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10 things to know before the opening bell on November 19

Updated : 2019-11-19 07:50:03

Indian shares are likely to open lower on Tuesday, tracking losses in global markets amid concerns of the economic slowdown. At 7:02 am, the SGX Nifty futures were trading 32.50 points, or 0.27 percent lower at 11,890.50, indicating a negative start for the Sensex and Nifty50.

1. Asia: Asian shares started Tuesday softer as another day awaiting clearer news on the progress of US-China trade negotiations weighed on jaded investors' sentiment, reported Reuters. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei was 0.2 percent lower in early trade. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index was flat and trading volumes were light. (Image: Reuters)
1. Asia: Asian shares started Tuesday softer as another day awaiting clearer news on the progress of US-China trade negotiations weighed on jaded investors' sentiment, reported Reuters. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei was 0.2 percent lower in early trade. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index was flat and trading volumes were light. (Image: Reuters)
2. US: Wall Street's three main indexes on Monday barely extended the previous session's closing records as investors waited for concrete progress on US-China trade relations after mixed headlines. The Dow rose 31.33 points, or 0.11 percent, to 28,036.22, the S&P 500 gained 1.57 points, or 0.05 percent, to 3,122.03 and the Nasdaq added 9.11 points, or 0.11 percent, to 8,549.94. (Image: AP)
2. US: Wall Street's three main indexes on Monday barely extended the previous session's closing records as investors waited for concrete progress on US-China trade relations after mixed headlines. The Dow rose 31.33 points, or 0.11 percent, to 28,036.22, the S&P 500 gained 1.57 points, or 0.05 percent, to 3,122.03 and the Nasdaq added 9.11 points, or 0.11 percent, to 8,549.94. (Image: AP)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: Indian shares ended marginally lower after a volatile session on Friday dragged by index heavyweights like HDFC Bank, RIL, TCS, and L&T. However, gains in Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel and HDFC capped some losses. The Sensex ended 72 points lower at 40,284, while the broader Nifty50 index lost 11 points to settle at 11,884. Meanwhile, the foreign institutional investors sold Rs 271 crore in the cash market while the domestic institutional investors bought 309 crore. (Image: Reuters)
3. Markets At Close On Monday: Indian shares ended marginally lower after a volatile session on Friday dragged by index heavyweights like HDFC Bank, RIL, TCS, and L&T. However, gains in Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel and HDFC capped some losses. The Sensex ended 72 points lower at 40,284, while the broader Nifty50 index lost 11 points to settle at 11,884. Meanwhile, the foreign institutional investors sold Rs 271 crore in the cash market while the domestic institutional investors bought 309 crore. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday, erasing much of last week's gains and tumbling alongside US stocks on uncertainty over a trade deal between the United States and China. Brent crude futures settled at $62.44 a barrel, down 86 cents, or 1.4 percent. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ended 67 cents, or 1.2 percent, lower at $57.05 a barrel. (Image: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday, erasing much of last week's gains and tumbling alongside US stocks on uncertainty over a trade deal between the United States and China. Brent crude futures settled at $62.44 a barrel, down 86 cents, or 1.4 percent. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ended 67 cents, or 1.2 percent, lower at $57.05 a barrel. (Image: Reuters)
5. Currency: The rupee pared early morning gains to settle down by 6 paise at 71.84 against the US currency on Monday due to continued forex outflows and gains in the dollar in global markets. Forex traders said investors traded cautiously after the domestic equity market also shed its morning gains and witnessed selling pressure during the day. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee had opened at 71.67 against the US dollar. Later, the local unit lost ground and fell to the day's low of 71.86. (Image: Reuters)
5. Currency: The rupee pared early morning gains to settle down by 6 paise at 71.84 against the US currency on Monday due to continued forex outflows and gains in the dollar in global markets. Forex traders said investors traded cautiously after the domestic equity market also shed its morning gains and witnessed selling pressure during the day. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee had opened at 71.67 against the US dollar. Later, the local unit lost ground and fell to the day's low of 71.86. (Image: Reuters)
6. TRAI  To Finalize Views On Calls Connect Charges: The telecom regulator expects to finalize its views on the contentious call connect charges issue by the end of this month, a top TRAI official said on Monday. A senior TRAI official, who did not wish to be named, said the regulator is hopeful of firming up its views by November-end but did not divulge further details. The official was speaking on the sidelines of the ASEAN-TRAI program on capacity building and sharing of best practices in policy regulation and development.(Image: Reuters)
