Sensex trading above 20K level on fresh buying

Jan 18 2013, 11:39 IST
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Sensex rose 123.75 points, or 0.62 per cent, to 20,087. (Reuters) Sensex rose 123.75 points, or 0.62 per cent, to 20,087. (Reuters)
SummarySensex rose 123.75 points, or 0.62 per cent, to 20,087 in opening trade.

knowledge of the development told Reuters on Thursday.

Bulk buyers will have to pay market rates for diesel, which accounts for 40 percent of fuel consumption in the country, the source, who requested anonymity, said.

India slapped a duty of 2.5 percent on imports of crude edible oils on Thursday, aiming to hold down purchases by the world's top vegetable oil buyer after No. 2 producer Malaysia set export tax at zero in a battle for market share with rival Indonesia.

Reliance Industries Ltd is yet to finalise a concrete plan of action to launch its much-hyped 4G technology services, according to sources from the company, industry and the vendor community.


India's third stock exchange, MCX-SX, is all set to launch equity trading on its platform on Feb. 9, according to sources.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will ring the opening bell at MCX-SX in Mumbai, government officials in New Delhi said, and other sources said event organisers have been asked to block dates during February 8-15 to accommodate any last minute changes in the finance minister's plan.

The Indian affiliate of global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers was questioned on Thursday by tax authorities looking into possible tax evasion by

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs on Thursday authorised the National Investment Fund to buy shares of public sector enterprises, including banks and insurance companies.


Wipro Ltd posted an 18 percent gain in quarterly profit, joining bigger rivals Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and Infosys Ltd in reporting better-than-expected earnings. India's $100 billion IT outsourcing sector, which earns the bulk of its revenue from exports of software services, won a long-sought and favourable clarification over the tax treatment of some of the money it earns overseas.


Hero MotoCorp Ltd missed estimates for the fourth straight quarter on Thursday as net profit fell 20.4 percent on rising costs and falling sales that battered margins. AIRLINES

Air India has closed bookings on Boeing Co Dreamliner-operated flights "for the time being", the airline said on Thursday.

The Supreme Court has asked the aviation regulator and the industry to explain the rationale of imposing charges over and above base fares on airline passengers, appearing to disregard airlines' defence that these levies were needed to deal with fluctuating market conditions.


GMR Infrastructure and GVK Power & Infrastructure are walking out of road contracts as

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