Crude oil futures drop as pandemic darkens demand outlook

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Crude oil benchmarks fell sharply on Monday, with Brent hitting its lowest since November 2002, as the global coronavirus pandemic worsened and the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war showed no signs of abating. Brent futures were down 6.7%, or $1.68, to $23.25 a barrel, after earlier dropping to $23.03, the lowest since November 2002. U.S. West Texas […]

Asian Stocks Mixed as Volatility Continues

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday morning, as Japanese stocks outperforming its regional peers following the release of data that showed the country’s exports fell less than expected last month In Japan, provisional data released by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday showed a 1% drop in exports year-on-year in February, less than the 4.3% predicted by analysts. The Nikkei […]

Gold Declines as Virus Panic Spurs Sell Off Across Markets

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold declined as investors rush to raise cash to cover losses in other markets amid a rout in U.S. stocks, with global leaders striking a pessimistic tone over the likely economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Wall Street stocks plunged the most since 1987 on Monday after President Donald Trump warned the economic disruption from the […]

China says consumer sales steadying after virus hit, trade still tough

China says consumer sales steadying after virus hit, trade still tough

By Ritu, Capital Sands The coronavirus outbreak has hit global demand, but its impact on China’s foreign trade is only temporary, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, adding that authorities would roll out more targeted support measures to stabilise supply chains. The epidemic, which has killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 80,000 in mainland China, has triggered […]

India’s divisive protests could help Modi’s BJP in Delhi election test

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party this week face their first electoral test since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago, with the divisive turmoil likely to win them votes at polls in the capital.Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a bigger majority in a general election in May, but it has […]

Weak growth to pull down Indian rupee, coronavirus fears to impinge

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands The battered Indian rupee will weaken further against the dollar over the coming year as a significant pickup in economic growth is unlikely, While Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das has said reviving growth was a ‘national objective’ in coordination with the government, the latest budget provided only minimal support to the slowing economy. “We […]

Bharti Airtel posts another loss as it faces massive government dues

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands Bharti Airtel Ltd reported its third straight quarterly loss on Tuesday, as India’s third-largest telecom firm booked 10.50 billion rupees ($147 million) in charges related to spectrum fee payments and write-downs of network equipment. The company reported a loss of 10.35 billion rupees ($145 million) for the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit […]

RBI seen holding rates, retaining dovish stance

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands  The Reserve Bank of India is likely to keep monetary policy accommodation without cutting interest rates at a policy meeting on Thursday, economists said, as inflation is above target and the economy has shown possible signs of recovery from its worst slowdown in more than a decade. The central bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) cut rates […]

Modi’s guarded stimulus unlikely to revive Indian growth

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands India’s new budget is unlikely to drag Asia’s third- biggest economy out of its worst slowdown in more than a decade as the government has proposed only moderate spending increases and small cuts in personal taxes, economists said on Sunday. They said there was a risk the government might miss its fiscal deficit target for 2020-21 […]

BJP recommends tax tweaks to attract foreign investors

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has recommended adjusting rules on taxing equity market returns in the upcoming budget on Feb. 1, which if accepted, could attract more capital inflows into the stock markets, a senior party leader said. Financial market participants have been lobbying for scrapping long term capital gains tax (LTCG) on investment in equity […]