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59% Say rate rise will not slow housing market

Over half of Mortgage Strategy Online readers believe the base rate rise to 4.75% will not slow down the housing market. However, 41% believe that the 0.25% increase almost a fortnight ago could result in a decline in the housing market.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: Do you think the government was right to introduce energy inspectors?

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Reforming India: just the beginning

By Kunal Desai, Neptune India Fund

As global investors continue to scour emerging markets through the lens of reform potential, India shines bright. Indeed, we think it can sparkle even brighter. We anticipate India’s self-imposed 10-year ‘policy holiday’ to turn into one of the most pro-growth and pro-investment policy calendars seen in Asia in years. The Indian electorate has engineered a historic verdict. We now have the strongest Indian government since 1984, with the pro-market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieving an absolute majority for the first time in the party’s history.

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