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  1. Market Outlook: Sensex, Nifty to open on cautious note; Bajaj Auto, Wipro, Lupin earnings in focus

Market Outlook: Sensex, Nifty to open on cautious note; Bajaj Auto, Wipro, Lupin earnings in focus

BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty to open on cautious note as Bajaj Auto, Wipro, Biocon, Lupin, TTK Prestig, SBT, Granules and McDowell-N may announce their earnings.

By: | Mumbai | Updated: July 23, 2015 8:48 AM
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BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty to open on cautious note as Bajaj Auto, Wipro, Biocon, Lupin, TTK Prestig, SBT, Granules and McDowell-N may announce their earnings. (Reuters)

BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty’s start is likely to be flat-to-positive, though traders will keep reacting positively to the GST Bill winning majority support of the Rajya Sabha Select Committee, which has endorsed almost all the provisions, while also agreeing to demands for five-year compensation to states.

Traders will eye Bajaj Auto, Wipro, Biocon, Lupin, TTK Prestig, SBT, Granules and McDowell-N, Cairn India’s earnings.

Traders will also be getting some support with report of Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country rising to four-month high of $3.85 billion in May 2015, up by 7 percent compared to the same month of last year. Also, there will be some encouragement with India Ratings report that the Centre’s housing for all project is expected to give the economy a Rs 15-trillion boost over the next 7 years. Meanwhile, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the government is not considering any plans to introduce foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce retail. There will be some buzz in capital goods companies associated with defence manufacturing activities, as the government has eased several bureaucratic hurdles in export regulations and done away with a provision that demanded multiple assurances by foreign governments even for the sale of components and parts by Indian entities. There will be lots of result announcements too, to keep the markets buzzing.

Wednesday proved wonderful day of trade for the Indian markets, which smartly coming out their slump of last session posted triple digit rally. The start was on a sluggish note tailing the weakness in the global markets, but the markets bounced back in style in the very first hour and kept gaining momentum reclaiming the crucial psychological levels lost in last week’s sell-off. Though, the rally was guided by the surge in blue-chip stocks, the broader markets equally contributed to the upsurge. Once the markets started moving up there was no looking back, barring some stock specific profit taking. Traders got some support with Goods and Services Tax (GST) panel submitting its report to Rajya Sabha, proposing three modifications related to clause 12, 18 and 19. Finally, the BSE Sensex surged by 322.79 points or 1.15% to 28504.93, while the CNX Nifty soared by 104.05 points or 1.22% to 8633.50.

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