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Natural gas trading range for the day is 193.5-201.7. Natural gas prices dropped after data showed that natural gas supplies in storage in the U.S. fell broadly in line with market expectations. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its weekly report that natural gas storage in the U.S. declined by 150 billion cubic feet. Total natural gas in storage currently stands at 2.092 trillion cubic feet, according to the U.S. EIA, 16% lower than levels at this time a year ago.
Crudeoil trading range for the day is 3096-3210. Crude dropped because of investor concerns that OPEC-led supply cuts were not yet reducing record U.S. crude inventories. The U.S. EIA said in its weekly report that crude oil inventories rose by 5.0 million barrels last week to an all-time high of 533.1 million. OPEC agreed in November last year to curb its output by about 1.2 million barrels per day between January and June.
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BPCL: Oil marketing company Bharat Petroleum Corporation LtdBSE -1.09 % (BPCL) on Thursday declared second interim special dividend of Rs 12 per equity share of face value Rs 10 each for the financial year 2016-17. The announcement was made after market hours on March 23.
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Lupin: Drug major LupinBSE -0.28 % has received approval from the US health regulator to market a generic version of NovartisBSE -0.16 %’ inhalation product Tobi, which is used to treat cystic fibrosis, in the American market.
Siemens: Siemens LtdBSE 0.60 % on Thursday announced that it has won an order worth around Rs 187.4 crore from Bangladesh Rural ElectrificationBSE 3.69 % Board (BREB), Dhaka.
Majesco: The company on Thursday announced that a tier one insurer has selected Majesco following an extensive evaluation as their strategic partner for the multiyear modernisation program.
Bharti Airtel: Telecom major Bharti AirtelBSE 1.06 % on Thursday said it will acquire 4G business of Tikona Networks, including broadband spectrum and 350 sites across 5 circles, for about Rs 1,600 crore.
Idea Cellular: The valuation of the merged Vodafone India-Idea Celullar entity is likely more around Rs 160 a share, 23 per cent higher than the Rs 130 a unit price that the UK telco has agreed to sell its shares at to the Aditya Birla Group, after accounting for all the operational synergies, said a Vodafone official.
Reliance Infrastructure: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure has emerged as the lowest bidder for a 800 crore highway construction job in Tamil Nadu, people close to the development told ET.
Adani Power: Adani Power said it has allotted 1.73 crore equity shares upon partial conversion of the convertible warrants as earlier allotted on preferential basis to promoter group entities. The shares were allotted at Rs 32.54 per share. Subsequent to this allotment, the shareholding of the promoter and promoter group has increased to 68.08 per cent of the enhanced paid up equity share capital of the company.
Jeera trading range for the day is 16695-17545. Jeera prices ended with gains on reports of lower production estimates in the producing belts of Gujarat. The carryover stock has dipped to about 2 lakh bags (each of 55 kg) as against the normal 20-25 lakh bags. NCDEX accredited warehouses jeera stocks gained by 30 tonnes to 339 tonnes. In Unjha, a key spot market in Gujarat, jeera edged up by 89.85 Rupees to end at 17504.15 Rupees per 100 kg.
Turmeric trading range for the day is 6132-6440.Turmeric prices dropped due to increasing in the face of weak domestic and weak export buying. Tight money market and reports of increased production the back of favorable weather may pressurize prices. NCDEX accredited warehouses turmeric stocks gained by 159 tonnes to 1209 tonnes. In Nizamabad, a major spot market in AP, the price ended at 6212.5 Rupees dropped -0.85 Rupees.
Soyabean trading range for the day is 2870-2962.Soyabean prices ended with gains on account of lower supplies at the spot market. Soybean exports during Oct-Feb were estimated at 112,000 tonnes, compared with 80,186 tonnes in the year-ago period, as per SOPA data. NCDEX accredited warehouses soyabean stocks dropped by 2694 tonnes to 199277 tonnes. At the Indore spot market in top producer MP, soybean gained 2 Rupees to 3034 Rupees per 100 kgs.
Menthaoil trading range for the day is 948.3-999.5.Mentha oil spot at Sambhal closed at 1119.20 per 1kg. Spot prices was down by Rs.-16.00-.Mentha oil dropped on fresh selling after the speculation that sowing activity had been increased in key production area. Mentha oil prices also dropped on account of muted demand from major consuming industries in the domestic spot market. At Barabanki market estimated market supply was at 60 Drums (1-drum-180kg), higher by 10 Drums (1-drum-180kg) from previous days.
Aluminium trading range for the day is 123.6-127.Aluminium prices recovered from lows as support seen after substantial increases in cancelled warrants. Prices also seen supported amid renewed calls for an appropriate response to overproduction in Chinas aluminum sector. Total cancelled warrants are now their highest since July last year at 895,255 tonnes, of which almost 225,000 tonnes were booked this week.
Nickel trading range for the day is 643.8-669.4.Nickel dropped tracking LME prices falling 1.4 percent to end at $10,020, pulled down by losses in Chinese steel futures. The INSG estimates that global nickel market was in a small deficit of 1,130 tonnes in January 2017 after recording a deficit of 41,520 tonnes in the whole of 2016.The INSG expects a deficit of 66,000 tonnes this year amid growing demand from the stainless steel sector.
Zinc trading range for the day is 181.4-189.6.Zinc prices recovered from the day’s low to settled up by 1.50% after Votorantim says it has halted zinc smelting in Peru amid floods Peru is bracing for another month of flooding after a sudden warming of Pacific waters off Perus coast unleashed deadly downpours in recent weeks. Zinc, up 12% year to date, is being buoyed by record refined output in China and tight supply after a number of mine closures.
