from India Insight:

Markets this week: Sensex loses 2.7 percent, SBI falls 7.5 percent

November 8, 2013

Hurt by profit-taking in blue chips, the BSE Sensex posted its worst weekly decline since August as it lost 2.7 percent in a holiday-truncated week.

from India Insight:

Markets this week: Sensex falls 2.6 percent, Jindal Steel slumps 9 percent

September 27, 2013

After rising for four consecutive weeks, the BSE Sensex fell 2.6 percent in the last five trading sessions, as a surprise repo rate hike by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sept. 20 dampened investor confidence and battered banking shares.

from India Insight:

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

September 6, 2013

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.

from India Insight:

Markets this week: BHEL is top Sensex loser

By Reuters Staff
August 16, 2013

By Ankush Arora and Sankalp Phartiyal

The BSE Sensex had been headed for a week of gains until upbeat U.S. jobs data triggered fears of a soon-to-start tapering of the Fed’s monetary stimulus, pulling the benchmark down by a percent for the week ending Aug. 16. The broader Nifty slumped 4 percent on Friday, marking its biggest daily drop in almost two years.

from India Insight:

Tracking Sensex: Top gainers, losers in May

By Reuters Staff
May 31, 2013

By Aditya Kalra and Ankush Arora

Key stock indexes eked out small gains in the month of May, with the BSE Sensex gaining 1.3 percent and the Nifty rising almost 1 percent.

from India Insight:

In a mixed year for lenders, IndusInd Bank shines

May 31, 2013

Rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India, new bank licence norms, bad loan worries and money laundering accusations - Indian banks are firmly in the public eye in 2013.

from India Insight:

Tracking Sensex: Top five losers, gainers this week

By Reuters Staff
May 24, 2013

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Aditya Kalra

It was a tough week for Indian shares as the BSE Sensex fell nearly 3 percent and the Nifty lost 3.3 percent as U.S. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke’s suggestion that stimulus measures may be scaled back at one of their next few meetings dented sentiment.

from India Insight:

Understanding the repo rate, cash reserve ratio and the Reserve Bank of India

January 29, 2013

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday cut the repo rate as well as the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points, or 0.25 percent. Here's a quick explanation of what that means. It will be obvious to some readers, but many people haven't studied economics and are unfamiliar with the terms.

from Expert Zone:

India Market Weekahead: Trading subdued but markets back on track

By Ambareesh Baliga
November 11, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

from Money on the markets:

Bank stocks post healthy gains

September 9, 2010

INIt was a good trading session for banking counters, with the BSE banking index gaining more than 2 percent and ending as the top sectoral gainer, as fund managers bet the sector would benefit from a booming domestic economy.