The Indian headline indices- Sensex and Nifty are likely to open lower on the back of weak Asian cues and rising tensions between the world's largest economies- the US and China. US-China trade talks and Q4 earnings are among the key things to watch out for.
The Indian headline indices- Sensex and Nifty are likely to open lower on the back of weak Asian cues and rising tensions between the world’s largest economies- the US and China. The SGX Nifty closed down at 11,480 mark, lower by 0.50 percent. The headline indices ended lower on Tuesday. Yesterday, while the Sensex settled down 324 points at 38,276.63 level, Nifty 50 ended lower by 100 points at 11,497.90. We take a close look at the key factors which will drive the market today:
Crude Oil Prices: Crude oil prices surged in the morning of Asian trading hours. The Brent crude futures were last seen trading at $70.29 per barrel, up 0.99% from the last close, while the US crude futures WTI were at $61.90, up 0.50 points from the previous close.
FIIs and DIIs: As on May 7, 2019, the foreign institutional investors or FIIs sold shares of Rs 645 crore, whereas domestic institutional investors or DIIs purchased shares worth Rs 819 crore.
S&P on GST: The goods and service tax regime in India is not likely to decrease the deficits of state governments significantly owing to large and increasing expenditure mandates for the social sector as well as capital spending, according to S&P Global report. While, the institutional framework for Indian states is evolving, there are some structural deficits on account of continuing revenue expenditure mismatch.
US-China trade tensions: The fresh trade worries between the US and China are the main threat to the global economy, the International Monetary Fund or IMF head Christine Lagarde said Tuesday at a press conference in paris. She also said that the recent “rumours and tweets” made an agreement between the countries less likely.