Ahead of the fourth quarter results of the IT heavyweights Infosys and TCS, and key macro data release, major equity indices ended the week on a higher note led by gains in banking stocks. The BSE Sensex closed 160.10 points or 0.41 per cent higher at 38,767.11. The broader Nifty finished 46.75 points or 0.40 per cent higher at 11,643.45. “Market turned positive despite a weak rupee as investors
Major Indian indices − Sensex and Nifty − closed at their highest-ever on Tuesday riding strong and sustained foreign fund inflows and bets of yet another rate cut over a near-normal monsoon forecast. Both indices touched their all-time highs − Sensex at 39,364.34 and Nifty 11,810.95 − during the early trade and mostly held on to the gains
Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Thursday after advancing for four consecutive sessions as investors took to profit booking. Investors also treaded with caution ahead of Q4 results from index heavyweight Reliance Industries. Jet Airways was in the spotlight throughout the day over its steep fall.
Investors on Tuesday traded with caution anticipating a further rise in the international oil prices, and conclusion of the third and largest phase of the general elections. Sensex ended 80 points lower after a range-bound movement throughout the day’s trade.
The contribution of core digital sectors like information technology-business process management (IT-BPM), digital communications, and electronics manufacturing to India’s gross domestic product (GDP) may increase from seven per cent in 2017-18 to eight to 10 per cent in 2025, says a new report from McKinsey Global Institute.
In line with global markets, Indian equities on Monday logged steep falls as US President Donald Trump threatened to impose fresh trade tariffs worth $200 billion on Chinese goods. The US move is being seen as an unexpected and a major escalation in trade tensions between the two big economies.
Sensex staged a strong rebound on Friday advancing by 537 points boosted by strength in banking and auto shares. “Buying ahead of exit poll results due on Sunday evening triggered short covering in the markets,” said Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities.
Indian shares hit a record high on Monday after exit polls from the country’s marathon election indicated a new term for Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While opposition parties refused to concede and the country faces a nerve-jangling three day wait until the official count begins,