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Indices end slightly lower ahead of GDP data; PSU banks, realty stocks fall

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Market rundown by Nikhil Kamath, Co-Founder and Head of Trading, Zerodha "Markets opened the session slightly higher for the day on the back of positive global cues, this rally was sold into and the indices corrected throughout the session to close over a quarter percent lower for the day.   Cement and banking were the weakest sectors for the session, with both Orient Bank and PNB tanking in trade." Top Sectoral loser: Nifty PSU Bank slips over 3% Sectoral Trend Sensex top gainers and losers Markets at Close The S&P BSE Sensex ended the day at 34346, down 99 points while the broader NIfty50 index settled at 10554 down 28 points PNB scam: Bank ignored warnings from Gitanjali Gems auditor in March 2017 The Indian lenders led by Punjab National Bank ignored warnings from the auditor of Gitanjali Gems in March 2017 that the latter has defaulted to loans of Life Insurance Corporation. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

The benchmark ended marginally lower on Tuesday ahead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be released on Wednesday.

The S&P ended the day at 34346, down 99 points while the broader NIfty50 index settled at 10554 down 28 points.


Among sectoral indices, the PSU Bank index ended over 3% lower led by a sharp fall in of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

of PNB hit a 20-month low, slipping over 9% on the earlier in the day, after the government-owned bank said it has revealed an additional unauthorized transactions by around Rs 13 billion (USD 204 million). The stock was trading at its lowest level since June 24, 2016.

The market participants will look forward to key economic data such as  Nikkei Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Fiscal Deficit and GDP to be released on Wednesday.

In the global markets, Asian extended their recovery on Tuesday, hitting a three-week high as US borrowing costs eased ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s highly-anticipated first congressional testimony later in the day.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.1 per cent to three-week highs while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan also hit a three-week high before giving up gains on profit-taking in Chinese shares.
 
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 advanced 1.18 per cent on Monday helped by fall in US bond yields.

(with Reuters inputs)

First Published: Tue, February 27 2018. 15:30 IST
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Indices end slightly lower ahead of GDP data; PSU banks, realty stocks fall

All that happened in the markets today.

All that happened in the markets today. The benchmark ended marginally lower on Tuesday ahead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be released on Wednesday.

The S&P ended the day at 34346, down 99 points while the broader NIfty50 index settled at 10554 down 28 points.

Among sectoral indices, the PSU Bank index ended over 3% lower led by a sharp fall in of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

of PNB hit a 20-month low, slipping over 9% on the earlier in the day, after the government-owned bank said it has revealed an additional unauthorized transactions by around Rs 13 billion (USD 204 million). The stock was trading at its lowest level since June 24, 2016.

The market participants will look forward to key economic data such as  Nikkei Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Fiscal Deficit and GDP to be released on Wednesday.

In the global markets, Asian extended their recovery on Tuesday, hitting a three-week high as US borrowing costs eased ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s highly-anticipated first congressional testimony later in the day.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.1 per cent to three-week highs while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan also hit a three-week high before giving up gains on profit-taking in Chinese shares.
 
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 advanced 1.18 per cent on Monday helped by fall in US bond yields.

(with Reuters inputs)

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Indices end slightly lower ahead of GDP data; PSU banks, realty stocks fall

All that happened in the markets today.

The benchmark ended marginally lower on Tuesday ahead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be released on Wednesday.

The S&P ended the day at 34346, down 99 points while the broader NIfty50 index settled at 10554 down 28 points.

Among sectoral indices, the PSU Bank index ended over 3% lower led by a sharp fall in of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

of PNB hit a 20-month low, slipping over 9% on the earlier in the day, after the government-owned bank said it has revealed an additional unauthorized transactions by around Rs 13 billion (USD 204 million). The stock was trading at its lowest level since June 24, 2016.

The market participants will look forward to key economic data such as  Nikkei Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Fiscal Deficit and GDP to be released on Wednesday.

In the global markets, Asian extended their recovery on Tuesday, hitting a three-week high as US borrowing costs eased ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s highly-anticipated first congressional testimony later in the day.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.1 per cent to three-week highs while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan also hit a three-week high before giving up gains on profit-taking in Chinese shares.
 
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 advanced 1.18 per cent on Monday helped by fall in US bond yields.

(with Reuters inputs)

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