Straight from the Specialists
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It was a second straight week of losses of 1.59 percent with the Nifty closing at 5,903. As discussed in this column a fortnight back, we are in a phase which would tire out the participants and change the mood to a negative consensus on the street.
After the sharp correction in most of the midcap counters, the mood has turned circumspect. The corporate results declared in the last few days too did not have much to cheer the markets but Central Statistics Office (CSO) GDP estimates of 5 percent for the current fiscal year seemed to have knocked the bottom.
The finance ministry, especially Finance Minister P Chidambaram, was quick to rebut these estimates as based on extrapolation of the past data which does not account for the green shoots seen in the last few months.