We had mentioned in Friday’s closing report that Nifty, Sensex have bucked the weakness, and have headed higher. The major indices of the Indian stock markets rallied strongly on Tuesday after the long week-end to close with gains of around 1.50% over Friday’s close. The trends of the indices in the course of Tuesday’s trading are given in the table below:
Positive global cues and healthy inflow of foreign funds pushed the Indian equity markets to a striking distance of all-time highs by the end of the session on Tuesday as healthy buying was witnessed in all the 19 sub-indices of the BSE, led by stocks of banking, automobile and consumer durables. The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls -- with 1,624 advances and 1,126 declines. On the NSE, on Tuesday, there were 938 advances, 524 declines and 60 unchanged. The Indian stock markets were closed on Monday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Reliance Capital, a part of the Anil-Ambani-led group, on Tuesday said it has raised $300 million through private placement of debentures with tenures of 5 and 10 years. "The issue size offered was $ 150 million with an option to retain oversubscription by way of a greenshoe option of up to $150 million). The issue was fully subscribed, including the greenshoe option, and will be listed," the company said in a regulatory filing. The company’s shares closed at Rs558.00, up 2.46% on the BSE.
Indian drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday said it has signed a strategic distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. In a statement, Sun Pharma said Japanese company Mitsubishi Tanabe will distribute the 14 prescription brands acquired from Novartis Pharma earlier this year. Mitsubishi Tanabe will also provide information on their proper use to healthcare professionals. "Through this alliance we have the opportunity to leverage Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation's specialized expertise to create a strong business foundation for us in Japan," Isao Muramatsu, President & Representative Director, Sun Pharma Japan Ltd, was quoted as saying in the statement. "Sun Pharma will focus on expanding its sales channels in Japan's pharmaceutical market while continuing to ensure a stable supply of medicines and healthcare information," Muramatsu said. The company’s shares closed at Rs782.10, with no change from the previous close, on the BSE.
Urjit Patel has taken charge as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), an official statement said here on Monday. "Urjit R. Patel assumed charge as the twenty-fourth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, effective September 4, 2016 after serving as Deputy Governor since January 2013," the RBI statement said. Patel, who has been given a three-year term, succeeds Raghuram Rajan, whose three-year term ended on Sunday. The elevation of Urjit Patel as governor has raised expectation among those who were critical of Rajan for not easing enough the monetary policy by cutting interest rates. "We are in the midst of the age of competitive depreciation and of a beggar-my-neighbour philosophy. It brings to mind an old African saying that when elephants fight, the grass suffers," Patel said at the press conference to announce the policy review, on the trend of accommodative monetary policies being adopted by developed economies. "While the ECB (European Central Bank) and the Bank of Japan are printing money and devaluing their currencies on one hand, the US economy is reviving on the other. Anyone in the middle is getting crushed," he added.
The top gainers and top losers of the major indices are given in the table below:
The closing values of the major Asian indices are given in the table below: