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Gold and silver futures prices traded with gains on Monday bucking the international trend, however rise in the yellow metal was limited.
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SGX Nifty signals positive start
Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 77 points, or 0.51 per cent, higher at 15,235 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Monday.
Tech view: Nifty resistance at 15,300
Nifty on Friday continued to consolidate in a range, as traders looked undecided on the direction of the market amid weak global cues. For the week, the bias remained positive. Above the 15,250-15,300 range, the index may head towards the 15,500-15,800 range, analysts said, adding that the 15,000 mark will be a crucial support to watch for on the downside.
Oil rises on fears of heightened tensions in Middle East
Oil prices rose to their highest in more than a year on Monday, after a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it intercepted an explosive-laden drone fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, raising fears of fresh Middle East tensions. Brent crude was up 66 cents, or 1.1 pe cent, at $63.09 a barrel, after climbing to a session high of $63.44, the highest since January 22, 2020.
Asian markets hit all-time highs
Asian shares advanced to record highs on Monday as successful coronavirus vaccine rollouts globally raise hopes of a rapid economic recovery amid new fiscal aid from Washington. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan jumped 0.4 per cent to 736.4. Japan’s Nikkei climbed 1.3 per cent. Australia’s benchmark index was up 1 per cent. E-mini futures for the S&P500 were up 0.2 per cent in early Asian tradin
US stocks settled higher on Friday
On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index rose 27.7 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 31,458.4, the S&P500 index gained 18.45 points, or 0.47 per cent, to 3,934.83 and the Nasdaq Composite index added 69.70 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 14,095.47. All three indices posted gains for the week.
DIIs sell Rs 598 crore worth stocks
Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were buyers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 37.33 crore, data available with NSE suggested. DIIs were net sellers to the tune of Rs 597.62 crore, data suggests.
Rupee darts up 12 paise to 72.75 against dollar
The rupee gained 12 paise to finish at 72.75 against the US dollar on Friday, propped up by sustained foreign capital inflows and softening crude oil prices. At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 72.79 against the greenback and witnessed an intra-day high of 72.75 and a low of 72.83. It finally…
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