Nikkei edges down in choppy trade, volume smallest since last December

apanese stocks edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday as investors struggled to find new catalysts, while many of them remained wary over the dollar-yen moves. The Nikkei share average fell 0.3 percent to 17,000.98. The broader Topix dropped 0.4 percent to 1,364.20, with only 1.6 billion shares changing hands, the lowest level since late December. The JPX-Nikkei… Read More »

Looming debt sales threaten India’s bond rally

A rally in India’s bond market this month could prove short-lived as investors brace for as much as $157 billion in sovereign debt sales over the next year, including from states financing a big bailout of electricity utilities, analysts warn. The amount of supply expected will be well above the $130 billion raised this fiscal year ending on… Read More »

Spot gold hits 1-week low as dollar gains dampen safe-haven trade

Spot gold hit its lowest in a week on Wednesday, with the impact of a stronger dollar outweighing a slight swell in the metal’s safe-haven appeal after attacks on an airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels. Overnight news of the attacks in Belgium, and hawkish comments from another U.S. Federal Reserve official have underpinned the U.S.… Read More »

Metals shine: Nifty Metal index at 7-month high

Metal shares continued to trade higher on the bourses on Wednesday, with the Nifty Metal index touching seven-month high on National Stock Exchange (NSE) today. Hindalco Industries, Bhushan Steel, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Vedanta, Jindal Steel & Power and National Aluminium Company are trading higher over 1% each. Read more from our special coverage on “METAL” Metal… Read More »

Telecom shares gain in a weak market; Bharti Airtel up 2%

Telecom shares continued to trade firm in an otherwise weak market amid reports that Reliance Jio may delay its launch of 4G service while Moody’s report on the Bharti-Videocon deal also boosted sentiment. At 1:10am, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 104 points at 25,226 and the Nifty50 dipped 28 points to 7,687. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors continued… Read More »

Global IT giants handhold MSMEs in Uttar Pradesh

Global IT majors including Facebook, Amazon andMicrosoft are lending a helping hand to the beleaguered Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in Uttar Pradesh to sharpen their competitive edge. These marquee brands are offering their domain expertise to prepare the MSMEs compete at the national and international level through IT-based interventions and business processes. UP is home… Read More »

Moto X Force: The unbreakable Force

Motorola’s newest instalment in the premium segment, the Moto X Force, boasts of a screen so strong that it just won’t shatter no matter how much you drop it. A challenge, I gladly accepted. At first glance, the Force seemed very chunky but to my surprise it was pretty lightweight. Motorola has not given beauty a preference as… Read More »

Edelweiss to acquire JP Morgan’s MF business in India

Edelweiss Asset Management today announced the acquisition of global giant JP Morgan’s mutual fund business in India that has assets worth over Rs 7,000 crore, marking yet another exit of a foreign fund house from the over Rs 13 lakh-crore industry. Edelweiss Asset Management today announced the acquisition of global giant JP Morgan’s mutual fund business in India… Read More »

11 Facebook hacks which will infinitely improve your time on the internet

For a lot of us, Facebook is an important part of our online life – it’s a great way to keep in contact with friends and organise events, and going through old pictures from 2007 is always a laugh. However, there are a lot of things about Facebook which are annoying – the constant birthday reminders, having unaccepted… Read More »

How to be a woman on Twitter – 10 years on

Ijoined Twitter in the summer of 2009, and I’ve used it almost every day since. Even when it was getting too distracting – and I deleted the app from my phone, and blocked the desktop site on my laptop – I’ve managed to sneak a look somehow. This is in spite of the fact that Twitter’s environment can… Read More »