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Sensex, Nifty Set To Have A Positive Opening

At 7:30 am, the Nifty futures were trading higher by 14 points on Singapore Stock Exchange

The domestic stock markets are likely to open in the green, after four straight days of decline, on the back of positive global cues. Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the index in India, with a 14-points gain. At 7:30 am, the Nifty futures were trading at 15,009, higher by 14 points, on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Asian share markets inched higher on Monday as expectations for faster economic growth and inflation globally batter bonds and boost commodities, though rising real yields also make equity valuations look more stretched in comparison.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 per cent, after easing from a record top late last week as the jump in U.S. bond yields unsettled investors. Japan’s Nikkei recouped 1.0 per cent and South Korea 0.4 per cent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were a fraction firmer.

Stocks on Wall Street closed near break-even on Friday as investors sold technology shares that have rallied through the pandemic and rotated into cyclical stocks set to benefit from pent-up demand once the coronavirus pandemic is subdued.

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Meanwhile, oil prices rose on Monday as the slow return of US crude output that was cut by frigid conditions raised concerns about supply just as demand is coming back from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brent crude was up 76 cents, or 1.2 per cent, at $61.67 a barrel by 0104 GMT, after gaining nearly 1% last week. U.S. oil rose 74 cents, or 1.3 per cent, to $59.98 a barrel, having fallen 0.4 per cent last week.

On Friday, the Sensex breached the 51,000 levels and the Nifty broke the 15,000-mark, with the BSE Sensex slipping 654.54 points or 1.2 per cent to end at 50,889.76 and Nifty shedding 181.5 points or 1.2 per cent to end at 14,981.

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