Fundamentally, the picture is still the same, with firms and especially manufacturers looking at a grim 2009 in which they'll struggle to match 2008 perfomance. Most banks are looking at 40% tops yoy growth with significant loan loss provisioning to be done. BBK especially I suspect has either hidden talent for creedit scoring customers while hawking loans on the streets or this will be a grim yr.
Telecom sector (basically Safcom and AK), will almost certainly recover previous share pricepeaks (at least in the case of AK), on the back of expectations about how fibre optic will help revenue growth. Don't forget however that internet providing will rapidly become volume business.
The main driver for the NSE rise is that risk apetite is back. Many investors who got burned from around October have probably been able to pick up some liquidity and are now back in the market. I also expect to see focused attention from Western funds back into the NSE thus the rising boats effect on every share.
Which are the good buys? CT has a fairly good list. I'd add TPS, NMG and DTB from Aga Khan stable. And if you are feeling aggressive, pick up Centum given its portfolio will recover in line with the NSE.