Reuters Market Eye - Shares in gold loan providers such as Manappuram Finance soar after an RBI report proposed increasing the loan-to-value, or LTV, ratio to 75 percent from 60 percent currently.
The ratio is an important tool that can vary the quantity of gold loans which a company can provide to customers.
"The proposals to increase LTV and to use cheques for high-value transactions are positive, but a cap on lending rates and restrictions on NCD (non-convertible debentures) will affect gold-loan NBFCs' profitability," Kotak Securities said in a note.
Muthoot Finance shares up 9 percent, while Manappuram Finance (MNFL.NS) rises 16 percent.
Shares in Titan Industries, which makes gold jewellery, are down 1 percent on concerns over rising costs after the government says it will make importing gold costlier.
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With the Nifty breaching 8,500, sentiments are again bullish. But markets have been in the 8,200-8,600 range for some time and stocks across the board do not give the required confidence except for the liquidity factor. Many frontline stocks are not participating on the upside and the core sector is in a downtrend, writes Ambareesh Baliga. Column