INDIAN BENCHMARKS we’re trading in negative trend in the morning trading session with negative bias tracking mixed global cues. Investors are keenly awaiting the outcome of the two-day US Federal Reserve policy meet which began yesterday. The Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting will end today. On Tuesday, benchmark indices closed lower dragged by pharma shares after the government notified a ban on about 300 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs. At 9:30 AM BSE SENSEX was at 24500.03, down by 51.14 points or by 0.21% while the NSE Nifty was at 7461.9, up by 1.3 points or by 0.02%. The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were BHEL 1.32%, ITC 0.80%, L&T 0.57%, Hero MotoCorp 0.54%, Tata Steel 0.53%, among others. The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Asian Paints 1.59%, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories 1.47%, Bharti Airtel 1.27%, Bajaj Auto 1.10%, HDFC 0.97%, among others. The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was strong.
Among overseas markets, Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday while the dollar dithered as markets waited anxiously for the Federal Reserve to provide guidance on the risk of US rate hikes this year. While no move is expected at this meeting it does include updates of Fed members' economic projections and a news conference with Chair Janet Yellen, events that have caused violent market reactions in the past. Investors put discretion before valour and nudged MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down 0.1%. Japan's Nikkei took a knock from a firmer yen and slipped 0.8%
Trend in FII flows: The FIIs were net sellers of Rs -54.01 Cr in the cash segment on Tuesday while the DIIs were net buyers of Rs -304.31 Cr, as per the provisional figures released by the NSE.