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  • Sensex drops 2% on weak global cues

    Weekly Review: The benchmark indices ended the week with sharp losses on weak global stocks. Continuous FII selling, soaring inflation, uncertainty surrounding Ru... Weekly Review: The benchmark indices ended the week with sharp losses on weak global stocks. Continuous FII selling, soaring inflation, uncertainty surrounding Russia-Ukraine and US Fed chair's comment of aggressive rate hike of 50 bps by May dented investors sentiment. The Nifty closed below the 17,200 level. Weekly Index Movement:

    In the week ended on Friday, 22 April 2022, the Sensex declined 1141.78 points or 2% to settle at 57,197.15. The Nifty 50 index fell 303.7 points or 1.7% to settle at 17,171.95. The BSE Mid-Cap index declined 1.1% to settle at 24,698.37. The BSE Small-Cap index lost 0.9% to settle at 29,247.98.

    The equity market settled with deep losses on Monday. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex slumped 1,172.19 points or 2.01% at 57,166.74. The Nifty 50 index tumbled 302 points or 1.73% at 17,173.65.

    The benchmark indices ended with major losses on Tuesday. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 703.59 points or 1.23% at 56,463.15. The Nifty 50 index declined 215 points or 1.25% at 16,958.65.

    Indices settled with major gains on Wednesday. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex rallied 574.35 points or 1.02% at 57,037.50. The Nifty 50 index rose 177.90 points or 1.05% at 17,136.55. The 50-unit index fell 4.64% in the past five sessions.

    Domestic headline indices ended with robust gains on Thursday. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex rallied 874.18 points or 1.53% at 57,911.68. The Nifty 50 index advanced 256.05 points or 1.49% at 17,392.60.

    The benchmark indices ended with steep losses on Friday. The barometer index, S&P BSE Sensex slumped 714.53 points or 1.23% at 57,197.15. The Nifty 50 index shed 220.65 points or 1.27% at 17,171.95.


    India is likely to witness normal rainfall during the southwest monsoon season this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

    The rainfall during the 2022 monsoon season (June to September) averaged over the country as a whole is likely to be normal (96-104% of Long Period Average (LPA)). Quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall is likely to be 99% of the LPA with a model error of ą 5%. The LPA of the season rainfall over the country as a whole for the period 1971-2020 is 87 cm, IMD noted.

    India's inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) stood at 14.55% in March 2022 compared with 7.89% in March 2021. WPI grew 13.11% in February 2021, while the figure for January was 13.68%.

    Meanwhile, the poverty in India is 12.3% lower in 2019 compared with 2011. The poverty headcount rate has declined from 22.5% in 2011 to 10.2% in 2019. According to policy research working paper of World Bank, poverty reduction was higher in rural areas as against urban India. Rural poverty dropped by 14.7% while urban poverty declined by 7.9% during 2011 to 2019.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecast for India for FY23 by 80 basis points to 8.2%, warning that Russia's invasion of Ukraine would hurt consumption and hence, growth, by way of higher prices.

    Nifty Stocks in Spotlight:

    Infosys slumped 9.3%. The IT firm's consolidated net profit fell 2.1% to Rs 5,686 crore on a 1.3% increase in revenues to Rs 32,276 crore in Q4 FY22 over Q3 FY22. Meanwhile, on a year-on-year basis, Infosys' net profit and revenue in Q4 FY22 increased 12% and 22.7%, respectively.

    HDFC Bank declined 7.5%. The private lender's net profit rose 22.83% to Rs 10,055.18 crore on 8.07% increase in total income to Rs 41,085.78 crore in Q4 March 2022 over Q4 March 2021.

    Tata Steel slipped 3.15%. The steel major's board will consider a stock split proposal on 3 May 2022. The board will also consider Q4 March 2022 results and recommend dividend, if any, for the financial year ended 31 March 2022.

    Coal India jumped 8.44%. The company said that it has raised the supplies to thermal power stations by 14.2% during the first half of April 2022 as compared to same period last April. CIL's supplies have hit 1.64 million tonnes (MTs) per day during this period against 1.43 MTs supplied in the similar period during April 2021.

