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  • Sensex falls by 31 points to 1-1/2 month low on weak economic data 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 31 points to close at one-and-a-half month low of 27,319.56 due to continued selling in IT, FMCG, banking and oil stocks amidst disappointing economic data and capital outflows. In addition, a weak rupee which hit nearly 11-month low of...
  • Sensex drops 251 points as oil stocks slip; logs worst week in 3 years December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Friday slumped by 251.33 points to end at 27,350.68 and logged its worst weekly drop in three years on hefty losses in oil&gas, realty and metal shares, amid continued tumble in oil prices raising concern over the strength of the global economy. As many as 11...
  • Sensex closes flat; auto stocks rise December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept key interest rates unchanged, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets provisionally closed on Wednesday's trade flat. The markets which were sluggish during the day's trade, ended on a marginal negative note a day after the RBI kept the key...
  • Rupee edges higher to 62.02 vs US dollar after slumping to 9-month low December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Monday erased initial losses and edged one paisa higher at 62.02 versus the greenback on late dollar selling by exporters and some banks, snapping a two-day losing trend. After opening weak, the rupee hit a fresh nine-month low of 62.25 against US dollar as traders reacted...
  • Sensex, Nifty log first drop in 4 sessions ahead of RBI policy December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Stocks fell for the first time in four sessions today with benchmark Sensex slipping 134.37 points to 28,559.62 and Nifty dipping 32.35 points to 8,555.90 on caution ahead of RBI policy review and weak global cues. Oil and gas stocks were the biggest laggards after global crude prices hit a...
  • Sensex, Nifty end at record closing high on oil prices fall November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The market ended at new record closing high on Friday following further fall in crude oil prices after the OPEC decided not to cut output. Hopes of rate cut or indication of rate cut in monetary policy on December 2 also pushed market higher. The Sensex rose 255.08 points...
  • Sensex up 34.71 points to close at 28,067.56; Nifty ends at 8,401.90 November 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Sensex on Thursday closed 34.71 points high to close at 28,067.56 while Nifty ended at 8,401.90 with rise of 19.60 points. Earlier in the day shares were flat to positive in opening trade, with Nifty testing the 8,400 level it lost on Wednesday. At open, the Sensex was up 0.15...
  • Record close for Nifty; realty, metals jump, pharma drags November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian benchmarks surged to fresh record highs at Friday close with a 0.3 per cent gain, with the Nifty rising 32 points to 8,389 while the Sensex climbed 102 points to 28,046. High-beta shares led the gains through the day, with stocks of real estate, metals, chemicals and oil...
  • Rupee falls to nearly 1-month low of 61.72 vs US dollar, down 17 paise November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Friday fell for the second day and depreciated by 17 paise to end at nearly one-month low of 61.72 against the greenback on sustained dollar demand even as local stock indices surged to new highs. The rupee resumed lower at 61.61 per dollar as against the...
  • Sensex tops 28,000 mark for first time on hopes of reforms, rate cut November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday conquered the 28,000 mark for the first time as markets hit new highs of the fourth day on expectations of more reforms by the Modi government and a rate cut by the RBI. The BSE barometer, however, settled a tad lower but still a...
  • Sensex rebounds 128 points to over one month high closes at October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rebounded about 128 points to end at over one-month high and Nifty reclaimed the 8,000-mark on the back of good corporate earnings and rising hopes of a cut in interest rates. Pharma, banking and power shares led the rise, amid positive cues from global markets...
  • Sensex closes 212 points up; auto stocks rally October 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed on Wednesday's trade up 211.58 points (provisional) or 0.80 per cent as auto stocks surged. All the sectors ended the day's trade in green and the rally was led by auto, capital goods, healthcare and consumer durables sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex)...
  • Sensex closes flat; healthcare stocks plunge October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after it fell around 300 points on negative global cues, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets provisionally closed on Wednesday's trade flat down 25.18 points or 0.10 per cent as healthcare, information technology (IT) and technology, entertainment and media (TECK) stocks fell. However, healthy buying was observed...
  • India has potential to become a $5 trillion economy, says BJP MP Jayant Sinha September 26, 2014

