Credit Suisse says India's risk-on rally 'premature'

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 11:29 hrs

Credit Suisse says it continues to favour relatively defensive stocks with low price/earnings ratio like HCL Technologies Ltd, NTPC Ltd , Coal India and NHPC Ltd. .

Alternatively, it prefers businesses where operating profits are unlikely to be hurt much by the economic slowdown, such as United Spirits Ltd. .

The investment bank says INR's 36-country real effective exchange rate, or REER, is close to two-decade lows. Potential INR stability or appreciation can help drive down WPI and help rate cuts, it says.

However, the market belief that this means a risk-on rally is 'premature', the note says.

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