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Markets this month: Tata Motors, M&M top Sensex gainers

By Ankush Arora and Sankalp Phartiyal

The BSE Sensex jumped 2.9 percent in August, the seventh consecutive monthly gain for the benchmark index in 2014. The broader Nifty closed 3 percent higher, its fourth straight month of gains.

A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the election results on the facade of the BSE building in MumbaiThe Indian stock market hit multiple record highs in August, helped by relentless foreign buying, easing of geopolitical tensions and continued optimism about the domestic economy’s revival.

On Friday, India will release GDP growth data for the April-June period. Asia’s third-largest economy likely grew at its fastest in two years in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, a Reuters poll predicted.

But many Indian CEOs say there are no signs yet of economic improvement, even as they are optimistic that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spur economic growth, according to a poll conducted by the Economic Times newspaper. The survey coincides with 100 days of Modi as India’s premier.

from India Insight:

Markets this week: Sensex gains 3 percent, Tata Motors surges 10 percent

The BSE Sensex rose 3 percent during the week, ending in the green for four of the five trading sessions. Improved guidance from Infosys, hopes of a U.S. deal to avoid a default on its debt and the RBI's decision to cut a key overnight interest rate helped sentiment.

Data released on Thursday showed India's trade deficit narrowed to a two-and-a-half-year low in September, raising hopes for a significant reduction in the country's current account deficit.

from India Insight:

Tracking Sensex: Top gainers, losers this week

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 Global Investing:

Route 312 – China’s Route 66

The world's largest car market, China, with a population of 1.3 billion people and an emerging middle class, holds great potential for investors and consumers alike with annual growth rates in the auto sector expected to hold at around 23 percent to 2017, according to Alliance Bernstein Asset Managers.

Joint ventures (JV), the most popular structure for foreign firms investing in the automobile sector in the world's largest car market, are set to capitalise on a growing consumer base in a country with 3.3 million kilometres of asphalt. Traversing the so-called 'mother' road 312 (China's route 66) is becoming more of an attainable dream for the Chinese consumer.

from Money on the markets:

Tata Motors rises to all-time high

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Tata Motors rose to an all-time high on Tuesday, climbing nearly 4 percent on the back of strong investor confidence in a broader market that touched a 32-month high for the third consecutive session.

The scrip opened on a strong note and hit a life-time high of 1,067.50 rupees on the BSE before closing 2.7 percent up at 1054 rupees with volumes of 1.2 million shares.

from Money on the markets:

Auto stocks post decent gains

The BSE Auto Index gained 1.27 percent on Friday, as a top industry body official said he expected Indian vehicles sales to reach a record high for the second year in a row in 2010/11.

Shares in Tata Motors rose 4.5 percent to 808 rupees and ended as the top gainer among the Sensex and auto index components.

from Money on the markets:

Tata Motors rises

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Shares in Tata Motors snapped a two-day fall and ended nearly 1 percent higher at 778 rupees.

Tata Sons, the holding entity for Tata Group firms, and Citigroup acquired 8.65 million shares in Tata Motors, according to BSE data released Tuesday.

from Money on the markets:

Auto Index rises

Shares of major auto players rose on Wednesday, pulling the BSE Auto Index up 2.2 percent.
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Shares in Mahindra & Mahindra ended 6.1 percent higher at 971 in a market that ended 1.2 percent up. Trade in the counter stood at 0.4 million shares.

from Money on the markets:

Tata Motors’ shares drop 6.6 pct

Land Rover Freelanders are seen outside the Halewood Jaguar and Land Rover factory in Liverpool, northern England, in this October 27, 2008 file photoTata Motors, India's largest commercial vehicle maker, ended the week on a disappointing note with its shares registering a drop of 6.6 percent.

The stocks declined 7.4 percent on the NSE.

Tata Motors was the top Sensex loser and also pulled the BSE Auto Index down 1.72 percent, making it the worst sectoral performer of the day.

from Money on the markets:

Auto sector on the move

The BSE Auto Index closed 1.3 points lower on Wednesday as investors across Asia remained cautious after the overnight slide on Wall Street.

The Auto Index was the top performer yesterday, gaining as much as 2.45 percent in a broader market that shed 115 points.

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