Nifty and Sensex ended flat in a choppy session, amid global market weakening. Dow and Nasdaq futures are on a rise, signaling a positive start for US markets.
Brent Crude: 111.36 +2.03%
USD INR Spot: 76.59 +0.37%
India 10Y Bond yield: 6.864 +0.81%
Nifty Pharma was the top performing sector for the day, surging 2.45%. Nifty Auto was the top loser, down by 0.4%.
Amongst the F&O stocks
GNFC was the top gainer.
Dalmia Bharat was the top loser.
In the news
ICICI Bank announced that it has signed an agreement on March 10, 2022, for investment in National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) to acquire 5% stake in the company for Rs. 137.5 cr.
Automobile dispatches fell 23% in February, as various supply-side challenges, including shortage of semiconductors and a rise in vehicle prices due to the implementation of new regulations, continued to have an impact on demand, as per industry body SIAM on Friday.
Ahead of its IPO, LIC’s net profit surged to Rs 234.91 cr in September – December quarter (Q3FY22), owing to the change in surplus distribution model, wherein shareholders will now get a larger share of the surplus than earlier.
The shareholders and creditors of Reliance Industries have voted in favor to transfer its gasification operations into a wholly owned unit, the company announced today.
Reliance Infra hit Upper Circuit after the Delhi High court directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to pay Rs. 6,330 cr to a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure in line with the arbitration award passed in 2017.
Around the World
Propelled by surging costs for gas, food, and housing, USA’s consumer inflation jumped 7.9% over the past year, the sharpest spike since 1982 and likely only a harbinger of even higher prices to come.
Britain’s economy rebounded much more than expected in January from its coronavirus-related lull in late 2021. According to data on Friday, GDP grew by 0.8% MoM in January after a 0.2% decline in December raising the likelihood of an interest rate hike next week.
The European Union will not impose sanctions on Russian gas or oil, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said amid a summit of EU leaders in France.
China’s tech selloff deepens as the Hang Seng Tech Index plunges up to 8.9% as delisting fears alarm traders.