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Updated : March 19, 2019 07:43 AM IST

The Indian market is likely to maintain its winning streak on Tuesday, however, gains could be limited amid subdued global markets. Asian shares steady as investors remained cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting. At 07:17 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was up 0.21 percent at 11,535.50, indicating a positive start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asian Markets: Asian shares treaded water on Tuesday ahead of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting, hovering near six-month highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was virtually flat, just a hair away from the highest level since Sept. 21. Japan's Nikkei average dropped 0.5 percent, while Australian stocks eased 0.1 percent. (Reuters)
1. Asian Markets: Asian shares treaded water on Tuesday ahead of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting, hovering near six-month highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was virtually flat, just a hair away from the highest level since Sept. 21. Japan's Nikkei average dropped 0.5 percent, while Australian stocks eased 0.1 percent. (Reuters)
2. Oil Market: Oil prices rose to near four-month highs on Monday, supported by the prospect of extended OPEC-led oil supply curbs and signs of inventory declines in US crude stockpiles. (Reuters)
2. Oil Market: Oil prices rose to near four-month highs on Monday, supported by the prospect of extended OPEC-led oil supply curbs and signs of inventory declines in US crude stockpiles. (Reuters)
3. Dollar: The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies barely moved and was at 96.498. (Reuters)
3. Dollar: The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies barely moved and was at 96.498. (Reuters)
4. US Fed Reserve Meeting: The US Federal Reserve is kicking off its two-day policy meeting on later in the day. (Reuters)
4. US Fed Reserve Meeting: The US Federal Reserve is kicking off its two-day policy meeting on later in the day. (Reuters)
5. Market close on Monday: Gaining for the sixth straight session, Sensex, Nifty ended higher on Monday amid positive Asian markets and strong rupee. (Image: Reuters)
5. Market close on Monday: Gaining for the sixth straight session, Sensex, Nifty ended higher on Monday amid positive Asian markets and strong rupee. (Image: Reuters)
6. Rupee close: The US dollar ended sharply lower against the rupee at Rs 68.52 per dollar but the pound sterling finished higher at Rs 90.99 at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market. (Image: Reuters)
6. Rupee close: The US dollar ended sharply lower against the rupee at Rs 68.52 per dollar but the pound sterling finished higher at Rs 90.99 at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market. (Image: Reuters)
7. Embassy Office Parks' IPO: The country's first real estate investment trust (REIT) offering has been subscribed 20 percent on the first day of bidding on Monday.
7. Embassy Office Parks' IPO: The country's first real estate investment trust (REIT) offering has been subscribed 20 percent on the first day of bidding on Monday.
8. Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in a fundamentally different form. (Reuters)
8. Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in a fundamentally different form. (Reuters)
9. RBI-Bankers Meet: Senior officials from the Reserve Bank of India met about two dozen bankers on Monday for feedback on the central bank's new cash infusion tool, according to two bankers who attended the meeting.
9. RBI-Bankers Meet: Senior officials from the Reserve Bank of India met about two dozen bankers on Monday for feedback on the central bank's new cash infusion tool, according to two bankers who attended the meeting.
10. GST Council Meeting: The all-powerful GST Council in its 34th meeting to be held on Tuesday is expected to take up various issues including the implementation of lower GST rates for the real estate sector.
10. GST Council Meeting: The all-powerful GST Council in its 34th meeting to be held on Tuesday is expected to take up various issues including the implementation of lower GST rates for the real estate sector.
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