Markets Revise Trading Rules, Hours, Circuit Breakers As Volatility Surges: Key Facts

MUMBAI: Global exchanges are changing trading rules to protect their markets from intense volatility and speculative trading as the coronavirus pandemic threatens the world economy. Many markets have shortened trading hours, and others are mulling whether to follow suit. Here are some of the measures taken by exchanges across the world so far: Asia India […]

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Sensex, Nifty Stage Mild Recovery; FMCG, Pharma Shares Gain, Banks Fall

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indexes staged a mild recovery in afternoon trading led by gains in pharma and FMCG shares. Earlier in the day, Sensex fell as much as 582 points to hit an intraday low of 27,683 and the Nifty 50 index dropped below psychological level of 8,100. However, losses […]

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Sensex Surges 900 Points, Nifty Reclaims 7,900 Amid Wild Swings Due To Volatility

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indexes were witnessing wild swings amid heightened volatility a day after the benchmarks witnessed their worst day in the history. The benchmarks staged a gap up opening wherein the Sensex surged as much as 1,482 points and the Nifty 50 index surpassed its important symbolical level of […]

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Indian Stocks Rebound Sharply, But Suffer Worst Week Since 2009

Indian stocks recovered strongly from an initial plunge to close about 4 per cent higher on Friday, as investors picked up beaten-down stocks amid rising hopes of coordinated stimulus measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The indexes plummeted more than 10 per cent earlier in the session, triggering a trading halt for […]

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As Oil Shocks Markets, What Government’s Top Economic Officer Says

A top government official said there’s no need for the government to take immediate steps to support the economy following a crash in oil prices that has sent financial markets into a tailspin. “No measures are required because these are exogenous factors on which sometimes markets react,” Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty told Bloomberg News […]

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Sensex, Nifty Off Day’s Highs; Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank Top Losers

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty indexes came off intraday high levels in last hour of trade as heavyweights like Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Tech Mahindra and Power Grid came under selling pressure. The Sensex which rose as much as 478 points and Nifty 50 index which touched an intraday high of […]

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Sensex, Nifty Slide As US Fed Rate Cut Fails To Enthuse Investors

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indexes resumed decline after a day’s breather on Tuesday as the emergency rate cut by the US Federal Reserve failed to enthuse investors. Reports of rising cases of deadly coronavirus in the country are weighing on the investor sentiment, analysts said. The Sensex fell as much as […]

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Sensex, Nifty Fall For 7th Straight Day, Post Longest Losing Streak Of 2020

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 index erased intraday gains in the last hour of trade to fall for seventh day in a row to post longest losing streak of 2020. The benchmarks were trading firmly higher however, a sudden selloff in the markets wiped out entire intraday gains. The Sensex fell as […]

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