07:39:02 PM IST, 06 October 2023
The broader NSE Nifty opened higher by about 68 points to 19,613 on Friday. During this rally, 10 smallcap stocks from the Nifty 500 index managed to touch new 52-week highs.
07:16:12 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Euro zone government bond yields extend rise after U.S. data
Germany’s 10-year bond yield, the benchmark for the bloc, was last up 5 basis points (bps) at 2.93% by 1315 GMT, below the 12-year high of 3.024% reached on Wednesday.
The yield, which rises as the bond’s price falls, was on track for its fifth straight weekly gain despite falling for the last two sessions.
U.S. Treasury yields jumped on Friday, with the 10-year yield up 14 bps at 4.86%, after data showed that employers added 336,000 jobs in September, well above the 170,000 that was expected by economists.
07:14:34 PM IST, 06 October 2023
US stocks fall at open after jobs data; Treasury yields spike
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 78.87 points, or 0.24%, at the open to 33,040.70.
The S&P 500 opened lower by 23.40 points, or 0.55%, at 4,234.79, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 92.16 points, or 0.70%, to 13,127.68 at the opening bell.
06:52:17 PM IST, 06 October 2023
India’s forex reserves drop $3.79 bn to $586.91 bn
It can be noted that in October 2021, the country’s forex kitty had reached an all-time high of USD 645 billion. The reserves took a hit as the central bank deployed the kitty to defend the rupee amid pressures caused majorly by global developments since last year.
For the week ended September 29, the foreign currency assets, a major component of the reserves, decreased by USD 3.127 billion to USD 520.236 billion, according to the Weekly Statistical Supplement released by the RBI.
06:49:29 PM IST, 06 October 2023
US 10-year yields highest since 2007 on strong jobs report
Data for August was also revised higher to show 227,000 U.S. jobs added instead of the previously reported 187,000.
06:46:31 PM IST, 06 October 2023
US 30-year Treasury yields rise to 5.053%, highest since 2007
06:45:57 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Treasury yields jump after US jobs report
US Treasury yields jumped on Friday after data showed that employers added 336,000 jobs in September, well above the 170,000 that was expected by economists. Benchmark 10-year notes rose to 4.84%, from around 4.75% before the data was released. They reached 4.884% on Wednesday, the highest since 2007. Two-year notes rose to 5.14%, from around 5.06% before the data. They are holding below the 5.202% level hit on Sept. 21, which was the highest since July 2006. The closely watched yield curve between two- and 10-year notes was little changed at minus 30 basis points.
06:45:05 PM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC: The wait for interest rate bears just got longer
“While major central banks are signalling a peaking of their rate hike cycle, there are indications that the tight monetary policy stance could persist for longer than anticipated earlier,” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said in his monetary policy statement.
While keeping the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%, he said the transmission of the 250 basis points (bps) increase in the policy repo rate to bank lending and deposit rates is still incomplete and hence the MPC decided to remain focused on withdrawal of accommodation.
05:52:35 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Oil prices hold steady, Russia rolls back diesel export ban
On Friday, Brent futures were down 11 cents, or 0.13%, at $83.96 at 1203 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 13 cents, or 0.16%, at $82.18.
Russia announced on Friday that it had lifted its ban on diesel exports for supplies delivered to ports by pipeline, under the proviso that companies sell at least 50% of their diesel production to the domestic market.
05:24:41 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Investors hope US job numbers give Fed less reason to hike
U.S. stock futures were about 0.25% firmer ahead of the jobs figures due at 1230 GMT.
The dollar, slightly firmer, was heading for a 12-week winning streak after hitting its best level in about 11 months earlier in the week. The euro, meanwhile, was heading for a record 12th week of declines against the dollar.
05:23:26 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Rupee closes flat, notches second weekly loss in a row
The local currency posted a weekly loss of 0.23%, closing at 83.2450 against the U.S. dollar and little changed from its close of 83.25 in the previous session.
The rupee was in a narrow range for much of the day’s trading session after the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy decision did not provide any fresh cues to the currency, analysts said.
05:00:30 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Tech View: Nifty may show resistance at 19,800. What traders should do next week
Nifty on Friday ended 108 points higher to form a bullish Doji candle on the daily chart while on the weekly scale a Dragonfly Doji pattern was noticed. The short-term trend of Nifty has turned positive. The overall positive chart pattern indicates next overhead resistance for the Nifty around 19800 levels for the coming week. Any dip down to 19550-19500 levels could be a buying opportunity, said Nagaraj Shetti of HDFC Securities.
