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Nifty, Sensex and Bank Nifty trying to stabilise– Thursday closing report

Nifty has to close above 8,200 for the first sign that the decline is over

 

We had mentioned in Wednesday’s closing report that NSE’s CNX Nifty is currently oversold and may bounce back a bit. The 50-stock index opened Thursday marginally higher and was followed by it moving in a range close to yesterday’s close. However, from 12.44pm onwards it started moving down and made a lower low. However, it then made smart recovery and managed to close marginally lower.
 
The S&P BSE Sensex opened at 26,941 while Nifty opened at 8,155. Both the benchmarks hit their high during the morning session at 26,949 and 8,160 before reaching the low at 26,552 and 8,057, respectively. Sensex closed at 26,813 (down 23 points or 0.09%), while Nifty closed at 8,131 (down 4 points or 0.05%). Bank Nifty opened at 17,757 and hit a low of 17,470 before reaching a high at 17,778 and closed at 17,719 (down 2 points or 0.01%). NSE recorded a lower volume of 98.40 crore shares. India VIX rose 3.53% to close at 18.1225.
 
The Indian government on Thursday said it will auction 10 coal blocks with extractable reserves of 356 million tonnes to steel and cement companies. The auction process will begin on 8th June with the government notifying the blocks for different sectors. Bid documents for the blocks will be on sale from that day.
 
Global food prices in May fell to their lowest since September 2009 with declines in cereals, dairy and meat products outweighing slight increases in oils and sugar, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday. 
 
The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 166.8 points in May, down 2.4 points or 1.4% from April, and down 46 points or 22.4% from a year earlier.
 
Coming back to Indian stock markets, Axis Bank rose 0.98% to close at Rs556.05 on the BSE. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has withdrawn that the restrictions placed on the purchase of shares of Axis Bank by foreign institutional investors (FIIs)/Registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (RFPIs) with immediate effect as the total shareholding of FIIs/RFPIs in the private sector bank has gone below the threshold limit.
 
Unitech rose 8.97% to close at Rs9.48 on the BSE. It was the top gainer in ‘A’ group on the BSE. Wednesday the scrip lost 35.27% on the news of defaulting on repayments to lenders, which the company denied saying that such news was false and there were misleading rumours. Gati fell 6.15% to close at Rs147.15 on the BSE. It was the top loser in ‘A’ group on the BSE.
 
Reliance Industries rose 1.85% to close at Rs912.50 on the BSE. It was the top gainer in the Sensex 30 pack. Tata Steel fell 2.58% to close at Rs308.25 on the BSE. It was the top loser in the pack.
 
On Wednesday, US indices closed in the green.
 
The Commerce Department said the US trade deficit contracted by 19.2% in April, the sharpest drop in more than six years. Separately, an employment report showed private payrolls in the US increased at a modest clip in May, but at a pace that was below expectations.
 
Asian indices showed mixed closing. Shanghai Composite (0.76%) was the top after a hugely volatile intraday move gainer while Taiwan Weighted (2.18%) was the top loser.
 
China revised down its estimate of consumption's contribution to economic growth last year, trimming the figure to 50.2% from 51.2% previously. Investment and exports contributed 48.5% and 1.3%, respectively to gross domestic product in 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. Consumption contributed an average 52.9% annually to the country's GDP over the past five years, official data showed. Investment averaged 51.2%, while exports averaged a negative 4.1%.
 
European indices were trading in the red. 
 
US Futures too were trading lower.
 
The European Central Bank left its main interest rates unchanged at record-low levels.
 
France's unemployment rate fell to 10.3% in the first quarter from 10.4% in the previous three months, national statistics office Insee said today.
 

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SEBI bars Neesa Technology from raising funds from investors

Neesa Technology that issued NCDs of Rs1 lakh each with IDBI Trusteeship Services as the debenture trustee, has been restrained by SEBI from raising funds and securities markets till further notice

 

Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked Ahmedabad-based Neesa Technology Ltd not to raise funds from investors through non–convertible debentures (NCDs) or any other security till further notice.
 
