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10 things you need to know before the opening bell on June 25

Updated : 2019-06-25 09:20:26

Indian shares are likely to open on a cautious note on Tuesday in line with global markets as investors await US-China trade talks at the G20 meeting later this week. Rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran have also made investor cautious. At 7.35 AM, the SGX Nifty futures traded only 12 points, or 0.10 percent, higher at 11,728, pointing to a muted start for the Sensex and the Nifty 50.

1. Asia: Asian shares are trading largely tepid on Tuesday morning session, while investors looked towards a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to happen later in the week. The Nikkei in Japan slipped 0.16 percent while the Topix rose slightly. Over the South Korea, the Kospi was largely flat. (Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: Asian shares are trading largely tepid on Tuesday morning session, while investors looked towards a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to happen later in the week. The Nikkei in Japan slipped 0.16 percent while the Topix rose slightly. Over the South Korea, the Kospi was largely flat. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as losses by healthcare companies overshadowed gains in the technology sector, while investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8.41 points, or 0.03 percent, to 26,727.54, the S&P 500 lost 5.11 points, or 0.17 percent, to 2,945.35 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.01 points, or 0.32 percent, to 8,005.70. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: The S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as losses by healthcare companies overshadowed gains in the technology sector, while investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8.41 points, or 0.03 percent, to 26,727.54, the S&P 500 lost 5.11 points, or 0.17 percent, to 2,945.35 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.01 points, or 0.32 percent, to 8,005.70. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: Indian shares closed lower for the second consercutive day amid liquidity crisis and weak global cues. The Sensex fell 71.53 points to 39,122.96 and the Nifty declined 24.40 points to 11,699.70. The Nifty Midcap and Smallcap indices dropped 0.4 percent each. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 207 crore on a net basis in the cash market, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 984 crore. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: Indian shares closed lower for the second consercutive day amid liquidity crisis and weak global cues. The Sensex fell 71.53 points to 39,122.96 and the Nifty declined 24.40 points to 11,699.70. The Nifty Midcap and Smallcap indices dropped 0.4 percent each. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 207 crore on a net basis in the cash market, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 984 crore. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude. Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 3 cents at $64.89 a barrel by 0034 GMT. US crude futures were down 3 cents at $57.87 a barrel. The US benchmark declined 0.8 percent in the previous session. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude. Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 3 cents at $64.89 a barrel by 0034 GMT. US crude futures were down 3 cents at $57.87 a barrel. The US benchmark declined 0.8 percent in the previous session. (Image: Reuters)
5. Currency: The rupee closed at Rs 69.35 against the US dollar, 0.29 percent lower on Monday. The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency against six of its peers, was at 95.9790  after slipping from levels above 97.5 last week. (Image: Reuters)
5. Currency: The rupee closed at Rs 69.35 against the US dollar, 0.29 percent lower on Monday. The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency against six of its peers, was at 95.9790  after slipping from levels above 97.5 last week. (Image: Reuters)
6. Bimal Jalan Panel Report: Report of the Bimal Jalan-led panel on the Economic Capital Framework has been further delayed, with the panel deciding to meet again in July after the Union Budget, people familiar with the matter told <em>CNBC-TV18</em>. This is the third such postponement in the last two months. (Image: Reuters)
6. Bimal Jalan Panel Report: Report of the Bimal Jalan-led panel on the Economic Capital Framework has been further delayed, with the panel deciding to meet again in July after the Union Budget, people familiar with the matter told CNBC-TV18. This is the third such postponement in the last two months. (Image: Reuters)
7. Union Budget 2019: In a decision that will bring cheers to the middle-class, the government is likely to increase the income tax limit to Rs 300,000 from the current threshold of Rs 250,000, <em>Bloomberg </em>reported. The change is expected to be introduced during the upcoming Budget on July 5 and is expected to aid economic growth, the report said. (Image: Getty)
7. Union Budget 2019: In a decision that will bring cheers to the middle-class, the government is likely to increase the income tax limit to Rs 300,000 from the current threshold of Rs 250,000, Bloomberg reported. The change is expected to be introduced during the upcoming Budget on July 5 and is expected to aid economic growth, the report said. (Image: Getty)
8. SEBI: Capital markets regulator Sebi plans to tighten its norms for encumbrance disclosure by promoters of listed firms, amid growing number of cases of shares seeing a free fall due to post-default distress sale of pledged securities by lenders. The proposed norms would cover disclosure about all direct and indirect pledging of all types of securities and undertakings in their group or associate entities by promoters of listed companies, officials said. (Image: Reuters)
8. SEBI: Capital markets regulator Sebi plans to tighten its norms for encumbrance disclosure by promoters of listed firms, amid growing number of cases of shares seeing a free fall due to post-default distress sale of pledged securities by lenders. The proposed norms would cover disclosure about all direct and indirect pledging of all types of securities and undertakings in their group or associate entities by promoters of listed companies, officials said. (Image: Reuters)
9 National Housing Bank: The NHB's new norms stressing on tighter capital will structurally strengthen the dedicated home finance companies (HFC), a report said on Monday. The report by domestic ratings agency Crisil found 25 companies accounting for 90 percent of the industry's assets are already complying with the norms by having their core tier-I capital at 4 percentage points higher. (Image: Reuters)
9 National Housing Bank: The NHB's new norms stressing on tighter capital will structurally strengthen the dedicated home finance companies (HFC), a report said on Monday. The report by domestic ratings agency Crisil found 25 companies accounting for 90 percent of the industry's assets are already complying with the norms by having their core tier-I capital at 4 percentage points higher. (Image: Reuters)
10 SEBI On Tech Companies: Capital markets regulator Sebi plans to allow technology companies having superior voting right shares to launch their IPOs, subject to enhanced corporate governance among several other conditions. The regulator is planning to issue a new set of norms for differential voting rights to allow listing of firms having some shareholders with superior voting right shares, but it may not allow as yet shares with lower or fractional voting rights. (Image: Reuters)
10 SEBI On Tech Companies: Capital markets regulator Sebi plans to allow technology companies having superior voting right shares to launch their IPOs, subject to enhanced corporate governance among several other conditions. The regulator is planning to issue a new set of norms for differential voting rights to allow listing of firms having some shareholders with superior voting right shares, but it may not allow as yet shares with lower or fractional voting rights. (Image: Reuters)
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