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Market turns volatile ahead of GST council meet

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Indices witnessed a bout of volatility in morning trade ahead of GST council meet. The Nifty recovered after slipping below 10,700 mark in early trade. At 10:22 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 65.6 points or 0.18% at 36,159.07. The Nifty 50 index was up 20.9 points or 0.2% at 10,725.70.

The GST council is scheduled to meet in Goa at 10:30 IST today, 20 September 2019. As per reports, rate rationalisation by the GST Council and measures to boost economic growth may be unveiled.

The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index was down 0.13%. The S&P BSE Small-Cap index was down 0.2%.

The market breadth favoured the sellers. On the BSE, 777 shares rose and 916 shares fell. A total of 76 shares were unchanged.

IIFL Securities hit a lower circuit limit of 5% at Rs 39.6 on the BSE after listing on bourses today, 20 September 2019. The stock opened at Rs 41.65 per share, which is also its intraday high. The counter clocked volume of 1172 shares.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) continued yesterday's decline and tumbled 10.23% to Rs 277.2 today. Media reports suggested that a Delhi High Court-appointed arbitrator asked Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra not to sell his unpledged stake in ZEE till next month in an ongoing dispute with Indiabulls Housing Finance over default in repayment of loans worth Rs 200 crore. Reports further added that promoters of the Essel Group, which owns ZEE, had entered into an agreement with mutual funds, getting time till 30 September to repay debt. This agreement prevented the funds from selling the shares held as collateral.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises has tanked 20.87% in five trading session from its previous high of Rs 350.3 on 13 September 2019.

Apparels and Accessories major Lux Industries reported that it has issued commercial paper of Rs 50 crore with a maturity date of 18 December 2019. The issuance of commercial paper is in line with company's strategy to bring down finance cost. The stock was down 0.6% at Rs 1162.35.

Reliance Home Finance declined 4.49% to Rs 5.11 after credit rating agency Brickwork Ratings downgraded company's ratings to D on company's long term debt programme, market linked debentures, subordinated debt, non-convertible debentures (NCDs). Brickwork has stated this action is primarily due to non-payment of commercial paper.

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First Published: Fri, September 20 2019. 10:29 IST