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Updated : 2019-02-19 07:57:09

Indian shares are set for a positive start on Tuesday, as Asian shares hovered near a four-month peak, supported by hopes that Sino-US trade talks were making positive progress and on expectations of policy stimulus from central banks. At 07:15 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was up 0.20 percent at 10,674.50, indicating a positive start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asia: MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade, staying near Wednesday’s four-month peak while Japan’s Nikkei was almost flat, Reuters said. Reflecting changing sentiments in the China-US trade talks, Chinese shares have risen rapidly so far this month, with MSCI’s China A shares index up 6.5 percent, by far the best performance among major markets. (Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade, staying near Wednesday’s four-month peak while Japan’s Nikkei was almost flat, Reuters said. Reflecting changing sentiments in the China-US trade talks, Chinese shares have risen rapidly so far this month, with MSCI’s China A shares index up 6.5 percent, by far the best performance among major markets. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: US markets were shut on Monday on US President's Day. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: US markets were shut on Monday on US President's Day. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: The Sensex and Nifty closed lower on Monday, dragged by losses across most sectors, as investors awaited cues after lacklustre growth in December quarter corporate earnings. The Sensex closed down 0.87 percent at 35,498.44, its lowest closing level since December 24. The Nifty ended 0.78 percent lower at 10,640.95, its lowest close since December 11. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: The Sensex and Nifty closed lower on Monday, dragged by losses across most sectors, as investors awaited cues after lacklustre growth in December quarter corporate earnings. The Sensex closed down 0.87 percent at 35,498.44, its lowest closing level since December 24. The Nifty ended 0.78 percent lower at 10,640.95, its lowest close since December 11. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil Prices: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $55.95 per barrel at 0034 GMT, up 36 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last settlement. Earlier in the session, they marked their strongest since November 20 at $56.33 a barrel. Prices had risen 2.2 percent on Friday, the last trading session due to a US public holiday on Monday. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to tradem, Reuters reported. They closed Monday up 0.4 percent, after touching their highest since November 20 at $66.83 a barrel. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil Prices: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $55.95 per barrel at 0034 GMT, up 36 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last settlement. Earlier in the session, they marked their strongest since November 20 at $56.33 a barrel. Prices had risen 2.2 percent on Friday, the last trading session due to a US public holiday on Monday. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to tradem, Reuters reported. They closed Monday up 0.4 percent, after touching their highest since November 20 at $66.83 a barrel. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.34, down by 12 paise against the dollar on Monday. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.34, down by 12 paise against the dollar on Monday. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar stood at 110.59 yen, stepping back from Thursday’s seven-week peak of 111.13. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar stood at 110.59 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 1,240 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 2,367 crore on February 18. (Image: Stock Image)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 1,240 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 2,367 crore on February 18. (Image: Stock Image)
8. RBI Transfers Dividend To Centre: The central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday decided to transfer interim surplus of Rs 28,000 crore to the government. The total surplus transfer by the central bank now stood at Rs 68,000 crore in 2018-19. Last financial year, the RBI had paid an interim dividend of Rs 10,000 crore to the centre. In FY14, the central bank had transferred Rs 52,679 crore, FY15 Rs 65,896 crore, FY16 Rs 65,876 crore, FY17 Rs 30,659 crore and in FY18 Rs 50,000 crore. (Image: Reuters)
8. RBI Transfers Dividend To Centre: The central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday decided to transfer interim surplus of Rs 28,000 crore to the government. The total surplus transfer by the central bank now stood at Rs 68,000 crore in 2018-19. Last financial year, the RBI had paid an interim dividend of Rs 10,000 crore to the centre. In FY14, the central bank had transferred Rs 52,679 crore, FY15 Rs 65,896 crore, FY16 Rs 65,876 crore, FY17 Rs 30,659 crore and in FY18 Rs 50,000 crore. (Image: Reuters)
9. RBI Funding To OMOs: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it would inject Rs 12,500 crore into the system through the purchase of government securities on Thursday to increase liquidity. The purchase will be made through open market operations (OMOs).
9. RBI Funding To OMOs: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it would inject Rs 12,500 crore into the system through the purchase of government securities on Thursday to increase liquidity. The purchase will be made through open market operations (OMOs). "Based on an assessment of prevailing liquidity conditions and also of the durable liquidity needs going forward, the RBI has decided to conduct purchase of...government securities under OMOs for an aggregate amount of Rs 125 billion on February 21, 2019," the RBI said in a release. (Image: Reuters)
10. Angel Tax Exemption For Start-ups: n a relief to budding entrepreneurs, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday increased tax exemption limit for startups to Rs 25 crore from earlier Rs 10 crore, said sources familiar with the matter. According to the procedure to seek an exemption, a startup should apply, with all documents, to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the application of the recognised startup shall then be moved to the CBDT, sources told CNBC-TV18, requesting anonymity. (Image: Stock Image)
10. Angel Tax Exemption For Start-ups: n a relief to budding entrepreneurs, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday increased tax exemption limit for startups to Rs 25 crore from earlier Rs 10 crore, said sources familiar with the matter. According to the procedure to seek an exemption, a startup should apply, with all documents, to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the application of the recognised startup shall then be moved to the CBDT, sources told CNBC-TV18, requesting anonymity. (Image: Stock Image)
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