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Markets show no signs of slowing down

Markets show no signs of slowing down
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The Indian stock markets zoomed last week with both benchmark indices ending yet again at all-time highs. Nifty50 has crossed the historic 17k-mark while Sensex breached 58k-levels. A number of developments have led to this… Firstly, positive global sentiments slipped on to Indian markets after the US Fed policy decision. That apart, FDI into the country increased more than 2-folds to $17.6 billion during the April-June fiscal on account of measures such as policy reforms and ease of doing business, an official statement said on 28th Aug’21.

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Markets Update

Nifty 50
3.70% ▲
3.57% ▲
Nifty 500
3.99% ▲
Bank Nifty
3.18% ▲

The Big Picture

  • India’s infrastructure output, which measures the performance of industries like steel, coal, natural gas, electricity, etc. jumped by 9.4% year-on-year in July 2021.
  • India’s fiscal deficit, which is the difference between government revenues and expenses, stood at ₹3.21 lakh crores in July 2021.
  • India’s trade deficit (imports minus exports) stood at $13.87 billion in August 2021.
  • India’s Manufacturing PMI, which measures the manufacturing sector’s health, fell to 52.3 in August 2021. A reading of less than 50 indicates a contraction.
  • The India Services PMI jumped to 56.7 in August of 2021 from 45.4 in the previous month, and far above market expectations of 48.5. The reading pointed to the first expansion in the sector since April, and the strongest growth since February 2020.
  • The Indian economy expanded at a record 20.1% year-on-year in Q2 2021, slightly higher than market forecasts of 20%, amid a low base effect from last year and despite a second wave of covid-19 infections and localised lockdowns.

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That’s all for this week. Take care, and happy investing! 🙂

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