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Murugappa’s turnover rises 9.5% ₹41,713 crore

The turnover of the Murugappa Group has risen 9.5% to ₹41,713 crore for FY21 while net profit surged by almost 53% to ₹4,500 crore.

Profit after tax, excluding profit from stake sale in group companies, grew by 26% to ₹3,713 crore.

NMDC slashes iron ore by ₹1,000 a tonne

Mining major NMDC has reduced prices of iron ore Lump and Fines by ₹1,000 a tonne respectively.

Effective September 4, the new prices are ₹6,150 per tonne for Lump Ore and ₹5,160 for the same quantity of Fines, the company said in a filing.

Indian benchmark indices open higher

Indian indices opened higher on Tuesday. BSE Sensex opened at 58,418.69, up 121.78 points, while Nifty opened at 17,401.55, up 23.75 points.

In Tuesday’s early trade (at 9:32 A.M.), Sensex fell 114.1 points or 0.20% to reach 58,182.81, while Nifty dropped 27.30 points or 0.16% to reach 17,350.50.

On Monday, the BSE Sensex settled 166.96 points or 0.29% higher at 58,296.91, while NSE Nifty climbed 54.20 points or 0.31% to its new closing record of 17,377.80.

Oil wobbles as demand woes stalk market after Saudi price cuts

Oil prices were wobbly on Monday as investors grappled with demand concerns after Saudi Arabia’s sharp cuts to crude contract prices for Asia, Reuters reported.

Brent crude futures for November rose 0.1%, to $72.26 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for October was at $68.88 a barrel, down 0.6%, from Friday’s close.

World shares at record high as investors count on Fed largesse

Global stocks inched higher on Tuesday to a record high for the eight straight session as investors wagered the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to delay the start of tapering its asset purchases after the soft U.S. jobs data, Reuters reported.

Japanese shares extended their bull run. Tokyo’s Nikkei rallied as much as 1.3%, moving past 30,000 for the first time since April. Mainland Chinese shares were little changed in early trade while MSCI’s ex-Japan Asian-Pacific index was down 0.1%. U.S. S&P 500 futures were 0.1% higher from Friday’s close after the U.S. holiday on Monday.

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