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Benchmark indices tumbled on Friday as the long-term capital gains tax on equities investments dampened sentiment, while bonds slid for a second consecutive session on worries the central bank would become more hawkish on inflation.

The weak sentiment came a day after the government unveiled its budget for the year starting in April that raised spending for rural sectors and healthcare, widening the fiscal deficit target to 3.3% of gross domestic product from the previous 3.0%. The government also unveiled a 10 percent tax on long-term capital gains in equity

Investors worried that higher spending and the government’s move to raise minimum support prices for crops could lead to higher retail prices at a time when consumer price inflation has already hit a 17-month high of 5.21%, well above the Reserve Bank of India’s target of 4%.

That is leading to fears the RBI could adopt a more hawkish tone at its policy review on Feb. 6-7, although it is widely expected to keep rates on hold.

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

Market rundown by Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services    Market skid as deviation in fiscal path and higher rural spending dampened investor’s sentiment. Additionally, rising inflation & yield may push RBI to be more hawkish on interest rate in the upcoming monetary policy. However, earnings season is picking up pace which is giving a sense to the participants to accumulate as long term prospects remain intact.

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

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Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

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Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

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Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

Markets at Close   Benchmark indices tumbled on Friday as the long-term capital gains tax on equities investments dampened sentiment, while bonds slid for a second consecutive session on worries the central bank would become more hawkish on inflation.   The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,066, down 839 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,760, down 256 points.

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

Earnings: Two-and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto reported lower than expected net profit for the December quarter at Rs 9.52 billion against Rs 9.24 billion year on year.   The company’s revenue rose 26% at Rs 63.69 billion against Rs 50.67 billion year on year.   At the operating level, the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to Rs 12.31 billion against Rs 10.43 billion.

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

Budget 2018 Market Impact: Most newly listed stocks escape unhurt   Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented Union Budget 2018-19 in Parliament. This was his fifth and the Narendra Modi government’s last full Budget before heading into the 2019 general elections. Some of the market-related measured announced by Jaitley in his Budget impacted the Indian equity markets. While the stocks in the NSE’s Nifty50 and Nifty Midcap50 indices took more hit, the newly listed ones seemed relatively cushioned.   This EY analysis looks at the announcements in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2018-19 that might have impacted each of the newly listed stocks. CLICK HERE TO KNOW THE FULL LIST OF STOCKS

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

How Bitcoin's popularity draws hackers into red-hot cryptocurrency space   Bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud, cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows warned in a report on Thursday.   "Cybercriminals follow the money and right now they see in the unregulated and largely unsecure world of digital currencies a huge opportunity to target people, businesses and exchanges and make money quickly and easily," said Rick Holland, vice president of strategy at Digital Shadows. READ MORE Photo: Reuters

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

111 BSE500 stocks down over 25% from one year high   One out of every five stocks from the S&P BSE500 index is down more than 25% from their respective one-year highs following a sharp decline in their market values in past one week.   PC Jeweller, Vakrangee, Just Dial, Wochardt, Unitech, Aban Offshore, Rain Industries, Jindal Saw, Praj Industries, Jai Corp, Bombay Burmah Trading, Philips Carbon Black and Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing, among notable stocks, were down more than 25% each. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

Market Check   S&P BSE Sensex 35,250.17 -1.83%   Nifty 50 10,818.75 -1.80%   S&P BSE 200 4,705.57 -2.09%   Nifty 500 9,468.55 -2.26%   S&P BSE Mid-Cap 16,732.23 -3.12%   S&P BSE Small-Cap 17,981.52 -3.93%

Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

Apple reports 30% increase in user base, but analysts probe for more detail   In its quarterly earnings report on Thursday, Apple Inc gave the first update in two years on what it calls its active installed base, the number of major products such as iPhones, iPads and Macs in use in the world. Apple said the base expanded 30 per cent from two years ago to 1.3 billion.   That increase should have been seen as positive because Apple aims to become less dependent on selling iPhones and shift to selling its existing customers services like Apple Music or add-on devices like the Apple Watch or AirPods. READ MORE

First Published: Fri, February 02 2018. 15:30 IST
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Sensex tanks 2.5%, down 839 pts, Nifty ends below 10,800 on Budget woes

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Benchmark indices tumbled on Friday as the long-term capital gains tax on equities investments dampened sentiment, while bonds slid for a second consecutive session on worries the central bank would become more hawkish on inflation.

The weak sentiment came a day after the government unveiled its budget for the year starting in April that raised spending for rural sectors and healthcare, widening the fiscal deficit target to 3.3% of gross domestic product from the previous 3.0%. The government also unveiled a 10 percent tax on long-term capital gains in equity

Investors worried that higher spending and the government’s move to raise minimum support prices for crops could lead to higher retail prices at a time when consumer price inflation has already hit a 17-month high of 5.21%, well above the Reserve Bank of India’s target of 4%.

That is leading to fears the RBI could adopt a more hawkish tone at its policy review on Feb. 6-7, although it is widely expected to keep rates on hold.

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