Tag: Business

Mentha oil futures drop 2.49% on subdued demand

Mentha oil futures drop 2.49% on subdued demand

27/06/2017 17:44

Mentha oil futures fell over 2 per cent during evening trade in the domestic market on Tuesday as investors and speculators exited their positions in the agri-commodity amid subdued physical demand for mentha oil from major consuming industries in the domestic spot market.

Further, cut down of bets by traders in the spot market was due to a fall in physical demand for mentha oil from consuming industries at the domestic spot market against sufficient stocks position on higher supplies from producing regions, influenced mentha oil prices at futures trade.

At the MCX, mentha oil futures for June 2017 contract is trading at Rs 886 per kg, down by 2.49 per cent, after opening at Rs 904, against a previous close of Rs 908.60. It touched the intra-day low of Rs 883.90 (at 17:46 hours).

Post Session: Sensex slips 180 pts to close below 31K; rate sensitive stocks drag

Weighed down by sharp losses in rate sensitive realty and bank stocks, the Indian equities ended lower for the second straight session on Tuesday, tracking mixed cues from Asian market. On the sectoral front, banking stocks emerged as top losers after rating agency raised concerns over mounting loan-loss provisioning and said that banks will have to sacrifice nearly 60 per cent of the value of the loans extended to the 12 indebted companies recognized by the RBI. Reacting to the news, index heavyweights, PNB, Bank of Baroda, SBI, Axis Bank and Federal Bank, fell between 4.5 per cent to 2 per cent.

The 30-share barometer SENSEX closed at 30958.25, down by 179.96 points or by 0.58 per cent, and then NSE Nifty ended at 9511.4, down by 63.55 points or by 0.66 per cent.

In line with benchmark indices, the broader markets witnessed sharp selling with BSE MIDCAP falling 114.93 points, or by 0.79 per cent to settle at 14468.88, while the BSE SMLCAP ended at 15141.08, down by 240.82 points or by 1.57 per cent.

During the day’s trade, Sensex touched an intraday high of 31294.96 and intraday low of 30847.08, while the NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 9615.4 and intraday low of 9473.45.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were State Bank of India (Rs. 279.40,-3.27%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 492.80,-2.34%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 926.35,-1.80%), Asian Paints Ltd. (Rs. 1134.00,-1.73%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 2779.20,-1.61%), among others.

On the flip side, Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 371.80,+1.61%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 159.95,+1.23%), Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Rs. 3695.95,+0.97%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 510.45,+0.60%), Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. (Rs. 367.25,+0.56%), were among the top gainers on the BSE.

On the sectoral front, all the indices ended bleeding in red, barring consumer durables, while rate sensitive bank and realty stocks emerged as top losers, falling as much as 1.45 per cent and 1.4 per cent respectively.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2967, shares advanced were 808 while 1979 shares declined and 180 were unchanged.


27/06/2017 16:07

L&T Construction bags Rs 2,552 cr orders

L&T Construction bags Rs 2,552 cr orders

27/06/2017 12:28

Country’s leading multinational conglomerate Larsen & Toubro Ltd on Tuesday said that its construction arm, L&T Construction, has secured orders worth Rs 2,552 crore across its transportation infrastructure business and water effluent treatment business segments.

“The construction arm of L&T has won orders worth Rs 2,552 crore across its various business segments,” the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on June 27, 2017.

It’s transportation infrastructure business and water effluent treatment business segments jointly bagged Rs 1,223 crore EPC order from Aurangabad Industrial Township Ltd (AITL) for construction of roads, drains, bridges, potable water network, sewage and common effluent treatment plants, sewerage and recycled water network, firefighting system and power distribution system including GIS substation, in the Bidkin industrial area of Aurangabad, the company said in a statement.

Besides, the company’s water effluent treatment business has also received another EPC order worth Rs 1,329 crore from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority for implementation of Surya Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme for western sub region of Mumbai, it added.

The scope of work includes construction of intake structures, a 419 MLD water treatment plant, a clear water pump-house along with associated electro mechanical & instrumentation works, pipeline network, tunnels and storage structures at Mira Bhayandar & Vasai Virar, it said.

Meanwhile, shares of the company were trading at Rs 1,699.15 apiece, down 1.39 per cent, from previous close on BSE at 12:32 hours.

RBI asks banks to provide sufficient details in passbooks

RBI asks banks to provide sufficient details in passbooks

23/06/2017 13:01

The RBI has said that it has asked banks to provide sufficient details of transactions in the passbooks and statements of accounts so that customers can cross-check them.

As per reports, earlier, the Reserve Bank had advised the banks to avoid unreadable entries in passbooks/statements of account and ensure that brief, intelligible particulars are invariably entered with a view to avoiding inconvenience to depositors.

Commenting on the issue, a RBI Official told the media, “It has come to RBI’s notice that many lenders still do not provide adequate details. In the interest of better customer service, it has been decided that banks shall at a minimum provide the relevant details in respect of entries in the accounts.”

As per reports, the details to be provided by banks in passbooks, include name of the payee, mode of transaction, nature of the charges (like fee/ commission/ fine/ penalty), and loan account number.

Yellow metal shines as dollar, US Treasury yields weaken

Yellow metal shines as dollar, US Treasury yields weaken

22/06/2017 14:17

Gold futures were trading higher during afternoon trade in the domestic market on Thursday as investors and speculators extended their positions in the precious metal after rising safe-haven demand on the back of easing greenback and weakness in US Treasury yields.