Copper trading range for the day is 373.7-387.1.Copper edged higher reversing losses that led prices to trade at a one-week low, as stocks recovered slightly and investors closed out short positions. Prices earlier in the day dropped on concerns that U.S. President Trump had yet to implement mooted tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Copper stocks in Chinas Shenzhen are seen as ample, while China smelters are still not rushing to buy spot copper concentrate shipments.
Silver trading range for the day is 40930-41500.Silver pared gains to settle flat amid doubts over President Trump’s economic policies while weaker than expected economic data supported upside momentum. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales declined 3.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month. A lack of concrete policy from the Trump administration is increasing bullions attraction as a safe-haven investment.
Gold trading range for the day is 28746-28998.Gold gained as the dollar fell to near six-week lows and bond yields sank on uncertainty over the economic policies of U.S. President Donald Trump. The lack of a concrete policy from the Trump administration is worrying investors and more people will opt for gold as a safe-haven investment. Holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, rose 0.5 percent to 834.40 tonnes after three sessions of outflows.
Natural gas trading range for the day is 195.1-203.5. Natural Gas dropped below 200 level pulling back on profit booking as traders continued to monitor shift in weather forecasts. Warm to mild conditions will dominate most of the U.S. this weekend, even as a spring-like weather system with heavy showers. Trader looked ahead to weekly storage data which is expected to show a draw of 147bcf in the week ended March 17.
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DLF: Realty major DLF said it has completed the restructuring of its joint ventures with global investment firm Blackstone-managed Ridgewood Holdings, which had invested Rs 1,481 crore in seven housing projects in 2007.
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Hindustan Zinc: Adding a third tranche to its dividend bounty for 2016-17, Hindustan Zinc on Wednesday declared a special interim dividend of Rs 13,985 crore. Together with the Golden Jubilee dividend paid in April 2016 and an interim dividend in October 2016, the dividends paid in FY17 amount to Rs 27,157 crore, the highest by a listed Indian firm in a financial year, HZL said.
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Axis Bank: Private sector lender Axis BankBSE 0.63 % on Wednesday dismissed rumours about the resignation of its CEO Shikha Sharma.
IDFC Bank: IDFC Bank plans to build a network of more than one lakh points-of-presence in the next two years to enable people in the farthest corners of the country to transact digitally, a move that comes amid the government’s digitisation drive.
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Bank of Baroda: State owned Bank of BarodaBSE -0.22 % said it has raised Rs 1,000 crore by issuing Basel III compliant additional tier I bonds. The bonds will bear coupon rate of 9.14 per cent. The bank issued 10,000 bonds of face value of Rs 10 lakh each.
Zinc trading range for the day is 180.9-189.3. Zinc dropped as pressure seen after the Chinas economic growth is likely to slow to 6.5 percent this year. Prices can see support as Miner Volcan said it had declared force majeure on its mineral deliveries after heavy flood. Perus Zinc production output increased by 11.3 percent in January from the same month a year earlier official data showed.
Turmeric trading range for the day is 6194-6562. Turmeric prices dropped on late profit booking after prices gained earlier on hopes of rising upcountry demand. The turmeric arrivals in the country are higher at 115,205 tons during Mar 1- 20 compared to 30,945 tons during previous month. NCDEX accredited warehouses turmeric stocks gained by 374 tonnes to 1050 tonnes. In Nizamabad, a major spot market in AP, the price ended at 6213.35 Rupees dropped -167.9 Rupees.
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Purvankara: The company on Tuesday announced that the board of directors at meeting held on Tuesday have passed an enabling resolution for exit from the investment of Rs 403 crore at Raidurg, Panamaktha Village which would involve the sale of its entire shares in three wholly owned subsidiaries of Puravankara. The transaction has been authorised on a condition that total inflow should not be less than a sum of Rs 475 crore.
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Adani Enterprises: Adani EnterprisesBSE -1.59 % on Tuesday said it has acquired Adani Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (AIPL), which is yet to commence business operations.
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NALCO: Navaratna PSU National Aluminium CompanyBSE -1.83 % Limited (NALCO) declared an interim dividend of 56 per cent amounting to Rs 541.22 crore for 2016-17, the highest ever by the company since inception.
NilaBSE 4.62 % Infrastructures: The company on Tuesday said it has signed two pacts with Gujarat State Road Transport CorporationBSE -2.32 % (GSRTC) for development of bus terminals at Amreli and Modasa in the state.
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ABC Bearings: The company on Tuesday informed bourses that it has sold its entire 2.5 per cent equity stake in NSK-ABC Bearnngs Private Ltd to NSK India Sales Company.
Naturalgas trading range for the day is 186.8-204.2. Natural Gas regained 197 level on MCX on fresh buying seen on the back of bearish weather revisions for the next 15 days Cool temperatures will sweep across the Great Lakes and eastern U.S. toward the middle of the week Based on data from the NOAA, this year’s extremely warm winter has pushed heating demand for natural gas to nearly 20% below average.
Gold trading range for the day is 28422-28640. Gold remained in range amid expectations of a slower pace of U.S. interest rates hikes than some investors had anticipated continued to weigh on the dollar. The Fed will likely wait at least until a June policy meeting to decide whether to lift U.S. interest rates again. Holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell 0.46 percent to 830.25 tonnes on Monday from 834.10 tonnes on Friday.