Guru Nanak Jayanti

Markets remains close on 02-Nov-2009 on account of Guru Nanak Jayanti

Pivot Point (03-11-2009)

03/11/2009 Pivot Point NSE
Symbol   LTP S3 S2 S1 Pivot Point R1 R2 R3
BHARTIARTL 292.85 238.27 269.92 281.38 301.57 313.03 333.22 364.87
PNB 853.15 759.38 812.38 832.77 865.38 885.77 918.38 971.38
MARUTI 1,403.30 1270.00 1339.30 1371.30 1408.60 1440.60 1477.90 1547.20
STER 770.55 685.85 732.85 751.70 779.85 798.70 826.85 873.85
JPASSOCIAT 210.20 187.23 200.13 205.17 213.03 218.07 225.93 238.83
LT 1,568.00 1435.70 1504.40 1536.20 1573.10 1604.90 1641.80 1710.50
TCS 628.30 574.85 603.60 615.95 632.35 644.70 661.10 689.85
NTPC 212.40 202.12 206.77 209.58 211.42 214.23 216.07 220.72
IDFC 147.45 133.97 141.52 144.48 149.07 152.03 156.62 164.17
SUZLON 66.85 51.53 60.38 63.62 69.23 72.47 78.08 86.93
GRASIM 2,184.10 2014.50 2107.10 2145.60 2199.70 2238.20 2292.30 2384.90
AMBUJACEM 89.15 85.20 87.25 88.20 89.30 90.25 91.35 93.40
ABB 769.55 584.47 667.92 718.73 751.37 802.18 834.82 918.27
RCOM 175.85 142.12 162.02 168.93 181.92 188.83 201.82 221.72
HDFCBANK 1,620.70 1473.07 1555.57 1588.13 1638.07 1670.63 1720.57 1803.07
HDFC 2,658.40 2464.20 2573.00 2615.70 2681.80 2724.50 2790.60 2899.40
HEROHONDA 1,565.75 1488.20 1526.65 1546.20 1565.10 1584.65 1603.55 1642.00
HINDALCO 121.85 108.03 115.58 118.72 123.13 126.27 130.68 138.23
HINDUNILVR 283.50 266.43 274.93 279.22 283.43 287.72 291.93 300.43
CAIRN 263.45 228.55 247.35 255.40 266.15 274.20 284.95 303.75
IDEA 52.05 42.97 48.22 50.13 53.47 55.38 58.72 63.97
DLF 370.25 322.37 349.82 360.03 377.27 387.48 404.72 432.17
POWERGRID 104.35 95.52 100.32 102.33 105.12 107.13 109.92 114.72
RPOWER 138.45 124.70 132.65 135.55 140.60 143.50 148.55 156.50
INFOSYSTCH 2,206.20 1985.42 2092.27 2149.23 2199.12 2256.08 2305.97 2412.82
ITC 254.80 236.75 246.90 250.85 257.05 261.00 267.20 277.35
M&M 921.95 794.38 862.58 892.27 930.78 960.47 998.98 1067.18
ACC 750.65 711.88 730.88 740.77 749.88 759.77 768.88 787.88
ONGC 1,131.80 1047.63 1095.93 1113.87 1144.23 1162.17 1192.53 1240.83
RANBAXY 390.40 349.37 372.27 381.33 395.17 404.23 418.07 440.97
RELCAPITAL 746.90 696.77 722.57 734.73 748.37 760.53 774.17 799.97
RELIANCE 1,931.15 1736.72 1849.72 1890.43 1962.72 2003.43 2075.72 2188.72
SAIL 164.55 136.10 151.35 157.95 166.60 173.20 181.85 197.10
SBIN 2,191.05 1986.52 2105.02 2148.03 2223.52 2266.53 2342.02 2460.52
SIEMENS 515.20 431.30 478.00 496.60 524.70 543.30 571.40 618.10
SUNPHARMA 1,378.65 1249.72 1319.62 1349.13 1389.52 1419.03 1459.42 1529.32
TATAPOWER 1,338.85 1176.62 1267.62 1303.23 1358.62 1394.23 1449.62 1540.62
TATAMOTORS 567.25 519.15 541.95 554.60 564.75 577.40 587.55 610.35
TATASTEEL 471.55 420.52 448.52 460.03 476.52 488.03 504.52 532.52
UNITECH 82.25 72.00 77.75 80.00 83.50 85.75 89.25 95.00
WIPRO 605.90 525.22 569.37 587.63 613.52 631.78 657.67 701.82
BHEL 2,217.80 2019.05 2124.20 2171.00 2229.35 2276.15 2334.50 2439.65
GAIL 348.25 328.78 337.98 343.12 347.18 352.32 356.38 365.58
ICICIBANK 790.80 695.53 741.93 766.37 788.33 812.77 834.73 881.13
BPCL 511.45 472.80 490.35 500.90 507.90 518.45 525.45 543.00
RELINFRA 1,056.35 888.78 984.78 1020.57 1080.78 1116.57 1176.78 1272.78
AXISBANK 907.40 810.13 865.93 886.67 921.73 942.47 977.53 1033.33
JINDALSTEL 641.50 531.73 594.03 617.77 656.33 680.07 718.63 780.93
CIPLA 287.10 255.52 272.17 279.63 288.82 296.28 305.47 322.12
HCLTECH 306.25 277.48 293.58 299.92 309.68 316.02 325.78 341.88

