Italian banking stocks on track for best week since 2009
LONDON, Dec 8 Italian banking shares surged again on Thursday bringing their three-day gains to 20 percent and putting them on track for the best week since at least 2009.
* BSE ends down 0.3 pct; NSE falls 0.37 pct * U.S. fiscal problems weigh * Tata Motors sees biggest single-day gain since June 15 By Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI, Nov 8 India's main indexes fell on Thursday, retreating from near 4-1/2 week highs, as recent out-performers such as Larsen & Toubro were hit by profit-taking on worries about budget negotiations in the United States and about Europe's economic troubles. However, Tata Motors rose 5.4 percent, marking its biggest single-day gain since June 15, a day after the auto maker reported July-September margins at its key Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) subsidiary improved from a year ago. Shares however recovered from earlier falls of as much as 0.9 percent on growing opinion that worries over the U.S. fiscal cliff and slowing Europe makes markets like India a better place to invest if government follows up on its policy actions. "Market were worried about fiscal cliff as its getting more attention than before," said Vaibhav Sanghavi, Director at Ambit Capital With the quarterly earnings season nearing its end, focus would shift back to government policy action and sustained capital inflows, added Sanghavi. India's BSE index fell 0.3 percent, or 56.15 points, to end at 18,846.26, after gaining 2.55 percent over the previous six sessions, till Wednesday. The 50-share NSE index fell 0.37 percent, or 21.35 points, to 5,738.75, falling for the first time in the last seven trading sessions. Housing Development and Finance Corporation settled 0.7 percent lower on profit booking, after hitting a 52-week high of 805.85 rupees on Wednesday. Shares in India's United Spirits rose 3.37 percent, after CNBC TV 18 reported top officials at the Indian liquor maker were expected to meet Diageo on Thursday to continue discussing a potential stake sale, citing unidentified sources. Larsen & Toubro shares ended 2 percent lower on risk aversion. Credit Suisse also downgraded the stock on Wednesday to 'underperform' from 'neutral' on concerns about deteriorating order flow mix and rising working capital cycle, which could impact margins and cash generation. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries ended 0.5 percent lower after reporting a 46.5 percent drop in quarterly net profit after it set aside 5.84 billion rupees towards a possible compensation in a patent dispute case. Drugmaker Cipla ended 0.74 percent lower after it cut prices of three cancer drugs between 50 percent and 64 percent with immediate effect. IPCA Laboratories Ltd fell 6.3 percent after it said shipments to the U.S. from one of its units would stop until issues related to compliance are resolved. However, State Bank of India rose 1.1 percent on hopes of better-than-expected results and lower non-performing loans in the September quarter, with results due on Friday. The bank's chairman, Pratip Chaudhuri, said SBI's September quarter non-performing asset position was looking better than that of the June quarter. L&T Finance shares ended 5.4 percent higher after a senior ministry official said India hopes to have new banking licenses by the end of 2012/13 fiscal year. For additional stocks on the move double click FACTORS TO WATCH * Euro falls to two-month low versus dollar * Brent rises above $107 after slump; Europe back * Euro under pressure ahead of ECB meeting * Foreign institutional investor flows * For closing rates of Indian ADRs ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKETS: Pan-Asia........ Japan....... S.Korea... S.E. Asia....... Hong Kong... Taiwan.... Australia/NZ.... India....... China..... OTHER MARKETS: Wall Street .... Gold ....... Currency.. Eurostocks..... Oil ........ JP bonds... ADR Report ..... LME metals. US bonds.. Stocks News US.. Stocks News Europe DIARIES & DATA: Indian Data Watch Asia earnings diary U.S. earnings diary European diary Indian diary Wall Street Week Ahead Eurostocks Week Ahead TOP NEWS: For top Asian company news, double click on: U.S. company news European company news Forex news Global Economy news Technology news Telecoms news Media news Banking news Politics/General Asia Macro data <ECONASIA (Additional reporting by Manoj Dharra; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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Dec 8 Following are the details of deals in Indian Commercial Papers reported on Clearcorp F-TRAC Platform. ISIN DESCRIPTION MATURITY WTG AVG WTG AVG NO OF TRADED LAST TRADED DATE PRICE YLD% TRADES VALUE* PRICE YIELD ============ ============ ======== ======= ======= ====== ===== =============== INE296A14KK7 BAJAJ FIN 84D 9-Dec-16 99.9819 6.6077 1 125 99.9819 6.60