6. TRAI  To Finalize Views On Calls Connect Charges: The telecom regulator expects to finalize its views on the contentious call connect charges issue by the end of this month, a top TRAI official said on Monday. A senior TRAI official, who did not wish to be named, said the regulator is hopeful of firming up its views by November-end but did not divulge further details. The official was speaking on the sidelines of the ASEAN-TRAI program on capacity building and sharing of best practices in policy regulation and development.(Image: Reuters)
7. NSE's New Service For Retail Investors: Leading bourse NSE on Monday said it has introduced the facilitation of subscription in State Development Loans (SDLs) through its e-Gsec platform that will enable retail participation in securities issued by state governments. The e-Gsec platform was launched by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in April last year, to allow retail investors to invest in government securities and hold them in existing Demat accounts. SDLs are dated securities issued by state governments through normal auctions similar to the auctions conducted for dated securities issued by the central government. (Stock Image)
7. NSE's New Service For Retail Investors: Leading bourse NSE on Monday said it has introduced the facilitation of subscription in State Development Loans (SDLs) through its e-Gsec platform that will enable retail participation in securities issued by state governments. The e-Gsec platform was launched by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in April last year, to allow retail investors to invest in government securities and hold them in existing Demat accounts. SDLs are dated securities issued by state governments through normal auctions similar to the auctions conducted for dated securities issued by the central government. (Stock Image)
8. CRISIL On-Road Highways: Some
8. CRISIL On-Road Highways: Some "cracks" have surfaced on the highways on hybrid annuity model (HAM) with smaller developers finding financial closure of projects tough, rating agency Crisil said on Monday. "In the past three-and-a-half years, the HAM of road construction has grown substantially, but some warts are now showing up: smaller developers are finding financial closure elusive, and over-aged projects awaiting appointed dates are facing termination risk," CRISIL said in its research report. Crisil Research's analysis of road projects under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) showed that HAM has expanded its network since its launch in February 2016. (Image: Reuters)
9. NBFCs On Insolvency Resolution: The Reserve Bank can now seek resolution of non-banking financial companies having assets worth of at least Rs 500 crore under the insolvency law, a move that is likely to help in addressing woes in the NBFC sector. After discussions with the central bank, the corporate affairs ministry on Monday issued a notification specifying the categories of financial service providers (FSPs) that can be taken up for resolution under the
9. NBFCs On Insolvency Resolution: The Reserve Bank can now seek resolution of non-banking financial companies having assets worth of at least Rs 500 crore under the insolvency law, a move that is likely to help in addressing woes in the NBFC sector. After discussions with the central bank, the corporate affairs ministry on Monday issued a notification specifying the categories of financial service providers (FSPs) that can be taken up for resolution under the "generic framework" of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The introduction of the "generic framework" comes against the backdrop of the ongoing liquidity crisis in the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) that has also sparked concerns about the overall stability of the financial sector. (Image: Reuters)
10. Sitharaman On 5 Trillion Economy Goal: The government has brought in major reforms to boost investment climate in the country for becoming a $5-trillion economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Parliament on Monday. Sitharaman said India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth during 2014-19 averaged 7.5 percent, which was the highest among G-20 countries. The IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO) of October projects a significant slowdown in world output and trade in 2019. Yet, India, despite some recent deceleration of GDP growth, is still projected by WEO to grow at the fastest rate in 2019-20 among G-20 countries, she said. (Image: Reuters)
10. Sitharaman On 5 Trillion Economy Goal: The government has brought in major reforms to boost investment climate in the country for becoming a $5-trillion economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Parliament on Monday. Sitharaman said India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth during 2014-19 averaged 7.5 percent, which was the highest among G-20 countries. The IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO) of October projects a significant slowdown in world output and trade in 2019. Yet, India, despite some recent deceleration of GDP growth, is still projected by WEO to grow at the fastest rate in 2019-20 among G-20 countries, she said. (Image: Reuters)
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