Support & Resistances for 3-11-2009

Support & Resistances for 3-11-2009
 
    SENSEX NIFTY FUTURE (Nov 2009)
    BANKNIFTY NIFTY
30/10/2009 Open  16135.87 4751.10 8505.10 4845.00
High 16360.88 4853.65 8748.00 4862.50
Low 15805.20 4687.50 8381.40 4692.00
Close 15896.28 4711.70 8419.50 4707.75
LTP 15896.28 4711.70 8405.00 4695.90
Range 555.68 166.15 366.60 170.50
03/11/2009 R3 17132.15 5083.25 9249.50 5095.08
R2 16576.47 4917.10 8882.90 4924.58
R1 16236.37 4814.40 8651.20 4816.17
PP 16020.79 4750.95 8516.30 4754.08
S1 15680.69 4648.25 8284.60 4645.67
S2 15465.11 4584.80 8149.70 4583.58
S3 14909.43 4418.65 7783.10 4413.08
 
R1/R2/R3: Resistance
PP: Pivot Point
S1/S2/S3: Supports

Date: 30 October 2009

Thought for the day

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

–Oliver Wendell Holmes

GENERAL

1)India is ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan if an atmosphere that is fruitful for negotiations is created, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Srinagar on Thursday. At a press conference, he said there was no precondition for talks, but they cannot make headway unless there was “effective control” of the terror groups operating in that country.

Hindu

ECONOMY

2)The economic recovery in Asia is faster than the rest of the world and is projected to grow by 5.75% during 2010, says the International Monetary Fund(IMF). “The region (Asia) is out pacing other parts of the world, with the “green shoots” of recovery appearing earlier and taking firmer roots than elsewhere,” the IMF said in its regional economic outlook on Thursday.

FE

3)Inflation rose fastest in six months to 1.51% for the week ended October 17 from 1.21% in the previous week. The wholesale price index-based inflation rose despite a high base year inflation rate of 10.82% during the same week last year. Analysts expect it to touch 7% by March 2010.

FE

 CORPORATE / INDUSTRY

 4)RAMKY Enviro Engineers, an arm of the Rs 2,500-crore Ramky group, has acquired Singapore-based Cleantech for Rs 100 crore. The acquisition is expected to help the environmental engineering firm ramp up business in Singapore and South East Asia markets.

ET

MONEY & BANKING

 5)The rupee bounced back from near one-month lows on Thursday, as sentiment was buyoyed by dollar sales from exporters booking pro fits. The rupee closed at 47.21 against dollar, off a low of 47.63 seen in early deals and 0.3% stronger than its previous close of 47.34. The rupee came under pressure earlier on the day owing to the customary month-end dollar demand from refiners.

