Live: Sensex Shrugs Off Weak European Trade; Nifty Holds 8,400
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European Shares Decline
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Indian Hotels Rises Most Since November 22 Post Supreme Court Order
Supreme Court asked the New Delhi Municipal Council (NMDC) to reconsider its earlier decision not to extend permit to Indian Hotels for Taj Mansingh. The apex court has asked NDMC to take fresh call on Taj Mansingh in 6 weeks.
Shares of Indian Hotels rose as much as 6.1 percent to Rs 103.70 post the announcement.
The stock has lost 16 percent over a one-year period.
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Morgan Stanley’s Ridham Desai On The Art Of Investing
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Earnings This Quarter Unlikely To Be A Washout: Dilip Bhat, Prabhudas Lilladher
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NTPC To Take Over Chhabra Thermal Power Plant
Shares of State-run NTPC Ltd. gained as much as 3.8 percent to Rs 170.75 after the company signed a non-binding agreement with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd for takeover of Chhabra Thermal Power Plant.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to takeover four operational units of 250 MW capacity each and two other under-construction units of 660 MW capacity each at Chhabara Thermal Power Plant.
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BPL Gains On High Volumes
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Shoemakers Running High
Shares of shoe makers have gained for a third straight session anticipating sops in the upcoming Union Budget. According to a PTI report, the government is expected to announce an incentive package for labour intensive leather sector in the forthcoming Budget with a view to give a boost to the segment and generate jobs.
Movers And Shakers: Biocon, NTPC, Power Grid Corp And More
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Ahead Of Earnings
Bajaj Corp gained 1 percent; third quarter profit estimated at Rs 58.1 crore Cyient jumped 4.4 percent, the most since October 13; third quarter profit estimated at Rs 97.7 crore Reliance Industrial Infrastructure extends gains for third day, up 0.2 percent ahead of third quarter earnings announcement Tata Consultancy Services: Extended winning streak to day four; stock up 0.2 percent as analysts estimate third quarter profit at Rs 6,500 crore Zee Learn snapped two-day winning streak; down 0.9 percent ahead of third quarter earnings announcement
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The rupee recovered by 22 paise to 68.10 against the U.S. dollar in early trade today on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. Besides, the dollar’s weakness against some currencies overseas and early gains in the domestic equity market supported the rupee, dealers said.
Yesterday, the rupee had lost 14 paise to close at 68.32 per dollar in the face of a bullish greenback overseas.
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Top Gainers And Losers
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Indian shares climbed for a third day with benchmarks extending their two-month high lead as some investors assessed that the impact of the demonetisation may be factored in and take positions ahead of the Union Budget early next month.
The S&P BSE Sensex climbed 0.5 percent to 27,271 while the NSE Nifty advanced 0.5 percent as well to reclaim the 8,400-mark for the first time since November 11. The market breadth was skewed in favour of buyers than the sellers with 900 stocks advancing, 569 declining and 425 remaining unchanged.
However, the gains were capped as stocks of pharmaceutical companies sold off after President-elect Trump said he would force the industry to bid for government business, a position that aligns him with congressional Democrats and against the powerful drug-manufacturing lobby.
A gauge a country’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies slumped as much as 2.2 percent, the most since December 26.
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Stocks To Watch
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Money Market Heads-Ups
Investors on the Wall Street have waited two months since Donald Trump’s victory to get details on the next U.S. president’s fiscal spending plans. Even after his most awaited press conference last evening, they remain clueless on the way forward.
In disappointment, the dollar is sliding providing a lease of life to the Asian currencies and the Korean won is on a roll, rising one percent against the greenback. This gives rupee a reason to cheer and the currency, which fell 0.2 percent to 68.33 a dollar in the last session, is likely to have a good run.
In sovereign bonds, it is the day of data. December CPI inflation is expected to grow at 3.53 percent, its slowest pace in 25 months compared to 3.63 percent in November. The market is likely to trade in a narrow range ahead of the data with yield on the benchmark note likely to stay between 6.36 percent-6.40 percent.
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Data/Events To Watch
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5 Things To Watch
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The Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange, an early indicator of Nifty’s performance in India, gained 0.3 percent to 8,425.
Asian stocks traded mixed this morning, as Japanese equities retreated while yen strengthened after Donald Trump’s first press conference since his election victory gave scant detail on policy.
The decline was led by drugmakers and exporters after Trump attacked the pharmaceutical industry for high drug prices and for manufacturing overseas, saying he will create new procedures for bidding on drugs.
While Trump addressed issues from Russian hacking allegation to drug prices and the fate of his family business, there was a dearth of details on the timing and scope of planned policies from infrastructure spending to trade pacts that will determine the direction for financial markets in 2017.
While Japanese shares slumped, Asia’s regional equity index rose for a fourth day, poised for the highest closing level since October. Oil was little changed following the biggest rally in more than a month.
Gold rose 0.3 percent, a fourth day of gains to trade near the highest level since November.