Odd, even scheme draws mix reactions on first day, Govt hikes non-subsidised LPG price by Rs 49.5, Auto sales up in December, Indian rupee, Gold rate today, more
Odd-even plan: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's 'Odd-Even Scheme' has drawn mix reactions from various groups but it got thumbs up from the social media sites. While BJP said that people are scared of the scheme, Congress said it is too early to judge it.
Government has increased price of non-subsidised cooking gas LPG by Rs 49.5 per cylinder on global trends.
ATF or jet fuel price was today slashed by 10 per cent. Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price in Delhi was reduced by Rs 4,428 per kilolitre (kl) or 9.99 per cent to Rs 39,892.32 per kl, oil companies announced today.
Car market leader Maruti Suzuki and rival Hyundai Motor posted robust growth in December on the back of good sales of models like Baleno, Creta and Grand i10.
Starting the New Year on a steady note, the rupee recovered from initial losses against the US dollar to close at 66.14 on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters on fresh foreign capital inflows into equity market.
The RBI fixed the reference rate for the dollar at 66.1780 and for the euro at 71.8627. In cross-currency trades, the rupee firmed up against the pound sterling to close at 97.54 from yesterday's level of 98.04 and rose further against the euro to close at 71.81 as compared to 72.10 per euro. Here is a chart of Indian rupee vs US dollar throughout 2015.
Government has offloaded over 1.12 lakh tonnes of pulses, seized from hoarders, in the retail market to improve availability and tame prices. The prices have declined from the peak of Rs 200 per kg in October to Rs 160 at present due to various government measures including unearthing of hoarded stock and offloading that in the retail market.
In a listless session, the benchmark Sensex today closed with a modest rise of over 43 points at 26,160.90 -- a one-month high -- on the first trading day of 2016, helped by select auto, capital goods and realty stocks.
The Sensex started on a weaker note, but ended higher by 43.36 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 26,160.90 -- its highest closing since December 1. Here is the track record of BSE Sensex that how it traded in 2015.
The 50-share Nifty edged up 16.85 points, or 0.21 per cent, to close at 7,963.20, a level last seen on November 4 last year. It shuttled between 7,909.80 and 7,972.55 intra-day.
Gold prices rebounded by Rs 120 to Rs 25,510 per ten grams on the first trading day of 2016 at the bullion market today on revival of buying by jewellers and retailers. However, silver held steady at Rs 33,300 per kg in scattered deals.
In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity recovered by Rs 120 each to Rs 25,510 and Rs 25,360 per ten grams respectively. It had lost Rs 260 yesterday. Check the chart showing fluctuations of Gold and Silver prices throughout 2015.
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