Looking forward, we feel three main themes will dominate both headlines and the markets: Promotion for both British and Indian soldiers was strictly by seniority, so Indian soldiers rarely reached the commissioned ranks of Jamadar or Subadar before they were middle aged at best. Zarnowitz, V

Although these small outposts remained French possessions for the next two hundred years, French ambitions on Indian territories were effectively laid to rest, thus eliminating a major source of economic competition for the company. First, you get the dividend growth as the companies increase payouts. The two companies wrestled with each other for some time, both in England and in India, for a dominant share of the trade.

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