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Pre-poll investing gathers pace in India

Investors have traditionally made money in the run-up to elections and are expected to again reap gains during the 2019 general election. BY HARISH MEHTA

Investors in Mumbai reacting to a massive slump in stock markets in October. They are, however, more optimistic ahead of 2019's general election. PHOTO: AFP

THE great Indian election carnival in the stock market - which happens once in five years during the general election campaign - has begun with investors eagerly picking stocks because there is no better time to make money.

The investors entering the stock market in the run-up to the...

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