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10 things you need to know before the opening bell on February 26

Updated : 2020-02-26 07:52:13

Indian shares are likely to extend losses when they open on Wednesday after Dalal Street closed in the red in the previous trading session. At 7:22 am, the SGX Nifty is trading 94 points or 0.8 percent lower at 11,724. Muted sentiments in global markets may also weigh on domestic trade.

Asian shares are in the red as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven treasuries to record lows. The Japanese Nikkei and Korean Kospi are both trading approximately 1.5 percent in the red at 7:00 am.
Asian shares are in the red as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven treasuries to record lows. The Japanese Nikkei and Korean Kospi are both trading approximately 1.5 percent in the red at 7:00 am.
Wall Street's three major stock indexes fell 3% on Tuesday as the coronavirus spread further around the world and investors clamoured for safety a day after the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrial’s biggest daily declines in two years.
Wall Street's three major stock indexes fell 3% on Tuesday as the coronavirus spread further around the world and investors clamoured for safety a day after the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrial’s biggest daily declines in two years.

Oil prices continued to fall as demand concerns linked to the virus' spread outweighed supply cuts. U.S. crude fell 3.11% to $49.83 per barrel and Brent was last at $54.76, down 2.74% on the day. Gold ran into profit-taking after hitting a seven-year peak overnight, and last dropped 1.6% to $1,634.59 an ounce.
Oil prices continued to fall as demand concerns linked to the virus' spread outweighed supply cuts. U.S. crude fell 3.11% to $49.83 per barrel and Brent was last at $54.76, down 2.74% on the day. Gold ran into profit-taking after hitting a seven-year peak overnight, and last dropped 1.6% to $1,634.59 an ounce.
Snapping its three-day losing streak, the rupee on Tuesday recovered 13 paise to close at 71.85 against the US dollar amid a weakening of the American currency in the overseas market. The rupee in the past three sessions had lost 0.88% to slide to around three-month lows.
Snapping its three-day losing streak, the rupee on Tuesday recovered 13 paise to close at 71.85 against the US dollar amid a weakening of the American currency in the overseas market. The rupee in the past three sessions had lost 0.88% to slide to around three-month lows.
Dalal Street closed in the red for a third straight session on Tuesday. Starting off higher in opening trade, the BSE benchmark Sensex went through bouts of volatility during the session, before settling at 82.03 points, or 0.20%, lower at 40,281.20. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty declined 31.50 points or 0.27% to end at 11,797.90.
Dalal Street closed in the red for a third straight session on Tuesday. Starting off higher in opening trade, the BSE benchmark Sensex went through bouts of volatility during the session, before settling at 82.03 points, or 0.20%, lower at 40,281.20. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty declined 31.50 points or 0.27% to end at 11,797.90.
Amid rising instances of defaults, markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday proposed a stronger framework for governing corporate bonds and debenture trustees, including enhanced disclosure requirements. Among other measures, the watchdog has suggested that NBFCs create charge on the identified assets for every bond issue.
Amid rising instances of defaults, markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday proposed a stronger framework for governing corporate bonds and debenture trustees, including enhanced disclosure requirements. Among other measures, the watchdog has suggested that NBFCs create charge on the identified assets for every bond issue.
The Markets regulator on Tuesday also banned transfer of clients' securities to Demat accounts of trading and clearing members, as part of efforts to prevent misuse of such securities. The new framework has been devised after extensive consultations with stock exchanges, clearing corporations, depositories and industry representatives.
The Markets regulator on Tuesday also banned transfer of clients' securities to Demat accounts of trading and clearing members, as part of efforts to prevent misuse of such securities. The new framework has been devised after extensive consultations with stock exchanges, clearing corporations, depositories and industry representatives.
India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals worth $3 billion, and signed three MoUs, including one in the energy sector, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the two countries have decided to take Indo-US ties to comprehensive global partnership level.
India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals worth $3 billion, and signed three MoUs, including one in the energy sector, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the two countries have decided to take Indo-US ties to comprehensive global partnership level.
India and the US have moved to the next level of engagement having
India and the US have moved to the next level of engagement having "almost closed" the final contours of limited trade package, and will come up with a comprehensive trade deal going forward, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. The minister said the engagement will help both sides on different fronts.
US President Donald Trump invited India Inc to invest
US President Donald Trump invited India Inc to invest "billions" of dollars in the US to reap the benefit of tax and regulation cuts that his administrations has implemented. On Tuesday, Trump interacted with top honchos of India Inc including RIL's Mukesh Ambani, Aditya Birla Group's Kumar Mangalam Birla and Tata Group's N. Chandrasekaran amongst others.
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