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Indian equity benchmarks trimmed their gains but continued to trade in green in the late afternoon session in absence of any positive upside trigger. Investors have started taking cautious approach ahead of Q4GDP data and RBI’s monetary policy review scheduled on Tuesday for outlook on inflation and expectations on the new government’s budget. Traders were seen piling up positions in Realty, HealthCare and FMCG stocks, while selling was witnessed in Bankex, Auto and Consumer Durables sector stocks.  Hectic activity was witnessed in defence related stocks on Union Government’s decision to allow 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence sector. In scrip specific development, DLF, India’s largest realty company, was trading in green after posting a net profit of Rs 410 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to Rs 196 crore in the year-ago period, while Jammu & Kashmir Bank was trading weak on media reports indicating that the bank has undisclosed amount of Rs 2,500 crore as stressed loan.

On the global front, the Asian markets were trading mostly in red, while the European markets too traded mostly on pessimistic note. Back home, the NSE Nifty and BSE Sensex were trading above their psychological 7,200 and 24,200 levels respectively. The market breadth on BSE was positive in the ratio of 1570:1275 while 108 scrips remained unchanged.

The BSE Sensex is currently trading at 24241.10, up by 6.95 points or 0.03% after trading in a range of 24,353.59 and 24167.94. There were 19 stocks advancing against 11 stocks declining on the index.

The broader indices were trading higher; the BSE Mid cap index was up by 0.46%, while Small cap index up by 0.62%.

The gaining sectoral indices on the BSE were Realty up by 2.05%, HealthCare up by 1.48%, FMCG up by 1.10%, Metal up 0.84% and Power up 0.79%. While, Bankex down by 0.94%, Auto down by 0.51% and Consumer Durables down by 0.50% were the losing indices on BSE.

The top gainers on the Sensex were Hindustan Unilever up by 4.94%, NTPC up by 2.79%, ONGC up by 2.46%, Cipla up by 2.17% and Tata Steel up by 1.84%.

On the flip side, HDFC down by 2.38%, SBI down by 1.85%, HDFC Bank down by 1.12%, Tata Motors down by 1.12% and Axis Bank down by 0.89%.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a 10-point agenda for good governance. Assigning maximum importance to bureaucratic empowerment and good governance, Prime Minister told ministers to prepare a detailed action plan for the first 100 days in office and resolve all issues left pending by the previous government on a priority basis.

Ministries should give focus on delivery and implementation and agenda for governance should be embedded into day-to-day functioning and policy making, he added. Prime Minister’s latest agenda for good governance highlighted 10-point framework include build up confidence in bureaucracy, give priority to education, health, water and power, mechanism for inter-ministerial issues, addressing concerns about economy, stability and sustainability in government policy, give bureaucrats independence to work without pressure, transparency in governance, infrastructure development, implement policy in time bound manner and people orientated system for better addressing people’s problems.

Narendra Modi has also reiterated the importance of dealing with states’ problems on a priority basis and told cabinet ministers to share their workload with junior ministers such as state ministries. In order to strengthen the federal structure, there is a need to take the states along with the Centre, he added. Prime Minister has started the process of scrutinizing bills which have lapsed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and need to be revived.

The CNX Nifty is currently trading at 7,239.30, up by 3.65 points or 0.05% after trading in a range of 7,272.50 and 7,118.45. There were 30 stocks advancing against 19 declining while 1 stock remained unchanged on the index.

The top gainers of the Nifty were HUL up by 5.19%, NTPC up by 3.02%, ONGC up by 2.50%, DLF up by 2.40% and Tech Mahindra up by 2.30%.

On the flip side, HDFC down by 2.76%, SBI down by 1.92%, Tata Motors down by 1.25%, HDFC Bank down by 1.23% and ACC down by 1.20% were the major losers on the index.

Asian equity indices were mostly in red; Shanghai Composite down by 0.07%, Jakarta Index declined 0.97%, Straits Times down by 0.02%, Nikkei 225 descended by 0.34% and Taiwan Weighted slid 0.36% while, Hang Seng advanced 0.31%.

The European markets were trading mostly in red, with France’s CAC 40 was down by 0.47% and UK’s FTSE 100 lost 0.17% while, Germany’s DAX was up by 0.09%.

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Extending their previous session’s jubilation, Indian equity benchmarks ended the Friday’s trade near their intraday high levels with a gain of over a percentage point. There was broad based buying witnessed in the markets and apart from the blue chips, the broader markets too equally participated in the rally. Though, some profit booking was witnessed during the trade amid report that foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 294.99 crore on May 22, 2014, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges. But, domestic bourses maintained the steady trend on hopes that a Modi-led disposition would mark a paradigm shift in governance and herald a new era in economic reforms. Meanwhile, industry body Assocham in its action plan for the new government has pitched for liberalisation of ECB norms, GST implementation, incentives for investments and easing of processes for companies planning to set up manufacturing units.

Supportive cues from US markets too provided support to local markets where sentiments remained up-beat on report from the National Association of Realtors showing that existing home sales rose for the first time this year in April. Asian markets too ended mostly in the green with Nikkei, Shanghai, Straits Times and Taiwan gaining up-to half a percent each as investors welcomed signs of a turnaround in the world’s biggest economies. But the European markets, including the FTSE, CAC and DAX, are trading virtually unchanged due to caution ahead of weekend elections in Ukraine and European Union.

