I am pleased to attach the Economy / Market Snapshot covering all the major events in April, 2018.
Financial Year 2018-2019 started with a bang for the Indian Markets. Market went up by 6% with the Sensex crossing 35,000 mark again. All sectoral indices went up last month with IT leading with 12%, FMCG 10%, Pharma and Auto 8% and Banks 5%. This is despite the fact that the FII’s pulled out Rs.5,500 crores from the Equity market and Rs.10,000 crores from the Debt market. With the Crude prices going up to $ 75 a barrel (8% up from last month) and the FII’s selling, Indian Rupee peaked to Rs.66.66 against US Dollar. Domestic Institutions had put in Rs.9,500 crores in the Equity market and 25,000 crores in the Debt market which helped the market to go up. US Markets were neutral while London shot up by 6%.Read more