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Benchmark indices end flat but on a negative note on Tuesday as gains in IT stocks were offset by losses in oil refiners such as Hindustan Petroleum Corp, with sentiment dampened after data showed the country’s trade deficit widened in December. India's December trade deficit widened to its highest in more than three years as higher import bills for gold and crude oil weighed on rising exports, government data showed on Monday. The trade deficit widened to $14.88 billion last month from $13.83 billion in November, data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry ...

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Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

Market rundown by Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services   "Widened fiscal deficit and increasing fuel price on account of volatility in crude prices dampened the market sentiment. Mid & small cap underperformed but silver lining was seen in IT index on expectation of turnaround in spending.  If the earnings season pick up steam as per the expectation of 15-20% YoY EPS growth for Nifty & Sensex in Q3, the underlying positive trend in the market will be maintained. "  

Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

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Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

Markets at Close   Benchmark indices were rangebound on Tuesday as gains in IT stocks were offset by losses in oil refiners such as Hindustan Petroleum Corp, with sentiment dampened after data showed the country’s trade deficit widened in December.   The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 34,771, down 72 points while the broadeer Nifty50 index ended at 10,700, down 41 points.

Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

IPO nod   Speciality chemicals manufacturer Galaxy Surfactants has received capital markets regulator Sebi's go-ahead to raise an estimated Rs 1,000 crore through an initial public offer (IPO).   The company had filed its draft papers with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in November last year and obtained 'observations' from the regulator on January 12, 2018, the latest update with markets watchdog showed.   Sebi's observations are very important for any company to launch a public offer.

Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

BSE Smallcap, Midcap index under pressure; down 2%   Shares of mid and smallcap companies were under pressure with the S&P BSE Midcap and S&P BSE Smallcap index were down up to 2% on profit booking.   Uttam Galva Steels, Indosolar, Jaypee Infratech, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC), Kaya, Subex, Unitech, Electrosteel Castings and Equitas Holdings from smallcap index were down more than 7%. National Aluminium Company, Federal Bank, IDFC Bank, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and IDBI Bank from midcap index down in the range of 5% to 8% on BSE. READ MORE

Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

Why Jaitley should not focus on growth numbers while preparing Budget 2018   Spare a thought for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. When Mr Jaitley presents his Budget next month, he must know that he doesn’t have a handle on the all-important number, namely, the growth estimate for India’s gross domestic product (GDP).   The growth in GDP (along with the inflation rate) determines the increase in tax revenue. It also determines the denominator in the fiscal deficit to GDP ratio, perhaps the most closely watched number in any Budget. Click here for full article

Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

GNFC slips 11% on closure of Dahej plant   Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC) slipped 11% to Rs 481 on BSE after the company said that it has decided to close TDI-II plant at Dahej indefinitely following leakage.   “In the morning on 15th January, 2018, there has been a sudden leakage at TDI-II Plant, Dahej, which called for Plant shutdown at Dahej. Due to safety measures already put in place by the Company over a period of time, neither there is any property damage nor any loss of life,” GNFC said in a regulatory filing. Read more

Sensex ends above 35,000 for first time, Nifty hits 10,800; banks, IT lead

BNP Paribas sees value in Indian stocks even as indices hit new highs   By at least one measure, Indian equities look attractive relative to their regional peers even after posting new records in the new year.   That’s the view of BNP Paribas, which forecasts the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex to post its third annual gain in 2018, helped by a revival in company earnings and economic growth. Read more  

First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 15:32 IST
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Benchmark indices end flat but on a negative note on Tuesday as gains in IT stocks were offset by losses in oil refiners such as Hindustan Petroleum Corp, with sentiment dampened after data showed the country’s trade deficit widened in December. India's December trade deficit widened to its highest in more than three years as higher import bills for gold and crude oil weighed on rising exports, government data showed on Monday. The trade deficit widened to $14.88 billion last month from $13.83 billion in November, data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry ...

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