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Updated : 2019-01-17 07:40:40

Indian shares looked set to open higher on Thursday, tracking gains in Asia, but trading is likely to be cautious ahead of earnings announcements of Reliance Industries and Hindustan Unilever later in the day. At 07:08 AM, SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was up 0.31 percent at 10,958.50, indicating a positive start for the Indian market.

1. Asia:  MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, with Australia and South Korea's KOSPI ahead by 0.2 percent each. Japan's Nikkei climbed 0.3 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
1. Asia:  MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, with Australia and South Korea's KOSPI ahead by 0.2 percent each. Japan's Nikkei climbed 0.3 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 141.57 points, or 0.59 percent, to 24,207.16, the S&P 500 gained 5.8 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,616.1 and the Nasdaq Composite added 10.86 points, or 0.15 percent, to 7,034.69. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credts: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 141.57 points, or 0.59 percent, to 24,207.16, the S&P 500 gained 5.8 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,616.1 and the Nasdaq Composite added 10.86 points, or 0.15 percent, to 7,034.69. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credts: Reuters)
3. Market At Close On Wednesday: Indian shares ended Wednesday’s range-bound trading session flat with the NSE Nifty50 failing to hold 10,900, closing 3.5 points in the green at 10,890. The BSE Sensex was up just 3 points settling at 36,321. (Image Source: Reuters)
3. Market At Close On Wednesday: Indian shares ended Wednesday’s range-bound trading session flat with the NSE Nifty50 failing to hold 10,900, closing 3.5 points in the green at 10,890. The BSE Sensex was up just 3 points settling at 36,321. (Image Source: Reuters)
4. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.20 per barrel at 0022 GMT, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last settlement. WTI futures closed up 0.4 percent on Wednesday. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing up 1.1 percent in the previous session. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
4. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.20 per barrel at 0022 GMT, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last settlement. WTI futures closed up 0.4 percent on Wednesday. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing up 1.1 percent in the previous session. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.24, down by 20 paise against the dollar on Wednesday. (Image Source: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.24, down by 20 paise against the dollar on Wednesday. (Image Source: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The lessening of Brexit risk pressured the safe-haven yen and helped the US dollar up to 109. The euro eased back to $1.1396 while the dollar index was flat at 96.059. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The lessening of Brexit risk pressured the safe-haven yen and helped the US dollar up to 109. The euro eased back to $1.1396 while the dollar index was flat at 96.059. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 90 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 304 crore in the Indian equity market on January 16. (Image Source: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 90 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 304 crore in the Indian equity market on January 16. (Image Source: Reuters)
8. RBI Monetary Policy: With softer retail and wholesale price-based inflation, Reserve Bank of India is likely to change its policy stance to 'neutral' from 'calibrated tightening' in the February policy, said a report. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: PTI)
8. RBI Monetary Policy: With softer retail and wholesale price-based inflation, Reserve Bank of India is likely to change its policy stance to 'neutral' from 'calibrated tightening' in the February policy, said a report. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: PTI)
9. RBI ECB Policy: In a bid to improve the ease of doing business, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced a new framework for external commercial borrowings (ECB) and rupee denominated bonds. Indian borrowers can now raise funds from offshore markets for at least three years without any ceiling on the amount. (Image Source: Reuters)
9. RBI ECB Policy: In a bid to improve the ease of doing business, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced a new framework for external commercial borrowings (ECB) and rupee denominated bonds. Indian borrowers can now raise funds from offshore markets for at least three years without any ceiling on the amount. (Image Source: Reuters)
10. Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday and then appealed to lawmakers from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
10. Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday and then appealed to lawmakers from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
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