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India Inc's big guns to pour billions into defence on Modi 'made in India' pledge

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:02 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.India, th...

Regulator Allows MCX to Discontinue Potato Futures

Aug 13, 2014 at 19:38 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: MCX has been allowed to discontinue potato futures contracts expiring in the current and next month with immediate effect, the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) has said. Earlier this month, the commodity bourse had sought the regulator&...

Ukraine conflict: New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list. The EU says billionaire tycoon Arkady Rotenberg runs firms which profited from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He ...

Buy HDFC, Sell LIC Housing Today: Sanjeev Bhasin

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

The Nifty is likely to see higher than normal volatility on expiry of futures contract today. Global cues are benign with China driving Asian indices higher. Solid earnings from select corporates lifted sentiment yesterday to see the indices surge in...

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

Jul 26, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.The sanctions on a...

High on reforms hopes, FIIs likely to pump up volumes

May 17, 2014 at 05:06 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Foreign portfolio investors (FIIs) could pump up the volumes in equity markets with their bets of a reforms-oriented government coming true after the BJP-led coalition swept to victory in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, even as domestic institu...

Foreign investors to bet on India through futures contracts of benchmarks listed in Singapore, Dubai

May 15, 2014 at 03:41 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Foreign institutions and affluent investors are readying bets on India through futures contracts of the country's stock benchmarks listed in Singapore and Dubai ahead of election results on Friday. They are aiming to get a headstart on local ...

Treasurys advance after soft retail sales data

May 14, 2014 at 04:22 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices jumped Tuesday, sending yields lower after a report on U.S. retail sales missed Wall Street expectations, restraining the outlook on one of the key drivers of economic growth. Retail sales climbed a mere 0....

Traders turn bearish on United Spirits' futures contracts ahead of open offer

Apr 28, 2014 at 08:56 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Traders have created aggressive short positions in United Spirits' futures contracts in the July series ahead of the start of British spirits maker Diageo's open offer to buy 26per cent from the company's minority shareholders that month. Uni...

Treasurys fall after strong retail sales data

Apr 15, 2014 at 09:12 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Monday, pushing yields higher for just the second time in eight sessions, after retail sales data came in stronger than expected. Following the report, the 10-year Treasury note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR)  yiel...

Revised margins for $-rupee contracts effective from April 15

Apr 11, 2014 at 18:51 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Leading stock exchanges BSE and NSE have informed traders that margin requirements for dollar- rupee contracts will be revised from April 15 following Sebi decision to revoke certain curbs on derivative trading. On July 9, 2013, Securities an...

Natural gas supply shortage could jack up prices

Apr 11, 2014 at 17:22 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — U.S. supplies of natural gas are at their lowest since 2003 following the harshest winter in decades, raising the potential for price hikes later in the year. The words “shortage” and “panic” haven’t establi...

Treasurys rise as death cross spurs buying

Apr 08, 2014 at 01:02 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices climbed Monday as investors made technical plays in the market, spurred partly by a phenomenon known as the death cross. The 10-year Treasury yield’s (ICAPSD:10_YEAR)  50-day moving average crossed throu...

Treasurys rally, easing rate-hike view post-jobs

Apr 06, 2014 at 05:27 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices jumped Friday as the market grappled with a jobs report that showed slow payrolls improvement, with intermediate-term yields leading the way lower on easing expectations for Federal Reserve rate hikes. The ...

Treasurys ease rate-hike expectations post-jobs

Apr 04, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices rose Friday as the market grappled with a jobs report that showed slow improvement in new employment, with intermediate term yields leading the way lower on easing expectations for Federal Reserve rate hike...

Ethanol price spike means you pay more for gasoline

Apr 04, 2014 at 18:27 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Drivers are paying more for gasoline because of ethanol’s 30% price surge this year. Some relief may be in sight. Most of the gasoline sold has some ethanol in it, with the fuel additive accounting for about 10% of ...

Treasurys slide after private payrolls report

Apr 03, 2014 at 05:32 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Wednesday after a report showed private-sector payrolls added 191,000 new jobs last month, raising expectations about a forthcoming payrolls report. After the data, the 10-year note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR)  ...

Breakout suggests more upside ahead

Apr 03, 2014 at 02:37 | Source: Market Watch

A month ago, I wrote that the upside breakout was confirmed. Since then, the breakout level (roughly 1,840 on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index) was tested twice and held both times. Now the S&P 500 index (SNC:SPX)  has moved to new highs once agai...

Oil reclaims $100 to log highest close in two weeks

Mar 27, 2014 at 03:52 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures closed above the $100 level for the first time in roughly two weeks as gasoline prices scored their first gain in three sessions. A U.S. government report revealed a weekly drop in gasoline stockpiles that...

Treasury curve now flattest since 2009

Mar 24, 2014 at 20:07 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices fell Monday as investors continued to ditch the securities most sensitive to rising interest rates, sending the differential between intermediate-maturity yields and long-term yields to their narrowest sinc...

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