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Sensex, Nifty open on choppy note today amid sustained foreign fund outflow
India

Sensex, Nifty open on choppy note today amid sustained foreign fund outflow

The 30-share BSE index was at 46.89 points or 0.09 percent lower at 52,271.71 in early deals. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty inched 9.90 points or 0.06 percent down to 15,670.10

FII ownership in Nifty-500 hits five-year low during Q4; promoter holdings up post-COVID-19 outbreak: Motilal Oswal
Business

FII ownership in Nifty-500 hits five-year low during Q4; promoter holdings up post-COVID-19 outbreak: Motilal Oswal

Both FIIs and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) increased stake in telecom on a quarter-on-quarter basis by 190 and 220 basis points respectively.

Narendra Modi signs several agreements in Saudi Arabia after addressing FII; countries form Strategic Partnership Council
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Narendra Modi signs several agreements in Saudi Arabia after addressing FII; countries form Strategic Partnership Council

Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative, held talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and inked over a dozen agreements in several key sectors.

Narendra Modi in Saudi Arabia: PM urges global investors to benefit from India's start-up system, promises 'highest returns'
World

Narendra Modi in Saudi Arabia: PM urges global investors to benefit from India's start-up system, promises 'highest returns'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon global investors to benefit from India's vibrant start-up ecosystem, which stands as the third-largest in the world, adding that he firmly believes that any investment in India's innovation sector would yield huge returns.

Narendra Modi in Saudi Arabia: PM calls for reforms in structure of UN, says some countries using it as tool
World

Narendra Modi in Saudi Arabia: PM calls for reforms in structure of UN, says some countries using it as tool

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pressed for the United Nations reforms while expressing regret over some 'powerful' countries using the global body as a "tool" rather than an 'institution' to resolve conflicts.

First half of 2019 likely to be volatile, but stronger macros signal positive equity market move
Business

First half of 2019 likely to be volatile, but stronger macros signal positive equity market move

The rural consumption thesis holds strong for the economy with over 50 percent contribution to India’s GDP and around 50 percent contribution towards consumption.

Speed up reforms, ease export rules to attract investment, says emerging markets guru Mark Mobius
Business

Speed up reforms, ease export rules to attract investment, says emerging markets guru Mark Mobius

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius on Tuesday urged the Indian government to accelerate reforms and ease rules for exports to take advantage of the ongoing trade war globally.

Google, Uber and many prominent names have pulled out of Saudi investor conference
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Google, Uber and many prominent names have pulled out of Saudi investor conference

Diane Greene, Google’s head of cloud computing pulled out of FII without explanation.

Sensex drops 505 points, rupee still below 72-mark: Why Arun Jaitley’s Friday pills did not work to cure currency's fever
Business

Sensex drops 505 points, rupee still below 72-mark: Why Arun Jaitley’s Friday pills did not work to cure currency's fever

Markets are not too impressed with the Arun Jaitley's five points rupee saving package for a reason writes @dinesh_unni

Sensex, Nifty crash: Indian equity market is bound to recover some of its sheen sooner than later
Business

Sensex, Nifty crash: Indian equity market is bound to recover some of its sheen sooner than later

The steady fall in Sensex and Nifty following the Budget is not only due to the proposed 10 percent tax on LTCG but also in sympathy with the worldwide trends notably the one triggered by the US markets.

Budget 2018: Liberalised FDI norms may benefit retail, Air India, but audit restrictions remain bottleneck
Business

Budget 2018: Liberalised FDI norms may benefit retail, Air India, but audit restrictions remain bottleneck

The Narendra Modi-led government has been actively liberalising foreign direct investment (FDI) routes in India in order to improve the ease of doing business

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD from collecting funds; non-compliance could lead to heavy fine, says notification
World

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD from collecting funds; non-compliance could lead to heavy fine, says notification

Pakistan on Monday banned Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations, on a day when President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists.

What fuels rally in Sensex, Nifty? More than domestic buying, short covering due to Sebi's P-note ban in F&O
Business

What fuels rally in Sensex, Nifty? More than domestic buying, short covering due to Sebi's P-note ban in F&O

Reports suggest that more than the fundamental reasons, the upsurge was the result of short-covering in equity stock futures

FII inflows expected to be $5-10 billion in 2017-18: ICRA
Business

FII inflows expected to be $5-10 billion in 2017-18: ICRA

FIIs interest in the Indian debt market has revived in the recent months.

GAAR  to finally take effect from 1 April after 3 year delay
Business

GAAR to finally take effect from 1 April after 3 year delay

Seeking to assuage concerns of investors, CBDT said GAAR provisions shall be effective from assessment year 2018-19 onwards and "shall not be invoked merely on the ground that the entity is located in a tax efficient jurisdiction".

25 years of liberalisation: A glimpse of India’s growth in 14 charts
Business

25 years of liberalisation: A glimpse of India’s growth in 14 charts

As the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the economic reforms this month, here are 13 charts that will help you find out how the country moved

Brexit woes: If China devalues yuan more, Sensex may hit 22,000
Business

Brexit woes: If China devalues yuan more, Sensex may hit 22,000

Although India will be relatively less impacted from the Briton's decision to leave EU, according to market experts, domestic brokerages, however, worry the second round impact could affect the country more profoundly over several years

FIIs withdraw $7 bn from Asian equities; $1.64 bn from India : HSBC
Business

FIIs withdraw $7 bn from Asian equities; $1.64 bn from India : HSBC

Foreign institutional investors have pulled out funds worth USD 7 billion from Asian equities in January with India witnessing outflows of USD 1.64 billion, says an HSBC report.

Investment via P-Notes hits 15-month low of $16 bn at Dec-end
Business

Investment via P-Notes hits 15-month low of $16 bn at Dec-end

Investment through Participatory Notes (P-Notes) into India's capital markets has hit a 15-month low of Rs 2.35 lakh crore (about USD 16 billion) at the end of December

Market rout: Modi magic is all but gone, welcome to the real economy
Business

Market rout: Modi magic is all but gone, welcome to the real economy

The Modi magic that worked wonders for stock markets is long dead and gone. It’s time for the government to acknowledge the actual state of the economy and work on solutions