ET

6)Weighed down by higher provisioning, two public sectors lenders – Bank of India(BoI) and Indian Overseas Bank(IOB) – today posted a drop of over 50 per cent in their net profits for the second quarter ended September 2009. While Punjab National Bank(PNB), Corporation Bank and Vijaya Bank posted a rise in net profit on growth in earnings from interest and fee-income.

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7)The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has approved United Bank of India’s (UBI’s) initial public offering(IPO), which will reduce the government stake in the bank by 16 per cent. The bank would file the offer document for the same by November-end and the issue is likely to hit the market by January, said S C Gupta, chairman and managing director, UBI.

BS

8)THE DBS Group, South East Asia’s largest bank, is set to kick off its retail banking operations in India. However, unlike other foreign banks, which sought to develop their retail base by growing their loan books, DBS will first focus on building its deposits. DBS currently has 10 branches in the country and has applied for more branches.

ET

MARKETS

 9)The BSE Sensex dived 230 points on Thursday as foreign institutional investors continued their selling amid negative global cues and rising inflation concerns. The benchmark index closed at 16,052.70. The broader Nifty closed 1.5 per cent down, at 4,750.55. The Sensex touched an intra-day high of 16,264, but quickly dropped to a low of 15,993.8. FIIs were net sellers on Thursday for Rs 2,546.6 crore, while domestic institutions were net buyers for Rs 977 crore. Retail investors seem to have taken advantage of the situation and bought equity worth Rs 113 crore(on BSE) in the net.

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10)In spite of miserable post-listing performance for most initial public offers(IPOs) this year, Thinksoft Global, which got listed on Monday, has surged 120 per cent from its listing price on the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE). Analysts say the stock has been continously rising since the listing day on the back of extreme speculation.

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11)Securities and Exchange Board of India(Sebi) is likely to issue norms on separate stock exchange for small and medium enterprises next month to give them more options to raise funds. At present, around 90% of the 2.61 crore micro, small and medium enterprises depend on either banks or informal sources to finance their business.

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IPO / FPO

12)The Centre approved Rural Electrification Corporation’s proposal for a follow-on-public offer(FPO) on Thursday. The issue will constitute 20 per cent of the existing paid-up capital of the company fresh equity of 15 per cent and disinvestment of 5 per cent.

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CORPORATE SCORE

 13)Exploration & production major Oil & Natural Gas Corporation’s net profit increased 6% to Rs 5,089.64 crore in the second quarter ended September 30, compared with Rs 4,808.41 crore in the cor- responding period of the previous year. This is ONGC’s first rise in five quarters thanks to an easing of its subsidy-sharing burden.

FE

14)Mahindra & Mahindra(M&M) has posted its highest-ever quarterly profit for the quarter ending September 30,2009. The net profit of the company (standalone) surged 185% to Rs 703 crore compared to Rs 247 crore in the same period last year, beating expectations.

FE

15)Cairn India Ltd has reported a 60 per cent rise in its profit(consolidated) for the second quarter of the current fiscal. This is after two straight quarters of decline. The company reported a profit of Rs 469.5 crore compared with Rs 293.3 crore for the cor- responding quarter of the previous year.

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16)Reliance Industries has posted a profit of Rs 3,852 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, a fall of 6.4 per cent from Rs 4,116 crore in the corresponding period last year. For the half- year period, profits were down 8.5 per cent to Rs 7,518 crore(Rs 8,220 crore).

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COMMODITIES

 17)Gold prices rose back above $1,030 an ounce in Europe on Thurs- day as the dollar gave up gains against the euro ahead of key US economic growth data due later in the session. Spot gold was bid at $1,034.65 an ounce at 1014 GMT, against $1,026.85 late in New York on Wednesday. Earlier, it touched a three-week low of $1,025.75 an ounce.

