On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)
On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)

Sensex, Nifty inch lower; all eyes on Reliance ahead of results

The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index fell 0.2% to 14,569 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was down 0.2% at 49,528.03.
Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:44 AM IST

Indian shares slipped on Friday, as investors locked in profits after major indexes hit record highs in the previous session and as a global rally took a breather, while the focus turned to Reliance Industries' quarterly earnings later in the day.

The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index fell 0.2% to 14,569 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was down 0.2% at 49,528.03 by 0346 GMT.

Reliance Industries gained 0.7% ahead of its December quarter earnings, which the oil to telecom conglomerate would report after the markets close.

Asian shares eased from record highs, as investors took some profits after a recent rally that was driven by hopes of a massive U.S. economic stimulus plan by incoming President Joe Biden.

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Officials said that by sponsoring advertisement boards in front of mobile shops, companies have violated advertisement rules.(Shankar narayan/ HT Photo)

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The collection is, however, lower than the record <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,19,875 crore collected in the previous month.
The collection is, however, lower than the record 1,19,875 crore collected in the previous month.

GST collections rise 7 pc to 1.13 lakh crore in February

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:11 PM IST
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As per the government, the objective of this auction is to obtain a market determined price of all the spectrum blocks.(Mint)

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Abolition of GST annual audit requirement could save up to 30K crore annually

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Petrol and diesel prices vary from state to state, due to various taxes levied by the central government and the state government concerned.(HT Photo)
Petrol and diesel prices vary from state to state, due to various taxes levied by the central government and the state government concerned.(HT Photo)

Gasoline sales record slowest growth in six months, diesel sales falls 5.3%

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.22 per cent to 91.07.(REUTERS)

Rupee slips 8 paise to settle at 73.55 against US dollar

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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While traversing its journey from 549 to 50,000, the Sensex, up 91 times, has delivered 13.6% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) returns in the last 35 years, say analysts.mint(MINT_PRINT)
While traversing its journey from 549 to 50,000, the Sensex, up 91 times, has delivered 13.6% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) returns in the last 35 years, say analysts.mint(MINT_PRINT)

Sensex surges 750 points to end trading at 49,850; Nifty closes above 14,750

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UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 04:06 PM IST
  • Meanwhile, the global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.88 per cent lower at USD 65.39 per barrel.
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Bitcoin rises after Chinese region declares war on crypto mining

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Contract farming will increase farm incomes, says PM Modi

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Power sector: 7 more states implement reforms, earn more borrowing capacity

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Delivery persons transporting LPG gas cylinders in a rickshaw cart in Patna (Parwaz Khan/HT Photo )

LPG cylinder prices hiked for fourth time in a month. Check latest rates here

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, (Reuters)

Amazon quiz: Answer these 5 questions and win 10k Amazon Pay balance

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A 10-second video clip authenticated by blockchain sold for $6.6 million

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