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Morning News Call - India, May 2
2017年5月2日 / 凌晨3点27分 / 7 个月前

Morning News Call - India, May 2

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    (As reported by NewsRise)
    • The SGX Nifty Futures were trading at 9,357.00, trading little changed
from its previous close.
    • The Indian rupee is likely to edge higher against the dollar in early
trade, in line with regional peers, tracking broad dollar weakness following
soft U.S. data. Bunched-up foreign fund inflows following an extended weekend
will also likely help the rupee, traders said.
    • Indian government bonds will likely edge lower tracking gains in U.S.
Treasury yields ahead of the central bank’s auction of securities to soak up
liquidity in the banking system. The yield on the benchmark 6.97 pct bond
maturing in 2026 is likely to trade in a 6.94 pct - 6.99 pct band today.
    • Wall Street climbed on Monday, boosted by gains in Apple and other big
tech stocks that more than offset weak economic data and pushed the Nasdaq
Composite to another record high.
    • Wall Street climbed on Monday, boosted by gains in Apple and other big
tech stocks that more than offset weak economic data and pushed the Nasdaq
Composite to another record high.
    • The dollar hit a one-month high against the yen, lifted by Treasury yields
which surged after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin commented on the
possibility of ultra long-term bond issuance.
    • U.S. Treasury debt prices dropped on Monday in generally thin volume,
pressured by comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying the
government is looking into the issuance of ultra long-term bonds, or those with
maturities beyond 30 years.
    • Oil prices edged down, as a recovery in Libyan output and rising U.S.
supplies raised worries that OPEC-led production cuts may not significantly
tighten a bloated market.
    • Gold was steady after falling nearly one percent to a three-week low in
the previous session as equities and the dollar climbed, while worries over
North Korea eased.
                   CLOSE        FII INVESTMENTS  EQUITIES      DEBT
 PNDF spot         64.19/64.22  April 28         -$179.02 mln  -$44.52 mln
 10-yr bond yield  7.21         Month-to-date    -$171.38 mln  $3.92 bln
                                Year-to-date     $6.61 bln     $9.39 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 = 64.24 Indian rupees)

 (Compiled by Sai Sharanya Khosla in Bengaluru)

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