Industrial production declined 0.7% in August 2016 compared with a revised 2.5% decline in July 2016. The government unveiled the industrial production data for August 2016 after trading hours on Monday, 10 October 2016. Decline in production in metal and manufacturing sector led the decline in industrial production in August 2016. Production of the mining sector declined 5.6% and manufacturing production fell 0.3%. As per use-based classification, capital goods production declined sharply by 22.2% in August 2016. Consumer goods production rose 1.1%.
In overseas markets, Asian stocks declined after minutes of the last US Federal Reserve policy meeting indicated a December rate increase was still on the cards. US stocks finished mostly higher yesterday, 12 October 2016. Minutes from the Fed's September meeting, indicate that policy makers wanted more evidence of full employment and gains in inflation before feeling confident in raising rates, but the minutes also said a rate increase was in the cards relatively soon.
Closer home, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 547.26 crore on Monday, 10 October 2016, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 468.96 crore on Monday, 10 October 2016, as per provisional data.
Among corporate news, TCS announces Q2 September 2016 results today, 13 October 2016.
ICICI Bank announced on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, that it has notified The Bank of New York Mellon (Trustee) that all outstanding 7.25% perpetual non-cumulative subordinated debt securities (Notes) of the bank will be redeemed in full on 31 October 2016 (redemption date) at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. The amount of accrued and unpaid interest with respect to the Notes to the redemption date will be $36.25 on each $1,000 of Notes. The redemption price including the amount of accrued and upaid interest with respect to the Notes for all outstanding Notes on the redemption date will be $1036.25 for each $1,000 of Notes. ICICI Bank acting through its Bahrain branch had issued a $340,000,000 7.25% perpetual non-cumulative subordinated debt securities on 24 August 2006 with an optional redemption by the bank on 31 October 2016, or on any subsequent interest payment date.
Indusind Bank's net profit rose 25.75% to Rs 704.26 crore on 23.97% increase in total income to Rs 4439.72 crore in Q2 September 2016 over Q2 September 2015. The result was announced on Wednesday, 12 October 2016.
The stock market was shut that day on account of Muharram.
The bank's gross non-performing assets (NPAs) stood at Rs 899.01 crore as on 30 September 2016 as against Rs 860.64 crore as on 30 June 2016 and Rs 602.10 crore as on 30 September 2015. The ratio of gross NPAs to gross advances stood at 0.90% as on 30 September 2016 as against 0.91% as on 30 June 2016 and 0.77% as on 30 September 2015. The ratio of net NPAs to net advances stood at 0.37% as on 30 September 2016 as against 0.38% as on 30 June 2016 and 0.31% as on 30 September 2015. The bank's provisions and contingencies (excluding tax provisions) rose 35.29% to Rs 213.88 crore in Q2 September 2016 over Q2 September 2015.
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) wil be in focus. SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra group on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 announced that as a part of its effort to grow in China, the company signed a letter of intent with the Shaanxi Automobile Group for a joint venture that will establish a local production for CBU vehicles. The joint venture, which will become SsangYong's first overseas production base, in a 50/50 partnership with the Shaanxi Automobile Group, will construct production facilities for CBU vehicles and an engine plant. The first phase of construction will establish a plant with an annual capacity of 150,000 units per year by the end of 2019 and the second phase will involve an expansion of the facilities to 300,000 units annnually. Further, SsangYong will establish an automotive cluster with its major suppliers that will also enter the market, to ensure product competitiveness, and start the production of SsangYong's current models and models under development, in the second half of 2019.
GAIL (India) announced that it has received intimation from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved 40% capital grant (limited to Rs 5176 crore) of the estimated capital cost of Rs 12940 crore to GAIL (India) for execution Jagdishpur-Haldia/Bokaro-Dhamra gas pipeline (JHBDPL) project by 2020. The announcement was made after market hours on Monday, 10 October 2016.
Dr Reddy's Laboratories announced that it has launched Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets in 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Lamictal ODT (lamotrigine) Orally Disintegrating Tablets in the United States market approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA). The Lamictal ODT brand and generic had US sales of approximately $65.5 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ended in July 2016 according to IMS Health. Lamictal ODT is a registered trademark of GSK group of companies. The announcement was made after market hours on Monday, 10 October 2016.
Key benchmark indices eked out small gains on Monday, 10 October 2016. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, rose 21.20 points or 0.08% to settle at 28,082.34. The Nifty 50 index rose 11.20 points, or 0.13% to settle at 8,708.80.
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