Leading stock indices jumped 2.5% on Wednesday to take shares to 28-month highs after RBI governor D Subbarao gave a clear indication that interest rates might dip further, strengthening a spirit already buoyed by a global rally in stocks.
The rupee today erased initial gains to close 8 paise down at over one-month low of 54.81 on fresh dollar demand from importers, ignoring the recovery in equities after WPI inflation decelerated below 5%.
The BSE benchmark Sensex today closed 31 points up on funds buying mainly in banking and healthcare stocks as inflation eased to over three years low.
India’s gold and silver imports shot up 138% year-on-year in April as customers took advantage of lower prices, increasing pressure on the current account balance and limiting the space for monetary easing even though inflation slowed in the month.
With gold prices remaining weak, consumers rushed to buy the precious metal on the occasion of Akhsahya Tritiya on Monday. Gold retailers witnessed 15-40% increase in the sale compared to last year. HT
Local search engine JustDial today said that it will hit the capital markets on May 20 to raise up to Rs.
950 crore through an initial public offer.
After falling to over two-month low levels in early trade, the rupee today closed 7 paise higher at 54.73 against the US dollar on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters and moderate FII inflows.
Investors lost Rs.
1 lakh crore on Monday as a combination of profit booking, panic selling and weak global cues battered Indian stocks. The Sensex crashed 430.65 points and fell below the psychological 20,000 level to close at 19,691.67. HT
Keeping up the four week-gaining streak driven by foreign inflows, the benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex and National Stock Exchange Nifty rose to 28-month highs on the special trading session organised today.
India's gold imports are expected to fall by 50% to below 500 tonne this fiscal if the Reserve Bank's recent move to restrict banks' bullion imports is made effective, a senior MMTC official said.
If you are rushing to buy gold ahead of Akshaya Tritiya, analysts suggest doing so with caution because the recent sentiment-driven price surge of gold is not going to hold for long. Rachit Vats
and Anupama Airy
The BSE benchmark Sensex today gained 40 points in a special two-hour trading session as investors indulged in selective buying of bluechip stocks tracking gains in healthcare and metal sector shares.
The benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex on Friday posted its highest closing in more than three months at 20,082.62, as cash flow into equities continued across the globe.
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The rupee oday hit a more than a three week low, losing 32 paise to 54.57 against the dollar in early trade due to appreciation of the US currency against other currencies.