GlobalIndices 22Aug Prev_Day Abs.Change
DowJones 25,734 25,822 89 0.34
Nasdaq 7,889 7,859 30 0.38
FTSE 7,574 7,566 9 0.11
Nikkei 22,363 22,220 143 0.64
HangSeng 27,928 27,753 175 0.63
IndianIndices 21Aug Prev_Day Abs.Change
S&PBSESensex 38,286 38,279 7 0.02
Nifty50 11,571 11,552 19 0.17
Nifty100 11,862 11,838 24 0.20
NiftyBank 28,258 28,274 16 0.06
SGXNifty 11,607 11,592 15 0.13
S&PBSEPower 2 ,022 1,991 31 1.55
S&PBSESmallCap 16,947 16,890 57 0.34
S&PBSEHC 15,302 15,132 170 1.12
Date P/E Div.Yield P/E Div.Yield
21Aug 24.85 1.14 28.29 1.16
MonthAgo 22.90 1.21 27.36 1.22
YearAgo 23.36 1.25 24.99 0.97
Company 21Aug Prev_Day
UnitedPhos 646 619 4.41
AmbujaCem 239 230 4.18
TechMahindra 709 688 3.12
Nifty50Top3Losers DomesticNews
Company 21Aug Prev_Day
TataSteel 582 599 2.88
BPCL 369 376 1.92
HUL 1753 1777 1.38
Advances 1324 893
Declines 1409 928
Unchanged 160 82
Description(Cr) YTD
FIIFlows* 2575
MFFlows** 74121
YoY(%) Current YearAgo
Sensex Nifty
Domestic equity markets ended flat after touching record highs in
intraday trade. Investors remained cautious because of mixed global
cues. Though there is optimism ahead of U.S. and China coming to the
discussion table, U.S. President accusing China and Europe of
manipulating their respective currencies and expressing disappointment
with the U.S. Federal Reserve for increasing interest rates d ampened
Key benchmark indices S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 grew 0.02% and
0.17% to close at 38,285.75 and 11,570.90, respectively. S&P BSE Mid
Cap and S&P BSE Small Cap grew 0.52% and 0.34%, respectively.
On the BSE sectoral front, S&P BSE Power stood as the major gainer, up
1.55% followed by S&P BSE Healthcare that grew 1.12%. S&P BSE Utilities
and S&P BSE Energy grew 0.95% and 0.72%. S &P B SE Information
Technology and S&P BSE Teck grew 0.45% and 0.38%. The major losers
were S&P BSE Realty and S&P BSE Metal, d own 1.45% and 0.41%,
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said in order to
promote inclusive growth India needs stronger wage policies. The
international body said inequality, gender wage gap and informality still
exist in India. Around 62 millio n workers are paid less than the indicative
national minimum wage and the rate of low pay is higher for women than
for men, according to ILO.
Niti Aayog vice chairman said rise in trade deficit is a greater concern
for the government than the fall in rupee. He said the government is
trying to push exports and added that there is a constituency that
benefits from a strong rupee and should be put on the back foot.
The reason being it would harm an industry already recovering from a
crisis. The treaty, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP),
is being looked into by a group of ministers after many ministries and
departments raised concerns over its features. RCEP includes the 10
ASEAN m em bers.
Niti Aayog has urged the private sector to participate more actively in
the government's Aspirational Districts Programme. The programme aims
at transforming 117 most backward districts of India. Niti Aayog CEO said
the transformation of 117 districts will transform India as it will add an
incremental growth of about 11.5%.
In order to monetise the noncore assets of public sector entities the
government may ask these companies to form special purpose vehicles
(SPVs) to keep their noncore assets, according to media reports. Non
core assets include land holdings.
Staterun NTPC Limited is seeking bids to import coal after four long
years, citing a supply crunch due to lower shipments in the country. The
company is looking to import a total of 2.5 million metric tons. The
company plans to boost supplies as plants are facing with lower coal
•Ecommerce fi rm Flipkart has ann ounced to have acquired artificial
intelligence (AI) startup Liv.ai, which has developed a technology that
translates speech to text in 10 Indian languages. Financial terms of the
deal were not divulged.
Asian markets witnessed a mixed trend as optimism over the resolution
of the longstanding trade row between U.S. and China was
overshadowed by weak cues from U.S. According to the media reports,
the U.S. President 's former personal lawyer has pleaded guilty to federal
charges. Also, the former U.S. President election cam paign chief was
found guilty by a jury on eight criminal counts. Today (as of A ug 23), Asian
markets opened on a cautious note ahead of the trade talks between
China and the U.S. While Nikkei was trading higher 0 .41%, Hang Seng w as
down 0.67% (as at 8 a.m. IST).
