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Sensex sheds 520 pts, Nifty ends 150 pts lower; IT, Realty, Metal drag

Stock Market Today: Cautious to prevail among investors on Monday (PTI)Premium
Stock Market Today: Cautious to prevail among investors on Monday (PTI)

  • Share Market Close: Indian stock markets ended 0.8% lower on Monday. Adani Ports and TechM dragged, while BPCL and Airtel climbed. All sectoral indices but PSU Bank are in red with IT and Metal dragging the most. Archean Chemicals debuted strongly while Five Star had a muted debut.

China has been reporting higher Covid cases which has made investors nervous about China extending its Zero Covid strategy. All the Asian markets ended in red and Europe was trading lower in the morning session.

21 Nov 2022, 03:42:47 PM IST

Indices tumble on Monday with Sensex and Nifty shedding around 500 and 150 points, respectively. 

Indian equity markets were not immune to the depressed mood of the global stock markets and shed 0.8% on Monday. Sensex ended 518 points down at 61,144 and Nifty closed at 18,160, a drop of 150 points.

Most of the sectorial indices fell on Monday with PSU Bank remaining the only bright spot which added more than a per cent. IT, Realty, Metal, Auto and Finacial Service indices were among the hardest hits in today's session.

Among stocks, Adani Ports, Tech Mahindra, Hero MotoCorps and Hindalco shed the most today, while BPCL gained around 2% followed by Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank and IndusInd Bank which gained more than a per cent each.

Stocks fell globally overall as investors decided to wait and gauge the mood of central bankers with regard to future rate hikes and concerns that China may tighten Covid curbs after a string of reported deaths.

Japan's stock markets remained flat and ended marginally higher on Monday. Rising COVID-19 cases in China weighed on sentiment in Asia and traders awaited more clarity on the outlook for interest rates. The Nikkei closed 0.2% higher.

China stocks closed down for a fourth straight session on Monday as investors' hopes of an early easing in strict pandemic curbs were dashed. However, some surge in infections lifted some healthcare shares.

The blue-chip CSI 300 Index lost 0.9% at the close, and the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 1.9%, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index declined 2%.

European shares slipped with economically sensitive sectors like miners and industrials leading the losses to worries about the impact of surging COVID-19 cases in China. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down in the morning session.

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21 Nov 2022, 03:21:10 PM IST

IDFC First eyes sizeable share of startup banking pie

Private sector lender IDFC First Bank is looking to grab a sizable pie of the up-and-coming startup banking segment and has tied up with tech industry lobby body Nasscom’s centre of excellence as a preferred banker to new-age companies. 

IDFC First will offer products and solutions for startups including a zero-balance startup current account, working capital solutions for pre-profit startups, business credit cards for startups with step-up credit, and a tailored founder success program. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 03:06:53 PM IST

Larsen & Toubro hires more than 3,000 engineering trainees in FY23

Engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday said it has hired more than 3,000 fresh engineering trainees in the current financial year.

The onboarding of over 3,000 graduate and postgraduate engineering trainees in the ongoing fiscal marks a more than three-fold rise as against 1,067 trainees last fiscal.

The number of female engineers hired has more than quadrupled to 1,009 trainees in FY23 from 248 trainees in FY22, L&T said in a statement.

"It is worth noting that 30 per cent of current batch of fresh engineers are women which is commendable given the fact that 75 per cent of the fresh engineers are hired from mechanical, civil and electrical streams where women candidates are less. (PTI)

21 Nov 2022, 03:06:30 PM IST

India’s Oil Buyers Make a Push for Russia Crude Before Sanctions

India’s oil refiners are looking to pick up a bit more Russian crude in last-minute purchases just weeks before new sanctions take effect.

At least four companies are seeking Russian cargoes that can load by Dec. 5 and discharge before Jan. 19, according to people familiar with the matter. That timeframe fits with a grace period being granted on oil purchases under a US-led measure to cap the price of Moscow’s sales.

