INDIAN BENCHMARKS Strong start seen for Sensex, Nifty on upbeat Q4 GDP data
The Indian shares are likely to see a strong start as the global cues look supportive with SGX Nifty trading 19.50 points higher. Indian equity benchmarks are likely to witness a bullish opening on Wednesday as investors cheer the robust fourth quarter GDP data which showed that Asia’s third biggest economy accelerated last quarter driven by strengthening consumption, bolstering risk taking appetite.
The country’s economy grew by 7.9 per cent in the March 2016 quarter, compared to 7.2 per cent in Q3 FY 2015-16. Gains in the CNX Nifty Index Futures for June delivery which advanced by 0.20 per cent or 16.5 points at 8,205 at 10:37 AM Singapore time also signal that Dalal Street may open higher today.
The focus today will be on Indian manufacturing PMI which may offer further cues over the health of the world’s fastest growing economy. In April, the country’s manufacturing index fell to 50.5 in April from eight-month high of 52.4 in March, but remained above the neutral 50-mark.
Snapping a five-day winning streak, the 30-share Sensex on Tuesday declined 57.64 points or by 0.22 per cent to end at 26,667.96 as investors booked profits while uncertainty over US rate outlook also weighed on sentiment.
Trend in FII flows: The FIIs were net sellers of Rs -114.52 Cr in the cash segment on Tuesday while the DIIs were net buyers of Rs 60.28 Cr, as per the provisional figures.