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Markets this week: Sensex gains 3.5 percent, ICICI surges 19 percent

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The BSE Sensex rose 3.5 percent for the week ending September 6, as sentiment on Dalal Street was boosted after Raghuram Rajan took charge as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Rajan kicked off his term with a bang on Wednesday, announcing several measures to support the rupee and unveiling steps to liberalise financial markets and the banking sector. Hopes that the government might announce a one-time hike in diesel prices to cut its steep import bill also helped the stock market.

The rupee rose to its strongest against the dollar in nearly two weeks on Friday, rallying on growing expectations the unit has been badly oversold. A Reuters poll shows that the Indian unit has likely bottomed out.

Here are the top five gainers and losers:

GAINERS

ICICI BANK: India’s top private sector lender was the star performer of the week with its shares surging more than 19 percent, outperforming the 10 percent rise in the BSE banking sub-index. Banking stocks jumped a day after Raghuram Rajan unveiled steps to help the rupee and the banking sector.

from India Insight:

Tracking Sensex: Top gainers, losers this week

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By Aditya Kalra and Ankush Arora

Indian shares started the month of July on a flattish note, with the BSE Sensex rising 0.5 percent in the week ending July 5 after climbing more than 3 percent the previous week.

However, a weak rupee continued to dampen sentiment as the unit ended the week below 60 to the dollar, adding to concerns about India’s current account deficit.

from Money on the markets:

BSE Oil & Gas sector rises

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The BSE Oil & Gas Index ended 1.79 percent up in a broader market that closed 0.68 percent higher at 16519.

Lead gainers in the index were energy explorer ONGC, which ended 8.7 percent higher at 1118 rupees, and BPCL which rose 2.8 percent, after the government more than doubled natural gas prices on Wednesday.

from Money on the markets:

Bad day for oil and gas counters

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RELIANCE-OIL/The BSE Oil & Gas index ended as the worst sectoral performer on Thursday, posting losses of 1.8 percent, as the Sensex slumped 255 points on increased expectations of a rate hike.

Reliance Industries and Cairn India dropped over 2 percent each and were the top losers in the index. ONGC slipped 1.97 percent.

from Money on the markets:

Weak day for oil & gas stocks

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Shares in ONGC dropped over 2 percent and ended as the top Sensex loser as the broader market closed just 18 points higher.

The Oil & Gas Index slipped around 0.7 percent in trade, with ONGC, BPCL and Reliance among the losers.

from DealZone:

Ghana, Ghana, Gone to Exxon

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Sources tell us that oil behemoth Exxon Mobil won the bidding in an auction for Kosmos Energy's stake in the Jubilee field in Ghana, one of the biggest oil discoveries in recent years. Analysts have said the stake could be worth up to $5 billion.

Private equity-backed Kosmos put its interests in the multibillion-barrel field, which it co-owns with Irish oil explorer Tullow Oil and Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum, on the market earlier this year.

from Money on the markets:

Market ends flat, no cues from economic survey

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MARKETS SOUTHASIA STOCKSThe Sensex ended just 13 points higher at 14,658 after a volatile session as investors awaited budget announcements next week.

The government released the economic survey report on Thursday which said India could see growth of around 7 percent this year if it makes sweeping reforms and speeds infrastructure development. (Click here for complete coverage)

from Money on the markets:

Sensex ends lower after volatile session

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INDIA-BUDGETThe Sensex remained volatile in trade and ended 77 points lower at 14,346 on fears that below normal monsoon rains can hurt the economy.

Reliance Industries, which has an over 14 percent weight in the benchmark, led the fall, slipping over 2 percent to 1,959 rupees. ITC, ONGC and BHEL were the other contributors.

from Money on the markets:

Sensex gains in choppy trade

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The BSE Sensex ended 0.69 percent higher on short-covering ahead of the monthly derivatives expiry. Gains were capped by worries about the health of the global economy.

Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,207 to an intra-day high of 14,479 and closed 98 points higher at 14,422. The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.08 percent up at 4,293.

from Money on the markets:

Sensex ends flat after recovering early losses

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The BSE Sensex erased early losses to end flat, tracking global markets as concerns about the prospects for an economic recovery pushed key indices into negative territory.
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The market remained volatile ahead of the expiry of the current months derivative contract on Thursday. The rise in the benchmark was led by Reliance Industries, HDFC, BHEL and ONGC.

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 14,394 to an intra-day low of 14,016 and closed 2.1 points lower at 14,324. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.28 percent up at 4,247.

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