Back home, markets changed gear in last leg of trade to end near intraday high after State Bank of India (SBI) moved higher by nearly 10%, its highest level since May 2011, on reporting a better-than-expected net profit of Rs 3,041 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 (Q4FY14). Other PSU banks like Canara Bank, Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Allahabad Bank, IDBI Bank and Indian Overseas Bank too edged higher.

Meanwhile, stocks related to power sector too remained on buyers’ radar on the buzz that the incoming government will have a major thrust on the area, while infra and realty stocks witnessed buying on hopes of some recovery of the economy coming out of stagflation type of situation. Additionally, select gold related stocks continued their bull run for second day in a row after RBI permitted exporters, long-term export advance up to a maximum period of 10 years on a satisfactory track record and eased gold import norms.

The NSE’s 50-share broadly followed index Nifty gained by ninety points to end above its psychological 7,350 support level, while Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensitive Index — Sensex surged by around three hundred and twenty points to end tad below its crucial 24,700 mark. The broader markets too traded jubilantly throughout the session and ended the session with a gain of around two percent. The market breadth remained in favour of advances, as there were 2,203 shares on the gaining side against 833 shares on the losing side while 92 shares remain unchanged.

Finally, the BSE Sensex soared by 318.95 points or 1.31%, to 24693.35, while the CNX Nifty surged by 90.70 points or 1.25%, to 7,367.10.

The BSE Sensex touched a high and a low of 24745.86 and 24470.78, respectively. The BSE Mid cap index was up by 1.76%, while the Small cap index rose by 1.87%.

The top gainers on the Sensex were SBI up by 9.69%, Tata Power up by 6.33%, Maruti Suzuki up by 5.32%, NTPC up by 4.39% and ONGC up by 3.68%. While Hindalco Inds down by 2.03%, HDFC Bank down by 1.63%, Infosys down by 1.31%, ITC down by 0.77% and Hindustan Unilever down by 0.22% were the top losers in the index.

On the BSE Sectoral front, PSU up by 3.87%, Power up by 3.66%, Oil & Gas up by 2.16%, Capital Goods up by 2.15% and Realty up by 2.10% were the top gainers, while Consumer Durables down by 0.82% and FMCG down by 0.47% were the only losers in the space.

Meanwhile, Industry body Assocham has outlined an action plan suggesting measures for new government to boost the economic growth.  The action plan is aimed at achieving economic growth of 9 to 10 percent over the medium term and sustaining the high-growth path.Assocham’s action plan highlighted that the new government must introduce single-window clearance for pending projects, relax FDI limits across key sectors, privatise sick PSUs, divest its holding in top 10-15 PSUs to generate over Rs 1 lakh crore of capital. Further, the industry body has also pitched for GST implementation, liberalisation of ECB norms, incentives for investments, restoration of the SEZ policy to its original form and easing of processes for companies planning to set up manufacturing units.

Emphasizing the need to create an environment for increasing investments, Assocham President Rana Kapoor said that new government should introduce suitable policy framework to improve the business sentiments in the country. Further, a long term approach to fiscal consolidation along with clear policies is urgently needed for addressing structural bottlenecks and high inflation. Rana Kapoor further added that in order to expedite the implementation of big infrastructure projects, new government must accelerate land acquisition and environment clearances process for mega projects by setting up a joint task force comprising central ministries like environment, finance, administrative along with the states ministries. New government must take measures soon to replace existing state and central levies with a uniform tax as implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) can boost India’s economy by up to two percentage points.

Currently, Indian economy is struggling with slowdown and the factors like low investments, slow execution of infrastructure projects and prevailing high interest rates in order to combat elevated inflation have been adversely impacting the domestic economy. Indian economy’s growth slowed down to 4.6% during the first three quarter of FY14 and is likely to remain at sub-5% level in FY14.

The CNX Nifty touched a high and low of 7,381.00 and 7,293.90 respectively.

The top gainers of the Nifty were State Bank of India up by 10.28%, Tata Power Company up by 6.99%, Jindal Steel & Power up by 6.39%, IDFC up by 5.70% and Maruti Suzuki India up by 5.53%. On the other hand, Kotak Mahindra Bank down by 1.58%, HDFC Bank down by 1.57%, Hindalco Industries down by 1.48%, ITC down by 1.39% and Infosys down by 1.38% were the top losers.

Most of the European markets were trading in green, France’s CAC 40 was up by 0.02% and Germany’s DAX was up by 0.21%, while United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 was down by 0.29%.

The Asian markets concluded Friday’s traded mostly in green, heading for a four-month high, after data showed US manufacturing expanded and as the yen held yesterday’s losses. Japan’s trade deficit narrowed again last month as a sales tax hike weighed on imports – denting demand for foreign fruit, lobsters and crude oil – while shipments of goods to overseas markets picked up pace. The finance ministry data showed the trade deficit shrank 7.8% year on year in April, with Japan logging a shortfall of 808.9 billion yen ($8 billion) against the year-before deficit of 877.4 billion yen. Industrial production in Taiwan rose more-than-expected last month. Taiwanese Industrial Production rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.80%, from 3.05% in the preceding month.

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