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Thursday, February 28, 2002
Markets (Feb. 27)
BL 2501141.67 (-5.08)
BSE Sensex3705.66 (-7.08)
S&P CNX Nifty1189.20 (-0.20)
Dollar (Buy/Sell)48.72/48.85
Gold Std (10 gm)4965 (+65)

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Bulls retreat
BULLS had a good start in the initial hour of trading. But, bears were successful in restricting the bulls. Wednesday's trading activity witnessed a tug of war between bulls and bears with no one gaining control over the day's proceedings. The ... More


Interest perks up in bank stocks on Budget hopes
Bank stocks, particularly those of private banks, rode a second upward wave this week in view of Budget expectations. The market is looking forward to lowering of interest rate on small savings, further clarifications on FDI norms in banks and ... More

Markets edgy on eve of Budget
THE stock market on the eve of the 2002-03 Budget presentation turned nervous over the Godhra incident and the ominous portents of a possible communal flare-up. Of course, the market opened with a palpable tension normally seen on Budget-eve, ... More

Restructuring hopes to lift Indo Gulf?
A CORPORATE major that is, according to the grapevine, thinking of restructuring is Aditya Birla Group's Indo Gulf Corporation. The market talk is that the company is likely to hive off its fertiliser division into a separate company or sell it ... More


Make debt market transparent: Mehta
THE former Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman, Mr D.R. Mehta, has emphasised the need to strengthen private placement regulations and bring in more transparency to the debt market. Speaking to newspersons at the Press Club ... More


Beware Budget volatilities
WEDNESDAY'S trading in the derivatives segment at the NSE saw equity calls on most strikes on Satyam and Reliance Industries ending in the positive territory. Volumes were relatively heavy in the February contracts, which are due to expire on ... More

HSE derivative trading from next month
PROVIDING a fresh lease of life to the Hyderabad Stock Exchange (HSE), its subsidiary — HSE Securities Ltd — is preparing the ground to commence trading operations in the futures and options segment from next month. According to the ... More

Ludhiana SE begins trading in derivatives
MUMBAI: LSE Securities Ltd (LSESL), the securities broking subsidiary of Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE), went live on Wednesday with NSE.IT's software on derivatives trading on the NSE. The platform used is NeatXS, an order routing system ... More

NSE derivatives' volumes cross Rs 1,500-cr mark
VOLUMES in the derivative segment on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday crossed the Rs 1,500 crore mark for the first time. In Wednesday's trading the total volume recorded on the individual stock futures also crossed the Rs 1,000 ... More


Train attack subdues market sentiment
ON the eve of the Union Budget, the equity market ended with a negative undercurrent largely on account of the train attack on the Hindus in Gujarat, which could lead to a fluid political situation. However, buying interest in select stocks and ... More


Sharekhan plans IPO to give VCs exit route
SHAREKHAN, a stock-broking outlet belonging to the Mumbai-based financial services group, SSKI, will provide an exit route to three of the foreign venture capital funds which currently own around 49 per cent of its equity holding. HSBC, Intel ... More
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