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Updated : January 29, 2019 07:35 AM IST

Indian stocks looked set for a weak start on Tuesday, tracking subdued Asian markets, as prospects for a Sino-US trade deal was dealt a blow after the United States charged Chinese telecom firm Huawei with bank fraud. At 07:10 AM, SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was down 0.28 percent at 10,657.50, indicating a negative start for the Indian market.

1. Asia: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 percent with Australia's benchmark index down 0.7 percent and South Korea's KOSPI off 0.6 percent. Japan's Nikkei slid over 1 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
1. Asia: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 percent with Australia's benchmark index down 0.7 percent and South Korea's KOSPI off 0.6 percent. Japan's Nikkei slid over 1 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 208.98 points, or 0.84 percent, to 24,528.22. The S&P 500 lost 20.91 points, or 0.78 percent, to 2,643.85 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 79.18 points, or 1.11 percent, to 7,085.69. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 208.98 points, or 0.84 percent, to 24,528.22. The S&P 500 lost 20.91 points, or 0.78 percent, to 2,643.85 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 79.18 points, or 1.11 percent, to 7,085.69. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
3. Market At Close On Monday: The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday plunged over 368 points to close at 35,656.70 due to across-the-board selling on the bourse as market sentiment turned volatile days ahead of the Union Budget, which is widely believed to have some populist announcements. Also, the NSE Nifty tumbled 119 points to end at 10,661.55 amid weak global cues.  (Image Source: Reuters)
3. Market At Close On Monday: The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday plunged over 368 points to close at 35,656.70 due to across-the-board selling on the bourse as market sentiment turned volatile days ahead of the Union Budget, which is widely believed to have some populist announcements. Also, the NSE Nifty tumbled 119 points to end at 10,661.55 amid weak global cues.  (Image Source: Reuters)
4. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.07 per barrel, up 8 cents from their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing down 2.8 percent in the previous session when prices hit a low of $59.49 a barrel - the lowest since January 15. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
4. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.07 per barrel, up 8 cents from their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing down 2.8 percent in the previous session when prices hit a low of $59.49 a barrel - the lowest since January 15. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.10, up by 7 paise against the dollar on Monday. (Image Source: Stock Image)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.10, up by 7 paise against the dollar on Monday. (Image Source: Stock Image)
6. Dollar: The dollar's index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies, was last at 95.766. Against the safe haven Japanese yen, the dollar was down at 109.16, on track for a third straight session of losses. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar's index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies, was last at 95.766. Against the safe haven Japanese yen, the dollar was down at 109.16, on track for a third straight session of losses. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 223 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 92 crore in the Indian equity market on January 28. (Image Source: Stock Image)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 223 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 92 crore in the Indian equity market on January 28. (Image Source: Stock Image)
8. Rahul Gandhi On Universal Basic Income: In a move that has surprised the Narendra Modi government, which is supposed to announce the Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme in the upcoming 2019 interim budget, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that his party will bring Minimum Income Guarantee for all the poor of the country if it formed the government at the centre. (Image Source: Stock Image)
8. Rahul Gandhi On Universal Basic Income: In a move that has surprised the Narendra Modi government, which is supposed to announce the Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme in the upcoming 2019 interim budget, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that his party will bring Minimum Income Guarantee for all the poor of the country if it formed the government at the centre. (Image Source: Stock Image)
9. Foreign Direct Investment Data: FDI during the previous fiscal grew 18 percent to Rs 28.25 lakh crore, data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed on Monday. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: PTI)
9. Foreign Direct Investment Data: FDI during the previous fiscal grew 18 percent to Rs 28.25 lakh crore, data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed on Monday. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: PTI)
10. Sebi: To make REITs and InvITs more attractive, markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) came out with a new set of proposals to provide flexibility to the issuers in terms of fund-raising and increasing the access of these investment vehicles to investors.  (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) will be reduced. (Image Source: Stock Image/Caption Credits: PTI)
10. Sebi: To make REITs and InvITs more attractive, markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) came out with a new set of proposals to provide flexibility to the issuers in terms of fund-raising and increasing the access of these investment vehicles to investors.  (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) will be reduced. (Image Source: Stock Image/Caption Credits: PTI)
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