04:00:15 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Disney in talks with Adani, Sun TV to sell India assets -Bloomberg News
Walt Disney is in preliminary talks with potential buyers, including Indian billionaires Gautam Adani and Sun TV Network owner Kalanithi Maran, to sell its streaming and television business in the country, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
03:56:16 PM IST, 06 October 2023
TCS board to consider share buyback on October 11
Alongside the share buyback proposal, the board will also consider and approve the
earnings for the quarter and the six months ended September.
03:39:27 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Top gainers & losers in closing trade
03:36:53 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Closing Bell: Sensex extends rally to 2nd day, ends 364 pts higher; Nifty holds 19,650; Godrej Ind soars 20%
03:02:11 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | HFCL announces that the Arbitral Tribunal has passed an award of Rs 72.34 crores in favour of the company.
02:34:30 PM IST, 06 October 2023
US FDA still not satisfied with Philips recall; stock falls over 9%
Its shares fell 9.6% to 16.81 euros at 0726 GMT on Friday.
It was the latest blow to Philips over the recall of millions of sleep apnea and respiratory devices, which has been ongoing since 2021.
02:11:58 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Stock Market Live Updates | Ujjivan SFB, Bajaj Finance amobg stocks that hit 52-week high today
02:07:27 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates: Sensex jumps 400 pts!
01:49:05 PM IST, 06 October 2023
01:48:56 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Stock Market Live Updates: Euro zone yields rise before US data, Italy risk premium highest since March
Germany’s 10-year bond yield, the benchmark for the bloc, was last up 2 basis points (bps) at 2.903%, although remained below the 12-year high of 3.024% reached on Wednesday.
The yield, which rises as the bond’s price falls, was on track for its fifth straight weekly gain despite falling for the last two sessions.
01:37:46 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Gold pauses decline as investors hold breath for US payrolls report
Spot gold was flat at $1,819.52 per ounce by 0736 GMT, and was on track to log a second consecutive weekly loss, shedding 1.6% so far. U.S. gold futures firmed 0.1% to $1,833.20.
Benchmark U.S. 10-year bond yields pulled back from a 16-year peak and the U.S. dollar was off November 2022 highs but remained on track for 12 straight weeks of gains.
01:22:00 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates: Dabur India said on Friday it expects mid-to-high single digit revenue growth in the second quarter of the financial year, helped by a gradual recovery in consumption of consumer goods.
12:56:09 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Share Market Live Updates | Shares of Bajaj Finserv jumped over 3% to the day’s high of Rs 1,589 while those of Bajaj Finance were up 1.8% to the day’s high of Rs 7,996.75 after the Board of Directors of the latter gave a go ahead to the plans to raise Rs 8,800 crore via Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) offer and another Rs 1,200 crore via convertible warrants.
12:42:34 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Stock Market Live Updates | Shares of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank jumped 8% to hit a new 52-week high of Rs 61.4 in Friday’s trade on BSE as the firm witnessed a robust quarterly update marked by strong loan growth and improved asset quality.
12:23:02 PM IST, 06 October 2023
“OMO has nothing to do with bond index inclusion,” says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
12:42:16 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Stock Market Live Updates | India 10-year bond yield posts biggest single-day rise since Aug 5 2022, rises 10 bps to 7.31% on RBI OMO sales
12:15:28 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Tokyo’s Nikkei index ends lower ahead of US jobs data
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.26 percent, or 80.69 points, to close at 30,994.67, while the broader Topix index was flat, inching up 0.01 percent, or 0.32 points, to 2,264.08.
12:00:37 PM IST, 06 October 2023
Stock Market Live Updates: Bank, auto, realty stocks gain after RBI leaves repo rate unchanged
Nifty Bank was up by 0.52% or 231 points and was trading at 44,444.50 around 11 am with all 12 stocks in the index trading in the green. The top gainer was Bank of Baroda (B0B) was up 1.4% and was followed by IndusInd Bank (1.15%) and Bandhan Bank (0.90%). Others including State Bank of India (SBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB), AU Small Finance Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, IDFC First Bank and Federal Bank were up between 0.90% and 0.25%. The Nifty PSU Bank was also up by over 1%.
11:44:41 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | State Bank of India announces extension of tenure of Ashwini Kumar Tewari, Managing Director
11:20:55 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | RailTel Corporation of India receives work order worth Rs 67.95 crore from Jammu Smart City Ltd for design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operations and maintenance of Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre.
11:04:06 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | Shares of Kalyan Jewellers jumped 6% to Rs 248.5 in Friday’s trade on BSE as the firm witnessed strong momentum in both footfalls and revenue across India and the Middle East in the September quarter.
