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Firm Asian cues lift equity indices; Sensex gains over 200 points

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE gaining over 200 points so far. According to analysts, banking, consumer durables and metal stocks witnessed healthy buying activity. At 1.18 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,765.80 points, up...

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Global cues, fund outflow subdue equity indices; Sensex falls 200 points

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Weak global markets, coupled with the outflow of foreign funds, suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark 30-scrip Sensex on the BSE losing over 200 points. Globally, key markets were weighed down by signs of a resurgent trade war after reports said that US President Donald Trump might consider imposing tariffs on additional $200 billio...

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Global cues depress equity indices; Sensex declines over 200 points

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Weak global markets suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark 30-scrip Sensex on the BSE losing over 200 points. Globally, key markets were weighed down by signs of a resurgent trade war after reports said that US President Donald Trump might consider imposing tariffs on additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. According ...

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Weak global cues subdue equity indices; Sensex down over 200 points

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Weak global markets suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday afternoon with the benchmark 30-scrip Sensex of the BSE losing over 200 points so far. Benchmark global markets were weighed down by signs of a resurgent trade war after US President Donald Trump on Monday reportedly threatened to impose tariffs on additional $200 billion worth of Chinese go...

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Global stocks fall on trade war fears, rise in oil prices

New York, June 19 (IANS) Stock markets have fallen sharply amid fears of a further deterioration in US-Chinese trade relations. Tensions in Germany's coalition government over migration policy added to investors' uncertainty. The Dax in Frankfurt ended 1.4 per cent lower, with the Cac in Paris closed down 0.9 per cent and Madrid fell 0.8 per cent on Monday, while London's FTSE 10...

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Delhi breaths better air, mercury to rise

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding regions around it breathed better in weeks with the air quality moderate on Monday, while the maximum temperature, at 36.8 degree Celsius, three notches below average, remained same over past 24 hours. However, the mercury is set to rise over next two days and will hover around 41 to 43 degrees, warn the weather analysts....

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Global cues subdue equity indices; metal stocks fall

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Weak international markets and concerns of a resurgent global trade war depressed the key Indian equity indices on Monday. According to market analysts, heavy selling was witnessed in the metal, consumer durables and IT stocks. At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed at 10,799.85 points, down 17.85 points or...

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Equity indices flat on weak global cues

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat-to-negative note on Monday afternoon tracking weakness in the benchmark global markets and ressurgent concerns of a global trade war. According to market analysts, heavy selling was witnessed in the metal, consumer durables and capital goods stocks, however, healthy buying activity in the oil and gas, auto and banki...

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'Incredibles 2' smashes animation box office record in North America

Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Disney and Pixar's animated film Incredibles 2 opened with an estimated 180 million U.S. dollars in its debut weekend in North America, smashing multiple box office records for an animated film. The computer-animated superhero film scored the biggest debut in North America ever for an animated movie and the best ever opening in Pixar's illustrious history. The...

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Modi's strategic vision: Gap between aspiration and reality

Global disorder appears to be the leitmotif of mid-2018, with the US and China embarking upon a trade-tariff war and the US-led Western alliance in considerable turmoil over the unseemly outcome of the just-concluded G-7 summit in Canada. The historic meeting in Singapore (June 12) between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has the potential to lead to a completely u...

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Indian cinema scripts a success story in China

New Delhi/Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Indian stories, riding high on star power and universal themes, and splashed with hues of myriad emotions, are finding their way into China, winning hearts and the box office game too. Be it Aamir Khan's Dangal, Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan or S.S. Rajamouli's mega hit Baahubali: The Conclusion -- the stories and treatment ...

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Oil prices, monsoon to drive equity market sentiments

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Fluctuations in the prices of crude oil along with the pace of the monsoon's progress will drive the trajectory of the key equity indices next week, analysts opined. According to market observers, investors will also follow the rupee's movement against the US dollar and the direction of foreign fund flows for further cues. The markets next week will look fo...

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Higher industrial output, Kim-Trump meet lift equity indices

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Healthy industrial production data and an encouraging geo-political scenario aided the key Indian equity indices to rise for the fourth consecutive week. The gains in the week ended Friday, however, were limited by a number of global factors including the interest rate hike in the US, and US President Donald Trump's approval to tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exp...

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Girl power rules box office in Mumbai and Hollywood

Watching the eight stunning actresses of Ocean's 8 whooping it up at the extensive promotional events for the much-hyped film, I felt deep pride and a sense of déjà vu. This could be our own Veere Di Wedding (VDW) girl gang. First, our Veeres are no less glamorous, articulate and self-assured than the Ocean's 8 girl gang. Secondly, they seem to address exactly the same issues of body-s...

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Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

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'Chennai girl Suryadevara, GM's next CFO, was a focused student'

Chennai, June 15 (IANS) The schoolmates of Dhivya Suryadevara, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of US automotive company General Motors, describe her as a calm and focused student who had all the fun. Dhivya was very disciplined and focused. We all used to have fun together. She would not neglect her studies. She would finish her studies and yet have all the fun, Subh...

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EU mission to observe Pakistan elections in July

Brussels, June 15 (IANS) An European Union electoral observation mission led by Michael Gahler, a German conservative in the European Parliament, plans to observe the July 25 national and provincial assemblies' elections in Pakistan, the EU's diplomatic service said on Friday. A group of nine EU election analysts will arrive in Pakistan on June 22 and stay in the country until the end of...

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Online platforms capture 38% smartphone sales in India, Flipkart leads

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Driven by exclusive online launches and strong promotions, e-commerce platforms captured a record 38 per cent share of the total smartphone channels in India in the first quarter of 2018, a new report said on Friday. According to Counterpoint Research's Market Monitor service, Flipkart continued its dominance in the online smartphone market with 54 per cent shar...

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Equity indices trade flat on mixed Asian cues

Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat to negative note on Friday afternoon tracking mixed cues from the bechmark Asian indices. Asian indices traded mixed after US President Donald Trump approved the plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exports, reviving concerns of a trade war between the US and China. According to market analysts, hea...

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Oracle losing out Cloud market to Microsoft, Amazon

San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle is in for some tough times ahead as Microsoft and Google are fast eating into its core tech and Cloud businesses, JPMorgan analysts have said. According to a report on Fox Business on Thursday, JPMorgan analyst Mark Murphy has downgraded Oracle to neutral from overweight based on the CIO survey results. The news resulted in Oracle ...

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