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The stock market closed positive for the week. Sensex gained 292 points.


The stock market closed positive for the week
Indian stock markets climbed for the week ending on September 30, 2011. During the period National Stock Exchange benchmark, Nifty, went up by 1.55% or 75.5 points to close at 4,942.25. Meanwhile the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark, Sensex, closed at 16,453, up by 292 points or 1.8%.

The rebound was on the optimism in the Asian market that the German lawmakers will approve the the expansion of the bailout fund to save countries that are reeling under the debt pressure.


In the same period Rupee devaluation led a rally in the Information Technology space.

After food inflation increased in four weeks, it is being speculated that the Reserve Bank of India may increase the cost of borrowing once again.

All stocks that are sensitive to interest rates came under pressure after the government announced that it will raise its borrowing target for the second half of the fiscal year. This triggering concerns that the cost of credit could rise for the private sector.

With different metrics showing a slowing pace of growth and the Central Banks rising of interest rates to fight high inflation have put pressure on government finances.

Also the announcement that the cabinet has approved the new mining bill that requires mining companies to share either profits or an amount equivalent to royalties with the local inhabitants. This move will be beneficial from the long-term perspective. It will also free up the government from lucrative projects but at the same time it will raise business costs.

The news of that Reliance Executive from the ADAG had changed their stance and the government will investigate Anil Ambani had sent the stock price of ADAG companies southward. The ADAG group informed the press that there was "no change in stand by any of the Reliance executives." It further reiterated that 'neither Reliance Communications nor the founder group benefited from telecoms licenses issued in January 2008.'

Story first published: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 11:06 [IST]
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