The price cap is scheduled to be implemented alongside European Union sanctions on Russian seaborne imports on Dec. 5, and is designed to keep crude flowing but crimp the Kremlin’s revenues as it wages war in Ukraine. The cap level is set to be announced this week. (Bloomberg)

21 Nov 2022, 02:54:11 PM IST

GDP growth set to halve to 6.5% in Q2 FY23: Icra

India’s economic growth will likely slow down to 6.5% in the second quarter of the current fiscal (Q2FY23), largely because of input cost movements for certain sectors with a higher fuel intensity, as well as the impact of the flagging external demand on non-oil merchandise exports, rating agency Icra Ltd. said on Monday. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 02:53:42 PM IST

Financial Service index under pressure, sheds more than 0.5%

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21 Nov 2022, 02:43:13 PM IST

ONGC trades ex-interim dividend; stock cracks 5%

Shares of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were trading ex-dividend in Monday's trading session, a day ahead of the record date for its declared interim dividend that it had announced with its September quarter earnings for the current fiscal or Q2FY23.

ONGC shares were trading 4:41% lower at 135.50 apiece on the NSE intraday, also one of the top losers among the Nifty 50 stocks on Monday. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 02:33:51 PM IST

Housing prices surge nearly 5% from January-September in 8 major cities: Report

Across eight major cities in India the average housing prices appreciated nearly 5 per cent in the first nine months of this year on account of rise in input costs and a strong revival in demand, said a report published by property brokerage firm PropTiger.com on 21 November.

According to the report, the weighted average prices of residential properties in primary markets stood at 6,600-6,800 per square feet at the end of September quarter, as against 6,300-6,500 per square feet at the end of the December quarter across eight cities. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 02:33:51 PM IST

PNB to Central Bank: These 5 PSU bank shares hit 52-week highs today

Despite weakness in the stock market today, more than 5 banking stocks have hit a 52-week high in early morning deals on Monday. Interestingly, these banking stocks have managed to climb to their new 52-week high when the Bank Nifty index is in the negative zone after nearly three hours of trade. Out of those banking stocks that have hit a 52-week high today, 5 banking shares are state-owned banks. The list of those PSU banks that hit a 52-week high includes Central Bank of India, Indian Bank, Punjab National Bank, UCO Bank and Union Bank of India. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 02:28:42 PM IST

India a bright spot for car sales this year: Moody’s

Car sales volumes this year in India are expected to rise 12.5% and another 4% in 2023, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday.

“India remains the bright spot for car sales. By 2023, we expect automotive sales in the country to recover to the highs touched in 2018. Volumes will climb 4% in 2023 after surging 12.5% in 2022, helped by the onset of the festive season at the end of September," as per a note prepared by the credit agency. “Meanwhile, the recovery in Japan (A1 stable) remains protracted. Sales will rebound in 2023 with supply chain improvement, especially on semiconductors, following a 5% decline in 2022 to 4.2 million units." (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 01:44:00 PM IST

Realty index remains under pressure on Monday with most stocks in red and the index shedding 1%

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21 Nov 2022, 01:39:52 PM IST

Nikkei ends marginally higher as China COVID, global rate worries weigh

Japan's stock markets edged up on Monday, although the Nikkei share average was kept below 28,000, as rising COVID-19 cases in China weighed on sentiment in Asia and traders awaited more clarity on the outlook for interest rates.

The Nikkei closed 0.2% higher at 27,944. The broader Topix edged 0.3% higher to 1,972. Both indexes have been treading water for about a week. Volumes were expected to be light due to U.S. and Japanese holidays later in the week.

"Financial markets are trying to find the balance between the room for further rate hikes versus the extent to which the U.S. and global economy will slow," said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief macro strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management. (Reuters)

21 Nov 2022, 01:18:44 PM IST

Budget 2023-24: Sitharaman chairs first consultation with industry leaders, experts

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday chaired her first pre-Budget consultations with the first group of captains from industries and experts in the field of infrastructure and climate change in the national capital.

Along with Sitharaman, the meeting was attended by Union Minister of State Finance Pankaj Chaudhary and Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad; Finance Secretary TV Somanathan, secretaries from other departments of the finance ministry, and the Chief Economic Advisor Anantha Nageswaran.

The formal exercise to prepare the annual Budget for the next financial year -- 2023-24 - commenced on October 10. (ANI)

21 Nov 2022, 01:09:08 PM IST

JioCinema apologises after ‘awful’ FIFA live-streaming leaves fans disappointed

Football fans in India had a lot of difficulties viewing the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, the first-ever football world cup in the Middle East. The JioCinema app's online video stream of the tournament kept buffering, leaving fans disappointed and disgusted.