    New York: Bullish on India story of development, BJP MP and former investment manager Jayant Sinha said the country has potential to become a USD 5 trillion economy and its stock market can generate USD 3 trillion of wealth in the next ten years. Sinha, who was here at the...
  • Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain September 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports. Typhoon Kalmaegi, packing gusts of 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour, was centred 400 kilometres...
  • Sensex ends 59 points lower at 27,026.70 September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Friday fell 59.23 points to end at 27,026.70, its second straight session of decline after logging new highs earlier this week, on losses in bluechips including HDFC, ICICI Bank, Hero MotoCorp and Tata Motors amid a weak global trend. Domestic stock markets opened on a better...
  • Sensex up 77 points, Nifty ends above 7950 points August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks ended at new closing high on Thursday. The Sensex rose 77.96 points to 26638.11 led by capital goods, FMCG, oil & gas and private banks. The Nifty closed above the 7950 on the expiry day for August derivative contracts, up 18.30 points at 7954.35. The BSE Midcap...
  • Sensex, Nifty hit new peaks on Eurozone stimulus hopes, US data August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian stocks rose for the fifth day with benchmark Sensex on Wednesday vaulting 117.34 points to a new closing peak for the third session in a row on hopes of fresh stimulus in Eurozone and positive Asian cues after investors welcomed data indicating the US economy is back on...
  • Volatile Sensex ekes out margin gain to end at new peak at 26,442.81 August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: In volatile trade, the benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rose a marginal 6 points to log a new closing peak of 26,442.81, extending its winning run to the fourth straight session, on buying in healthcare and FMCG shares while battered metal stocks also witnessed a late recovery. In addition, covering up...
  • Sensex falls over 192 points, ends below 26,000mark on outflows July 31, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Thursday slipped below the 26,000mark by falling over 192 points as caution prevailed on the expiry of July derivative contracts and capital outflows after US Fed once again tapered its stimulus. Besides, a weakening rupee that depreciated 46 paise against the dollar to 60.52 intraday...
  • Average CEO salary at top Sensex firms near Rs 10 crore July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The average CEO pay at India's top listed companies has risen to Rs 10 crore a year, but still remains less than onetenth of over Rs 100 crore median remuneration paid to their peers in the US. The top executives of the country's biggest blue chip companies, forming...
  • Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee fell by another 11 paise to trade at 60.187 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to renewed demand for the American currency from importers and appreciation of the greenback overseas. Forex dealers said besides dollar's gains against other currencies...
  • Sensex ends flat despite fall in June inflation; metals up July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks started off the week on a sluggish note with the indices falling marginally on Monday despite better inflation data, weighed down by FMCG and select banks & technology stocks. However, rally in metals and capital goods capped the downside. The 30share BSE Sensex managed to hold the...
  • Sensex closes flat amid inflation, Iraq woes; IT supports June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks closed flat with a negative bias amid volatility as unexpected spike in inflation and unstoppable violence in Iraq made investors cautious. The BSE Sensex fell 37.69 points to close at 25190.48 while the NSE Nifty managed to hold the 7500 level, down 8.55 points to 7533.55 but...
  • Sensex snaps recordsetting spree, down 56 points on caution May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian stock markets took a breather on Wednesday with benchmark Sensex losing 56 points to retreat from a record as investors booked profits and ended four straight days of gains sparked by hopes of the BJPled NDA forming the next government at the Centre. The Sensex, which had gained 1,547...
  • Authorities keep vigil on stock market as exit polls pour in May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: With exit polls predicting victory for the NDA in the elections, investors and market authorities are keeping a close watch on stock markets to guard against excessive volatility. The BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday closed at a new high of 23,551 points while NSE...
  • Sensex, Nifty end in red; Infosys up 1 pc ahead of Q4 results April 11, 2014

    Mumbai: After remaining under pressure for the whole day, the market ended on a negative note. The Sensex was down 86.37 points at 22628.96, and the Nifty was down 20.10 points at 6776.30. About 1473 shares have advanced, 1227 shares declined, and 171 shares are unchanged. Sun Pharma, TCS and...
  • Sensex loses 150 points, Nifty ends below 6700; Cipla, SBI up April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Investors booked profit ahead of the weekend, which dragged the market on Friday. The Sensex closed down 149.57 points at 22359.50, and the Nifty ended at 6694.35, down 41.75 points. About 1640 shares advanced, 1119 shares declined, and 143 shares were unchanged. BHEL, NTPC and Bharti Airtel lost 2...
  • Tata Steel and Axis gain, Reliance falls 3 per cent; Sensex ends flat March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After a rangebound day, the market ended on a flat note. The Sensex was up 13.66 points at 21753.75, and the Nifty gained 10.10 points at 6493.20. About 1575 shares advanced, 1231 shares declined, and 144 shares were unchanged. Steel stocks remained stars of the day...
  • Sensex ends flat, Nifty above 6500 March 18, 2014

    Mumbai: After a little bit of negativity in the last hour, the market ended on a positive note. The Nifty managed to end above 6500 at 6516, up 12.45 points. The Sensex was up 22.81 points at 21832.61. Maruti hogged the limelight with a consistent 7 percent gain throughout the...