Sensex rises for second day as Jaitley's comment boosts lenders

By Aby Jose Koilparambil

Indian shares rose for a second consecutive session as lenders such as State Bank of India  rallied after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would soon announce new measures to tackle non-performing assets (NPAs).

The government and the Reserve Bank of India would announce the measures in "a couple of days", Jaitley said

BSE raises over Rs 2 lakh crore on bond platform

Stock market major BSE on Thursday reported that with HDFC and IREDA raising Rs 1,498 crore and Rs 200 crore worth of debt capital on Wednesday, it has raised a total of Rs 200,111 crore via its bond issuance platform.

"BSE's platform for bond issuances crossed the Rs 2 lakh crore-mark of fund, raising through debt securities by corporates in India," the stock exchange m

Short covering lifts Indian equities

Indian equity markets were on Thursday lifted by short covering, coupled with a marginally strong rupee and healthy buying in automobile, oil and gas, and capital goods stocks.

The key indices provisionally closed with gains of more than half a per cent each and broke the streak of three consecutive sessions of losses.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock

Positive global cues, strong rupee lift Indian equities

 Positive global cues, coupled with a marginally strong rupee and healthy buying in automobile, oil and gas, and capital goods stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.

The key indices traded in the green during the mid-afternon trade session on the back of short covering -- breaking the streak of three consecutive sessions of losses.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty

Indian equities slide on negative global cues

 Indian equity markets on Wednesday slipped on the back of negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in automobile, consumer durables and banking stocks.

Both the key indices provisionally closed with losses of around one per cent each. The NSE Nifty closed below the psychologically important 9,100-level.

Growing concerns over US President Donald Trump's abili

Indian equities slide on negative global cues

 Indian equity markets on Wednesday slipped on the back of negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in automobile, consumer durables and banking stocks.

Both the key indices provisionally closed with losses of around one per cent each. The NSE Nifty closed below the psychologically important 9,100-level.

Growing concerns over US President Donald Trump's abili

Indian equities pares losses, close flat

Indian equity markets provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note on Tuesday, with heavy selling pressure witnessed in healthcare, banking and automobile stocks.

A strong rupee and broadly positive global cues aided the key indices to pare some losses and close the day on a flat note.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was a tad lower by 5.35 p

Indian equities trade lower as investors book profits

Indian equity markets slipped for the second consecutive trade session on Tuesday as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in healthcare, banking and automobile stocks.

The key indices traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session as investors booked profits.

At 12.45 p.m., the wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) broke the crucial 9,100-level

Equities slip on negative global cues, profit booking

Broadly negative global cues and heavy selling pressure witnessed in IT, banking and Teck (technology, media and entertainment) stocks dragged the Indian equity markets lower on Monday.

The key indices provisionally closed in the red with losses as investors took to book profits.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 33.20 points or 0.36 per c

Telecom stocks trade slightly lower following merger announcements

On the day of major merger announcements in the telecom space, the telecom sector shed marginal gains and traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.

At 1.00 p.m., the telecom stocks, which opened at 1,268.30 points, traded at 1,254.37 points -- down 10.81 points or 0.85 per cent.

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel was one of the biggest gainers. Its shares

Selling pressure pulls Indian equities lower

 Broadly negative global cues and heavy selling pressure witnessed in IT, banking and metal stocks dragged the Indian equity markets lower on Monday.

The key indices traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session, as investors took to book profits.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 34.35 points or 0.37 per cent to 9,125.70 p

Rupee movement, inflows of funds to guide Indian equities

Aiming to retain their psychologically- significant levels, key Indian equity indices will seek direction from the movement of the rupee, influx of foreign funds and global macro-economic data during the trade week starting March 20.

"With no major domestic triggers or events in the coming week, investors should continue to keep an eye on global events and fresh investment b

UBI to get Rs 418-crore capital from government

State-run United Bank of India on Friday said the central government will infuse Rs 418 crore capital in the bank as a part of turnaround-linked capital infusion plan.

"The exchange (Bombay Stock Exchange) is hereby informed that the bank has received a communication from the central government...informing inter alia capital allocation of Rs 418 crore as a part of turnaround-link

Nifty hits record highs; set to outperform bonds

MUMBAI - India's broader NSE stock index hit a record high on Friday, as bets on improving earnings and additional economic reforms are fuelling a rally that investors believe will lead equity returns to outpace debt for the first time in two years.