10:55:01 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | Sensex jumps 350 points as RBI holds repo rate unchanged at 6.5%
“On a positive note, interest rates haven’t increased as anticipated, however they are expected to remain elevated for an extended period. This will have an implication on rate-sensitive sectors like banking, auto, core industries, and heavy-weighted balance sheet companies. The elevated global bond yields and appreciation of the US dollar will affect the domestic economy and capital flows. However, it should not have a deep overhang effect on the economy but rather a mixed bias in the short term. The inclusion of government securities in the global bond index and moderation in inflation, like food & international commodity prices, will support INR and domestic corporate profit even in a volatile global currency market.”
– Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services
10:36:24 AM IST, 06 October 2023
On BSE, the stock was listed at Rs 161, a premium of 15% or Rs 21 compared with the issue price. Ahead of the listing, the company’s shares got a premium of Rs 22 in the unlisted market.
The RBI had overlooked data in the early aftermath of COVID since the aim was to stimulate the economy & engineer a turn-around. Since changing its stance last year, the RBI has been data driven. According to the RBI’s inflation prediction for Q3 & this FY, today’s policy outcome is not surprising. We expect the RBI to retain the status quo unless we see a durable drop in inflation and if steady economic activity continues.
– Shantanu Bhargava, Managing Director, Head of Discretionary Investment Services, Waterfield Advisors on RBI Monetary policy
10:26:57 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | Inflation likely to ease in September, says RBI Governor.
10:26:00 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | Private sector capex is gaining ground as suggested by production of capital goods: RBI Governor Das.
10:25:26 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | RBI Governor says that transmission of 250 basis point repo rate cut is still incomplete.
10:21:31 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | GDP for Q1 FY25 seen at 6.6%: Das
10:20:43 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | MPC also decided by 5-1 vote to remain focussed on withdrawal of accommodation: Das
10:20:01 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | Maintains FY24 CPI inflation outlook at 5.4%
10:18:12 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | Sensex, Nifty steady as MPC leaves repo rate unchanged at 6.5%
10:12:48 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | MPC will remain watchful of inflation and remains resolute to its commitment to align inflation to the targeted level, says Governor Das.
10:12:06 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | India is poised to become new growth engine of world: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.
10:08:19 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | External sector remains imminently manageable: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says while announcing bi-monthly monetary policy.
10:05:59 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | MPC KEEPS REPO RATE ON HOLD AT 6.5%
10:05:43 AM IST, 06 October 2023
RBI MPC Outcome | RBI GOVERNOR SAYS
External sectors remain imminently manageable
Policy mix has fostered macro, financial stability
10:03:33 AM IST, 06 October 2023
09:51:49 AM IST, 06 October 2023
BONDS MARKETS NEWS | India cenbank guidance to provide direction to flattish bond yields
The 10-year benchmark 7.18% 2033 bond yield was at 7.2197% as of 9:45 a.m. IST, after ending at 7.2140% in the previous session.
India’s central bank is seen holding the key interest rate steady at 6.50% on Friday despite the recent rise in inflation.
09:41:11 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates | MIC Electronics receives order worth Rs 2 crore from Kota Division of West-Central Railway Zone for enhancement of passenger amenities; stock jumps 5%
“The important event of today, the MPC’s monetary policy, is unlikely to impact the markets since no changes are expected in policy rates or stance. From the market perspective, the more important thing will be the US jobs data expected tonight. If the jobs data comes strong the market will react negatively discounting a rate hike by the Fed in the coming policy meeting. On the other hand, if the jobs data is weak, the market will rally discounting a pause by the Fed.Expected Q2 results will influence stock prices in the coming days. Financials, particularly banking, automobiles, hotels, real estate, cement and capital goods will do well. A possible surprise may come from IT in the form of higher order bookings. Even if the results are expectedly poor, the stocks may rebound on the back of better orders and commentary.”
– V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.
09:34:26 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates: IndiGo opened 3.6% higher as the company introduced a fuel charge of up to Rs 1,000 to offset the rising cost of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF).
09:23:12 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Rupee rises 3 paise to 83.22 against US dollar in early trade.
09:22:11 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market Live Updates: IOB, PNB among most active stocks in morning trade
09:19:25 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Opening Bell: Sensex rises over 200 pts ahead of RBI policy decision, Nifty above 19,600; Ujjivan SFB, IndiGo jump 2% each
09:09:09 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Pre-open session: Sensex rises 230 points; Nifty above 19,620
08:58:25 AM IST, 06 October 2023
1.13 crore PB Fintech shares (2.5% equity) worth Rs 871.2 crore trade in block deal (pre-market)
08:18:16 AM IST, 06 October 2023
Sensex Today | Stock Market LIVE Updates: Asian stocks climb in calm before potential US payrolls storm
A lull in bond selling stretched into Asia trade on Friday, but may not last the day as investors waited on U.S. jobs data that could add to the case for keeping interest rates high for some time.