Even when the video played without any hiccups, the audio kept going missing. The issue made the Qatar vs Ecuador match difficult for some to watch. As fans approached social media to vent out their frustration, more people came into agreement with the experience that some coined as “awful". (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 12:55:03 PM IST

BPCL stock shines in today's trading, gains more than 1.5%

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21 Nov 2022, 12:49:38 PM IST

Escorts Kubota shares trading near record high. Should you buy the auto stock?

Escorts Kubota is a prominent tractor maker domestically with a 10.3% FY22 market share. It also serves domestic construction equipment and railways space. Kubota (a Japanese company), is a co-promoter with an effective stake at 53.5%.

Brokerage house ICICI Securities has retained its Buy rating on Escorts Kubota shares amid wider opportunity at play with Kubota coming on board as co-promoter and strong financials amid healthy RoCE targets. The auto stock is trading near a record high level of 2,189 per share that it had hit in September this year on the BSE. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 12:23:33 PM IST

Delhivery, multibagger Venus Pipes among 7 newly listed stocks in focus as lock-in period expires this month

Share lock-ins set are set to unravel this week with Delhivery, Venus Pipes and Tubes, Syrma SGS Tech, Tarsons Products, Ethos Ltd, e Mudhra Ltd, and Go Fashion being the seven stocks with lock-ins period expiring this month i.e., between the period of November 21 to November 28, 2022.

Delhivery's share price breached its initial public offering (IPO) issue price of 487 per share since the Gurugram-based startup debuted on the stock exchange. In its quarterly business update to its shareholders, Delhivery shared concerns over “high levels of inflation, with average user spends and total active shoppers remaining flat or lower during the ongoing festive season". (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 12:02:09 PM IST

Noon Update: Indices tumble with Sensex shedding 500 points and Nifty around 150 points

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21 Nov 2022, 11:41:16 AM IST

Multibagger stock that surged 5500% in 4 years close to record high after 1:10 stock split

Sanmit Infra shares are one of the multibagger stocks in 2022 that surged to the tune of 150 per cent in year-to-date (YTD) time. The stock recently traded ex-split after declaring stock subdivision in a 1:10 ratio. However, the stock is hitting the headline once again after climbing to a lifetime high of 85.70 apiece on 17th November 2022. However, the multibagger stock retraced its recent highs after the profit booking trigger. But, it seems that buying interest among market bulls has once again spurt in regard to this multibagger BSE-listed stock. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 11:35:00 AM IST

PSU Bank index shines amidst an otherwise dull day; most stocks in green

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21 Nov 2022, 11:25:08 AM IST

Ashok Leyland may launch Dost with left-hand drive option in ME and Africa

Dost is a light commercial vehicle (LCV) offered in Hinduja group flagship brand Ashok Leyland. The company currently retails a range of light commercial vehicles under 'Dost' brand with a right-hand drive option both in domestic and overseas. It is now planning to launch Dost in the Middle East and African markets.

Ashok Leyland is testing the popular light commercial vehicle with left-hand drive (LHD), a top company official has said. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 11:13:25 AM IST

Axis Securities Pick of the Week - ACC Ltd: BUY

Axis Securities Pick of the Week – ACC Ltd: BUY with TP at 2710

Outlook & Valuation: With expanded capacity, better pricing. increased demand, moderation in commodity prices and better synergies with other Adani group companies, we expect ACC to report Revenue/EBITDA/APAT CAGR of 10%/50%/40% respectively over CY22-CY24E. Stock is currently trading at 14x and11x CY23E/CY24E EV/EBITDA.

Recommendation: We recommend a Buy the stock for a target price of 2760/ implying an upside of 10% from CMP.

21 Nov 2022, 11:11:32 AM IST

FTX Latest: Crypto Fears Contagion as Billions Owed to Creditors

Sam Bankman-Fried’s bankrupt FTX crypto exchange owes its 50 top unsecured creditors a total of $3.1 billion. FTX Trading Ltd. and about 100 affiliated companies are starting a strategic review of global assets.

Investors continue to pull funds from digital-asset exchanges despite the latter’s efforts to reassure markets about their stability. Crypto lender BlockFi Inc. is on the cusp of its own Chapter 11 filing.

