* December quarter earnings and WPI inflation will be the key
for Indian shares in the short term.
* MCX-SX stock exchange launches equities trading. Volumes will
be watched given its history of competition with the National
* Dealers say any headline inflation reading of 7 percent or
lower may lead to gains in shares on hopes of a March rate cut.
* Also on watch, domestic institutional outflows where pace of
selling has accelerated in 2013, relative to inflows from
KEY EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH
Sat: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, SEBI Chairman U.K.Sinha at
the launch of MCX-SX stock exchange.
Mon: Earnings of Oil and Natural Gas Corp, Tata Power
Tues: December IIP, January CPI, earnings of Hindustan
Petroleum Corp, SAIL
Wed : Bharat Petroleum Corp, Tata Steel
Thurs: January WPI inflation, earnings of Dr.Reddy's
Laboratories, Tata Motors, State Bank of
India, GAIL India, DLF