2.7% from a year earlier. That is better than the 9% decline a year ago but a slowdown compared  to the previous quarter.

For the full fiscal year ended March, Sensex company profit fell 1.6%–their worst performance in seven years. Official data showed last week that the economy grew 7.6% in the same period.

Profits were pummeled as Indian government-owned banks reported losses as they set aside huge amounts of money for bad loans.

Source: Indian Firms Continue to Flounder in the Face of Fantastic Fundamentals – India Real Time – WSJ

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30/03/2014

Accomplished women in India face higher risk of domestic violence: study | India Insight

Women in India who are more educated than their husbands, earn more or are the sole earners in their families face a higher risk of domestic violence than women who are more dependent on their partners, according to a new study.

Much of India is still deeply patriarchal and there are wide gaps in the status of men and women. And this form of violence could be a way for men to reassert their power or maintain social control over their wives to preserve the “status quo” in the relationship, said the study’s author Abigail Weitzman.

Weitzman, a graduate student at New York University, looked at data from the female-only module of India’s National Family Health Survey (NFHS) collected between 2005 and 2006, concentrating on married women.

The study found that compared to women less educated than their husbands, women with more education face 1.4 times the risk of violence from their partners, 1.54 times the risk of frequent violence, and 1.36 times the risk of severe violence.

The study appeared in the latest issue of the Population and Development Review, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Population Council, an international non-profit organization that conducts research on development issues.

“The result of such violent responses may in turn prevent some women from pursuing employment or greater earnings opportunities either because they have been injured or because the material benefits of such opportunities no longer outweigh the physical costs at home,” the study said.

via Accomplished women in India face higher risk of domestic violence: study | India Insight.

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