Crypto markets are on the back foot, holding Sunday losses that have pushed Bitcoin -- the largest token -- to about $16,000. Second-ranked Ether is also struggling amid indications that some of the $663 million drained from FTX as it slid into bankruptcy is now being transferred out of the token. (Bloomberg)

21 Nov 2022, 11:10:15 AM IST

Goldman Sachs sees India’s growth slowing next year, cuts GDP forecast

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sees India’s economic growth slowing next year, citing a hit to consumer demand from higher borrowing costs and fading benefits from pandemic reopening, while lowering its growth forecast. Gross domestic product (GDP) may expand by 5.9% in calendar year 2023 from an estimated 6.9% this year, Goldman said in a report. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 10:20:51 AM IST

Ashika Stock Broking on today's market: Intraday dip towards 18150-18200 can be used to create long positions

Tirthankar Das, technical & derivative analyst, retail, Ashika Stock Broking Ltd: On the technical front, Nifty formed bearish candle with long lower shadow following a couple of indecisive Doji candle on the daily time frame, on the weekly time frame too Index with a negative candle but the trend of higher high formation remains unabated but noticeable aspect being the range of the market has decreased. Hence present setup show consolidation with weak bias. Hence ongoing breather would help index to cool off the short-term overbought condition and help index to form a higher base that would pave the way to challenge the all-time high of 18600 and eventually head towards 18900 as the Index has breached past the falling trend line which confirms that the primary trend is up. Now the elevated support level for the market now stands at 17950 followed by 17500 as it happens to be the 50 days EMA and the breakout point from the 12 months falling trend line. During the day, Nifty is likely to open on a negative note tracking weak morning cues. Thus, intraday dip towards 18150-18200 can be used to create long positions for target of 18600.

21 Nov 2022, 10:19:02 AM IST

SBI Life comes under pressure in early trading on Monday; sheds 2%

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21 Nov 2022, 10:17:44 AM IST

Rupee falls 12 paise to 81.86 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee depreciated 12 paise to 81.86 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday, tracking the strength of the American currency in the overseas market and a muted trend in domestic equities.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 81.84 against the dollar, then lost ground to quote at 81.86, registering a loss of 12 paise over its previous close.

On Friday, the rupee depreciated by 10 paise to close at 81.74 against the US currency.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.25 per cent to 107.19. (PTI)

21 Nov 2022, 10:16:05 AM IST

Five Star Business Finance shares make a dull market debut as stock lists at discount

Shares of Five Star Business Finance Ltd made a dull stock market debut on Monday with the stock listing at 464 apiece on the NSE, a discount of over 2% as compared to its IPO issue price of 474 per share. On the BSE, Five Star Business Finance shares started trading at 449 apiece.

The initial share sale was entirely an offer for sale (OFS) of shares to the tune of 1,960 crore by existing shareholders and promoter group entities. The price band for the issue was fixed in the range of 450 per share to 474 per share. The IPO closed with 70% subscription, lower than its actual issue size. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 10:15:30 AM IST

Archean Chemical shares list at premium over IPO issue price

Shares of Archean Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd made a positive market debut on Monday with the stock listing at 450 apiece on the NSE, a premium of over 11% as compared to its IPO issue price of 407 per share. On the BSE, Archean Chemical shares started trading at 449 apiece.

The public issue was subscribed 32.23 times by the close of the subscription period on Friday, November 11, 2022. Archean Chemical IPO consisted of a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to 805 crore and an Offer For Sale (OFS) of up to 1.61 crore shares by the promoter and investors. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 10:04:49 AM IST

EaseMyTrip share price zooms 17% as stock trades ex-split, ex-bonus today

EaseMyTrip or Easy Trip Planners shares will be in focus today as the stock is trading ex-dividend and ex-bonus today. The board of directors of the company has fixed 22nd November 2022 as the record date to finalize eligible beneficiaries for issuance of bonus shares and stock subdivision. The company board has already approved and declared bonus shares in the 3:1 ratio whereas it has declared a stock split in 1:2 ratio.