BL

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING

 18)Since selling its captive technology unit to Wipro Technologies last December, Citigroup has expanded its engagement with the Indian vendor by also offering business process outsourcing contracts.

BL

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

19)WITH the US economy, the biggest market for India’s over $50 bil- lion outsourcing industry, showing signs of an economic recovery, top honchos at Infosys, Wipro and HCL said their optimism has proven right. The financial results of the country’s top-three software exporters have already shown signs of recovery earlier this month. India’s software exports industry derives more than half of its revenue from the US.

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20)MULTINATIONAL outsourcing firms IBM and HP have been shortlisted for around $700 million contract for managing Microsoft’s global network of desktops, servers and other IT infrastructure, as the world’s biggest software maker seeks to lower its operational costs and focus better on its core business.

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21)HCL Infosystems on Thursday said it expects corporate spending on computer systems and other related IT products and services to accelerate early next year as the economy has started showing signs of recovery. The company sees large deals flowing in from the banking & financial services, telecom and power sectors in the system integration space in the next 3-4 months.

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INTERNATIONAL

22)THE US economy grew in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year, propelled by stimulus-driven gains in consumer spending and home building. The world’s largest economy expanded at a 3.5% pace from July through September, exceeding the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, after shrinking the previous four quarters, figures from the commerce department showed in Washington on Thursday. Household purchases climbed 3.4%, the most in more than two years.

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Today’s Levels (30-10-2009)

(Last Close : Sensex 16053 : Nifty 4751)

Today’s Levels

Trade long if Sensex sustains above 16053 (Nifty 4751)
[Upper targets/resistances at 16140(4779)/16264(4825) or higher]

Trade short if Sensex fails to sustain above 16264 (Nifty 4825)
[Lower targets/supports at 16140(4779)/16053(4751) or lower]

FOR THE DAY (30-10-2009)

FOR THE DAY:

The indices are expected to open on a positive note tracking positive global indices.

Trade short in Nifty from 4820 levels, else from 4850 levels targeting 4780/4740 with stop loss placed at 4865.

Pivot Point (30-10-2009)

