Mumbai: Indian stock markets may be tepid on Wednesday as global peers are weak. Asian stocks fell on Wednesday after US lawmakers called for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, increasing the prospects of prolonged political uncertainty in the world's largest economy.
A rally in market heavyweight Reliance Industries or RIL helped support Indian stock markets today. The Sensex had rallied nearly 3,000 points in the previous two sessions on optimism that the corporate tax cuts will lift corporate profitability, private capex and ultimately the broader economy. Many brokerages have upgraded their earnings estimates of India Inc and Sensex targets.
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) system faced trading outage, with investors unable to place orders in the last 15 minutes of the trade on Monday. The move hit several brokers and traders who had active positions in the market.
Sources said the exchange is looking to ascertain the reason for the glitch. Some officials said the problem occurred due to a connectivity issue with one of the internet services providers, Sify.
Following the central government's recent move to slash corporate tax rates, domestic equity indices continued to rise on Monday, signalling a healthy gain in the market and cheering investor sentiments. At 11:20 AM, the BSE SENSEX index surged 1,126.85 points in early trade to stand at 39,141.47, while the NSE NIFTY 50 crossed the 11,600 mark, indicating a 339.35 point increase.
Equity indices surged by over 5 percent to record highs as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slashed corporate taxes and announced a Rs 1.45 lakh crore stimulus to shore up growth and investments.
The development came ahead of a crucial meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on whether or not to cut rates for sectors like automobile, tourism, FMCG and others which have witnessed slowdown due to economic slump.
Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 200 points in early session on Thursday, dragged by losses in index heavyweights Yes Bank, TCS and Infosys, amid unabated foreign fund outflow and mixed global cues.
The 30-share index was trading 206.33 points, or 0.56 per cent, lower at 36,357.55 at 0930 hours, while the broader Nifty slipped 64.65 points, or 0.60 per cent, to 10,776.
A surge in the global crude prices on account of drone attacks on oil facilities at Saudi Arabia made investors in the equity market jittery on Monday with the benchmark Sensex shedding 900 points during the pre-open session.
Just minutes into the pre-open session, the index fell to 36,485, which was 900 points lower than Friday's close of 37,384.99.
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