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Updated : January 30, 2019 07:44 AM IST

Indian stocks looked set for a mixed start on Wednesday, tracking modest gains in Asian equities, but doubts over US-China trade truce are likely to weigh on investor sentiment. At 07:21 AM, SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was slightly down by 0.02 percent at 10,691.50, indicating a mixed start for the Indian market.

1. Asia: S&P 500 e-mini futures tacked on 0.1 percent in early trade while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.05 percent. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2 percent before erasing gains. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: Reuters)
1. Asia: S&P 500 e-mini futures tacked on 0.1 percent in early trade while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.05 percent. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.2 percent before erasing gains. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.21 percent to end at 24,579.96 points, while the S&P 500 lost 0.15 percent to 2,640, dragged down by technology and communications stocks. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.81 percent to 7,028.29. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.21 percent to end at 24,579.96 points, while the S&P 500 lost 0.15 percent to 2,640, dragged down by technology and communications stocks. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.81 percent to 7,028.29. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Tuesday: The benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded more than 200 points from the day's lows to settle at 35,592, down by just 64 points. The Nifty was mildly lower by 9 points to end at 10,652. (Image Source: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Tuesday: The benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded more than 200 points from the day's lows to settle at 35,592, down by just 64 points. The Nifty was mildly lower by 9 points to end at 10,652. (Image Source: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.28 per barrel at 0111 GMT, 3 cents below their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures were 1 cent above their last close, at $61.33 per barrel. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.28 per barrel at 0111 GMT, 3 cents below their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures were 1 cent above their last close, at $61.33 per barrel. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.11, down by 1 paise against the dollar on Tuesday. (Image Source: Stock Image)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.11, down by 1 paise against the dollar on Tuesday. (Image Source: Stock Image)
6. The euro changed hands at $1.1438, having risen to a two-week high of $1.14505 on Tuesday. The dollar was steady against the yen at 109.37 yen. (Image Source: Reuters)
6. The euro changed hands at $1.1438, having risen to a two-week high of $1.14505 on Tuesday. The dollar was steady against the yen at 109.37 yen. (Image Source: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 354 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 81 crore in the Indian equity market on January 29. (Image Source: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 354 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 81 crore in the Indian equity market on January 29. (Image Source: Reuters)
8. Farmer Relief Package: Agriculture ministry on Tuesday sent proposals for a farm relief package to Prime Minister's Office (PMO) seeking its approval after Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced a minimum income guarantee for the poor if the party voted to power, said sources familiar with the matter. (Image Source: Reuters)
8. Farmer Relief Package: Agriculture ministry on Tuesday sent proposals for a farm relief package to Prime Minister's Office (PMO) seeking its approval after Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced a minimum income guarantee for the poor if the party voted to power, said sources familiar with the matter. (Image Source: Reuters)
9. RBI on Open Market Operations: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it will inject Rs 37,500 crore into the system through purchase of government securities in February to increase liquidity. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: PTI)
9. RBI on Open Market Operations: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it will inject Rs 37,500 crore into the system through purchase of government securities in February to increase liquidity. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: PTI)
10. Import Duty On Electric Vehicles: To promote domestic assembling of electric vehicles, the government Tuesday lowered customs duty on import of parts and components of such vehicles to 10 to 15 percent. Until now, vehicle parts and components imported for assembly in India attracted import duty of 15 to 30 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: PTI)
10. Import Duty On Electric Vehicles: To promote domestic assembling of electric vehicles, the government Tuesday lowered customs duty on import of parts and components of such vehicles to 10 to 15 percent. Until now, vehicle parts and components imported for assembly in India attracted import duty of 15 to 30 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: PTI)
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