30/10/2009 Pivot Point NSE
Symbol   LTP S3 S2 S1 Pivot Point R1 R2 R3
ONGC 1163.50 1060.00 1107.90 1135.70 1155.80 1183.60 1203.70 1251.60
RELIANCE 1999.40 1880.90 1944.40 1971.90 2007.90 2035.40 2071.40 2134.90
CAIRN 265.80 252.83 258.73 262.27 264.63 268.17 270.53 276.43
GAIL 343.45 307.22 323.62 333.53 340.02 349.93 356.42 372.82
BPCL 505.45 432.68 466.88 486.17 501.08 520.37 535.28 569.48
SBIN 2196.25 2072.68 2133.38 2164.82 2194.08 2225.52 2254.78 2315.48
ICICIBANK 771.75 681.02 729.42 750.58 777.82 798.98 826.22 874.62
AXISBANK 907.65 844.27 879.22 893.43 914.17 928.38 949.12 984.07
PNB 838.30 772.07 803.77 821.03 835.47 852.73 867.17 898.87
HDFCBANK 1613.20 1469.32 1538.47 1575.83 1607.62 1644.98 1676.77 1745.92
HDFC 2671.10 2490.23 2580.43 2625.77 2670.63 2715.97 2760.83 2851.03
RELCAPITAL 727.10 652.15 695.10 711.10 738.05 754.05 781.00 823.95
INFOSYSTCH 2208.35 2109.92 2163.72 2186.03 2217.52 2239.83 2271.32 2325.12
TCS 634.05 608.32 622.62 628.33 636.92 642.63 651.22 665.52
HCLTECH 305.00 264.57 289.67 300.03 314.77 325.13 339.87 364.97
WIPRO 624.50 587.73 605.63 615.07 623.53 632.97 641.43 659.33
BHARTIARTL 311.80 291.52 301.97 306.88 312.42 317.33 322.87 333.32
RCOM 189.70 169.52 180.77 185.23 192.02 196.48 203.27 214.52
IDEA 55.60 45.50 50.20 52.90 54.90 57.60 59.60 64.30
TATAPOWER 1402.85 1290.93 1346.28 1374.57 1401.63 1429.92 1456.98 1512.33
POWERGRID 105.80 98.68 102.63 104.22 106.58 108.17 110.53 114.48
NTPC 208.15 194.70 201.85 205.00 209.00 212.15 216.15 223.30
RPOWER 142.05 128.92 136.22 139.13 143.52 146.43 150.82 158.12
SUZLON 71.40 63.93 67.73 69.57 71.53 73.37 75.33 79.13
ABB 759.80 708.35 734.10 746.95 759.85 772.70 785.60 811.35
LT 1572.10 1497.20 1533.90 1553.00 1570.60 1589.70 1607.30 1644.00
SIEMENS 532.35 492.58 514.38 523.37 536.18 545.17 557.98 579.78
BHEL 2233.35 2055.28 2159.18 2196.27 2263.08 2300.17 2366.98 2470.88
JINDALSTEL 667.70 619.07 646.57 657.13 674.07 684.63 701.57 729.07
TATASTEEL 467.65 439.18 454.08 460.87 468.98 475.77 483.88 498.78
SAIL 167.35 155.22 161.72 164.53 168.22 171.03 174.72 181.22
HINDALCO 120.25 110.03 115.58 117.92 121.13 123.47 126.68 132.23
STER 745.85 676.28 711.48 728.67 746.68 763.87 781.88 817.08
CIPLA 289.90 257.17 274.97 282.43 292.77 300.23 310.57 328.37
RANBAXY 391.35 339.78 364.18 377.77 388.58 402.17 412.98 437.38
SUNPHARMA 1403.20 1247.97 1317.87 1360.53 1387.77 1430.43 1457.67 1527.57
JPASSOCIAT 211.30 195.50 203.90 207.60 212.30 216.00 220.70 229.10
DLF 375.50 334.83 357.83 366.67 380.83 389.67 403.83 426.83
IDFC 145.70 137.93 142.03 143.87 146.13 147.97 150.23 154.33
RELINFRA 1108.80 1004.43 1060.93 1084.87 1117.43 1141.37 1173.93 1230.43
UNITECH 81.00 72.65 77.30 79.15 81.95 83.80 86.60 91.25
MARUTI 1379.15 1295.22 1341.12 1360.13 1387.02 1406.03 1432.92 1478.82
TATAMOTORS 555.25 489.92 520.42 537.83 550.92 568.33 581.42 611.92
HEROHONDA 1544.85 1448.28 1502.28 1523.57 1556.28 1577.57 1610.28 1664.28
M&M 928.30 764.77 838.77 883.53 912.77 957.53 986.77 1060.77
ITC 259.30 238.62 248.77 254.03 258.92 264.18 269.07 279.22
HINDUNILVR 283.10 265.68 273.83 278.47 281.98 286.62 290.13 298.28
GRASIM 2130.65 2016.88 2080.88 2105.77 2144.88 2169.77 2208.88 2272.88
ACC 734.75 672.12 706.22 720.48 740.32 754.58 774.42 808.52
AMBUJACEM 88.25 79.37 83.82 86.03 88.27 90.48 92.72 97.17

Support & Resistances for 30-10-2009

Support & Resistances for 30-10-2009
 
    SENSEX NIFTY FUTURE (Nov 2009)
    BANKNIFTY NIFTY
14/10/2009 Open  16191.39 4826.10 8510.00 4777.40
High 16264.09 4826.10 8556.40 4833.80
Low 15993.83 4738.40 8382.10 4761.00
Close 16052.72 4750.55 8424.15 4774.85
LTP 16052.72 4750.55 8450.00 4779.00
Range 270.26 87.70 174.30 72.80
15/10/2009 R3 16644.07 4947.08 8802.82 4935.48
R2 16373.81 4859.38 8628.52 4862.68
R1 16213.26 4804.97 8526.33 4818.77
PP 16103.55 4771.68 8454.22 4789.88
S1 15943.00 4717.27 8352.03 4745.97
S2 15833.29 4683.98 8279.92 4717.08
S3 15563.03 4596.28 8105.62 4644.28
 
R1/R2/R3: Resistance
PP: Pivot Point
S1/S2/S3: Supports

Headlines (29-10-2009)

Date: 29 October 2009

Thought for the day

“Four things come not back—the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, the neglected opportunity.”

