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IT stocks underperform; TCS, Infosys slip 3% each
Posted on 10th October 2018
Shares of IT companies slipped in the intraday trade on Wednesday as the rupee recovered from all-time lows.

At 12:13 am, shares of TCS were trading two per cent lower at Rs 2,050 a piece on BSE. The stock dropped as much as 2.87 per cent to Rs 2,030 during the trade. On similar lines, Infosys was down over two and a half per cent at Rs 698.75. HCL Tech was trading at Rs 1,045.50, down 2 per cent.

In the sectoral landscape, the Nifty IT index was the sole loser on NSE. At the time of writing this report, the index was trading 1.75 per cent lower at 15,100, with 5 constituents in the green and rest five in the red. Wipro was the top loser on the pack, followed by Infosys, HCL Tech and TCS.

TCS is slated to announce its September quarter earnings on Thursday. A majority of the analysts expect IT companies to report robust numbers, given the favourable macro and global environment.

"We expect IT firms to report largely higher sequential EBIT margin in 2QFY19E aided by rupee depreciation, operational efficiency, wage hike largely behind and revenue growth. Among top-tier IT firms, TechM’s margin is expected to expand by 106 bps QoQ, aided by favourable currency movement and improved operational efficiency. Within our mid-cap universe, Cyient is expected to report the strongest margin performance (+184bps QoQ)," said Harit Shah, Research Analyst (IT) at Reliance Securities.
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Posted on 15th December 2018
The central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday discussed its governance framework and decided the matter required further examination, the central bank said in a statement on its website.

According to sources privy to the deliberations, Subhash Chandra Garg, economic affairs secretary, made a presentation at the meeting about how the governance structure for the RBI should be examined.


Microsoft’s bug bounty: How this Kerala-based security engineer won an undisclosed amount
Posted on 15th December 2018
In a huge achievement, a Kerala-based application security engineer has won bug bounty from global tech-giant Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users’ accounts open to hacking. Reportedly, these accounts were from Office 365 to Outlook emails.

Sahad NK, who works as a security researcher with cyber security portal Safetydetective.com, came across multiple vulnerabilities and reported to Microsoft. Sahad, with the help of fellow security researcher Paulos Yibelo, reported the bug to the company in June and were fixed by November end.


ONGC board to consider share buyback on Dec 20
Posted on 15th December 2018
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Friday said its board will consider buyback of company shares at a meeting on December 20.

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Indian Oil shares rise 3.10% on share buyback
Posted on 15th December 2018
Mumbai: Shares of Indian Oil Corp. Ltd rose over 3% Friday after India’s largest oil firm on Thursday said its board of directors approved the buyback of 29.76 crore equity shares of the company for ₹4,435 crore. The share buyback price represents a 8.6% premium to Indian Oil’s Thursday closing price of ₹137.20 on BSE. On Friday, Indian Oil shares rose 3.10%, or ₹4.25, to ₹141.45 apiece on the BSE while the benchmark Sensex closed flat at 35,962.93 points.

Relief to RCom: Supreme Court tells govt to let it sell spectrum to Reliance Jio, but with a condition
Posted on 15th December 2018
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the department of telecommunications (DoT) to grant a no objection certificate (NoC) to Reliance Communications to trade its spectrum with Reliance Jio Infocomm by Monday on the condition that its subsidiary, Reliance Realty, does not redeem the preferential shares without DoT’s nod.

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