Ahead of the record date for stock split and bonus shares, EaseMyTrip share price shot up near 17 per cent in early morning deals on Monday. EaseMyTrip share price today opened upside and went on to hit an intraday high of 57.30 apiece levels, logging to the tune of 17% upside within a few minutes of the stock market's opening bell today. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 09:51:48 AM IST

IT index sheds 1% in early trading with all stocks in red

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21 Nov 2022, 09:44:34 AM IST

Buy or sell: Vaishali Parekh recommends 2 stocks to buy today

Vaishali Parekh of Prabhudas Lilladher has recommended two stocks to buy today, here we list out full details in regard to those two stocks:

1] IGL: Buy at 418, target 430, stop loss 412; and

2] Canara Bank: Buy at 309, target 322, stop loss 304. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 09:30:41 AM IST

Bajaj Finance drags in early trading, sheds 2%

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21 Nov 2022, 09:27:39 AM IST

Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin trades below $16,000; dogecoin tanks 11%. Check latest rates

In cryptocurrencies, the world's largest and most popular digital token Bitcoin's price today was trading more than 4% lower at $15,973, slipping below the $16,000 mark. On the other hand, Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain and the second-largest cryptocurrency, also plunged by more than 8% to $1,118.

The global crypto market cap today remained below the $1 trillion mark, as it over 5% lower in the last 24 hours to $828 billion, as per the data by CoinGecko, as cryptocurrency prices continued to struggle in the ongoing crisis sparked by the downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried’s once powerful FTX empire. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 09:25:59 AM IST

Sensex sheds 300 points at open, while Nifty is down 100 points on Monday

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21 Nov 2022, 09:12:27 AM IST

Geojit Financial Services on today's market: Time to play defensively rather than taking risky shots at the goal.

Dr V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services: "There is a strong tailwind and a strong headwind which can sway the market now. The tailwind is the sharp decline in Brent crude to $86.75, which is a big macro positive for India. But this tailwind is unlikely to take the market higher since the headwind in the form of steadily declining momentum in the recent market uptrend, is very strong. The optimism driven by the recent decline is US inflation has run its course and the market is likely to wait for further data on the direction of US inflation and interest rates. So, this is the time to play defensively rather than taking risky shots at the goal. Cautious defensive games can be a good short-term strategy."

21 Nov 2022, 09:04:09 AM IST

Sensex preopens in the flat-to-red zone; Archean Chemicals and Five Star Business Finance will debut in the markets today; steel stocks will be focus

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21 Nov 2022, 08:52:33 AM IST

Reliance Securities Stock in Focus for today: GPIL

STOCK IN FOCUS

GPIL (CMP 272)

We have BUY rating on GPIL, with a 12-month SOTP-based Target Price of Rs415.

Intraday Picks

AXISBANK (PREVIOUS CLOSE: 859) BUY

For today’s trade, long position can be initiated in the range of 848- 855 for the target of Rs.875 with a strict stop loss of 835.

TATAMOTORS (PREVIOUS CLOSE: 424) BUY

For today’s trade, long position can be initiated in the range of 418- 421 for the target of Rs. 432 with a strict stop loss of 416.

SUNPHARMA (PREVIOUS CLOSE: 1010) SELL

For today’s trade, short position can be initiated in the range of 1020-1035 for the target of Rs.985 with a strict stop loss of 1050.

21 Nov 2022, 08:51:09 AM IST

Punjab & Sind Bank expects ₹1,100 crore profit in FY'23 amid bad loans resolution

State-owned Punjab & Sind Bank expects to clock a net profit of around 1,100 crore in the current financial year on the back of the resolution of bad loans.

The bank has given NPA recovery guidance of 2,000 crore for the ongoing fiscal, Punjab & Sind Bank Managing Director Swarup Kumar Saha told PTI in an interaction.

Out of this, 700 crore has already been realised, he said, adding some big resolutions like Sintex Industries and Meenakshi Energy are going to happen in the coming quarter.

Besides, he said, the resolution of some IL&FS group accounts is expected during the current fiscal. (PTI)

21 Nov 2022, 08:45:23 AM IST

In consumers' interest, Govt will issue guidelines to check fake reviews soon

The Central government will next week release the guidelines to check fake reviews and unverified star ratings on e-commerce websites, hotels, and travel booking platforms, said Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh, as quoted by news agency PTI.

E-commerce platforms give virtual shopping experiences to their customers, without any opportunity to physically examine the product.