 –William Hazlitt.

GENERAL

1)In a span of two years, the Indian Coast Guard would be the among best in the world as there was a plan to induct more men, machine and material to patrol the 7,500-km shoreline, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Wednesday. Underlining that the concept of security underwent a change after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to include threats from the sea, Mr Antony said that in order to  meet the additional responsibility of coastal surveillance given to the Coast Guard, the government had sanctioned 3,000 additional  personnel to make it a potent force to counter terrorism from sea.

Hindu

ECONOMY

2)India has been named among the top ten Asian countries paying importance towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) dis- closure norms, a survey says. According to social enterprise CSR Asia’s Asian Sustainability Ranking(ASR), India was ranked fourth in the list, which was topped by Australia.

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3)Growth in key infrastructure sectors slipped in September after a strong showing in August, which could contribute to a possible moderation in the industrial recovery story. The core infrastructure sector growth dropped to 4 per cent in September, way below the upwardly revised annual growth of 7.8 per cent in August, data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed on Wednesday.

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CORPORATE / INDUSTRY

4)THE world’s largest drug company Pfizer has started the second round of due diligence on Wockhardt’s Biotech business, which could result in a potential buyout or a strategic alliance, a person familiar with the matter said. The Indian company has been selling its assets as part of its plan to come out of a financial crisis.

ET

5)Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd(Bhel) has bagged a Rs 205-crore export order for a gas turbine generating unit from the Sultanate of Oman. The order envisages supply, supervision and commissioning of 126-mw gas turbine generating unit for a power project being set up by Petroleum Development Oman(PDO) at Qarn Alam, nearly 400 km from Muscat, a statement said.

FE

6)India Cements Ltd will invest $20 million (Rs 92 crore) in a coal mine in Indonesia. The company expects to sign the deal with the mine owner within a couple of weeks.

BL

MONEY & BANKING

7)The rupee fell by 44 paise against the dollar as the greenback rallied against other major currencies overseas. Though the rupee had breached the 47-level in day trade on Tuesday, it closed well above the 47 mark on Wednesday. The domestic currency opened at 47.10 and weakened to touch an intra-day low of 47.37. It ended the day at 47.35, against the previous close of 46.91/92.

BL

8)Bank of Baroda’s net profit grew 60 per cent to Rs 634 crore for the quarter ended September 30,2009, from Rs 395 crore in the same period last year. The rise in profits is on account of growth in both interest income and non-interest income.

BL

9)Andhra Bank has reported a 70% growth in its net profit to Rs  273.97 crore during the quarter ended September 2009 from Rs 161.53 crore recorded in the year-ago period. Operating profit during the period stood at Rs 452.80 crore as against Rs 278.42
 crore.

FE

MARKETS

10)The country’s equity indices, after witnessing intense volatility throughout the trading session, ended the day with minimal losses. The 30-share Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) lost 69.91 points or 0.43% to close the day at 16,283.49 points. The broader S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange(NSE) was down by 20.55 points or 0.42% to close at 4,826.15 points.

FE

11)The Securities Appellate Tribunal(SAT) on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by Mr Shankar Sharma against a February 2009 SEBI order that barred him from accessing the securities market for a period of one year.

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CORPORATE SCORE

12)ACC, the country’s largest cement maker, has posted a robust  increase of 60 per cent in its net profit, at Rs 415.51 crore for  the quarter ended September 30, compared with Rs 260 crore in  the corresponding previous quarter.

