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Updated : 2019-02-07 07:18:41

Indian shares are set to open mixed on Thursday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy decision. The RBI is likely change its monetary policy stance to “neutral” from “calibrated tightening” at today's Monetary Policy Committee meeting outcome. At 07:07 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was down 0.15 percent at 11,088.50, indicating a mixed start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asian stocks: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little moved in early trade. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.2 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were off 0.06 percent in very thin trade. (Image: Reuters)
1. Asian stocks: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little moved in early trade. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.2 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were off 0.06 percent in very thin trade. (Image: Reuters)
2. US stocks: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 21.22 points, or 0.08 percent, to 25,390.3, the S&P 500 lost 6.09 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,731.61 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.80 points, or 0.36 percent, to 7,375.28. (Image: Reuters)
2. US stocks: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 21.22 points, or 0.08 percent, to 25,390.3, the S&P 500 lost 6.09 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,731.61 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.80 points, or 0.36 percent, to 7,375.28. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Wednesday: Indian shares ended higher for a fifth straight session on Wednesday, with gains across most verticals, as investor sentiment was buoyed by a slew of upbeat quarterly results ahead of the RBI policy decision. The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.98 percent at 36,975.23, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 1.17 percent higher at 11,062.45. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Wednesday: Indian shares ended higher for a fifth straight session on Wednesday, with gains across most verticals, as investor sentiment was buoyed by a slew of upbeat quarterly results ahead of the RBI policy decision. The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.98 percent at 36,975.23, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 1.17 percent higher at 11,062.45. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US WTI crude futures were at $53.82 per barrel at 0036 GMT, down 19 cents, or 0.35 percent, from their last settlement, reported Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US WTI crude futures were at $53.82 per barrel at 0036 GMT, down 19 cents, or 0.35 percent, from their last settlement, reported Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.55, up by 1 paise against the dollar on Wednesday. (Image: Stock Image)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.55, up by 1 paise against the dollar on Wednesday. (Image: Stock Image)
6. Dollar: The Dollar Index has now risen for five straight sessions to reach 96.400, recovering almost all the losses suffered after the Federal Reserve all but abandoned plans for more rate hikes, reported Reuters. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The Dollar Index has now risen for five straight sessions to reach 96.400, recovering almost all the losses suffered after the Federal Reserve all but abandoned plans for more rate hikes, reported Reuters. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 695 crore on net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 525 crore on February 6. (Image: Stock Image)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 695 crore on net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 525 crore on February 6. (Image: Stock Image)
8. RBI Monetary Policy Meeting: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to change its monetary policy stance to
8. RBI Monetary Policy Meeting: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to change its monetary policy stance to "neutral” from "calibrated tightening”, in the first meet under the leadership of Shaktikanta Das, who was appointed last December. (Image: Reuters)
9. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala On Markets: Largest individual investor in the domestic equities market Rakesh Jhunjunwala has admitted that his risk appetite is going down due to age and wants to set aside up to 10 percent of his wealth in saving products soon, reported PTI. (Image: Stock Image)
9. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala On Markets: Largest individual investor in the domestic equities market Rakesh Jhunjunwala has admitted that his risk appetite is going down due to age and wants to set aside up to 10 percent of his wealth in saving products soon, reported PTI. (Image: Stock Image)
10. Regulation Of Financial Services In IFSC: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill to set up a unified authority for regulating all financial services in international financial services centers (IFSCs) in the country, reported PTI. (Image: Reuters)
10. Regulation Of Financial Services In IFSC: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill to set up a unified authority for regulating all financial services in international financial services centers (IFSCs) in the country, reported PTI. (Image: Reuters)
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