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  ABB India 1307.6 [ 0.29% ]
  ACC 1550.6 [ 1.16% ]
  Axis Bank Ltd. 751.95 [ 2.21% ]
  Bajaj Auto Ltd. 2990 [ -1.07% ]
  Bank of Baroda 120.4 [ 2.08% ]
  Bharti Airtel 330 [ -2.08% ]
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  DLF Ltd. 197.9 [ 0.18% ]
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  HDFC 1964 [ -0.66% ]
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  ICICI Bank 397.8 [ 0.53% ]
  IDFC L 43.5 [ -1.81% ]
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  Infosys 709.75 [ -1.27% ]
  ITC Ltd. 292.25 [ 0.45% ]
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  MTNL 13.14 [ -0.23% ]
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  NTPC 158.7 [ 0.67% ]
  ONGC 154.7 [ -0.61% ]
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  Tata Chemicals 588.15 [ 0.68% ]
  Tata Steel 524.65 [ 1.77% ]
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Market Commentary - Pre Session

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Date:Mar-18-2019 08:35
Indian benchmark indices are likely to open on a positive note on Monday as trends on SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the broader index in India. Asian share markets crept ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on speculation the US Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its policy meeting this week. On the global front, the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting will end on Wednesday. The US central bank will also release new forecasts for economic growth and interest rates. Oil prices dipped early on Monday, weighed down by concerns that a global economic downturn may dent fuel consumption. Rising for the fifth straight session, the rupee Friday jumped 24 paise to close at 69.10 against the US dollar on sustained foreign fund inflows and heavy buying in domestic equities. Back home, bullish trends in the SGX Nifty Index Futures for March delivery, which were trading at 11,508.00, up by 34.00 points or 0.30 per cent, at 11:02 AM, Singapore Time, also indicated a positive start for local bourses. On the government front, India's trade deficit narrowed to $9.60 billion in February, dragged down by a fall in gold and oil imports, the trade ministry said in a statement on Friday. Trade deficit was $14.73 billion in January. FII inflows have crossed Rs 30,000 crore in Feb-March'19 till date resulting in a flood of inflows after the 2018 drought. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) are expected to keep up the buying this week too. On the corporate front, SpiceJet, which has been hit by the ground of 13 Boeing 737 MAX planes, is looking to secure used Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft from Jet Airways to maintain its expansion plans. SAIL's long-term loan facility has been assigned AA- outlook stable. The 30-share index settled at 38024.32 up by 269.43 points or by 0.71 per cent and then NSE Nifty was at 11426.85 up by 83.6 points or by 0.74 per cent. The BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 38254.77 and intraday low of 37760.23 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 11487 and intraday low of 11370.8.

Top traded Volumes on NSE Nifty – YES Bank Ltd. 38715468.00, State Bank of India 37928480.00, ICICI Bank Ltd. 31466545.00, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. 29634224.00, ITC Ltd. 21395473.00,

On NSE, total number of shares traded was 211.51 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 47548.43 Crore.

On NSE Future and Options, total number of contracts traded in index futures was 382188 with a total turnover of Rs. 27587.62 Crore. Along with this total number of contracts traded in stock futures were 933869 with a total turnover of Rs. 60450.76 Crore. Total numbers of contracts for index options were 10823394 with a total turnover of Rs. 729724.61 Crore. and total numbers of contracts for stock options were 962160 with a total turnover of Rs. 65230.72 Crore.

As on March 15, 2019, the FIIs stood as net buyer in equity and debt market. Gross equity purchased stood at Rs. 6160.77 Crore and gross debt purchased stood at Rs. 3577.49 Crore, while the gross equity sold stood at Rs. 4211.83 Crore and gross debt sold stood at Rs. 1989.88 Crore. Therefore, the net investment of equity and debt reported were Rs. 1948.94 Crore and Rs. 1587.61.