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Indian Indices Fall, RBI Holds Interest Rates and Top Stocks in Action
Thu, 7 Dec Pre-Open | Prasheel Vartak, TM Team

On Wednesday, share markets in India opened in red and ended on a weak note.

The BSE Sensex closed lower by 205 points to end at 32,597 while the broader NSE Nifty ended the day higher by 4 points to close at 10,234.

Among BSE sectoral indices, metals index fell the most by 2%, followed by PSU stocks at 1.3%. SBI and Sun Pharma, were among the top losers.

Top Stocks in Action Today

IOC share price is likely to be in focus today after the nation's biggest oil company said it is evaluating setting up a Rs 200 billion coke gasification project at its Paradip refinery in Odisha.

The PSU aims to convert the lowest-cost fossil fuel into gas that can be used to generate power or make petrochemicals.

Reliance Communications share price will be in focus today as, two major Chinese lenders plan to support a move by China Development Bank (CDB) to put the company into insolvency court as they seek to recover about US$ 2 billion in debt.

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RBI Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept interest rates unchanged in its monetary policy review today.

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI kept the repo rate unchanged at 6% in its fifth bi-monthly policy review of the fiscal year.

As per the RBI statement, five of the six MPC members voted in favor of a status quo.

With this, the policy rate stands at a seven-year low. The MPC committee had last cut the repo rate by 25 basis points in August this year.

As for inflation, the RBI expects it to stay in the range of 4.3% to 4.7% on December and March quarters (H2FY18).

The RBI in its statement stated that the GST Council in its last meeting has brought several retail goods and services to lower tax brackets, which should translate into lower retail prices, going forward.

The RBI kept its projections for FY18 real Gross Value Added (GVA) growth at 6.7%, citing that the risks are evenly balanced.

Note that GVA, which excludes product taxes and subsidies, has recovered from 5.6% in June 2017 quarter to 6.1% in September 2017 quarter.

Global Markets Shed Gains

Global stock markets edged lower as US tech stocks ended their rallies. Market participants worldwide digested the differences in the new US Tax Reform Bill. The bill passed on Saturday by Republican senators included a last-minute change retaining the corporate alternative minimum tax, or AMT, which had initially been removed.

That put Senate Republicans on a collision course with Republicans in the US House of Representatives, whose own tax bill repealed the corporate AMT and who are already calling for the tax to be eliminated in the final legislation.

IPO Buzz

The Rs 6.5-billion initial public offer of Future Supply Chain Solutions opened for subscription yesterday, with a price band of Rs 660-664 per share.

The issue comprises an offer for sale of up to 7.8 million equity shares by Griffin Partners and up to 2 million shares by the promoter, Future Enterprises.

In all, 2.93 million shares were allocated to 16 anchor investors. The list of anchor investors consisted of prominent names like L&T Mutual Fund Trustee Ltd, Reliance Capital Trustee Company and HDFC Trustee Company, among others.

Meanwhile, IPO of Shalby Ltd, Ahmedabad-based multi-specialty hospital chain, was subscribed 25% on the second day of the three-day bidding on Wednesday.

The IPO comprises a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to Rs 4.8 billion and an offer for sale of up to 1 million equity shares by the selling shareholder.

The Shalby IPO closes today.

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