Essar Oil Ltd Q4, PE Investments, BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty, Indian rupee, Gold price on May 20, 2014
Tue May 20 2014, 20:49 hrs
The company had earned USD 9.06 on converting every barrel of crude oil into fuel in January-March 2013. It had a foreign exchange gain of Rs 25 crore in that quarter.
Private equity investment in the country in the first quarter this year started on a positive note and reached USD 2.4 billion, double the figure in the
corresponding period a year ago, PwC said in a report.
IndiGo carried the maximum number of 16.8 lakh passengers, followed by Jet Airways-JetLite combine with 11.62 lakh, Air India (Domestic) 9.74 lakh, SpiceJet 9.5 lakh, GoAir 5.07 lakh and Vijayawada-based new regional airline AirCosta 45,000, the data collected by DGCA showed.
Marketmen said besides weak demand at prevailing levels, lower global trend where gold dipped below USD 1,300 an ounce mainly led to decline in the precious metals here.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local unit resumed slightly weak at 58.60 a dollar from last close or 58.59. It moved in a range of 58.51 and 58.79, before settling at 58.63, a fall of four paise or 0.07 per cent.
Ending a four-day upmove, the rupee today retreated four paise from its 11-month high levels to close at 58.63 against the dollar on fresh demand for the US currency from importers, amid some profit-booking in stocks.
It hit a low of 24,299.53 before making a recovery to settle at 24,376.88 -- up 13.83 points, or 0.06 per cent. It surpassed previous closing peak of 24,363.05 made yesterday. Sensex has now gained 562 points in four sessions on sustained optimism over incoming Narendra Modi-led government.
The benchmark BSE Sensex today gave up early gains and inched up about 14 points to end at fresh closing high for the fourth day in a row, amid signs of profit booking in recent gainers like RIL, ONGC and Coal India.
In volatile trade, the 30-share index opened strong and rose to the day's high of 24,587.16 but thereafter slipped into negative zone as investors encashed gains.