Anil Ambani poses for photographers before the shareholders meeting in Mumbai, India. Reuters
Reliance Industries’s June-quarter profit rose 7 per cent, as double-digit growth in the Indian conglomerate’s retail and telecoms businesses helped offset its worst oil refining margins in 18 quarters.
India’s Reliance Industries, operator of the world’s biggest refining complex, posted a record net profit on Thursday as strong growth in retail and telecom businesses offset the impact of 17-quarter low refining margins. Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, said
Abu Dhbai T10 League added another feather to their cap as they signed a deal with telecom giants Jio, who will stream the matches live to their strong base of 330 millions subscribers on their smart phones.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.80% at 13,239.05 as of 05:12 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.80% at 44,993.92. Both indexes hit record highs. The Indian rupee strengthened to 73.72 against the dollar.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,840.75 per ounce by 05:28 GMT. US gold futures were up 0.2% at $1,844.10. Gold has added about 3% so far this week.
Brent was up $1.04, or 2.1%, at $49.75 a barrel by 05:55 GMT after gaining around 1% on Thursday. West Texas Intermediate rose 84 cents, or 1.8% to stand at $46.48 a barrel.