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Saturday, December 20, 2003
Markets (Dec. 19)
BL 2501995.29 (+30.93)
BSE Sensex5541.25 (+86.35)
S&P CNX Nifty1778.55 (+22.45)
US Dollar (Buy/Sell)45.47/45.60
Gold Std (10 gm)6105 (-5)

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Party time at Dalal Street
Political stability, improved relations with Pakistan, a low-interest regime coupled with a strong growth in the economy, are all positive indicators that have sent equity indices zooming. But a sure proof of good times is the Dalal Street food vendo r saying, "Dhandha aaj kal achcha chal raha hai." More

Women call the shots
These days, more and more women are getting attracted to investing in equity. Those with knowledge and discipline are making money. Some have moved a step further... into technical charts and analysis. More

MUTUAL FUNDS


Back in business
With the equity market looking up, retail investors have come back to mutual funds. Industry experts feel that this time, the smaller investors are far more alert and will exit at the first sign of trouble. More

Magnum NRI Fund launched
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: SBI Mutual Fund, a 100 per cent subsidiary of India's largest pubic sector bank, has launched the new Magnum NRI Investment Fund in Kerala. At a function here to formally launch the fund, Mr P.G. R. Prasad, Managing ... More

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS


Bull onslaught
BULLS dominated the trading activity on Friday. Bears could not halt the bull domination. The bull domination during the day further strengthened the sentiment reading of the tradable counters in their favour. Bear domination on Monday is likely ... More

STOCK EXCHANGES


CSE showing no signs of turning the corner
LARGE deals in prominent counters, so commonplace in leading stock exchanges, are still a rare commodity on Lyons Range even as the Kolkata bourse prepares ground for its annual general meeting early next year. Trading volumes on Lyons Range ... More

STOCK MARKETS


Funds drive Sensex past 5,500 mark
THE bullish sentiment continued on the bourses with the Sensex crossing another psychological barrier of 5,500 mark on increased buying both from domestic as well as foreign investors. Sensex ended with a gain of 86.35 points (1.58 per cent) to ... More

ONGC market cap crosses Rs 1 lakh cr
THE market capitalisation of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore for the first time. Based on the Friday's closing price of Rs 748, the market capitalisation of the company is Rs 1,06,659.86 crore. With this, ... More

RIL: IPO buzz boost
EXPECTATION that Reliance Industries would float its telecommunications business, Reliance Infocomm, in a mega public offer fuelled interest in the company's stock on Friday. Institutional buyers picked up Reliance shares in large quantities, ... More

DERIVATIVES MARKETS


Positions rollover to Jan contracts
THERE was no let-up in trading activity at the derivative segment on the National Stock Exchange, as the Nifty surged 1.3 per cent on Friday with heavy volumes. Turnover in the futures & options segment jumped to Rs 12,285 crore as against ... More

ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANIES


Asset management cos rake in profits in H1
PROFITS of asset management companies have risen sharply in the first half of 2003-04. Rising fee income without any corresponding increase in expenses has contributed to the profit surge. With assets under management of mutual funds rising by ... More

COMMENTARY


5,500-level crossed on strong buying
MARKETS continued to remain in the positive ground on the last trading day of the week. Propelled by the strong buying interest in key index heavyweights namely Reliance Industries and Infosys Technologies, the benchmark BSE Sensex crossed the ... More
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