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Union Budget to dictate market trend

Published on Feb 01, 2022 08:23

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget 2022-23 in the Parliament today, 1 February 2022. The Budget is going paperless this year again with the government concerned about safety issues posed by the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus.

The goods and services tax (GST) collection crossed the Rs 1.30 lakh crore-mark for the fourth time as the government collected Rs 1,38,394 crore in gross GST revenue for January 2022, the finance ministry said on January 31. Revenues for January 2022 were 15% higher than GST revenues in the same month last year and 25% higher than the GST revenues in January 2020, the ministry said.

SGX Nifty:

Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could surge 156 points at the opening bell.

Global markets:

Overseas, Asian stocks are trading higher on Tuesday, tracking stocks on Wall Street as they surged for a second session. Markets in mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore are closed for a holiday.

US stocks surged for a second day Monday to wrap up a rough January, as investors snapped up some of the tech shares that have been battered all month.

Domestic markets:

Back home, benchmark indices ended with strong gains on Monday, tracking positive global cues. The S&P BSE Sensex, surged 813.94 points or 1.42% at 58,014.11. The Nifty 50 index soared 237.9 points or 1.39% at 17,339.25.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 3,624.48 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs), were net buyers to the tune of Rs 3,648.65 crore in the Indian equity market on 31 January, provisional data showed.

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