India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.71% Economic News India 

Indian shares hit near four-month highs, Reliance rises on Intel investment

By Administrator_India Capital Sands   Indian shares scaled near four-month highs on Friday, as upbeat data from the United States and China outweighed concerns about surging domestic cases of the novel coronavirus, while Reliance Industries climbed after Intel invested in its digital unit. The benchmark indexes rose for a third day, with the Nifty rising 0.39% to 10,592.55 and the Sensex by 0.34% to 35,963.73. Both indexes were set for their third straight weekly gain. Broader Asian markets were supported by data that showed China’s services sector in June expanded…

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Commodity Economic News 

Gold Down Over Hopes For a COVID-19 Vaccine

By Administrator_India Capital Sands   Gold was down on Thursday morning in Asia, with investor sentiment boosted by positive results from yet another potential COVID-19 vaccine. U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced the results from the early stage human trial for BNT162b1, its mRNA candidate jointly developed with German biotech firm BioNTech, on Wednesday. The results showed production of neutralizing antibodies in all the patients who were inoculated after 28 days. Pfizer also has three other mRNA candidates under development. Gold futures slid 0.16% to $1,777.05, as investors retreated from the…

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Commodity Economic News 

Oil rises after drop in U.S. crude stocks suggests demand pickup

By Administrator_India Capital Sands   Oil prices rose more than 1% on Wednesday after data showed crude inventories in the United States fell much more than expected, suggesting demand is improving even as the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the world. Brent crude rose 48 cents, or 1.2%, to $41.75 a barrel after declining more than 1% on Tuesday. U.S. crude was up 54 cents, or 1.4%, at $39.81 a barrel, having dropped by 1.1% in the previous session. U.S. crude and gasoline stocks declined more than expected last week, while distillate…

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Economic News Political News 

Dollar Retreats, With Investors Balancing Positive Chinese Data with Ever Increasing COVID-19 Numbers

By Administrator_India Capital Sands   The dollar retreated on Tuesday morning in Asia, giving up it gains from the last session as investors balance positive trade data with increasing COVID-19 figures. China reported a higher-than-expected manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index of 50.9 earlier in the day. Meanwhile, COVID-19 continues its rampage, with over 10.2 million cases as of June 30 according to Johns Hopkins University data. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned on Monday that the outlook for the U.S. economy is “extraordinarily uncertain” and is dependent on the virus being contained…

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Higher Education University Rankings 2020: Capital University, Jharkhand ranks 64th, notches up from 68th position of last year

New Delhi : CapitalUniversity India has ranked 64th in the 2020 Higher Education University Rankings. Last year, CUJ was 68th and it has moved 04 notches up this year. It is second amongst the Indian Universities. THE’s 2020 University Rankings reveal the best universities under 50 years old, assessing them across teaching, research, international outlook and their work with industry. In fact, the ranking was created using the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings were recalibrated to reflect the missions of younger universities.   Overall, 26 Indian universities appear…

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Business Economic News 

Indian capital readies vast quarantine centre as coronavirus cases mount

By Administrator_India Capital Sands   Authorities in New Delhi worked to convert a spiritual centre into a huge quarantine facility on Thursday as novel coronavirus cases in the Indian capital overtook the financial hub Mumbai for the first time. Delhi now has 70,390 coronavirus cases, with more than 40,000 detected in the last two weeks. That is more than Mumbai’s 69,528, though the city, long considered one of India’s biggest coronavirus hot spots, has seen a higher rate of deaths. Nationally, a record 16,922 new cases were recorded in the…

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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.71% Covid-19 Economic News 

Sensex, Nifty fall on dour IMF outlook, virus fears

By Administrator_India Capital Sands   Indian stocks fell on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund steeply cut its growth outlook for the country and forecast a deeper global recession, with a surge in coronavirus cases also spooking investors. The IMF predicted Indian economy to contract by 4.5% following a longer lockdown period and slower recovery than anticipated in April. It also expects global output to shrink 4.9% this year, much sharper than the 3% contraction predicted in April. Domestic coronavirus virus cases surged over 456,000, while some U.S. states reported…

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India says it may allow some foreign flights to resume after U.S. criticism International 

India says it may allow some foreign flights to resume after U.S. criticism

By Administrator_India Capital Sands India’s ministry of civil aviation said on Tuesday it was considering allowing some international carrier flights to resume after Washington accused India of “unfair and discriminatory practices.” The Indian ministry said in a statement posted on Twitter that as “we move from controlled and managed aviation evacuation of our citizens in different parts of the world and foreign nationals from India, we are now looking at the possibility of establishing bilateral arrangements.” The U.S. Transportation Department issued an order Monday to require Indian air carriers to…

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Asian Market Economic News 

Asian stocks swing wildly on U.S.-China trade deal mix-up

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian shares see-sawed in a wild ride on Tuesday following confusing statements from the White House over the U.S.-China trade deal, with President Donald Trump later clarifying the pact was “fully intact.” Trump’s tweet bolstered market sentiment, helping e-minis for the S&P 500 swing back to positive territory. Asian shares were quick to turn around too, with MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan up 0.7%. Risk sentiment had taken a knock early in the Asian day after White House trade adviser Peter…

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Asian Market Corona Hits US 

Stocks try to shake off second wave virus fears

By Administrator_India Capital Sands U.S. stock futures erased losses and Asian stocks held flat on Monday, trying to shake off worries that rising coronavirus cases in the United States could scupper a quick economic rebound from the massive downturn triggered by the pandemic. U.S. S&P 500 futures rose 0.4%, having erased early losses of 1.05% while Japan’s Nikkei also eked out gains of 0.1%, similarly recovering from early losses. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was almost flat while mainland Chinese stocks ticked up 0.3% to 3-1/2-month highs. After a…

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