Sensex, Nifty Likely To Open Firm

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At 7:30 am, the Nifty futures were trading higher by 0.17 per cent on Singapore Stock Exchange

The domestic stock markets are likely to open in the green in line with positive global cues. Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the index in India, with a 27 points gain. At 7:30 am, the Nifty futures were trading at 15,736, higher by 27 points or 0.17 per cent on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Asian shares firmed up on Monday while the dollar wavered after the anxiously awaited May U.S. payrolls report showed the recovery on track but not so hot that it might bring forward a policy tapering from the Federal Reserve.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 per cent and looked to break three sessions of losses. Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.0 per cent to touch its highest in almost a month, and South Korea gained 0.7 per cent.

US stocks climbed on Friday, lifted by technology stocks, after a tepid US monthly jobs report relieved investor concerns the Federal Reserve might rein in monetary stimulus soon.

The Dow Jones rose 0.43 per cent, S&P 500 gained 0.83 per cent and Nasdaq Composite added 1.5 per cent.

Oil extended gains to hit fresh multi-year highs on Monday, underpinned by a brighter economic and fuel-demand outlook, while investors eyed the outcome of talks between Iran and world powers over a nuclear deal that is set to boost crude supplies.

Brent crude futures for August rose 28 cents, or 0.4 per cent, to $72.17 a barrel by 0107 GMT, their highest since May 2019. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for July touched $70 for the first time since October 2018 and was at $69.91 a barrel, up 29 cents, or 0.4%.

On the earnings front, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India and Mrs Bectors Food Specialities will declare their Q3 numbers during the day.

On Friday, the BSE Sensex declined 132.38 points and Nifty fell 20.10 points.



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