As on (23 Oct 2021 | 13:07)

Indices may see gap-up start

October 14 2021

SGX Nifty:

Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could rise 78 points at the opening bell.

Global markets:

Overseas, Asian stocks are mostly higher as investors reacted to the release of China's inflation data for September. Markets in Hong Kong are closed on Thursday for a holiday.

Producer inflation surged in September, official data showed Thursday. The producer price index for September soared 10.7% as compared with a year ago. China's consumer price index also rose 0.7% in September as compared with a year ago.

Singapore's central bank unexpectedly tightened monetary policy on Thursday. Official advance estimates also showed Thursday that Singapore's economy grew 6.5% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021.

In US, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher on Wednesday, led by gains in shares of big growth names like and Microsoft, but JPMorgan shares fell along with other bank shares and weighed on the market.

Minutes released Wednesday afternoon from the Federal Open Market Committee's September meeting showed the central bank could begin tapering its asset-purchase program as soon as mid-November.

Consumer prices rose 0.4% last month, slightly higher than August's gain and pushing annual inflation back to the highest increase in 13 years. The consumer price index rose 5.4% in September from a year ago, the Labor Department said Wednesday, up slightly from August's gain of 5.3%. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core inflation rose 0.2% in September and 4% compared with a year ago. Core prices hit a three-decade high of 4.5% in June.

Domestic markets:

Back home, domestic benchmark indices settled with strong gains on Wednesday, extending rise for the fifth straight session. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped 452.74 points or 0.75% at 60,737.05. The Nifty 50 index gained 169.80 points or 0.94% at 18,161.75. Both the indices attained record closing levels.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 937.31 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs), were net sellers to the tune of Rs 431.72 crore in the Indian equity market on 13 October, provisional data showed.

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