Markets Trade Flat As Sebi Tightens P Note Norms

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Benchmark indices opened the day higher, but, soon slipped into the red, as investors worried over the tightening of P Note norms, including KYC requirements.

P Notes, are instruments through which some foreign institutional investors invest in the Indian markets. Over the years, through these instruments a lot of foreign funds have invested in the Indian markets.

Markets Trade Flat As Sebi Tightens P Note Norms
Markets also discounted results of the state elections, which was widely on expected lines.

The Sensex was trading with gains of 35 points, while the Nifty was up 5 points in early trade.

Among the early losers in trade were stocks like Bharti Airtel, Indusind Bank, Tata Steel and Zee.

The biggest loser in trade was Lupin Laboratories, which lost as much as 5 per cent in trade.

Shares in companies that are slated to declare results like Karnataka Bank and ITC were trading marginally higher.

Banking stocks managed to recover some lost ground after the sharp sell-off see on Thursday.

Syndicate Bank, however, was still trading in the red. Shares in Coffee Day Enterprises was trading marginally higher, ahead of results to be declared later today.

Meanwhile, markets across Asia were trading higher led by gains in the Shanghai composite and the Hong Kong's Hang Sang. The rupee was last seen tradign at 67.44 o the US dollar in early trade.

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