Hence, the customers only rely on reviews posted on these portals to see the opinion and experienced users who have already purchased the goods or services. However, fake reviews and star ratings mislead consumers into buying online products on these platforms. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 08:43:03 AM IST

Stocks to Watch: Archean Chemicals, Five Star Business, Zomato, ONGC, Tata Steel, Hindustan Copper, Maruti Suzuki, Easy Trip Planners, Engineers India, 3i Infotech, JSW Steel, Sail, Hindalco

NSE will continue to keep Balrampur Chini, Bhel, Delta Corp, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals, Indiabulls Housing Finance and Sun TV, and has added PNB on the list of banned securities under the F&O segment for Monday trading as they have crossed 95% of the market-wide position limit. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 08:31:31 AM IST

India is differently placed, at low risk of recession: RBI Guv

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das said a synchronised tightening of monetary policy globally has progressively increased the risk of a hard landing, which is a recession to tame inflation. India, however, is differently placed.

The Governor was speaking about the rising inflation across the world and said that inflation in systemically important advanced economies turned out to be persistent rather than transitory.

The third shock emanated in the form of aggressive tightening of monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve, and subsequent unrelenting appreciation of the US dollar. (ANI)

21 Nov 2022, 08:30:46 AM IST

Exports of gems and jewellery drop 14.64 pc in October: Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council

The overall gross exports of gems and jewellery declined 14.64 per cent to 25,843.84 crore in October, against 30,274.64 crore in the year-ago period.

The overall gross imports of gems and jewellery showed a drop of 16.82 per cent to 12,181.92 crore in October, against 14,644.87 crore in the corresponding period a year ago, according to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council report that came out recently.

The report said the overall gross exports of gems and jewellery grew 7.90 per cent to 1,88,183.89 crore during April-October 2022, against 1,74,406.57 crore in the year-ago period.

21 Nov 2022, 08:06:20 AM IST

Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new investment cycle

Indian lenders are expanding lending to local corporations at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign of a new private investment cycle starting in the world's fifth-largest economy even as growth in large developed economies and China slows.

That international slowdown will limit the strength of the new Indian cycle, economists say.

Private investment in India was constrained for years by heavy indebtedness of companies and banks and by weak demand. But over the past two years, corporations and lenders have cut costs and raised equity capital, and companies have been able to spend on new capacity as demand has strengthened. (Reuters)

21 Nov 2022, 08:03:46 AM IST

Keystone Realtors IPO: Share allotment likely today. How to check status online

Allotment of shares can be announced any time today because as per the tentative schedule of the public issue, Keystone Realtors' IPO allotment date is most likely on 21st November 2021 i.e. today. Bidders would be able to check their application status online once the finalisation of share allotment is announced. They can log in at the BSE website or at the website of IPO's registrar to check Keystone Realtors' IPO allotment status online. Among one of the Rustomjee brands, the public issue was subscribed to 2.01 times in three days subscription whereas its retail portion was subscribed 0.53 times. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 08:02:40 AM IST

Input costs bite in Q2, but better days are coming

Persistent inflationary pressures squeezed earnings of Indian companies in the September quarter, even as revenue grew robustly, indicating demand, at least in urban areas, remained intact despite price increases.

September quarter profit plummeted 25% to levels not seen since the peak covid quarter of April-June 2021 as raw material costs surged 45% from a year earlier, a Mint analysis of 2,923 companies (excluding financials and banks) showed. However, with commodity costs softening, companies will likely see profit rebound in the coming quarters. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 07:36:04 AM IST

Mother Dairy milk becomes costlier from today, Check new rates

The leading milk supplier in India, Mother Dairy has increased prices of full-cream milk by Re 1 per litre and token milk by 2 per litre in Delhi-NCR market with effect from today, Monday, November 21. However, the company hasn't altered the rates of full-cream milk sold in 500 ml packs.

Notably, this is the fourth round of hike in milk prices in 2022 by Delhi-NCR's leading milk supplier Mother Dairy. The company is one of the leading milk suppliers in Delhi-NCR with volumes of over 30 lakh litres per day. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 07:35:35 AM IST

Deloitte expects India to post 6.5-7.1 pc growth in current fiscal

India is likely to post a 6.5 per cent to 7.1 per cent economic growth during the current financial year 2022-23 amid rising inflation and impending global slowdown, Deloitte India said in a report.

