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Crackdown on shell companies: Sebi to take stock next month

Crackdown on shell companies: Sebi to take stock next month

As a multi-agency probe continues to check the black money menace, regulator Sebi will update its board next month on actions being taken against suspected shell companies -- listed as well as unlisted ones -- abetting alleged routing of illicit funds through stock markets.

Mutual funds pump Rs 30,000-crore into stock markets in April-July

Mutual funds pump Rs 30,000-crore into stock markets in April-July

Mutual funds managers pumped more than Rs 30,000 crore in the stock markets during April-July of the current fiscal due to strong participation from retail investors.

Equity mutual funds see record Rs 12,727 crore inflow in July

Equity mutual funds see record Rs 12,727 crore inflow in July

The strong inflows have pushed the asset base of equity mutual funds (MFs) by more than 6 percent to Rs 6.3 lakh crore at the end of July from Rs 5.91 lakh crore in the preceding month.

Markets start August series with a slip; pharma, metal trip

Markets start August series with a slip; pharma, metal trip

Stock markets saw a price correction on the first session of the new derivative series on Friday as the Sensex and the Nifty ran up losses at the close amid muted corporate earnings.

 

Nifty crosses 10,000 briefly, closes with loss on profit booking

Nifty crosses 10,000 briefly, closes with loss on profit booking

The NSE Nifty on Tuesday breached briefly the historical 10,000 level but pared gains to close with minor losses as investors booked profits in IT, pharma, auto and oil and gas stocks after a strong rally fuelled by rate cut hopes and better financial results.

Gold ETFs see Rs 200 crore outflow in Q1; asset base slumps 22%

Gold ETFs see Rs 200 crore outflow in Q1; asset base slumps 22%

Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) continued losing steam as an investment class with investors pulling out more than Rs 200 crore from the instrument in the first quarter of the current fiscal, preferring equities over them.

Mutual fund investments in stocks at Rs 5,000 crore in April

Mutual fund investments in stocks at Rs 5,000 crore in April

Mutual fund managers have purchased stocks worth close to Rs 5,000 crore in this month so far on sustained participation by retail investors.

 

Derivatives expiry to infuse volatility in equity markets

Derivatives expiry to infuse volatility in equity markets

Indian equity markets are expected to witness volatility on the back of derivatives expiry during the upcoming trading week starting March 27.

'Stock markets to see volatility in holiday-shortened week ahead'

'Stock markets to see volatility in holiday-shortened week ahead'

Stock markets likely to witness volatility amid derivatives expiry in a holiday-shortened week ahead, and the ongoing UP assembly elections will also continue to dominate sentiments, say experts.

SEBI, exchanges beef up systems for Budget day trading

Markets regulator SEBI and stock exchanges have beefed up surveillance and risk management systems to handle eventualities that may arise from excessive volatility in the wake of Budget announcements.

 Key Indian equity market indices fall during afternoon session

Key Indian equity market indices fall during afternoon session

Fearing hike in taxes on stock market income post Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hint on Sunday, the key Indian equity market indices plunged further during afternoon trade on Monday.

Sensex dips with around 200 points to 25,802

First Trade : Sensex dips with around 200 points to 25,802

Sensex dips with around 200 points to 25,802. Watch the complete news story of First Trade to get detailed updates on the stock market, shares and their recent trends, updates on the market!

Demonetisation is only short term pain for long term gain: PM Narendra Modi

Demonetisation is only short term pain for long term gain: PM Narendra Modi

Speaking the inaugural function, Modi said India is been seen as bright spot and to see how far India has travelled one should look back to 2012-13 when the currency was falling sharply.

FPI bearish stand continues; foreign investors pull out over Rs 19,500 crore

FPI bearish stand continues; foreign investors pull out over Rs 19,500 crore

Over Rs 19,500 crore have been pulled out from capital market this month so far by the foreign investors amid policy rate hike by the US Federal Reserve and increases oil prices.

Stock trading competitions can bring new investors: Experts

With capital markets seeking to attract new investors, regulator Sebi's proposal to ban competition or leagues related to stock trading could defeat this very purpose, experts say, adding that such initiatives are training ground for investments.

Realty, consumer non-durable markets to be hit by notes ban: Experts

Realty, consumer non-durable markets to be hit by notes ban: Experts

Experts are of the view that ecommerce, real estate and consumer non-durable sectors are likely to be hit by government's move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, even as they projected the economy to benefit from it in the long run.

Asia stocks subdued, dollar slips on US election tension

Asia shares joined the U.S. dollar on the defensive on Thursday as the nail-biting U.S. presidential race saw the S&P 500 suffer its longest losing streak in five years as investors sailed to safer harbours.

Sensex, Nifty plunge on lower guidance, US rate hike fears

Sensex, Nifty plunge on lower guidance, US rate hike fears

Lower earnings guidance from IT majors, along with heightened chances of a US rate hike and negative global crude oil prices dragged the Indian equity markets to close in the red on Monday.

With IPOs worth $1.8 bn registered, India is most promising market: EY

With IPOs worth $1.8 bn registered, India is most promising market: EY

India is a promising market for initial public offerings with two of its premier stock exchanges, BSE and NSE, registering the maximum number of IPOs in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region worth USD 1.8 billion, says an EY report.

Post 2008, financial markets gone beyond regulatory control: Sinha

Post 2008, financial markets gone beyond regulatory control: Sinha

Emphasising the need for better coordination among financial regulators globally, Sebi Chairman U K Sinha on Tuesday said markets have gone beyond the control of policymakers post 2008 credit crisis.