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India Funds Are No. 1 This Year. So Watch Out. — A small group of funds investing in the world's largest democracy, India, is topping the performance charts this year, but advisers say that isn't necessarily a signal to pile into them. India-focused mutual funds have gained around 44% on average through November, making it the best-performing fund category, says Morningstar Inc.

A New Look for Indian Railways — Indian Railways is trying to get a makeover. "We want to improve passenger amenities," said Suresh Prabhu, India's new minister for railways, via a video conference at an event organized by the Asia Society in Mumbai Wednesday. India's nationalized rail network carries around 30 million passengers a day and has a budget for 2014/15 of 654 billion rupees ($10 billion.)

Private Equity Firms Still Waiting for a Chance to Sell in India — Unlike Indian stock investors who are on a high amid optimism about the new government that came to power in May, private-equity funds who have invested in India aren't popping champagne bottles just yet.

India’s Top Cop Appears to Nod Off During Narendra Modi’s Speech on Smart Policing — At a meeting this weekend where Prime Minister Narendra Modi told India's top cops about his vision for a smart and alert security force, the chief of India's Central Bureau of Investigation made headlines for appearing to nod off during parts of the two-day conference.

Former Citi CEO Vikram Pandit Bets on India Real Estate — Vikram Pandit, the former chief executive of Citigroup Inc., is making a bet on Indian real estate. A fund led by Mr. Pandit has invested 5.4 billion rupees ($90 million) in a firm that specializes in lending to real estate developers, according to a statement late Thursday.

The Airlines in India with The Most Frustrated Passengers Are… — A little more than a decade ago, airplane travel was still considered a privilege in India. Now, as it becomes increasingly common and relatively cheap to fly, Indians are learning the frustrations that come with air travel, like flight delays, lost baggage, and the odd buffalo strike on the runway.

India Hedge Funds Best Global Performers This Year — MUMBAI-India-focused hedge funds have been the best-performing funds globally this year, shining the spotlight on a group that until recently had been shrinking. Thanks in part to the new government, which came into power late May, India-focused hedge funds have outperformed the country's buoyant stock market.

Mumbai Boss to Shut For Now —, a popular website that helps users keep track of cultural goings-on in Mumbai, is shutting down temporarily. "We will take a renewal hiatus and be back in the new year or sooner," said Nayantara Kilachand, founder and editor of the website that gets around 300,000 visitors a month.

This Adviser Abandoned Pimco Fund After Bill Gross’s Departure — The Bill Gross bombshell hit hard for many investment advisers, who had to decide whether to pull clients from Pimco Total Return fund when the bond-fund king left. One of those advisers was Rick Brooks, who oversees investment management at Blankinship & Foster LLC in Solana Beach, Calif.

Red Tape in India Gets Longer, Says World Bank — Red tape in India is long and getting longer. The country has slipped again in the annual ease of doing business rankings compiled by The World Bank, which also said that last year, running a business in India was even tougher than they had originally thought.
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Nov 12, 2014

India hedge funds up 46% this yr, best-performing globally, but investors approach 'em cautiously

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