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Indices end flat, Nifty settles at 10,227 levels; PSU banks, metals lose

All that happened in the markets today.

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Nifty Metal index too slips over 1.5% Nifty PSU Bank index slips over 1.5% Sectoral trend Sensex Heatmap Markets at Close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 33,307, down 44 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10.227, down 16 points  Steel stocks under pressure; Tata Steel, JSPL, SAIL down 4%   Shares of steel companies were under pressure with Tata Steel, Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) down more than 4% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after US President Donald Trump imposed tariffs of 10% and 25% on imports of steel and aluminium respectively on March 8th.   Meanwhile, Tata Steel slipped nearly six-month low at Rs 607, down 4% on the BSE in intra-day trade, extending its past two days 4% decline after the company on Wednesday said that it has emerged as the top bidder for debt-laden Bhushan Steel.

The domestic ended largely flat on Friday taking cues from their Asian counterparts.

Among sectoral indices, the PSU Bank index ended 1.81% lower led by a fall in the of Canara Bank, IDBI Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce. The Metal index  too ended 1.81% down due to a fall in of Steel Authority of India Limited, Jindal Steel & Power and Tata Steel.


The Reserve Bank may provide four quarters to Punjab National Bank (PNB) for making provisions against the country's biggest ever banking fraud of Rs 127 billion allegedly masterminded by billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi. The bank has written a letter to the banking sector regulator seeking its opinion on making provisions for the fraud, sources said. 

In the global markets, rallied and the safe-haven yen eased on Friday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and US President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting that could come before May.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5 per cent and South Korean rose more than 1 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6 per cent.

The mood had already brightened a little after Trump pressed ahead with tariffs but offered conditional exemptions for Canada and Mexico, offering at least the hope a full-blown trade war could be averted.

The White House said other countries could apply for exemptions on the 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent for aluminum, but details were sparse on when they might be granted and under what terms.

Several major trading partners have said they will respond with tariffs or direct action of their own.


(with wire inputs)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:30 IST
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Indices end flat, Nifty settles at 10,227 levels; PSU banks, metals lose

All that happened in the markets today.

All that happened in the markets today. The domestic ended largely flat on Friday taking cues from their Asian counterparts.

Among sectoral indices, the PSU Bank index ended 1.81% lower led by a fall in the of Canara Bank, IDBI Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce. The Metal index  too ended 1.81% down due to a fall in of Steel Authority of India Limited, Jindal Steel & Power and Tata Steel.

The Reserve Bank may provide four quarters to Punjab National Bank (PNB) for making provisions against the country's biggest ever banking fraud of Rs 127 billion allegedly masterminded by billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi. The bank has written a letter to the banking sector regulator seeking its opinion on making provisions for the fraud, sources said. 

In the global markets, rallied and the safe-haven yen eased on Friday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and US President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting that could come before May.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5 per cent and South Korean rose more than 1 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6 per cent.

The mood had already brightened a little after Trump pressed ahead with tariffs but offered conditional exemptions for Canada and Mexico, offering at least the hope a full-blown trade war could be averted.

The White House said other countries could apply for exemptions on the 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent for aluminum, but details were sparse on when they might be granted and under what terms.

Several major trading partners have said they will respond with tariffs or direct action of their own.


(with wire inputs)

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Indices end flat, Nifty settles at 10,227 levels; PSU banks, metals lose

All that happened in the markets today.

The domestic ended largely flat on Friday taking cues from their Asian counterparts.

Among sectoral indices, the PSU Bank index ended 1.81% lower led by a fall in the of Canara Bank, IDBI Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce. The Metal index  too ended 1.81% down due to a fall in of Steel Authority of India Limited, Jindal Steel & Power and Tata Steel.

The Reserve Bank may provide four quarters to Punjab National Bank (PNB) for making provisions against the country's biggest ever banking fraud of Rs 127 billion allegedly masterminded by billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi. The bank has written a letter to the banking sector regulator seeking its opinion on making provisions for the fraud, sources said. 

In the global markets, rallied and the safe-haven yen eased on Friday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and US President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting that could come before May.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5 per cent and South Korean rose more than 1 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6 per cent.

The mood had already brightened a little after Trump pressed ahead with tariffs but offered conditional exemptions for Canada and Mexico, offering at least the hope a full-blown trade war could be averted.

The White House said other countries could apply for exemptions on the 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent for aluminum, but details were sparse on when they might be granted and under what terms.

Several major trading partners have said they will respond with tariffs or direct action of their own.


(with wire inputs)

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