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The Sensex and Nifty edged lower for a second straight session on Wednesday, tracking Asian peers, as caution crept into the markets ahead of the federal budget, due on Thursday. Asian stocks were also down as the recent rise in global bond yields weighed on equities, with MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edging 0.2% lower. Indian markets have been on a record-hitting spree in recent weeks, driven by liquidity, better-than-expected corporate earnings, and a positive economic growth forecast. ALSO READ: MARKETS LIVE: Union Budget 2018 ...

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Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

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Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

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Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

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Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

Markets at close   The Sensex and Nifty ended lower for a second straight session on Wednesday, tracking Asian peers, as caution crept into the markets ahead of the federal budget, due on Thursday.   The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,965, up 68 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,027, up 21 points.

Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

HDFC Securities Report on SBI Life Insurance   PAT  for  the  quarter  was  up  21% at Rs 2.3 billion despite business strain on strong growth. We upgrade our margin assumption resulting in VNB increasing by  4.6/5.5% for FY18/19 and tweak APE growth assumptions also. We continue to  like  SBI  Life  due to strong distribution footprint of its parent SBI along with industry tailwinds from financialisation of savings. We maintain BUY with a target price of Rs 840.

Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

Budget 2018: India Inc wants GST reforms, friendly-business policies   Tabled in Parliament on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Economic Survey has estimated that the Indian economy will grow by 7-7.5% in 2018-19, re-establishing India as the world's fastest-growing major economy.   Every budget rides high on the expectations of taxpayers and the finance minister has a challenging task of balancing tax cuts and increased revenues and here's what India Inc expects from Budget 2018. READ MORE

Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

Good news on earnings: Early corporate results point to recovery   An analysis of the third quarter results (October-December 2017) of some 385 companies suggests that corporate growth has rebounded to an appreciable extent even if allowance is made for the low base created by the demonetisation of November 2016 as well as the patchy implementation of the goods and services tax. Sales have grown a commendable 12.8%, while other income rose 28%. READ MORE

Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

Vakrangee declines for third straight day; stock tanks 20%   Shares of Vakrangee were locked in lower circuit of 20% at Rs 336, extending their past two days decline on the BSE, on heavy volumes.   In the past three trading days, the stock has tanked 33% from Rs 505 on Thursday, January 25, 2018, as compared to a marginal 0.36% decline in the S&P BSE Sensex. READ MORE

Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

Markets check Index Current Pt. Change % Change   S&P BSE SENSEX 35,852.70 -181.03 -0.50   S&P BSE SENSEX 50 11,475.37 -53.23 -0.46   S&P BSE SENSEX Next 50 35,672.45 -653.40 -1.80   S&P BSE 100 11,385.68 -77.18 -0.67   S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index 3,828.44 -39.21 -1.01

Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

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Sensex ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 11000 as investors await Budget

Fed expected to keep interest rates steady as Yellen era ends   The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while signaling a gradual tightening of monetary policy later this year as the US economy continues to expand and job gains remain solid.   Investors will focus on the US central bank's gauge of inflation, which remains stubbornly below its 2% target, the risks it sees to its economic outlook, and any assessment of the impact of the Trump administration's tax overhaul on growth. READ MORE

First Published: Wed, January 31 2018. 14:40 IST
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