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Morning News Call - India, July 3

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    10:30 am: Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari at 50th foundation day
celebration of WAPCOS in New Delhi.
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the economics,politics, trade matters and rates policies facing America's
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    • Vedanta chairman offers $1 billion to take Indian miner private
    Chairman Anil Agarwal's family trust plans to offer around $1 billion in
cash to take London-listed Vedanta Resources Plc private, the Indian company
said, as it grapples with the aftermath of deadly protests at home.
    • Few Indian shopkeepers turn up for protests against Walmart's Flipkart
    Indian shopkeepers and traders affiliated to a local lobby group held
scattered sit-in protests across the country on Monday against Walmart Inc's
proposed $16 billion acquisition of e-commerce firm Flipkart.
    • India bankers panel suggests steps to tackle bad loans
    An Indian government panel has suggested creating an asset management
company (AMC) to resolve bad loans above $73 million, among steps to clean up
the banking sector, the interim finance minister said on Monday. [nL4N1TY4ZQ
    • Solid demand lifts India June factory growth to fastest pace this year
    India's factory activity grew at its fastest pace this year in June on
robust output driven by solid demand, according to a business survey that also
showed input costs increased the most in nearly four years.
    • Thyssenkrupp hails 'fair' Tata Steel JV as focus turns to strategy
    Germany's Thyssenkrupp called a landmark joint venture thrashed out with
India's Tata Steel "fair" on Monday, although the updated terms disappointed
some shareholders.
    • Interpol seeks arrest of Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi
    Interpol has issued a red notice request to find and arrest fugitive Indian
billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2 billion-plus bank
fraud case, the international agency said on its website.
    • Carnival in talks to buy cinemas in UAE, Bahrain 
    Carnival Cinemas and a partner in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in
talks to buy Qatar-based Novo Cinemas' theatres in the UAE and Bahrain, three
sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
    • India's RITES, Fine Organic Industries rise on market debut 
    Shares of RITES Ltd and Fine Organic Industries Ltd rose in their market
debut on Monday, after initial share sales aiming to raise a combined $157.20
million saw strong interest from investors last week.
    • Volkswagen's Skoda to invest $1.2 bln to revive India sales 
    European automaker Skoda plans to produce a new mid-sized sport utility
vehicle in India, it said on Monday, as part of a $1.16 billion investment by
its parent Volkswagen to revive sales in one of the world's fastest growing
automobile markets.
    • Trump moves to block China Mobile's U.S. entry on national security
    The U.S. government moved on Monday to block China Mobile Ltd from offering
services to the U.S. telecommunications market, recommending its application be
rejected because the government-owned firm posed national security risks.

    • Trump makes veiled WTO threat after EU warning on car tariffs
    U.S. President Donald Trump warned the World Trade Organization on Monday
that "we'll be doing something" if the United States is not treated properly,
just hours after the European Union said that U.S. automotive tariffs would hurt
its own vehicle industry and prompt retaliation.
    • Dell moves to go public, spurns IPO
Dell Technologies Inc said on Monday it would pay $21.7 billion in cash and
stock to buy back shares tied to its interest in software company VMware Inc,
returning the computer maker to the stock market without an initial public
    (As reported by NewsRise)
    • The SGX Nifty nearest-month futures were trading at 10,661.00, up 0.2
percent from previous close.
    • The Indian rupee is expected to open little changed against the U.S.
currency as the biggest drop in Brent crude prices in two weeks offsets the
impact from a continued slide on the Chinese yuan.
    • The Indian government bonds will likely fall in early session ahead of a
fresh supply of state debt today.The yield on the benchmark 7.17 percent bond
maturing in 2028 is likely to trade in a 7.89 percent-7.94 percent band today.
    • Wall Street ended higher on Monday after a choppy session, with gains in
Apple and other technology stocks offsetting worries about an escalating trade
war between Washington and its trading partners.
    • Asian shares dropped as sentiment remained fragile in the face of tense
trade relations between the United States and major economies, with investors
braced for another potentially rocky day for Chinese markets.
    • The dollar eased marginally against its peers, as the euro steadied after
partners in Germany's coalition settled a row over migration that had threatened
to topple Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.
    • The U.S. yield curve held near its flattest level in over a decade on
Monday as investors preferred longer-dated U.S. government debt over short-dated
issues on worries that a global trade war would slow inflation and business
activity worldwide.
    • Oil prices climbed after Libya declared force majeure on some of its
supplies, although an overall rise in OPEC output and an emerging slowdown in
demand held back markets.
    • Gold prices crept higher, after falling about 1 percent to a
six-and-a-half-month low in the previous session, as a softer dollar and
mounting global trade tensions supported the safe-haven metal.
                   CLOSE        FII INVESTMENTS  EQUITIES      DEBT
 PNDF spot         68.73/68.76  July 2           -$175.37 mln  $133.20 mln
 10-yr bond yield  7.91 pct     Month-to-date    -$542.78 mln  -
                                Year-to-date     -$787.43 mln  -$5.65 bln
    For additional data:
    India govt bond market volumes                 
    Stock market reports                
    Non-deliverable forwards data              
    Corporate debt stories               [IN CORPD]
    Local market closing/intraday levels [IN SNAPSHOT]
    Monthly inflows                      [INFLOWS RTRS TABLE IN]
    ($1 = 68.7100 Indian rupees)

 (Compiled by Priyanka Das in Bengaluru)
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