News Bulletin and Market Update: 20/09/2021

News Bulletin

▫️Foreign tourists may be allowed soon. Govt may provide free visa to lure tourists (+ve travel companies)

▫️ Vodafone Idea claimed record high speed of 3.5GB/second in 5G trials

▫️Shapoorji Pallonji to sell their controlling stake in consumer durable company Eureka Forbed foe ₹4,500 crores.

▫️Auto Sector to create 1 lakh additional jobs in next 1 year, thanks to government support measures.

▫️Copper imports rose by 26% in first quarter of FY22 (showing healthy consumption demand)

▫️Welspun India to invest ₹800 crores in capacity expansion.

▫️Central Government has urged states to reduce VAT charges on jet fuel. Many states has already reduces the VAT to 1% and saw increased airline traffic. (+Ve for airlines)

▫️Adani Group has entered into an agreement with subsidiary of world’s second largest container line to bid for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Container Terminal.

Market Update

▫️Indian markets touched their life time highs on Friday. However, it closed negative amid profit booking.

▫️Sensex and Nifty closed at 59,016 (-0.21%) and 17,585 (-0.25%).

▫️The volatility index surged by 5.68% to 15.23, reflecting cautious approach of investors.

▫️PSU Bank, Metals and Real Estate sectors saw heavy profit booking. While Finserv companies performed well.

▫️Market breadth turned negative, with advance:decline ratio of 486:1318. Further, Midcap and Smallcap indices fell more than the benchmark.

▫️Ruppee strengthened by 4 paise and closed at ₹73.48, amid weakness in dollar. On a weekly basis ruppee saw gain of 2 paise. Strong foreign inflows have helped the local currency to fare better.

▫️Brent Oil ended the week above the crucial $75 dollar mark, on account of supply disruption and positive demand outlook.

▫️Gold Prices declined for 3rd straight week and settled at 46k mark, on positive economic data and high US treasury yields.

▫️The market this week will remain cautious till the outcome of Fed meeting due on 22nd.

▫️US Markets ended negative after a broad sell of on Friday, amid growth concerns, bond tapering fear and rising US treasury yields.

▫️US futures are trading very low this morning, while Asia is also not looking good.
SGX Nifty is down by 50 points, indicating negative start for the week.

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