Closing Bell: Nifty ends June F&O Expiry below 11,850, Sensex flat; auto stocks gain, IT falls##Closing Bell: Nifty ends June F&O Expiry below 11,850, Sensex flat; auto stocks gain, IT falls
Indian benchmark indices ended the June F&O expiry flat on Thursday as gains in auto and realty sectors were capped by losses in IT and metal space. Meanwhile, Asian markets remained upbeat on hopes of a tentative trade truce between the United States and China. The Sensex ended 6 points lower at 39,586, while the broader Nifty50 index lost 6 points to end at 11,841. Meanwhile, in broader markets, Nifty Midcap rose 0.5 percent, while, and the Nifty Smallcap index was flat. Tata Motors, Indiabulls Housing, M&M, Bharti Infratel, and Eicher Motors, were among the top gainers on the Nifty50, whereas Tech Mahindra, Reliance, HCL Tech, ITC, and Hindalco led the losses. Sectoral indices ended mixed for the day. The Realty index gained the most, up 1.9 percent followed by the Nifty Auto (up 1 percent), Nifty Fin Services (up 0.4 percent), and Nifty Bank (up 0.2 percent). Meanwhile, Nifty IT fell 0.7 percent, whereas, Nifty Media and Nifty Metal declined around 0.3 percent each.
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Don't see big gains in emerging markets till the end of the year, says Geoffrey Dennis of JPMorgan##Don't see big gains in emerging markets till the end of the year, says Geoffrey Dennis of JPMorgan
Geoffrey Dennis, emerging markets commentator, JPMorgan, on Thursday said that he does not expect big gains in emerging markets from now till the end of the year. He, however, said that India is at a relatively better position compared to other emerging markets. Speaking about United States Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin’s comments on the trade deal, Dennis said, “We may get some reassuring news on trade over the weekend but I would be surprised if we get a deal. READ MORE
HDFC Bank planning to list NBFC arm##HDFC Bank planning to list NBFC arm
As per media reports, HDFC Bank is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its non-bank lending unit, HDB Financial Services (HDB), and may raise Rs 7000-8000 crore or more. HDB Financial Services has an AUM of Rs 55,425 crore in FY19 (up 25% YoY) and posted FY19 Net profit of Rs 1,153 crore (up by 23.6% YoY) and offers products like personal loans, CV loans, gold loans, and LAP e tc. HDFC Bank held 95.53% stake in HDB Financial Services.
Markets erase gains; Nifty below 11,850, Sensex flat##Markets erase gains; Nifty below 11,850, Sensex flat
Market retreats from day's high with Nifty and Sensex turning flat. Nifty gave up more than 70 points from day's high and was currently trading below 11,850, meanwhile Sensex was trading around 39,500-mark. Tech Mahindra, Adani Ports, Wipro, UPl, and Zee were the top draggers on the Nifty50 index.
India's largest cryptocurrency exchange Koinex shuts shop##India's largest cryptocurrency exchange Koinex shuts shop
With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) not nudging its decision on banning cryptocurrencies and the case against the ban still lies status quo at the Supreme Court, India's largest cryptocurrency trading exchange Koinex is shutting shop, according to a blog post by founder Rahul Raj. Koinex was set up in 2017 and within four months, it was the country's largest digital assets trading fund as it recorded $265 million in trading volume and had more than 40,000 new users in 24 hours during the peak month of December. READ MORE
IndusInd Bank shares gain after Deutsche says it sees 32% upside##IndusInd Bank shares gain after Deutsche says it sees 32% upside
IndusInd Bank shares gained 2 percent intraday on June 27 after global brokerage Deutsche Bank said it expects 32 percent upside in the stock given benefits from Bharat Financial merger and improving asset quality. "We have a buy rating on the stock with a price target at Rs 1,900 per share as we believe merger benefits from Bharat Financial will play out and fears on non-performing loans (NPLs) are misplaced," the research firm said.
Tax on capital gains may continue this year, rise from 10% unlikely##Tax on capital gains may continue this year, rise from 10% unlikely
The 10 percent long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax imposed on profit above Rs 1 lakh in the last Budget will, in all probability, continue in this year's Budget, sources said. The sources said that there were neither chances of a hike above 10 percent nor of an increase in exemption limit above Rs 1 lakh. The long-term capital gains tax was imposed on shares being held for more than one year. Investors in equity-oriented mutual funds were also included in the LTCG tax net. However, all gains up to January 31, 2018 were grandfathered by the government. This tax was re-introduced after a gap of 14 years. READ MORE
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Cox & Kings hits lower circuit on rating downgrade##Cox & Kings hits lower circuit on rating downgrade
Shares of Cox & Kings hit a lower circuit of 10 percent on Thursday after Brickwork Ratings has downgraded the company's non-convertible debentures (NCDs) issue worth Rs 50 crore to BWR AA- from BWR AA+, with stable outlook.