The persistent inflation has challenged policymakers over the past few months. Despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raising interest rates by 1.9 percentage points since April 2022, inflation has remained above its tolerance range for over 9 months now.

To add to this, the runaway dollar is causing import bills to soar and further pushing inflation up. An impending global slowdown or even a recession in a few advanced nations as early as the end of 2022 or early next year is likely to make the situation worse. (PTI)

21 Nov 2022, 07:35:19 AM IST

Export duty on steel, iron ore cut; tax on some raw material imports hiked

The government has cut the export duty on steel products and iron ore with effect from Saturday in order to provide a fillip to the domestic steel industry and boost exports.

Besides, import duty on anthracite, coking coal and ferronickel -- used as raw material in the steel industry -- has been hiked, as per a finance ministry notification issued late on Friday.

The export duty concessions and import tax have been restored after a gap of six months. In May, the tariffs were tweaked in the wake of a sharp and steady rise in prices of steel and in order to augment the availability both of finished steel as well as raw materials required for steel manufacture. (PTI)

21 Nov 2022, 07:33:34 AM IST

Five Star Business Finances shares may have a 'muted' listing today, say experts

Shares of Five Star Business Finances Limited are going to hit the secondary market today as the Five Star Business Finances IPO listing date has been fixed on 21st November 2022. As per the information available on the BSE website, effective from Monday, November 21, 2022, the equity shares of Five-Star Business Finance Limited shall be listed and admitted to dealings on BSE and NSE in the list of 'B' group of securities in Special Pre-open Session (SPOS).

Meanwhile, the grey market is expecting discounted listing of Five Star Business Finances shares. According to market observers, shares of Five Star Business Finances are available at a discount of 2 in the grey market today. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 07:32:22 AM IST

Archean Chemical IPO share listing date today. Experts predict 'strong' debut

Shares of Archean Chemical Industries Ltd are going to hit Dalal Street today as the Archean Chemical IPO listing date has been fixed on 21st November 2022. As per the information available on the BSE website, effective from Monday, November 21, 2022, the equity shares of Archean Chemical Industries Ltd shall be listed and admitted to dealings on the Indian exchanges in the list of 'B' group of securities. This means Archean Chemical shares will be a part of the Special Pre-open Session (SPOS) today.

Meanwhile, ahead of Archean Chemical IPO listing, shares of the chemical company are available at a premium of 124 in the grey market today. This means, Archean Chemical IPO GMP (grey market premium) today is 124. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 07:30:16 AM IST

Dr Reddy’s is now No.2 drug firm as old order changes 3 min read . Updated:

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd and Cipla Ltd beat Aurobindo Pharma to become the country’s second and third biggest drugmakers by sales in the three months to 30 September, the first change in the pecking order of the country’s $50 billion pharmaceutical industry in over seven years.

Sun Pharmaceuticals retained the position as India’s largest drugmaker.

Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy’s reported revenue of 6,331.8 crore in the September quarter, while Aurobindo saw its revenue slip to 5,739.4 crore Mumbai-based Cipla posted revenue of 5,828.5 crore in the period. (Read More)

21 Nov 2022, 07:27:35 AM IST

Stocks end higher on Wall Street on Friday but still fall for the week

A late-afternoon rally on Wall Street helped stocks close higher Friday, though the major indexes still wound up finishing lower for the week after several days of bumpy trading.

The S&P 500 rose 0.5% after wavering between small gains and losses for much of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.6% and the Nasdaq composite ended essentially flat after swinging between a 1% gain and an 0.8% drop.

Several big retailers made solid gains after reporting strong quarterly results and gave investors encouraging financial forecasts. Discount retailer Ross Stores surged 9.9% for the biggest gain among S&P 500 stocks, while clothing retailer Gap rose 7.6% after beating analysts’ expectations. Foot Locker climbed 8.7% after raising its profit and revenue forecast for the year.

The solid earnings from retailers cap off a shaky week for Wall Street as investors try to get a better sense of inflation's path and its impact on consumers and businesses. Investors have been particularly anxious about the Federal Reserve's fight against inflation and have been looking for signs that might allow the central bank to shift to less aggressive interest rate increases. That anxiety was heightened on Thursday after a Fed official suggested U.S. interest rates might have to be raised higher than expected to cool inflation. (AP)

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