Indian indices closed higher on Tuesday. Asian stocks closed higher as recovery optimism dominated fears around rising Delta virus strain covid cases. Chinese markets were buoyed by liquor stocks. All eyes will be on US inflation data due later today.
Markets are likely to be under pressure on Tuesday while SGX Nifty trends suggest a negative opening. On Monday, thee BSE Sensex ended at 54,402.85, up 125.13 points or 0.23%. The Nifty was at 16,258.25, up 20.05 points or 0.12%.
Devyani International IPO: GMP, allotment date and how to check application status
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India's July fuel demand recovers to 3-month peak
Fuel demand in India rose in July to its highest since April as pandemic restrictions and lockdowns were unwound in most states, boosting industrial activity and mobility. Fuel consumption, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 16.83 million tonnes, up 2.9% from June and 7.9% from the same period a year ago, data on the website of the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) showed on Monday. (Read here)
Asian stocks adrift
Asia stocks drifted Tuesday and commodity markets steadied after Monday’s selloff as investors weighed talk of stimulus withdrawal and a resurgence in the delta virus variant. Equities rose in Japan, which reopened after a holiday. Stocks in Hong Kong saw modest gains, while those in China and South Korea dipped. U.S. futures fluctuated. Earlier, the S&P 500 closed little changed, while the Nasdaq 100 ticked up. The dollar and Treasury yields held overnight gains. Crude oil pared a decline after it touched the lowest in three weeks on concern the delta strain will hamper demand growth.
Gold was steady after Monday’s volatility and Bitcoin traded back around $46,000.
S&P 500 futures were flat as of 10:35 a.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 was little changed
Nasdaq 100 futures were little changed. The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.2%
Topix index rose 1%
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.2%
Kospi index fell 0.6%
Hang Seng Index added 0.2%
Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2%
Wall Street sees mixed closing
The S&P 500 dipped on Monday, as fuel demand worries during a resurgent pandemic sent energy stocks lower but rising U.S. Treasury yields lifted financial stocks, keeping Wall Street's benchmark index near record levels.
Energy shares were the worst performing of the 11 major S&P sectors, down 1.48% along with crude prices as mounting coronavirus cases and the potential for restrictions, particularly in China, raised worries about the fuel demand outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 106.66 points, or 0.3%, to 35,101.85, the S&P 500 lost 4.17 points, or 0.09%, to 4,432.35 and the Nasdaq Composite added 24.42 points, or 0.16%, to 14,860.18.
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