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Updated : 2019-03-12 08:15:51

Indian shares are likely to open higher on Tuesday, following positive trends in global markets. Asian shares gained after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement. At 07:00 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was up 0.42 percent at 11,259.50, indicating a positive start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asia: In early trade, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, following on from a rally on Wall Street overnight. Australian shares were up 0.4 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock index jumped 1.6 percent. (Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: In early trade, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, following on from a rally on Wall Street overnight. Australian shares were up 0.4 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock index jumped 1.6 percent. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 200.64 points, or 0.79 percent, to 25,650.88, the S&P 500 gained 40.23 points, or 1.47 percent, to 2,783.3 and the Nasdaq Composite added 149.92 points, or 2.02 percent, to 7,558.06. (Image: AP)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 200.64 points, or 0.79 percent, to 25,650.88, the S&P 500 gained 40.23 points, or 1.47 percent, to 2,783.3 and the Nasdaq Composite added 149.92 points, or 2.02 percent, to 7,558.06. (Image: AP)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: The S&P BSE Sensex settled above 37,000 for the first time since September 2018, with the index ending at 37,054, up 382 points. While the broader NSE Nifty50 ended at 11,168, adding 132 points. Nifty also ended above 11,150 levels for the first time since September 2018. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: The S&P BSE Sensex settled above 37,000 for the first time since September 2018, with the index ending at 37,054, up 382 points. While the broader NSE Nifty50 ended at 11,168, adding 132 points. Nifty also ended above 11,150 levels for the first time since September 2018. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.97 per barrel at 0054 GMT, up 18 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last settlement. Brent crude futures were at $66.75 per barrel, up 17 cents, or 0.3 percent. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.97 per barrel at 0054 GMT, up 18 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last settlement. Brent crude futures were at $66.75 per barrel, up 17 cents, or 0.3 percent. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 69.88, up by 27 paise against the dollar on Monday. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 69.88, up by 27 paise against the dollar on Monday. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of rivals, shed 0.18 percent to 97.034. But the dollar gained against the yen, adding 0.12 percent to 111.31. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of rivals, shed 0.18 percent to 97.034. But the dollar gained against the yen, adding 0.12 percent to 111.31. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 3,811 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 1,956 crore on March 11. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 3,811 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 1,956 crore on March 11. (Image: Reuters)
8. DGCA On Boeing 737 Max Planes: Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes. The pilot commanding the aircraft should have at least 1,000 hours of flying experience, according to the DGCA directions.  (Image: Reuters)
8. DGCA On Boeing 737 Max Planes: Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes. The pilot commanding the aircraft should have at least 1,000 hours of flying experience, according to the DGCA directions.  (Image: Reuters)
9. NSE Launches Weekly IT Options: The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday launched weekly options on the NIFTY IT Index. The NIFTY IT index options are already available for three monthly expiration cycle. (Image: Stock Image)
9. NSE Launches Weekly IT Options: The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday launched weekly options on the NIFTY IT Index. The NIFTY IT index options are already available for three monthly expiration cycle. (Image: Stock Image)
10. Brexit Vote: Prime Minister Theresa May won legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to sway rebellious British lawmakers who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal again. (Image: Reuters)
10. Brexit Vote: Prime Minister Theresa May won legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to sway rebellious British lawmakers who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal again. (Image: Reuters)
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