We had mentioned in last week’s closing report that Nifty, Sensex were headed higher. The major indices fell for second week in a row. While the markets were on course for a positive close, a sharp global decline in equity markets, following a US strike on Iranian commander brought down the Indian markets on Friday. The trends of the major indices in the course of the week’s trading was:
On Monday, the major indices opened high but lost all gains and ended nearly flat. On the NSE, there were 1,075 advances, 747 declines and 346 unchanged.
The State Bank of India reduced its external benchmark-based rate (EBR) by 25 basis points to 7.80% from 8.0%, which would be effective from January. With this, the EMI on existing home, and the MSME loans will come down.
PTC India Financial services has received sanction of fresh long term loan of Rs.500 crore for a period of 10 years at interest rate of 8.50% per annum for onward lending to infrastructure projects and other operational requirements.
The board of Meera Industries has approved the issue of bonus equity shares in the proportion of 7:5, that is 7 bonus shares for every 5 shares held.
Shares of Gateway Distriparks (GDL) rallied after the company announced plans to sell its entire stake in Snowman Logistics to Adani Logistics for around Rs.296 crore.
On Tuesday, the major indices suffered a correction. Decline in banking, auto and IT stocks dragged the indices lower. On the NSE, there were 964 advances, 816 declines and 365 unchanged.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government intends to launch a National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP). Addressing the media, Sitharaman said that the task force created by the government for infrastructure has recommended projects worth Rs.102 lakh crore under the National Infrastructure Pipeline, going beyond the government's initial target of Rs.100 lakh crore.
Kalpataru Power Transmission has secured new orders of approximately Rs.979 crores from India and Middle East in T&D business, EPC orders for railway electrification and gauge conversion works in India and KPTL's international subsidiary has secured new T&D projects in Europe.
Manappuram Finance has raised Rs.350 crore by issuing bonds on private placement basis.
Hero MotoCorp launched BS-VI compliant version of its entry level 100 cc bike, HF Deluxe with price starting at Rs.55,925.
On Wednesday, the major indices closed with minor gains.
Stock exchange BSE announced that it has listed commercial papers worth Rs.1 lakh crore since the start of the segment in November 2019. According to the stock exchange, till date, 52 issuers have listed 288 issuances of commercial paper worth Rs.111,080 crore.
Exactly a year after being declared India's first fugitive economic offender, a Special Court has given the green signal to banks to dispose off the economic assets of absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya to recover their dues.
Steel Authority of India registered a sales growth of 47% in December 2019 as compared to the same month in 2018. The company sold 16.8 lakh tonnes of steel last month.
Tata Motors reported a decline of 13.84% in its overall sales, including exports in December, on a year-on-year basis. Overall sales fell to 46,903 units from 54,439 units sold during December 2018. Hyundai Motor India reported a decline of 9.9% in its overall sales, including exports, for December 2019. Overall sales declined to 50,135 from 55,638 units sold during December 2018.
On Thursday, the major indices rallied. On the NSE, there were 1,337 advances, 462 declines and 349 unchanged.
Two-and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto reported a fall of 3% in total sales, including exports, for December 2019. TVS Motor Company reported dip in sales for the quarter ended December at 231,571 units.
Fertiliser maker Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer and Chemicals has received a "Demand Notice" from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), to deposit Rs 15,000 crore dues by January 23.
HDFC and its subsidiary HDFC ERGO have received all the regulatory approvals to acquire up to 51.2% stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance. The National Housing Bank, Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the RBI had already given their approvals for the deal.
Peninsula Land, a unit of Ashok Piramal Group, defaulted in the payment of Rs.2.35 crore on a secured term loan worth Rs.177.72 crore from the State Bank of India.
On Friday, the major indices opened lower and ended with losses. On the NSE, there were 884 advances, 914 declines and 351 unchanged.
A major escalation in tensions between the US and Iran - the two biggest oil producing nations - following a US airstrike killing one of Iran's most powerful military commanders, General Qasem Soleimani, sent global financial markets into a tailspin on Friday.
A day after Tata Sons moved the Supreme Court challenging the NCLAT's judgement reinstating Cyrus Mistry as the group's Chairman, Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus filed a petition in his personal capacity claiming that the appellate tribunal's verdict was "erroneous" and it "pulled down" the governance and corporate structure of the group.
Digital lending start up RevFin has partnered with PNB MetLife India Insurance to provide protection to the customers through life insurance on their loans.
Micro-financier Satin Creditcare Network has received External Commercial Borrowing funding of $15 million from OeEB, the Development Bank of Austria, to accelerate its microfinance lending portfolio.
InterGlobe Aviation will hold a meeting of shareholders on January 29 to seek approval for certain changes in the company's articles of association.