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Morning News Call - India, April 25
April 25, 2017 / 3:16 AM / in 8 months

Morning News Call - India, April 25

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    10:00 am: Farm Minister Radha Mohan Singh at an event in New Delhi.
    11:00 am: DIPP Joint Secretary Rajeev Aggarwal at an event in New Delhi.
    11:00 am: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to brief media on Goods & Services
Tax in new Delhi.
    12:00 pm: Citibank press meet in Mumbai.
    12:15 pm: IRB INVIT Fund's IPO conference in Mumbai.
    3:00 pm: NITI Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant and Vice Chairman Arvind
Panagariya to brief media on 3-year draft Action Agenda in New Delhi.
    3:00 pm: Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal at an event in New Delhi.
    6:00 pm: IDFC Bank earnings call in Mumbai.
    LIVECHAT - FED MEETING PREVIEW with Wilfred Wee, Portfolio Manager, Investec
    The probability of a Fed rate hike in June has dropped to less than 50
percent from more than 60 percent at the beginning of April. Wee will discuss
buyside expectations in terms of the pace of tightening by the central bank this
year at 11:30 a.m. To join the conversation, click on the link: here
    • Reliance lifts Jio investment above $30 billion after record year
    India's Reliance Industries plans to spend a further $2.8 billion on its Jio
telecoms business in the current quarter, it said on Monday, taking its
investment in the venture to more than $30 billion.
    • Infosys in process of adding two new members to board
    Infosys Ltd, India's second biggest software services exporter, is in the
process of expanding its board of directors by inducting two more members, CNBC
TV18 reported on Monday.
    • Boutique bank Moelis eyes expansion in India amid M&A boom
    Boutique investment bank Moelis & Co plans to expand in India where it
believes economic growth and corporate restructuring will prolong a boom in
dealmaking, the head of its local business said on Monday.
    • India aims to cut petroleum imports as it boosts alternative fuel use
    India is aiming to cut its oil products imports to zero as it turns to
alternative fuels such as methanol in its transport sector, a government
official said at an investor briefing on Monday.
    • UltraTech Cement profit beats; shares hit record high
    India's largest cement producer UltraTech Cement reported a
better-than-expected quarterly consolidated profit, sending its shares to a
record high on Monday.
    • India to expand access to J&J's TB drug this year
    India's top tuberculosis fighter said the government will expand access to
Johnson & Johnson's breakthrough TB drug this year, but health experts warn much
more needs to be done to eliminate the superbug by 2025.
    • India's DCB Bank launches share sale to institutions
    Mid-sized Indian lender DCB Bank Ltd has launched a share sale to
institutions, according to a stock exchange filing on Monday.
    • Qatar Airways closes in on Italy deal, to own minority stake in Indian
    Qatar Airways will finalise a long-negotiated agreement to buy 49 percent of
Italy's Meridiana in the coming days, and soon apply with Qatar's sovereign
wealth fund to start an Indian airline.
    • U.S. submarine makes S.Korea port call, North remains defiant
    A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine made a port call in South Korea on Tuesday
in a show of force amid concerns that North Korea may mark the foundation of its
military with a missile launch or a nuclear test, defying U.S. and Chinese
    • Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote
    France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to
back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and
reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a
"risk" for France.
    • Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown looms 
    U.S. President Donald Trump indicated an openness on Monday to delaying his
push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially
eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of
the federal government.
    (As reported by NewsRise)
    • The SGX Nifty Futures were trading at 9,243.50, trading up 0.2 pct from
its previous close.
    • The Indian rupee will likely open little changed to slightly lower against
the dollar amid a lack of fresh triggers and after a win for a pro-European
Union centrist in the first round of French elections sparked a rally yesterday.
    • Indian government bonds will likely edge lower tracking gains in U.S.
Treasury yields and as New Delhi will auction the benchmark note this week, amid
expectations that a new 10-year paper is just round the corner. The yield on the
benchmark 6.97 pct bond maturing in 2026 is likely to trade in a 6.93 pct - 6.99
pct band today.
    • U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through
Asian and European markets, after centrist candidate and market favorite
Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election.
    • Asian equities were steady and the euro retained gains as markets'
euphoria over a centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential
election subsided, though near-term investor sentiment remains positive.

    • The euro edged lower, catching its breath after a relief rally sparked by
the first round results of the French election, while the Canadian dollar fell
on news of U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber.
    • U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's
victory in the first round of France's presidential race bolstered expectations
the country would stay in the European Union and preserve the euro.
    • Oil prices inched up but markets remain under pressure following six
consecutive sessions of losses as traders lose confidence that pledged output
cuts by major producers will rein in oversupply in a world awash with fuel.

    • Gold held steady after a sharp fall in the previous session on a
market-friendly French presidential vote, although tensions over North Korea
offered support for safe-haven bullion.
                   CLOSE        FII INVESTMENTS  EQUITIES     DEBT
 PNDF spot         64.40/64.43  April 24         -$43.42 mln  $104.59 mln
 10-yr bond yield  7.17         Month-to-date    -$173.3 mln  $3.99 bln
                                Year-to-date     $6.61 bln    $9.46 bln
    For additional data:
    India govt bond market volumes                 
    Stock market reports                
    Non-deliverable forwards data              
    Corporate debt stories               [IN CORPD]
    Local market closing/intraday levels [IN SNAPSHOT]
    Monthly inflows                      [INFLOWS RTRS TABLE IN]

($1 = 64.44 Indian rupees)

 (Compiled by Sai Sharanya Khosla in Bengaluru)

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