    HDFC tumbled 7.19%. The housing financer said it will sell 2,35,019 equity shares, or 10% equity,in HDFC Capital Advisors (HCAL) at a price of Rs Rs 7,841.49 per equity share, aggregating to approximately Rs 184 crore, to an affiliate of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

    Reliance Industries (RIL) surged 8.07%. RIL said that Reliance Brands has signed a definitive agreement to invest in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (AJSK) for a 51% majority stake. The strategic partnership is aimed at accelerating the 35-year-old couture house's growth plans in India and across the globe.

    ITC fell 3.14%. The company said that it will acquire 10% stake in Blupin Technologies, the company behind brand Mylo. Founded in 2017, Mylo, is a full stack community eco-system focused on the parenting journey of young families. With this investment, lTC will further expand its presence in the D2C mother and baby care segment.

    Nestle India shed 0.94%. The FMCG company's net profit fell 1.25% to Rs 594.7 crore in quarter ended March 2022 as compared to quarter ended March 2021. Net sales jumped 9.7% to Rs 3,950 crore in quarter ended March 2022 from Rs 3,600 crore posted in quarter ended March 2021.

    HCL Technologies lost 2.07%. The IT company reported 4.4% rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 3,593 crore and 1.2% increase in revenue to Rs 22,597 crore in Q4 FY22 over Q3 FY22.

    Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone rose 3.93%. The company announced the acquisition of Ocean Sparkle, India's largest third-party marine services provider.

    Global Markets:

    China has reported gross domestic product of 4.8% in the first quarter of 2022, as against 4% in the fourth quarter. Markets in Australia and Hong Kong were closed on Monday for a holiday.

    On Monday, the People's Bank of China announced it will increase financial support for industries, businesses and people affected by COVID-19.

    China on Wednesday kept its one-year loan prime rate unchanged at 3.7%, while also holding steady on the five-year LPR at 4.6%.

    China's central bank will maintain prudent monetary policy and increase support for the economy, Governor Yi Gang has reportedly said on Friday as part of the annual Boao Forum for Asia. Yi reportedly said the priority for China's monetary policy is ensuring stable prices, especially in food and energy.

    Earlier on Thursday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell commented on the possibility of a larger-than-usual rate hike next month, spooking markets. Speaking during an International Monetary Fund panel, Powell reportedly said that taming inflation is "absolutely essential.” "I would say 50 basis points will be on the table for the May meeting,” he reportedly added.

    The World Bank has lowered its global growth forecast for 2022 by nearly a full percentage point, from 4.1% to 3.2%, citing the pressure that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has placed on the global economy.

    On Tuesday, the IMF cut its global growth projections for 2022 and 2023, saying the economic impact from Russia's invasion of Ukraine will "propagate far and wide."

    The European Central Bank (ECB) kept its monetary policy unchanged last Thursday but confirmed it will end its bond buying in the third quarter. Once the bond buying program is completed, the ECB is expected to begin hiking interest rates, following the same path as the other major central banks across the globe.

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Flash News 16-Aug-2022
  •  ( 15:29) Brightcom Group reports robust Q1 outcome  
  •  ( 15:07) Surya Roshni Q1 PAT drops 40% YoY to Rs 22.24 cr  
  •  ( 14:30) Oil & gas stocks in demand  
  •  ( 14:30) Shares trade with decent gains  
  •  ( 13:31) Nifty above 17,750 mark; European shares advance  
  •  ( 12:29) Honeywell Automation Q1 PAT rises 11% YoY to Rs 102 cr  
  •  ( 11:55) JK Cement Q1 PAT slips 15% YoY to Rs 162 cr  
  •  ( 11:29) Realty stocks rise for 3rd day  
  •  ( 11:28) Barometers pare some gains  
  •  ( 11:01) Unichem Labs gets US FDA nod for Schizophrenia drug  
  •  ( 10:58) Repco Home Finance Q1 PAT jumps 93% YoY to Rs 62 cr  
  •  ( 10:33) Marksans Pharma Q1 PAT slides 4% YoY  
  •  ( 09:36) KEC International bags orders worth Rs 1,313 crore  
  •  ( 08:40) Asian stocks trading higher  
  •  ( 08:02) Wockhardt initiates Phase 3 Clinical Study of novel antibiotic  
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