Reuters Market Eye - The Nifty gains 0.2 percent, hovering near a record high hit on Thursday and, recovering from mild falls on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI - Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.
Reuters Market Eye - Steel companies fall on concerns of weak demand after slower growth in China.
SYDNEY - Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing stoked concerns about the regional giant and overshadowed better news from Japan.
Reuters Market Eye - Indraprastha Gas gains 2.2 percent, adding to Wednesday's 1.9 percent gains.
Reuters Market Eye - The rupee is trading at 60.72/73 versus its close of 60.61/62 on Wednesday.
BEIJING - Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, heightening concerns about increasing softness in the economy.
Reuters Market Eye - Titan Company Ltd gains more than 5 percent.
Reuters Market Eye - Zee Entertainment Enterprises to replace United Spirits in the Nifty.
Wed, Aug 20 2014
MUMBAI - India is investigating the alleged misappropriation of more than 4 billion rupees ($66 million) from branches of the state-run Dena Bank Ltd and Oriental Bank of Commerce Ltd in Mumbai, a senior government official said.