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RBI Policy Review

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Reuters India brings to you breaking news on the Reserve Bank of India’s quarterly policy review.

Mixed day for banking stocks

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MICROFINANCE/The BSE banking index ended marginally lower on Wednesday as the Sensex slipped over 150 points, but some banking stocks still managed to post decent gains.

Leading the pack was Indian Overseas Bank which jumped over 7 percent, and Federal Bank which gained 3.1 percent. Bigger peers like SBI and ICICI ended the day in the red.

Sensex jumps 1200 points in five sessions

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INDIAThe BSE Sensex closed 3.5 percent higher on Friday, taking the week’s gains to over 1200 points as investors cheered the government’s talk of reforms.

Investor sentiments also had plenty of support from strong global markets.

The benchmark posted a near 500-points gain with stocks like ICICI, HDFC and ITC surging. The Nifty index rose by over 140 points.

Market ends flat, L&T down after results

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INDIAIt was a lacklustre day for the Sensex which ended three points lower at 14,250 as investors booked profits after a two-day rally.

Engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro fell 3.6 percent and was the main stock that pushed the benchmark lower. Earlier in the day the company had announced its Q1 net profit had risen to 15.98 billion rupees.

Sensex drops over 1400 pts over the week

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INDIA-BUDGET/After the stock market’s thumbs down to the budget on Monday, the weakness continued all week with the Sensex registering a drop of over 1400 points in five sessions.

On Friday the benchmark closed 253 points lower at 13,504 on worries over the monsoon and global economy.

Market jumps over 250 points before budget

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INDIA-BUDGETThe Sensex jumped 254 points on Friday as investors covered short positions ahead of the full year’s budget which is to be announced on Monday.

The rally in the benchmark, which closed at 14,913, was led by HDFC (up  7.7 percent). Gains in Tata Steel, M&M and Reliance Infrastructure also helped.

Markets jump over 400 points

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MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/The Sensex ended the week on a strong note, gaining 2.9 percent on Friday to close at 14,765 as investors bought shares after a recent fall in markets.

ICICI Bank was the star performer with its stock jumping 9 percent to 754 rupees. Other Sensex heavyweights like Reliance Industries and Infosys gained nearly 4 percent each.

Market ends weak, Sensex slips over 1 pct

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INDIAThe Sensex ended the week on a negative note, slipping over 1 percent, but still managed to post its 14th consecutive weekly rise.

Profit-booking continued in a market that has risen sharply since early March, dragging the benchmark down by 174 points to 15,274.

Good run continues for Sensex

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MARKETS SOUTHASIA STOCKSThe stock market rally continued today with the benchmark climbing 340 points to 15,467, taking cues form strong global markets.

The 50-share Nifty gained over 100 points to close at 4,655.

Leading the rally were L&T, Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank and BHEL.

Satyam shares hit a 10 percent upper circuit for the second day in a row and closed at 73.5 rupees. Tech Mahindra rose over 5 percent after an over 25 percent rally on Tuesday.

Sensex drops 438 pts on profit-booking

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INDIA-BUDGETThe benchmark index slumped 438 points to below 15,000 as investors booked profits after a sharp rally over the past three months.

Weak global cues also dampened sentiments and the Sensex ended 2.9 percent down at 14, 666. The Nifty closed 3.4 percent lower.

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