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A woman wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm as a car passing by.(AP File Photo)

Asian shares at all-time highs on US stimulus, vaccine hopes

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Sydney
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Hopes the vaccines will help curb the pandemic which has so far killed more than 1.5 million people globally sent shares soaring in recent weeks.
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An investor places his hands on the back of his head in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province, China.(Reuters File Photo)
An investor places his hands on the back of his head in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province, China.(Reuters File Photo)

World stocks boast record-breaking month, led by Europe

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Sydney
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Many European bourses are boasting their best month ever with France up 21% and Italy almost 26%. The MSCI measure of world stocks is up 13% for November so far, while the S&P 500 has climbed 11% to all-time peaks.
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Marginal growth is expected to be seen in Indian stock markets this Wednesday.(Mint photo)
Marginal growth is expected to be seen in Indian stock markets this Wednesday.(Mint photo)

Markets likely to be marginally up, shares of HUL, IndiGo in focus

By Nasrin Sultana | livemint
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:55 AM IST
The US yield curve inversion deepened on Tuesday to levels not seen since 2007. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday indicated that all options are open for the government.
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The broader Nifty was up 0.28% at 11,949.20, while the Sensex was up 0.26% at 39,948.66 as of 0934 IST.(REUTERS FILE)
The broader Nifty was up 0.28% at 11,949.20, while the Sensex was up 0.26% at 39,948.66 as of 0934 IST.(REUTERS FILE)

Sensex ticks up on hopes of tax boost in budget 2019

By Reuters | BENGALURU
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
Asian markets were up mirroring gains seen on Wall Street, as data hinting at a slowdown in economic growth in the United States fuelled hopes of a possible rate cut by the US Federal Reserve.
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PM Narendra Modi gestures after he was welcomed by Argentina’s Justice Minister German Garavano, right, upon his arrival at the Ministro Pistarini international airport to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, November 29, 2018.(AP)
PM Narendra Modi gestures after he was welcomed by Argentina’s Justice Minister German Garavano, right, upon his arrival at the Ministro Pistarini international airport to attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, November 29, 2018.(AP)

Indian shares hit near 2-month high ahead of GDP data, G20 meet

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 01:09 PM IST
The Indian rupee gained up to 0.35 percent on the day to 69.595 per dollar, its best since August 21.
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An elevator travels next to electronic boards displaying stock figures at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) building in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
An elevator travels next to electronic boards displaying stock figures at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) building in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

MSCI places India on notice for limiting investor access amid SGX-NSE row

By Andrea Tan and Benjamin Robertson | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 06:09 PM IST
India has a “lengthy and burdensome mandatory registration process” for foreign investors, MSCI said.
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Signage for the SGX Centre, which houses the Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX) headquarters, stands in Singapore, on Friday, April 27, 2018. Southeast Asian leaders agreed to work intensively toward an agreement by the end of this year on plans to create what could potentially be the world’s biggest trading bloc. Photographer: Paul Miller/Bloomberg(Paul Miller/Bloomberg)
Signage for the SGX Centre, which houses the Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX) headquarters, stands in Singapore, on Friday, April 27, 2018. Southeast Asian leaders agreed to work intensively toward an agreement by the end of this year on plans to create what could potentially be the world’s biggest trading bloc. Photographer: Paul Miller/Bloomberg(Paul Miller/Bloomberg)

India-Singapore futures row a ‘concern’ for MSCI CEO

By Andrea Tan, Betty Liu, Yvonne Man and Benjamin Robertson | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 12:08 PM IST
The NSE went to court this week to prevent the Singapore Exchange from starting a contract to replace the SGX Nifty futures contracts it discontinued in February.
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he National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) building in BKC, Mumbai(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint.)
he National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) building in BKC, Mumbai(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint.)

Breathe easy, NSE. Your index isn’t Star Wars | Opinion

By Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Don’t forget the Jedi out there: MSCI could whip out a light saber if India ends up curtailing global investors’ access to its derivatives market.
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