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January 2019
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News Headlines
NRIs are India's brand ambassadors, symbolise country's capabilities: PM        More domestic, international services from Kannur International Airport        Kohli will break all records created by Tendulkar: Zaheer Abbas        Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for robbery        Encounter breaks out at Shopian in J-K        France fines Google nearly $57 million        Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade on Wednesday, traffic restrictions to be in place        Jaitey calls Congress remarks on EVM hacking "lie and garbage"        China''s economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018        Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro        First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid        Ross Taylor praises Kohli''s batting prowess ahead of limited-overs series        Halep sent home but Djokovic, Williams headed to the Australian Open quarter-finals        Boo - The World's Cutest dog dies        PM condoles demise of Lingayat seer        CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief        Ankita wins first singles title of 2019 season in Singapore        Kohli is greatest ODI batsman to have played the game: Clarke        Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted        Mumbai TDS office issued prosecution notices in 50 ''big'' cases in past one month: CBDT        
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Business News
Sensex cracks over 550 pts; Nifty drops below 10,600
 
Mumbai, Dec 10 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex cracked over 550 points Monday as investors turned jittery over exit poll results ahead of outcome of state elections, weakening rupee and crude oil price rise amid escalation in US-China trade tensions.

The 30-share index plummeted 551.74 points, or 1.55 per cent, to 35,121.51 in opening session. All stocks in the index were trading in the red.

In similar movement, the NSE Nifty slumped 172.95 points, or 1.62 per cent, to 10,520.75.

The Sensex had rallied 361.12 points, or 1.02 per cent, to close at 35,673.25 Friday, and the broader Nifty had jumped 92.55 points, or 0.87 per cent, to 10,693.70 in the previous session.

The carnage on Dalal Street was led by metal, realty, banking and auto stocks.

Top losers include Reliance Industries, Adani Ports, PowerGrid, Coal India, Asian Paints, Kotak Bank, ONGC, Vedanta, Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, Hero MotoCorp and ICICI Bank, falling up to 4 per cent.

Opec meet and the arrest of Global CFO of Huawei has unnerved global investors. To add more to it, domestic state election results may just be the fuel for a short-term volatility, market experts said.

The exit polls Friday predicted a tight finish between the BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and a win for the opposition party in Rajasthan.

Global crude oil prices rose after Opec members and 10 other oil producing nations agreed Friday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day in a bid to boost prices.

Energy ministers reached the deal, which takes effect from January 1 but has already sent prices surging on oil markets, after two days of talks at Opec headquarters in Vienna.

Brent crude, the international benchmark, was trading 0.68 per cent up at USD 62.09 per barrel. The rupee, meanwhile, depreciated 59 paise to 71.40 against the US dollar in early trade at the interbank foreign exchange amid strengthening of the US dollar against some currencies overseas.

On a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 817.40 crore Friday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers to the tune of Rs 242.56 crore, provisional data available with BSE showed.

Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was fell 1.41 per cent, Japan's Nikkei dropped 2.18 per cent and Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.84 per cent in early trade.

On Wall Street, The Dow Jones Industrial Average index cracked 558.72 points, or 2.24 per cent, to 24,388.95 on Friday.


China''s economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018
Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted
Mumbai TDS office issued prosecution notices in 50 ''big'' cases in past one month: CBDT
Honda Cars India announces increase in car prices, effective from Feb 1
IOC to raise USD 3 bn more in overseas loan
Jet Airways shares sink over 8% amid uncertainty over open offer
Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview
Rupee slips further, settles below 71-level against USD
Sebi fines 10 entities for fraudulent trading in Mindvision Capital shares
Govt sets up common facility centres for gems and jewellery sector
Rupee rises 14 paise against US dollar in early trade
Export demand to drive future growth of manufacturing companies
MCA summons directors, officers of Usha Martin
Reliance Communications Says 'Fully Committed' To Settle Dues With Ericsson
Jet Airways In Talks With SBI To Raise Rs. 1,500 Crore: Report
Petrol, Diesel Prices To Rise In Karnataka As State Hikes Fuel Taxes
RBI Scales Down Printing Of 2,000 Rupee Note: Report
Banks likely to recover bad loans worth Rs 70,000 crore by March-end: Arun Jaitley
BoB finalises share swap ratio for merger of Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank
Fuel prices to come down further: Dharmendra Pradhan
KERALA NEWS
More domestic, international services from Kannur International Airport
 Thiruvananthapuram: More domestic, international services to start from Kannur International Airport  
Mineral sand mining: Talks fail, agitaion to continue
Kerala HC disqualifies Koduvally MLA
Kanakadurga attacked by mother-in-law
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
France fines Google nearly $57 million
 Washington: The French regulators fined Google with nearly $57 million for violating Europe's new da
Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro
First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid
Boo - The World's Cutest dog dies
NATIONAL NEWS
Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for robbery
 Thane: A Thane court has awarded seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 36-year-old man for robbing
Encounter breaks out at Shopian in J-K
Jaitey calls Congress remarks on EVM hacking "lie and garbage"
PM condoles demise of Lingayat seer
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