As per the last close, European markets closed on a mixed note as
market participants remained in a cautious mood ahead of the release of
the U.S. Federal Reserve policy minutes from the most recent meeting
and the upcoming trade talks between the U.S. and China.
As per the last close, U.S markets closed on a mixed note as market
participants remained cautious ahead of the release of the U.S. Federal
Reserve policy minutes from the most recent meeting.
FIIDerivativeTradeStatistics 21Aug
(RsCr) Buy Sell OpenInt.
IndexFutures 1647.55 1765.72 31184.64
IndexOptions 54129.47 54522.88 72450.22
StockFutures 11732.40 11129.00 87970.20
StockOptions 10489.78 10600.21 11069.82
Total 77999.20 78017.81 202674.88
21Aug Prev_Day Change
PutCallRatio(OI) 1.70 1.73 0.03
PutCallRatio(Vol) 1.20 1.17 0.03
21Aug Wk.Ago Mth.Ago YearAgo
CallRate 6.42% 6.37% 6.20% 5.99%
CBLO 6.47% 6.45% 5.78% 5.98%
Repo 6.50% 6.50% 6.25% 6.00%
ReverseRepo 6.25% 6.25% 6.00% 5.75%
91DayTBill 6.81% 6.80% 6.58% 6.12%
364DayTBill 7.29% 7.27% 7.21% 6.21%
10YearGilt 7.83% 7.82% 7.79% 6.51%
GSecVol.(Rs.Cr) 26516 28801 21859 21285
FBILMIBOR 6.50% 6.50% 6.21% 6.00%
3MonthCPRate 7.75% 7.75% 7.55% 6.54%
5YearCorpBond 8.64% 8.65% 8.73% 7.38%
1MonthCDRate 6.54% 6.56% 6.62% 6.07%
3MonthCDRate 7.18% 7.17% 6.97% 6.18%
1YearCDRate 8.03% 8.04% 7.98% 6.49%
Currency 21Aug Prev_Day Change
USD/INR 69.67 69.76 0.09
GBP/INR 89.40 88.87 0.53
EURO/INR 80.25 79.67 0.58
JPY/INR 0.63 0.63 0.00
Commodity 22Aug WkAgo Mth.Ago YearAgo
NYMEXCrude($/bl) 67.80 66.99 70.26 47.60
BrentCrude($/bl) 72.15 69.96 71.83 52.60
Gold($/oz) 1195 1194 1231 1284
Gold(Rs./10gm)* 29529 29541 29849 28944
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Nifty August 2018 Futures closed at 11,586.55, a premium of 15.65
points, above the spot closing of 11,570.90. The turnover on NSE’s
Futures and Options segment increased to Rs. 7,11,442.95 on Aug 21
compared with Rs. 5,83,536.00 on Aug 20.
•ThePutCall ratio stood at 0.91 against previous session’s close of 1.00.
•TheNiftyPutCall ratio stood at 1.71 compared with the previous
session’s close of 1.00.
Open interest on Nifty Futures stood at 33.35 million as against the
previous session’s close at 32.67 million.
Bond yields inched down following weakness of the greenback against
major currencies after the U.S. President expressed concerns over the
U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy on interest rate increases.
Yield on the 10year benchmark paper (7.17% GS 2028) inched down 1
bps to close at 7.83% as against previous close of 7.84%.
Banks borrowings under the repo window of the Liquidity Adjustment
Facility (LAF) stood at Rs. 11,226 crore (gross) on Aug 21 compared to a
borrowing of Rs. 3,921 crore on Aug 20. Sale of securities under the
Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) reverse repo window stood at Rs. 8,585
crore on Aug 20.
Banks borrowed Rs. 2,870 crore under the central bank’s Marginal
Standing Facility on Aug 20 compared to that of Aug 16 when banks
borrowed Rs. 185 crore.
The rupee was almost steady against the greenback as month end
dollar demand from oil importers neutralised earlier gains resulting from
a globally weak dollar. The greenback came under pressure after the U.S.
President expressed concerns over the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy on
interest rate increases.
The euro rose against the greenback after the U.S. President expressed
concerns over the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy on interest rate
Gold prices inched up ahead of the minutes of U.S. FOMC meeting and
as the U.S. President has raised concerns over rate hike decisions of the
Federal Reserve.
Brent crude prices surged after data indicated that crude oil
inventories in U.S. has fell for the week ending Aug 17.
Preliminary data from t he C hain Store Association showed that Japan's
supermarket sales, after store adjustment, increased 1.5% YoY in Jul
2018. Excluding adjustment, sales grew 2.3% YoY. On a monthly basis,
supermarket sales grew 7.8% in Jul.
Data from the Census and Statistics Department showed Hong Kong's
Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) remained stable in Jul 2018, after growing
in the previous two months. The CPI ros e 2.4% YoY in Jul, similar to that
of Jun 2018 and was in line with street’s expectations.
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