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MARKETS ON FRIDAY: Indices decline for 4th session, Sensex down 301 pts

Benchmark indices declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka,

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Benchmark declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka, developments in US-China trade negotiations and firm crude prices.

In a major political development, the Supreme Court held a hearing in the Karnataka government formation matter, directing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the state's new chief minister, BS Yeddyurappa, must conduct the floor test on Saturday at 4 pm. 

The S&P ended at 34,848, down 301 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,605, down 78 points

Among sectoral indices, the Bank index fell as much as 0.6%, extending its drop into a third session. ICICI Bank declined 2.9%, while HDFC Bank slipped 0.8%. 

The PSU Bank Index also shed 1.6%, in what could be its fourth consecutive session of fall, on continued concerns about disappointing quarterly results due to a jump in bad-loan provisions.

In the global markets, Asian were steady on Friday amid caution over developments in US-China trade negotiations, while the dollar perched near a five-month peak after the benchmark US Treasury yield hit its highest in seven years.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific outside Japan was little changed. The index was headed for a 1% loss this week.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.17% and Shanghai climbed 0.3% as some investors bet Beijing and Washington will reach a deal in the latest round of trade talks.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.35%, South Korea’s KOSPI was up 0.3% and Australian dipped 0.2%.

(with Reuters inputs)

First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:31 IST
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MARKETS ON FRIDAY: Indices decline for 4th session, Sensex down 301 pts

Benchmark indices declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka,

Benchmark indices declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka,
Benchmark declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka, developments in US-China trade negotiations and firm crude prices.

In a major political development, the Supreme Court held a hearing in the Karnataka government formation matter, directing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the state's new chief minister, BS Yeddyurappa, must conduct the floor test on Saturday at 4 pm. 

The S&P ended at 34,848, down 301 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,605, down 78 points

Among sectoral indices, the Bank index fell as much as 0.6%, extending its drop into a third session. ICICI Bank declined 2.9%, while HDFC Bank slipped 0.8%. 

The PSU Bank Index also shed 1.6%, in what could be its fourth consecutive session of fall, on continued concerns about disappointing quarterly results due to a jump in bad-loan provisions.

In the global markets, Asian were steady on Friday amid caution over developments in US-China trade negotiations, while the dollar perched near a five-month peak after the benchmark US Treasury yield hit its highest in seven years.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific outside Japan was little changed. The index was headed for a 1% loss this week.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.17% and Shanghai climbed 0.3% as some investors bet Beijing and Washington will reach a deal in the latest round of trade talks.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.35%, South Korea’s KOSPI was up 0.3% and Australian dipped 0.2%.

(with Reuters inputs)
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MARKETS ON FRIDAY: Indices decline for 4th session, Sensex down 301 pts

Benchmark indices declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka,

Benchmark declined for a fourth straight session on Friday, amid caution over uncertainty over the formation of government in Karnataka, developments in US-China trade negotiations and firm crude prices.

In a major political development, the Supreme Court held a hearing in the Karnataka government formation matter, directing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the state's new chief minister, BS Yeddyurappa, must conduct the floor test on Saturday at 4 pm. 

The S&P ended at 34,848, down 301 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,605, down 78 points

Among sectoral indices, the Bank index fell as much as 0.6%, extending its drop into a third session. ICICI Bank declined 2.9%, while HDFC Bank slipped 0.8%. 

The PSU Bank Index also shed 1.6%, in what could be its fourth consecutive session of fall, on continued concerns about disappointing quarterly results due to a jump in bad-loan provisions.

In the global markets, Asian were steady on Friday amid caution over developments in US-China trade negotiations, while the dollar perched near a five-month peak after the benchmark US Treasury yield hit its highest in seven years.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific outside Japan was little changed. The index was headed for a 1% loss this week.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.17% and Shanghai climbed 0.3% as some investors bet Beijing and Washington will reach a deal in the latest round of trade talks.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.35%, South Korea’s KOSPI was up 0.3% and Australian dipped 0.2%.

(with Reuters inputs)

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