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India Markets Weekahead: Mood upbeat ahead of Diwali

October 23, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A shopkeeper hangs lights for sale, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A shopkeeper hangs lights for sale, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

India Markets Weekahead: Stocks seen consolidating, investors will remain cautious

October 16, 2016

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People watch a large screen displaying India’s benchmark share index on the facade of the BSE building in Mumbai. REUTERS/File Photo

India Markets Weekahead: A correction is coming

October 9, 2016

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A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

India Markets Weekahead: Geopolitics to weigh more than economic data

October 2, 2016

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Markets ended lower for the first time in seven months in September as FII inflows slackened due to tensions between India and Pakistan.

India’s monetary policy outlook: What’s not to like?

September 29, 2016
A money lender counts Indian rupee currency notes at his shop in Ahmedabad, India, May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo - RTX2GH3F

A money lender counts Indian rupee notes at his shop in Ahmedabad, May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

India Markets Weekahead: All eyes on RBI

September 25, 2016

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A police officer stands guard in front of the RBI head office in Mumbai

The Nifty gained 0.6 percent during the week to end at 8,831, in line with strength in global indexes after risk appetite improved on the Fed’s policy decision. Mid-cap and small-cap indexes outperformed their larger peers, gaining 2 percent and 1.5 percent respectively, and FIIs were net buyers to the tune of $445 million. The rupee rose to close at 66.6 against the dollar.

India Markets Weekahead: Volatile days ahead

September 18, 2016

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A volatile trading week left investors confused on the direction of markets, and the Nifty ended almost 1 percent lower at 8,780. FIIs were net sellers to the tune of $106 million during the week.

India Markets Weekahead: Book profits at every opportunity

September 11, 2016

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A volatile week saw the Nifty surging on Tuesday after weak U.S. jobs data, with liquidity gushing in for the next two days followed by a correction on Friday after the ECB left policy rates unchanged. The decision gives room for the U.S. Fed to consider raising interest rates in the near term, which is likely to hit inflows to emerging markets like India. North Korea’s nuclear test also seemed to rattle sentiment. The Nifty finally closed at 8,866, up about 0.7 percent.

India Markets Weekahead: Stocks may continue to rise

September 4, 2016

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Markets led by large-caps conquered Nifty 8,800 levels after a gap of 18 months. Measures announced by the government to revive the construction sector boosted sentiment, while disappointing GDP numbers were shrugged off by investors as a revival in growth is seen on the back of a good monsoon and an expected boost in consumption due to a hike in the pay of current and former government employees.

India Markets Weekahead: Wait for a correction

August 28, 2016

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Markets remained sideways in the absence of any major trigger and the Nifty ended the week lower by 1 percent at 8,592. The index failed to breach the 8,700-8,750 band yet again as caution prevailed ahead of a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who told a global monetary policy conference after Indian markets closed on Friday that the case for a rate increase in the U.S. had grown stronger.