• SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
Commodities

10 key things to know before market opens on March 31

Updated : March 31, 2021 08:34 AM IST

Indian shares are likely to start on a flat note with a negative bias on Wednesday amid mixed global cues. The Singapore-based SGX Nifty, an early indicator of trade sentiment on Dalal Street, traded 8 points or 0.05 percent lower at 14,921.00, indicating a flat start for the Sensex and Nifty50.

 1. Wall Street:  US stock indexes closed lower Tuesday as another swell higher for Treasury yields added pressure on big technology stocks. The spotlight was again on the bond market, where the yield on the 10-year Treasury perked higher after a report showed consumers are even more confident than economists expected. The S&P 500 and DJIA fell 0.3 percent each. The Nasdaq fell 0.1 percent to 13,045.39.
1. Wall Street: US stock indexes closed lower Tuesday as another swell higher for Treasury yields added pressure on big technology stocks. The spotlight was again on the bond market, where the yield on the 10-year Treasury perked higher after a report showed consumers are even more confident than economists expected. The S&P 500 and DJIA fell 0.3 percent each. The Nasdaq fell 0.1 percent to 13,045.39.
 2.. Asian equities:  Shares in Asia-Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday as investors waited for the release of Chinese economic data. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 shed 0.63 percent in morning trade South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, rose 0.56 percent. Shares in Australia were higher as the S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.73 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares traded 0.51 percent higher.
2.. Asian equities: Shares in Asia-Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday as investors waited for the release of Chinese economic data. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 shed 0.63 percent in morning trade South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, rose 0.56 percent. Shares in Australia were higher as the S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.73 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares traded 0.51 percent higher.
 3. D-Street:  Indian indices ended over 2 percent higher on Tuesday, rising for the second straight session boosted mainly by IT, metal and financial stocks. Meanwhile, gains in global market shares also lifted the sentiment. The Sensex ended 1,128 points higher at 50,136 while the Nifty rose 338 points to settle at 14,845.
3. D-Street: Indian indices ended over 2 percent higher on Tuesday, rising for the second straight session boosted mainly by IT, metal and financial stocks. Meanwhile, gains in global market shares also lifted the sentiment. The Sensex ended 1,128 points higher at 50,136 while the Nifty rose 338 points to settle at 14,845.
 4. Crude oil:  Oil prices rose on Wednesday, paring overnight losses a day ahead of a meeting of OPEC and its allies, with investors betting the producers will largely agree to extend their supply curbs into May. Brent crude futures rose 15 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $64.29 a barrel at 0202 GMT, after falling 1.3 percent on Tuesday. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures jumped 15 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $60.70 a barrel, after falling 1.6 percent in the previous session.
4. Crude oil: Oil prices rose on Wednesday, paring overnight losses a day ahead of a meeting of OPEC and its allies, with investors betting the producers will largely agree to extend their supply curbs into May. Brent crude futures rose 15 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $64.29 a barrel at 0202 GMT, after falling 1.3 percent on Tuesday. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures jumped 15 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $60.70 a barrel, after falling 1.6 percent in the previous session.
 5. Rupee:  The rupee slumped by 87 paise to close at 73.38 (provisional) against the US currency on Tuesday as rising crude oil prices and a strong American currency weighed on investor sentiment. At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 72.85 against the greenback and traded in the range of 72.77-73.47 during the day. The rupee finally ended at 73.38 against the American currency, registering a fall of 87 paise over its previous closing.
5. Rupee: The rupee slumped by 87 paise to close at 73.38 (provisional) against the US currency on Tuesday as rising crude oil prices and a strong American currency weighed on investor sentiment. At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 72.85 against the greenback and traded in the range of 72.77-73.47 during the day. The rupee finally ended at 73.38 against the American currency, registering a fall of 87 paise over its previous closing.
 6. Gold:  Gold dipped by Rs 138 to Rs 44,113 per 10 gram in the national capital on Tuesday amid a decline in global precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities. In global markets, gold prices slipped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as a firmer dollar, higher Treasury yields and hopes for a faster US economic recovery dampened demand for safe-haven bullion.
6. Gold: Gold dipped by Rs 138 to Rs 44,113 per 10 gram in the national capital on Tuesday amid a decline in global precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities. In global markets, gold prices slipped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as a firmer dollar, higher Treasury yields and hopes for a faster US economic recovery dampened demand for safe-haven bullion.
 7. Paytm IPO:  Payment startups Paytm and Pine Labs are planning to list on market bourses in FY22, sources told CNBC-TV18. While Pine Labs is planning a US listing, Paytm will be listed in India.
7. Paytm IPO: Payment startups Paytm and Pine Labs are planning to list on market bourses in FY22, sources told CNBC-TV18. While Pine Labs is planning a US listing, Paytm will be listed in India.
 8. Indian Bonds:  FTSE Russell, the world’s leading provider of index benchmark, has placed the Indian government bonds on the watchlist for possible inclusion in one of its major global debt indexes.
8. Indian Bonds: FTSE Russell, the world’s leading provider of index benchmark, has placed the Indian government bonds on the watchlist for possible inclusion in one of its major global debt indexes.
 9. SEBI:  Markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday came out with additional guidelines pertaining to surrender of foreign portfolio investment (FPI) registration. As per market norms, any FPI who wants to surrender the certificate of registration may request for the same to the Designated Depository Participants (DDP).
9. SEBI: Markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday came out with additional guidelines pertaining to surrender of foreign portfolio investment (FPI) registration. As per market norms, any FPI who wants to surrender the certificate of registration may request for the same to the Designated Depository Participants (DDP).
 10. Aadhar:  The deadline for linking the Aadhaar card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) card will end tomorrow i.e. March 31, 2021. According to a notification from the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), linking the two is mandatory for availing of certain services.
10. Aadhar: The deadline for linking the Aadhaar card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) card will end tomorrow i.e. March 31, 2021. According to a notification from the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), linking the two is mandatory for availing of certain services.
Published : March 31, 2021 08:34 AM IST
Live TV

recommended for you

Ask Our Experts CNBC TV18

Advertisement