The market is likely to start on a subdued note due to weak global cues and ahead of a no-trust vote against the Narendra Modi government on Friday. Investors are also awaiting the June quarter earnings of leading Indian firms.
Here are the top 10 factors to know before the opening bell: SGX Nifty: The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty Futures traded at levels around 10,975 Vs Nifty July Futures' Thursday close of 10,973, indicating a tepid opening for Indian equities. Asian markets: Stocks eked out modest gains on Friday as investor caution prevailed amid trade war concerns. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent. Australian stocks added 0.5 percent and South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.07 percent. Japan's Nikkei reversed earlier modest losses to rise 0.2 percent. US markets: Stocks dropped on Thursday after earnings disappointed and over trade war concerns between the EU and the US. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 134.79 points, while the S&P 500 lost 11.13 points. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 29.15 points. Oil prices: Brent oil fell 32 cents, to settle at $72.58 per barrel, previously reaching a session high of $73.79. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was 70 cents higher, or 1 percent, settling at $69.46. June quarter results: Wipro, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Holding & Investments, HDFC Standard Life insurance, L&T finance holding, Bata India, Ceat Ltd, Havells India, Just Dial, L&T Finance Holding, Hathway Cable, Atul Ltd, Kansai Nerolac, MCX, Nelco Ltd, Sanwaria Consumer, Zee Media Corp, will release their first quarter earnings. Market at close: The Sensex closed at 36,351.23, down 22.21 points, or 0.06 per cent. The NSE Nifty 50 too ended 23.35 points, or 0.21 per cent lower at 10,957.10. Rupee: The rupee weakened by 43 paise to close at a historic low of 69.05 against the US currency on Thursday, the first time the rupee ended below the 69 level against the greenback. Thursday also marked the biggest single-day fall in the rupee against the US currency since May 29. Volume of trade: FIIs sold shares worth Rs 315.69 crore, while domestic institutional investors bought shares worth Rs 470.02 crore in the equity market on Thursday, PTI reported. No trust vote: The Narendra Modi government faces no confidence motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party. PM Modi is expected to speak in the evening around 5.30 pm, after which, voting will take place.