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Updated : March 25, 2019 09:01 AM IST

Indian shares are set to open negative on Monday after global markets saw dumping of shares amid growing concerns about an impending US recession. Derivative expiry coupled with key macro-economic data points and direction of foreign fund flow will affect the Indian equity market's trajectory during the upcoming week. At 07:15 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was down 0.56 percent at 11,406, indicating a negative start for the Sensex and the Nifty.

1. Asia: MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.6 percent to a one-week low. Japan’s Nikkei tumbled 2.9 percent, South Korea’s Kospi index declined 1.5 percent while Australian shares faltered 1.3 percent. US stocks futures turned negative in early Asian trading with E-minis for the S&P 500 skidding 0.5 percent.  (Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.6 percent to a one-week low. Japan’s Nikkei tumbled 2.9 percent, South Korea’s Kospi index declined 1.5 percent while Australian shares faltered 1.3 percent. US stocks futures turned negative in early Asian trading with E-minis for the S&P 500 skidding 0.5 percent.  (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 460.19 points, or 1.77 percent, to 25,502.32, the S&P 500 lost 54.17 points, or 1.90 percent, to 2,800.71 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 196.29 points, or 2.5 percent, to 7,642.67 on Friday. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 460.19 points, or 1.77 percent, to 25,502.32, the S&P 500 lost 54.17 points, or 1.90 percent, to 2,800.71 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 196.29 points, or 2.5 percent, to 7,642.67 on Friday. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Friday: Indian shares ended lower on Friday as investors booked profits from recent gains, with losses in banking, auto, and energy stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 38,164, down 222 points, while the broader NSE Nifty50 ended at 11,456, falling 64 points. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Friday: Indian shares ended lower on Friday as investors booked profits from recent gains, with losses in banking, auto, and energy stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 38,164, down 222 points, while the broader NSE Nifty50 ended at 11,456, falling 64 points. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: Brent crude oil futures were at $66.79 per barrel at 0022 GMT, down 29 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were at $58.68 per barrel, down 37 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last settlement. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: Brent crude oil futures were at $66.79 per barrel at 0022 GMT, down 29 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were at $58.68 per barrel, down 37 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last settlement. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 68.95, down by 13 paise against the dollar on Friday. (Image: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 68.95, down by 13 paise against the dollar on Friday. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar edged back from a six-week low against the yen early on Monday, as a degree of calm returned to the market gripped by fears of a recession in the United States. The dollar was up roughly 0.2 percent at 110.13 yen after sinking to 109.745 on Friday, its lowest since February 11. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar edged back from a six-week low against the yen early on Monday, as a degree of calm returned to the market gripped by fears of a recession in the United States. The dollar was up roughly 0.2 percent at 110.13 yen after sinking to 109.745 on Friday, its lowest since February 11. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,375 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 675 crore on March 22. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,375 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 675 crore on March 22. (Image: Reuters)
8. Global Market Fear US Recession: Stocks around the world fell and US Treasuries yields sent warning signals for a possible recession on Friday after the weaker-than-expected US and European data intensified fears of a global economic slowdown. After weak US manufacturing and services data, US Treasury 10-year note yields sank below three-month Treasury bill yields for the first time since 2007. Investors fled from riskier bets as a yield curve inversion is seen as a leading recession indicator. (Image: Reuters)
8. Global Market Fear US Recession: Stocks around the world fell and US Treasuries yields sent warning signals for a possible recession on Friday after the weaker-than-expected US and European data intensified fears of a global economic slowdown. After weak US manufacturing and services data, US Treasury 10-year note yields sank below three-month Treasury bill yields for the first time since 2007. Investors fled from riskier bets as a yield curve inversion is seen as a leading recession indicator. (Image: Reuters)
9. Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her. Nearly three years since the 2016 referendum, it remains unclear how, when or if Brexit will ever take place. (Image: Reuters)
9. Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her. Nearly three years since the 2016 referendum, it remains unclear how, when or if Brexit will ever take place. (Image: Reuters)
10. Britain's Financial Sector: Optimism about the business outlook among Britain’s financial services firms has fallen at its fastest rate since the 2008 financial crisis amid concerns about Britain’s exit from the European Union, a survey showed on Monday.<br />Business volumes among the 84 top financial firms polled have also fallen at their fastest rate since September 2012, the survey by the Confederation of British Industry and accounting firm PwC showed. (Image: AP Photos)
10. Britain's Financial Sector: Optimism about the business outlook among Britain’s financial services firms has fallen at its fastest rate since the 2008 financial crisis amid concerns about Britain’s exit from the European Union, a survey showed on Monday.
Business volumes among the 84 top financial firms polled have also fallen at their fastest rate since September 2012, the survey by the Confederation of British Industry and accounting firm PwC showed. (Image: AP Photos)
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