The NSE index, or Nifty, rose as much as 0.7 percent to an all-time high of 9,218.4, marking the third time thi

Strong rupee, positive global cues cheer Indian equities

 Positive global cues, a strong rupee and healthy buying in metals, capital goods and consumer durables stocks, brought a cheer to the Indian equity markets on Thursday.

The key indices provisionally closed with gains of more half a per cent each, well absorbing the 25 basis points (bps) rate hike by the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday for the second time in three months.

Nifty hits record, rupee at 17-month high as Fed sticks to gradual pace

MUMBAI  - The NSE Nifty hit a record high and the rupee rose to its strongest level in nearly 17 months on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled no pick-up in the pace of its interest rate tightening.

The gains, which tracked Asian markets, came after the Fed stuck to its outlook for two additional rate increases this year after lifting its overnight

Rupee hits 16-month high, bonds rally most in two weeks ahead of Fed

MUMBAI - The rupee hit a 16-month peak against the dollar and bonds rallied the most in two weeks on Wednesday on hopes of a less hawkish tone on interest rates by the U.S Federal Reserve at the end of its two-day policy meeting later in the day.

The stock market however ended nearly unchanged a day after the broader NSE index hit a record high and the benchmark BSE i

Markets showing confidence in Modi's policies: BSE executive

With Indian equity markets surging to new levels this week, an official of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has said that market behaviour is reflecting its growing confidence in the policies of the government.

Indian equity markets on Tuesday surged to touch new 52-week-high levels following crucial state election results declared on March 11. 

"Now we have seen so

SEBI, BSE, NSE approve RCOM-Aircel deal

 Reliance Communications (RCOM) has got approval of the SEBI, BSE and NSE for the proposed de-merger of its wireless division into Aircel, the company said on Wednesday.

"Reliance Communications has received approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) for the proposed Scheme of Arrangement for de-merge

CL Educate fixes price band for IPO

C L Educate on Tuesday fixed a price band of Rs. 500-502 per share for its upcoming initial public offer (IPO) through which it aims to raise Rs 239 crore, reported PTI. The IPO will open on March 20 and close on March 22, said C L Educate, which operates across segments in the education industry including test preparation, K-12 and vocational training.

The issue comprises 47.60 lakh

Rupee hits 16-month high, but shares flat ahead of Fed decision

MUMBAI  - The Indian rupee hit a 16-month peak against the dollar on Wednesday on hopes of increased foreign investments in equities, but the stock market flattened a day after the NSE index hit a record high.

Meanwhile, benchmark 10-year bond yields fell 3 basis points to 6.87 percent after data released late on Tuesday showed that February consumer inflation ca

BSE launches futures on S&P BSE SENSEX 50 index

Asia's oldest bourse BSE on Tuesday launched futures on S&P BSE Sensex 50 index which will help investors to achieve portfolio diversification.

"The market participants would be able to take a long-term view on the underlying. Introduction of additional indices will also lead to increased participation in the index futures market," it said in a statement.

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Nifty ends above 9,000 after hitting record high; Sensex at two-year high

The Nifty closed above the key 9,000 level on Tuesday for the first time ever, having risen as much as 2.1 percent to a record high earlier, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resounding win in state elections was seen bolstering his economic reform agenda and the chances of a second term.

The Nifty ended 1.7 percent higher, after earlier hitting a peak of 9,122.75, surpassing its

Election results lift equity markets

Indian equity markets surged during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday following crucial state election results declared on March 11.

Besides, investors' sentiments were lifted by a strong rupee, broadly positive global cues and healthy buying witnessed in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks.

The key indices witnessed a gap up opening and traded with gai

Equities resume bull run on foreign funds' inflow, strong rupee

Indian equity markets resumed their bull run during the just concluded weekly trade session, as hefty inflow of foreign funds, a strong rupee and positive global cues enhanced the risk-taking appetite of investors.

Besides, investors factored in a BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh, which helped to sustain positivity in the equity markets.

However, caution ahead of a possible inte