The market is likely to open positive amid mixed global cues on Friday. Heavyweight such as Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, HCL Tech and others will release their June quarter results today.
Here are the 10 things you need to know before the opening bell today: SGX Nifty: The Singapore traded SGX Nifty Futures traded higher at 11,243, indicating a positive start for the NSE Nifty 50 in India. Asia: Markets struggled to gain traction today, following a mixed end to Wall Street and as the worsening Sino-US trade dispute kept investors in the region cautious, despite signs of rapprochement between the United States and Europe. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade. Japan's Nikkei eked out a 0.3 percent gain. Wall Street: US markets were mixed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 112.97 points to 25,527.07, the S&P 500 lost 8.63 points to 2,837.44 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 80.05 points to 7,852.19. Dollar index: The euro traded at $1.1641, having fallen 0.73 percent on Thursday after the ECB signaled no change in its timetable to move away from ultra low rates or end its bond purchase program. The dollar ticked up to 111.22 yen after hitting a low of 110.58 yen the previous day, its lowest level in more than half a month, in part helped by a rise in US yields. Oil: Crude oil prices extended their recovery after Saudi Arabia suspended oil shipments through a strait in the Red Sea following an attack on two oil tankers. Brent crude futures traded at $74.45 per barrel, down 0.1 percent. Market at close: The Sensex closed at the record high of 36,985 with a gain of 126 points. The frontline index of the BSE hit the intra-day record high of 37,027. The NSE mainline, Nifty 50, advanced 35 points to close at the record high of 11,167, after seeing intra-day record high of 11,180. Rupee: The Indian currency rose by 13 paise to close at a fresh one-week high of 68.66 against the US dollar as steady unwinding of the greenback by exporters and banks helped the local unit to extend gains for the second day. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 2,453.57 crore while domestic institutional investors sold shares worth Rs 2,716.04 crore in the Indian equity market on Thursday, as per provisional data available on the NSE. ITR filing deadline extended: The finance ministry has announced the extension of income tax return (ITR) filing deadline by a month to August 31.
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