The US Treasury yield curve flattened to almost 10-year lows on Wednesday as investors evaluated the impact of hawkish Federal Reserve policy on the economy even as inflation measures are deteriorating.

At the MCX, gold futures for August 2017 contract is trading at Rs 28680 per 10 grams, up by 0.36 per cent, after opening at Rs 28645, against a previous close of Rs 28577. It touched the intra-day high of Rs 28716 (at 14:06 hours).

MindTree board to consider buyback of equity shares

MindTree board to consider buyback of equity shares

22/06/2017 16:22

Mindtree, an Indian IT and outsourcing company, on Thursday said that its board would consider the proposal to buyback the fully paid-up equity shares of the company.

“A meeting of the board of directors of the company will be held on June 28, 2017 to consider the proposal to buyback the fully paid-up equity shares of the company,” said Mindtree in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Further, pursuant to company’s code for prevention of insider trading, the trading window of the company will be closed from June 26, 2017 to June 30, 2017 (both the days inclusive) for the designated Persons and others, it informed the exchange.

Meanwhile, shares of company closed day’s trade at Rs 520.35 apiece, up 0.21 per cent, on the BSE.

Post Session: Sensex, Nifty end flat in choppy trade; oil&gas, realty stocks drag

The Indian equities ended flat in a volatile trading session on Thursday, tracking mixed cues from Asian market, weighed down by sharp selling in oil and gas and realty stocks. The BSE Sensex opened higher today and surged 211 points to hit an all-time high of 31,522.87, but pared all the gains to close flat at 31,290, as investors pressed sell button in the final hour of the trade amid weak European cues.

The 30-share barometer SENSEX closed at 31290.74, up by 7.1 points or by 0.02 per cent, while the NSE Nifty ended at 9630, down by 3.6 points or by 0.04 per cent.

Early today, the benchmark indices witnessed surge in buying activity after capital market regulator Sebi eased takeover norms for restructuring listed companies with stressed assets, a move which will further boost fight against bad loan.

During the day’s trade, Sensex touched an intraday high of 31522.87 and intraday low of 31255.63, while the NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 9698.85 and intraday low of 9617.75.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 538.70,+2.03%), State Bank of India (Rs. 294.55,+1.50%), Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 1650.35,+1.41%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1433.15,+1.06%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 2850.00,+1.02%), among others.

On the flip side, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 160.50,-2.82%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 1094.25,-2.62%), Lupin Ltd. (Rs. 1066.95,-2.49%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 201.60,-2.11%), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2629.45,-2.05%), were among the top losers on the BSE.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3009, shares advanced were 1215 while 1620 shares declined and 174 were unchanged.


22/06/2017 16:05

Reliance Defence and Engineering delivers largest dry bulk carriers

22/06/2017 15:40

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited delivered a new-built vessel Ice-class Panamax Bulk Carrier Golden Opal today to an international customer, the company said.

The vessel has been built as per one of the best-in-class international standards meeting the toughest environmental emission norms as well as fuel economy (EEDI) standards.

Federal Bank launches Rs 2,000-cr QIP

Federal Bank launches Rs 2,000-cr QIP

22/06/2017 11:32

South-based Federal Bank said that it has launched a institutional sale of shares, aiming to raise around Rs 2,000 crore or USD 310 million in capital. There is an option to upsize the issue by Rs 500 crore or USD 77 million, sources said.

In a regulatory filing, the bank said its credit committee, and investment and raising capital committee has authorised the opening of the qualified institutional placement (QIP) of shares on June 21.

The floor price has been set at Rs 117.04 per share and it can sell shares at a discount of not more than 5 per cent, it said in the filing.

Investment banking sources put the indicative price band of the share sale at between Rs 111.50 to Rs 116.70.

The bank is looking at issuing between 214.2 million to 224.2 million shares in the issue.

The bank scrip shed 1.81 per cent to close at Rs 116.85 at the BSE, as against a 0.04 per cent correction in the benchmark.

German lender Deutsche Bank, Kotak Mahindra Capital and IIFL Holdings are bankers to the issue.

Meanwhile, shares of the Bank were trading at Rs 118.20 apiece, up 1.16 per cent from the previous close at 11:0 hours on BSE.

Axis Bank signs pact to sell stake in Mswipe Technologies

Axis Bank signs pact to sell stake in Mswipe Technologies

21/06/2017 16:04

Private sector lender Axis Bank Ltd on Wednesday said it has inked a pact to sell 1,90,500 equity shares of Mswipe Technologies Pvt Ltd (Mswipe) for a total cash consideration of Rs 80.94 crore.

“The bank has signed an agreement for sale of 1,90,500 equity shares of face value of Rs 1 per share of Mswipe Technologies Private Limited (‘Mswipe’ or the ‘Entity’), at Rs 4,249 per share, resulting in a total cash consideration of Rs 80.94 crores,” Axis Bank Ltd said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on June 21, 2017.

Mswipe Technologies is primarily engaged in the business of merchant acquiring services.

The bank further said that, the transaction will be completed not later than July 2017.

The private sector lender has divested 8 per cent holding of Mswipe Technologies Pvt Ltd

Meanwhile, shares of the bank closed at Rs 507.55 apiece, down 0.83 per cent, from previous close on BSE.