BS

13)An increase in exports – mainly of active pharmaceutical ingredients(API) – and foreign exchange gains have helped Cipla, the domestic drug major, post a jump of 82.1 per cent in its net profit for the July-September quarter. The company posted a net profit of Rs 275.7 crore during the quarter, compared to Rs 151.4 crore posted in the corresponding previous year’s quarter, according to the consolidated results announced by the company today.

BS

COMMODITIES

14)The failure of Kharif crops might lead to a “bullish” situation for the prices of pulses. “My gut feeling is that it will be bullish with regard to pulses, while there is no cause for concern over the overall food situation,” Mr B C Khatua, Chairman of Forward Markets Commission(FMC) said.

BL

15)Gold prices held near $1,035 an ounce in Europe on Wednesday,  little changed from the previous session, as the dollar steadied against the euro after hitting a two-week high earlier this week.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 16)THE next two months will see top executives of the world’s largest telecom equipment vendors such as Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and ZTE descending on India, with an eye to several billion dollars worth of business deals coming up for grabs in the next six months.

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17)Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, is understood to be in talks with leading Indian telecom companies like Tata Communications(formerly VSNL), Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications that could bid for broadband wireless access(BWA) spectrum to be auctioned by the government in January 2010.

BS

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING

 18)The coming months could see a spate of mergers & acquisitions in the Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) space, with several private equity funds looking at exercising the exit option. Investment banking officials said PE firms generally invest for 5-7 years and then cash out. In some of their current investments, the normal investment cycle is either over or coming to an end. Last year, several funds had to postpone their exit because of the global meltdown. Sources said several PE funds have opened channels with top IT firms, exploring the exit options. Companies that could be interested in buying the stakes could be top-tier IT services firms, like Infosys Technologies or Wipro, who want to strengthen their BPO portfolio. Other PE funds that want to enter or increase their exposure in the Indian BPO space could also be potential buyers.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

19)IF you crack open the Microsoft global management kernel, the DNA will reveal a distinctly Indian trail. Some of the key businesses within Microsoft are being run by talent from India and atleast half-a-dozen of them are part of the top 25 in the 90,000-employee company, the world’s largest software maker.

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20)INDIA’S top outsourcing companies are now exploring acquisition opportunities in the Latin American countries, as more customers demand nearshore delivery capabilities for physical proximity and ease of managing an outsourcing relationship.

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21)HCL Technologies, ranked among the country’s top five software services firms, on Wednesday reported a 10% decline in its net profit at Rs 320.1 crore for the quarter ended September 30 compared to the year-ago period. Forex losses, which were almost half of the company’s net profit, pulled down HCL Tech’s profitability vis-a-vis its peers like Infosys Technologies, Wipro and TCS, which have reported positive numbers.

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 22)Crude futures fell below $78 a barrel Wednesday after key US inventory data showed a rise in gasoline stocks after analysts had expected a decline. Light, sweet crude for December delivery recently traded $1.70, or 2.1 per cent, lower at $77.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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23)GLOBAL consumer confidence is rebounding and in the United States has risen for the first time since 2007, amid signs the world economy is picking up although spending is still restrained, a survey showed on Wednesday. Confidence was highest in India, followed by Indonesia and Norway, and was weakest in Japan, Latvia, Portugal and South Korea,  although in Korea it had improved markedly, according to a quarterly survey by The Nielsen Company, conducted between Sept.28 and October 16.

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Economic Times www.economictimes.com
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Business Line www.businessline.in
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The Times of India www.timesofindia.com
The Hindu www.hindu.com
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The New Indian Express www.newindpress.com

Today’s Levels (29-10-2009)

(Last Close : Sensex 16283 : Nifty 4826)

Today’s Levels

Trade short if Sensex fails to sustain above 16283 (Nifty 4826)
[Lower targets/supports at 16144(4784)/16050(4755) or lower]

Trade long if Sensex sustains above 16050 (Nifty 4755)
[Upper targets/resistances at 16144(4784)/16283(4826) or higher