World shares were trading in a narrow range on Thursday after major US indexes hit record highs in a pre-Independence Day rally, buoyed by the easing of trade tensions between the US and China.
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
Global stock markets rose on Friday after JP Morgan›s results kicked off the US corporate earnings season in style, while signs of stabilisation in China›s economy also helped riskier assets on views the growth outlook worldwide is better than thought.
News that the eurozone economy grew more than anticipated in the first quarter failed to stir stocks on Tuesday as downbeat Chinese data soured sentiment.
London Metal Exchange’s (LME) storage problems may badly affect small tin markets, according to analysts. Is the exchange’s physical storage function in danger of slipping into the shadows? That’s the question at the heart of the LME’s latest public discussion paper on its troublesome warehouse network.
The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays. But this year comparatively little has been happening.
US stocks pulled back slightly on Monday as investors awaited a barrage of major earnings reports this week, the busiest this earnings season, while a jump in energy stocks kept losses in check.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) told investors for the first time on Thursday it would keep interest rates at super-low levels for at least one more year, seeking to dispel uncertainty over its commitment to ultra-loose policies as the economy comes under fresh pressure.
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.