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Updated : February 15, 2019 07:28 AM IST

Indian shares are set for a mixed start on Thursday, taking cues from the Asian markets, after grim US retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the US economy, offsetting optimism on trade talks between the US and China. At 07:03 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was up 0.09 percent at 10,803, indicating a mixed start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asia: Japan's Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25 percent in early trade, with South Korea's Kospi shedding 1.0 percent, Reuters reported. (Image : Reuters)
1. Asia: Japan's Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25 percent in early trade, with South Korea's Kospi shedding 1.0 percent, Reuters reported. (Image : Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 103.88 points, or 0.41 percent, to 25,439.39, the S&P 500 lost 7.3 points, or 0.27 percent, to 2,745.73 and the Nasdaq Composite added 6.58 points, or 0.09 percent, to 7,426.96. (Image : Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 103.88 points, or 0.41 percent, to 25,439.39, the S&P 500 lost 7.3 points, or 0.27 percent, to 2,745.73 and the Nasdaq Composite added 6.58 points, or 0.09 percent, to 7,426.96. (Image : Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Thursday: Indian shares settled lower on Thursday dragged by selling in bluechips like HDFC Bank, HDFC, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Infosys, TCS and Kotak Bank. The BSE Sensex shed 158 points or 0.44 percent, to end at 35,876 at close. The Nifty50 settled at 10,746, down by over 47 points, or 0.44 percent. (Image : Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Thursday: Indian shares settled lower on Thursday dragged by selling in bluechips like HDFC Bank, HDFC, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Infosys, TCS and Kotak Bank. The BSE Sensex shed 158 points or 0.44 percent, to end at 35,876 at close. The Nifty50 settled at 10,746, down by over 47 points, or 0.44 percent. (Image : Reuters)
4. Crude Oil Prices: US WTI crude futures were at $54.79 per barrel at 0038 GMT, up 40 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last settlement, Reuters reported. They rose 51 cents, or 0.95 percent, on Thursday. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing up 1.5 percent in the previous session. (Image : Reuters)
4. Crude Oil Prices: US WTI crude futures were at $54.79 per barrel at 0038 GMT, up 40 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last settlement, Reuters reported. They rose 51 cents, or 0.95 percent, on Thursday. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing up 1.5 percent in the previous session. (Image : Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.16, down by 36 paise against the dollar on Thursday. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.16, down by 36 paise against the dollar on Thursday. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The US currency fetched 110.50 yen, stepping back from Thursday's seven-week peak of 111.13. (Image : Reuters)
6. Dollar: The US currency fetched 110.50 yen, stepping back from Thursday's seven-week peak of 111.13. (Image : Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 250 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,225 crore on February 14. (Image: Stock Image)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 250 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,225 crore on February 14. (Image: Stock Image)
8. Government Raises Funds Through Bharat-22 ETF : Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) have stolen the show for the government’s disinvestment agenda as the proceeds from the ETF sale is helping the government move towards meeting the Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target set for the current fiscal, PTI said. So far, the government has raised Rs 37,700 crore through ETF offerings, which is almost 50 percent of the target. (Image : Reuters)
8. Government Raises Funds Through Bharat-22 ETF : Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) have stolen the show for the government’s disinvestment agenda as the proceeds from the ETF sale is helping the government move towards meeting the Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target set for the current fiscal, PTI said. So far, the government has raised Rs 37,700 crore through ETF offerings, which is almost 50 percent of the target. (Image : Reuters)
9. Finance Minister On Realty Sector: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday asked banks to meet real estate sector representatives within the next fortnight to discuss the issues being faced by them. The minister also assured that goods and services tax (GST) rates would be brought down soon for the sector, which has been facing a demand slack.
9. Finance Minister On Realty Sector: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday asked banks to meet real estate sector representatives within the next fortnight to discuss the issues being faced by them. The minister also assured that goods and services tax (GST) rates would be brought down soon for the sector, which has been facing a demand slack.
10. US-India Trade Talks: The United States and India plan to boost bilateral trade in energy, aerospace, defence, pharmaceuticals and healthcare as part of a continuing commercial dialogue, officials from both governments said on Thursday, Reuters reported. They have set up seven working groups of chief executives with top US and Indian firms that will focus on financial trade and investments as well as bring together small and medium enterprises (SME) from the two countries. (Image : Reuters)
10. US-India Trade Talks: The United States and India plan to boost bilateral trade in energy, aerospace, defence, pharmaceuticals and healthcare as part of a continuing commercial dialogue, officials from both governments said on Thursday, Reuters reported. They have set up seven working groups of chief executives with top US and Indian firms that will focus on financial trade and investments as well as bring together small and medium enterprises (SME) from the two countries. (Image : Reuters)
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