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Market Live: Sensex, Nifty trade higher after budget speech, PSU bank, pharma stocks fall

BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty trade higher on Thursday. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Benchmark indices traded marginally higher on Thursday after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced a long-term capital gains tax for investing in equities. BSE Sensex sank 300 points, while the Nifty 50 slipped below 11,000. Bonds were range-bound, with the rupee weakening against US dollar. Also, Jaitley in his last ... Read More »

Why we should worry about the fall in bank credit

A curious crisis: Investors unwilling to borrow, banks reluctant to lend Growing economies show increasing deployment of bank credit, but in India this has been decreasing for years and is now falling flat. This impacts economy in myriad ways January 1, 2018: In most market economies, the disbursal of bank credit is usually a relatively reliable indicator of the extent ... Read More »

HDFC Bank cuts savings account interest rate by 50 bps: As rates fall, it’s time you shift to liquid funds

HDFC Bank on Thursday announced slashing interest rate on savings accounts starting this Saturday, joining a spate of banks who underwent the similar exercise in recent weeks. According to the bank, customers who maintain a savings bank account balance of Rs 50 lakh and above will continue to earn interest rate at 4 percent per annum. Similarly, customers having a ... Read More »

Yes Bank shares fall nearly 4% on rising bad loan provisions

The fall in Yes Bank shares on Thursday was the maximum in five months. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: Shares of Yes Bank Ltd on Thursday fell as much as 6.5%, its steepest fall in five months, after the company reported a sharp rise in its bad loan provisions, following Reserve bank of India’s new asset quality rules and exposure to Jaiprakash ... Read More »

There’s no reason for the market to fall apart, expert says

Even if President Donald Trump doesn’t get his agenda enacted, the market can still rise — but what investors should focus on will probably shift, expert David Waddell told CNBC on Monday. “There isn’t any reason for this market to tip into recession, so there’s no reason for it to fall apart,” the CEO of Waddell & Associates said in ... Read More »

Retail sales fall unexpectedly in January

Retail sales slipped back unexpectedly in January, following on from December’s dip. Official figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed retail sales volumes dropped by 0.3% compared with the previous month, well below the 0.9% rise expected. The ONS said the data indicated the first signs of a fall in the underlying trend since December 2013. It said ... Read More »

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign ... Read More »

Australia predicts dramatic fall in iron ore prices

Shares in Australian mining companies have fallen after the government forecasted a dramatic decline in iron ore prices. The government forecast an iron ore price of $46.70 a tonne by 2018, almost half the current level of $80. The current price is supported by resurgent demand from China. But the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said that demand was ... Read More »

Fall in public borrowing keeps UK on track for new 2016/17 budget goal

Britain’s budget gap narrowed last month, keeping Chancellor Philip Hammond on track to meet his new, less ambitious deficit reduction goals, but the country’s fiscal watchdog said future months would pose a tougher test. Last month Hammond formally abandoned his predecessor George Osborne’s goal to run a budget surplus by 2020, as the Office for Budget Responsibility pencilled in a ... Read More »

UK shop prices fall again, but Brexit cost pressures build

Prices in British shops fell in November at the same rate as in October, but rising cost pressures linked to the decision by voters to leave the European Union are likely to feed into high street prices next year, an industry survey said on Monday. Shop prices fell 1.7 percent last month, driven lower by food prices, the British Retail ... Read More »