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Updated : 2019-02-11 08:49:27

Indian shares are set to open weak on Monday, taking cues from its Asian peers as worries about global growth and the ongoing Sino-US tariff war kept investors cautious. At 07:10 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was down 0.25 percent at 10,919, indicating a weak start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asia: Chinese shares see-sawed on Monday after they resumed trading following a week-long Lunar New Year holiday. The blue-chip index was last up 0.4 percent, Australian stocks were down 0.6 percent while South Korea eased 0.2 percent. That left MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan off 0.1 percent after it was toppled from a four-month top on Friday. Trading volumes are expected to be light with Japan on public holiday.(Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: Chinese shares see-sawed on Monday after they resumed trading following a week-long Lunar New Year holiday. The blue-chip index was last up 0.4 percent, Australian stocks were down 0.6 percent while South Korea eased 0.2 percent. That left MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan off 0.1 percent after it was toppled from a four-month top on Friday. Trading volumes are expected to be light with Japan on public holiday.(Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 63.27 points, or 0.25 percent, to 25,106.26, the S&P 500 gained 1.83 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,707.88 and the Nasdaq Composite added 9.85 points, or 0.14 percent, to 7,298.20. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 63.27 points, or 0.25 percent, to 25,106.26, the S&P 500 gained 1.83 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,707.88 and the Nasdaq Composite added 9.85 points, or 0.14 percent, to 7,298.20. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Friday: Indian shares ended over one percent lower on Friday, hammered by auto stocks such as Tata Motors after the automaker stunned markets by posting the biggest-ever quarterly loss in Indian corporate history. The broader NSE Nifty closed 1.14 percent lower at 10,943.60, while the benchmark BSE Sensex was down 1.15 percent at 36,546.48. For the week, the NSE Nifty added 0.5 percent, while the BSE Sensex gained 0.2 percent. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Friday: Indian shares ended over one percent lower on Friday, hammered by auto stocks such as Tata Motors after the automaker stunned markets by posting the biggest-ever quarterly loss in Indian corporate history. The broader NSE Nifty closed 1.14 percent lower at 10,943.60, while the benchmark BSE Sensex was down 1.15 percent at 36,546.48. For the week, the NSE Nifty added 0.5 percent, while the BSE Sensex gained 0.2 percent. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil Prices: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.44 per barrel at 0036 GMT, down 28 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last settlement, reported Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures were down 10 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $62 a barrel. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil Prices: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.44 per barrel at 0036 GMT, down 28 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last settlement, reported Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures were down 10 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $62 a barrel. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.30, up by 15 paise against the dollar on Friday. (Image: Stock Image)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.30, up by 15 paise against the dollar on Friday. (Image: Stock Image)
6. Dollar: In currency markets, the dollar held near a six-week high around 96.665 against a basket of currencies, and had its strongest weekly gain in six months, as traders piled into the greenback in a safe-haven move, reported Reuters. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: In currency markets, the dollar held near a six-week high around 96.665 against a basket of currencies, and had its strongest weekly gain in six months, as traders piled into the greenback in a safe-haven move, reported Reuters. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 844 crore on net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 960 crore on February 8. (Image: Stock Image)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 844 crore on net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 960 crore on February 8. (Image: Stock Image)
8. Sebi On Stock Derivatives: Markets watchdog Sebi on Friday came out with new conditions with respect to physical settlement of stock derivatives, PTI reported. According to a circular, in addition to the existing schedule of stock derivatives, the derivatives on stock meeting the eligibility criteria specified by the regulator will also be physically settled from the new expiry cycle. (Image: Stock Image)
8. Sebi On Stock Derivatives: Markets watchdog Sebi on Friday came out with new conditions with respect to physical settlement of stock derivatives, PTI reported. According to a circular, in addition to the existing schedule of stock derivatives, the derivatives on stock meeting the eligibility criteria specified by the regulator will also be physically settled from the new expiry cycle. (Image: Stock Image)
9. Sebi On Intra-Day Surveillance: Capital markets regulator Sebi has asked exchanges to step up their surveillance of intra-day trading in the wake of significant volatility in a few stocks, reported PTI, citing sources. The stocks under the scanner include those of a troubled airline, a media conglomerate facing a liquidity crunch, a finance company under the lens for alleged payment defaults, a pharma major being probed for insider trading and other violations as also a mining-to-infrastructure major. (Image: Stock Image)
9. Sebi On Intra-Day Surveillance: Capital markets regulator Sebi has asked exchanges to step up their surveillance of intra-day trading in the wake of significant volatility in a few stocks, reported PTI, citing sources. The stocks under the scanner include those of a troubled airline, a media conglomerate facing a liquidity crunch, a finance company under the lens for alleged payment defaults, a pharma major being probed for insider trading and other violations as also a mining-to-infrastructure major. (Image: Stock Image)
10. India's Job Data: As debate intensifies over rising unemployment in the country, the Modi government claims to have generated over 3.79 lakh jobs between 2017 and 2019 in its various establishments, according to the interim budget for 2019-20. The government said it has generated 2,51,279 jobs in central government establishments between 2017 and 2018, reported PTI. This is estimated to go up by 3,79,544 to reach 36,15,770 on March 1, 2019, shows an analysis of documents of the interim budget, presented by finance minister Piyush Goyal on February 1. (Image: Stock Image)
10. India's Job Data: As debate intensifies over rising unemployment in the country, the Modi government claims to have generated over 3.79 lakh jobs between 2017 and 2019 in its various establishments, according to the interim budget for 2019-20. The government said it has generated 2,51,279 jobs in central government establishments between 2017 and 2018, reported PTI. This is estimated to go up by 3,79,544 to reach 36,15,770 on March 1, 2019, shows an analysis of documents of the interim budget, presented by finance minister Piyush Goyal on February 1. (Image: Stock Image)
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