In a show cause cum interim order, S Raman, whole time member of SEBI also barred the company's directors, Arvind Gupta,  Yogesh Ghisumal Gemawat, Girishchandra Mukundram Baluni, Sanjay Gupta, Kamlendra Joshi, Manoj Singhal, Suresh Kumar and its former director Nimain Charan Biswal from asking money from public.
 
Both Neesa Technology and its directors are also barred from accessing the markets. SEBI also asked them to provide full inventory of all assets and properties and not to dispose any of them till further notice.
 
Neesa Technology had issued NCDs of Rs1 lakh each with IDBI Trusteeship Services as the debenture trustee. The matter was referred to SEBI by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in late 2014 after the latter received a complaint regarding mobilisation of funds by Neesa Technology.
 
SEBI said the company was prima facie engaged in fund mobilizing activity through the Offer of NCDs to more than 49 persons without complying with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities), Regulations, 2008.  
 

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COMMENTS

Srikanth Shankar Matrubai

2 years ago

The Company is a sister concern of the BIG FRAUD company Neesa Leisure Ltd.
These persons should be put behind bars for cheating the poor FD investors

Vaibhav Dhoka

2 years ago

Is it sister concern of Ahmadabad based Neesa group?

Alternative livelihoods interfering in Sunderbans?
Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its exceptional biodiversity in flora and fauna with a staggering 334 plant species and 693 species of wildlife, which include 49 mammals, 59 reptiles, eight amphibians, 210 white fishe, 24 shrimps, 14 crabs and 43 mollusks
 
Are alternative livelihood sources, such as bee-keeping, interfering with the ongoing natural processes in the world's largest continuous mangrove forests - the fragile Sunderbans?
 
Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have recently discovered something unusual in the activity of insects that flit around the mangrove plants collecting pollen grains and nectar from flowers and unknowingly spread the pollen around, helping these plant species reproduce (a process called pollination).
 
"In the Bali Island of the Indian Sunderbans in West Bengal, domestic bees from the bee boxes are not allowing wild insect pollinators to sit on the flowers of some species because of their aggression and large numbers. But in other islands, in the same species, we can see the wild pollinators visiting," Bulganin Mitra, an entomologist with ZSI, told IANS.
 
This could indicate that means of local livelihoods, such as bee-keeping, may be "restricting" the natural work of these pollinators that have a role in the proliferation of the mangrove species in the Sunderbans, Mitra added.
 
Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its exceptional biodiversity in flora and fauna with a staggering 334 plant species and 693 species of wildlife, which include 49 mammals, 59 reptiles, eight amphibians, 210 white fishe, 24 shrimps, 14 crabs and 43 mollusks.
 
It is also home to the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger and reports of the endangered species attacking humans while fishing and hunting are common.
 
The livelihood issues in the Sunderbans are also linked to climate change with increasing sea-levels and salinity depriving locals of means of sustaining themselves.
 
At the core of sustainability are the declining mangrove species (such as the Sundari trees) which are crucial to support livelihoods, provide carbon sinks and act as a buffer against climate change.
 
To shed light on protection strategies with a holistic approach, Mitra and a team of ZSI scientists are investigating the role of insect pollinators on the conservation of the major mangrove species of the Sunderbans, a project of the union ministry of environment, forests and climate change.
 
Through observations carried out during the day as well as night on eight mangrove species (of the total 24) across five islands in the Indian Sunderbans, experts "unexpectedly" found that overall, more species of flies were visiting the plants instead of bees, which are known to be one of the most common insect pollinators.
 
"In Bali Island, however, where bee boxes are placed as a source of alternative livelihood, the wild insect pollinators are kept at bay. But one can't simply ask the locals to remove the bee boxes because that would put them in harm's way (tiger attacks and the like) as they would have to resort to other means of livelihood in another part of the island," Mitra explained.
 
This intricate relationship between man and animal in the Sunderbans calls for discussions with all stakeholders, according to ZSI director K. Venkataraman.
 
"There should be awareness initiated among the public and there should be co-management by the public and the government. There is a lot of research which is needed to conserve the Sunderbans and studies have to be taken up by various departments. Research institutions should give priority to other groups of animals and not just the tiger alone," Venkataraman told IANS.

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