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10 things you need to know before the opening bell on April 9

Updated : April 09, 2019 08:26 AM IST

Indian shares are set to open little changed on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of March-quarter earnings starting later this week, and ahead of the general elections 2019. Shares in Asia also remained subdued as investors braced for key events later in the week, including the US earnings season and a crucial Brexit summit. At 07:34 AM, the SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was down 0.01 at 11,682, indicating a mixed start for the Sensex and Nifty.

1. Asia: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was basically flat after brushing its highest since late August last year during the previous session. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.15 percent, while Australian shares and Chinese blue chips held steady. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 lost 0.15 percent. (Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was basically flat after brushing its highest since late August last year during the previous session. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.15 percent, while Australian shares and Chinese blue chips held steady. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 lost 0.15 percent. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 83.97 points, or 0.32 percent, to 26,341.02, the S&P 500 gained 3.03 points, or 0.10 percent, to 2,895.77 and the Nasdaq Composite added 15.19 points, or 0.19 percent, to 7,953.88 on Monday. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 83.97 points, or 0.32 percent, to 26,341.02, the S&P 500 gained 3.03 points, or 0.10 percent, to 2,895.77 and the Nasdaq Composite added 15.19 points, or 0.19 percent, to 7,953.88 on Monday. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: The Indian shares ended lower on Monday with the Nifty barely holding 11,600 levels, dragged by losses in banking, realty, metal and energy sectors. The S&P BSE Sensex ended the day at 38,700, down 161 points, while the broader NSE Nifty 50 was settled at 11,604, slipping 61 points. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: The Indian shares ended lower on Monday with the Nifty barely holding 11,600 levels, dragged by losses in banking, realty, metal and energy sectors. The S&P BSE Sensex ended the day at 38,700, down 161 points, while the broader NSE Nifty 50 was settled at 11,604, slipping 61 points. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: International benchmark Brent futures touched their strongest level since last November at $71.34 per barrel on Tuesday, before losing ground to $70.96 per barrel by 0158 GMT, down 14 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures also hit a November 2018 high, at $64.77 per barrel, before easing to $64.36, 4 cents below their last settlement. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: International benchmark Brent futures touched their strongest level since last November at $71.34 per barrel on Tuesday, before losing ground to $70.96 per barrel by 0158 GMT, down 14 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures also hit a November 2018 high, at $64.77 per barrel, before easing to $64.36, 4 cents below their last settlement. (Image: Reuters)
6. Rupee: The rupee closed at 69.67, down 45 paise against the US dollar on Monday. (stock image)
6. Rupee: The rupee closed at 69.67, down 45 paise against the US dollar on Monday. (stock image)
6. Dollar: The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies stood little changed at 97.083 after losing 0.35 percent the previous day, marking its biggest daily decline since March 20. (Image: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies stood little changed at 97.083 after losing 0.35 percent the previous day, marking its biggest daily decline since March 20. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 330 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 624 crore on April 8. (Image: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 330 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth Rs 624 crore on April 8. (Image: Reuters)
8. Gold Prices: Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,299.34 per ounce as of 0101 GMT, after touching its highest since March 28 at $1,303.61 in the previous session. US gold futures gained 0.1 percent to $1,302.80 an ounce. (Image: Reuters)
8. Gold Prices: Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,299.34 per ounce as of 0101 GMT, after touching its highest since March 28 at $1,303.61 in the previous session. US gold futures gained 0.1 percent to $1,302.80 an ounce. (Image: Reuters)
9. Brexit: Britain's parliament approved legislation on Monday that gives lawmakers the power to scrutinise and even change Prime Minister Theresa May's request that the European Union agree to delay Brexit until June 30. May has already requested Brussels to extend Britain's EU membership to allow talks with the opposition Labour Party in search of different exit plan - a last-ditch attempt to keep control after parliament rejected her Brexit deal three times. (Image: Reuters)
9. Brexit: Britain's parliament approved legislation on Monday that gives lawmakers the power to scrutinise and even change Prime Minister Theresa May's request that the European Union agree to delay Brexit until June 30. May has already requested Brussels to extend Britain's EU membership to allow talks with the opposition Labour Party in search of different exit plan - a last-ditch attempt to keep control after parliament rejected her Brexit deal three times. (Image: Reuters)
10. US-China Trade Talks: US officials are
10. US-China Trade Talks: US officials are "not satisfied yet" about all the issues standing in the way of a deal to end the US-China trade war but made progress in talks with China last week, a top White House official said on Monday. US officials are pressing China to make changes to address longstanding concerns over industrial subsidies, technology transfer and intellectual property rights. (Image: Reuters)
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