October 25, 2014 19:37 (IST)
Slumping energy shares drove the recent US stock market selloff more than any other major group, so investors are turning to next week's slate of earnings to see if the sector can pull itself out of the pit.
October 25, 2014 13:02 (IST)
A slew of earnings from blue-chip including Maruti Suzuki and ICICI Bank are expected to set tone for the markets this week.
October 25, 2014 11:31 (IST)
Wholesale commodity markets were closed in the national capital on Saturday.
October 25, 2014 02:13 (IST)
US stocks closed out their best week since January 2013 on Friday, helped by earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and as concerns eased over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States.
October 24, 2014 23:10 (IST)
US stocks advanced on Friday, as earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and easing concerns over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States helped put the S&P on track to snap a four-week losing skid.
October 24, 2014 17:18 (IST)
Amid a sharp decline in the turnover of commodity exchanges, the Forward Markets Regulator (FMC) has come out with a revised policy to allow traders to take higher positions in commodities traded on the exchanges in order to improve depth and liquidity in the market.
October 24, 2014 15:59 (IST)
Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp.
October 24, 2014 11:09 (IST)
Standard Life Investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Seven Investment Management are among those who believe in the potential returns to be found in European and Japanese stocks. Depreciating currencies, compelling valuations and rich dividend yields are among the biggest attractions. European banks, for instance, haven't looked this cheap since the 1980s, investment managers said.
October 24, 2014 08:39 (IST)
Tokyo rose 0.79 per cent by the break and Shanghai climbed 0.20 per cent in early trade, but Hong Kong slipped 0.33 per cent in the morning, Seoul shed 0.48 per cent and Sydney was down 0.20 per cent.
New York | October 24, 2014 08:24 (IST)
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 216.58 points, or 1.32 per cent, to 16,677.9, the S&P 500 gained 23.71 points, or 1.23 per cent, to 1,950.82 and the Nasdaq Composite added 69.95 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 4,452.79.
Tokyo | October 24, 2014 07:39 (IST)
The markets ignored positive earnings earlier this month, when the world's share prices hit multi-month lows, overwhelmed by fears that sluggishness in Europe and Asia could deal a severe blow to the US economy as well.
October 23, 2014 20:07 (IST)
The BSE Sensex and Nifty ended higher today in the special 'Muhurat trading' session to mark the festival of Diwali. This marks their fifth gain in a row.
October 23, 2014 19:42 (IST)
The BSE Sensex and Nifty got off to a positive start in Muhurat trading on Thursday, but shares in IT major Wipro fell as much as 5 per cent. Wipro, which had missed its earnings estimate in the September quarter, was also the top loser in the 50-share Nifty.
October 23, 2014 18:59 (IST)
Indian markets have rallied in the past four sessions, buoyed by gains in global markets and energy sector reforms announced by the government.
October 23, 2014 16:07 (IST)
Sensex and Nifty indices ended with more than 25 per cent gains in Samvat 2070, a one-year period in the Hindu calendar measured from one Diwali to another.
October 23, 2014 16:06 (IST)
Samvat 2070, the one-year period from previous Diwali to Wednesday, turned out to be the best for Indian stocks in five years. Analysts expect Samvat 2071, which begins on Thursday, to be even more profitable for investors.
October 23, 2014 15:19 (IST)
Hopes of more reforms and views that the US Federal Reserve will hold off on interest rate hikes for a longer time led to the bullish sentiment on the rupee.
Written By: Varun Sinha | October 23, 2014 14:31 (IST)
Buying by foreign funds, a stable government at the centre and hopes of big bang reforms have lifted domestic stock markets to record highs in Samvat 2070.
October 23, 2014 12:26 (IST)
Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets.
October 23, 2014 08:42 (IST)
Gautam Chhaochharia, head of India research at UBS Securities, expects banking and financial stocks to benefit drop in faster-than-expected drop in effective interest rates on the back of a fall in inflation.