November 2014 WPI Data at 0%
Inflation for the month of November 2014 came in at 0.00% versus 1.77% seen in October. November WPI Manufacturing at 2.04% vs 2.43% (MoM) .November WPI Food Price at 0.63% vs 2.7% (MoM).November WPI Fuel Inflation down -4.91% vs 0.43% (MoM).Manufacturing inflation came in at 2.04% Vs 2.43% (MoM).Primary Articles inflation came in at -0.98%.Govt keeps September WPI unchanged at 2.38%.
CPI inflation eases to 4.38%
The CPI inflation declined MoM to 4.38% in November (5.52% in October) mainly contributed by decline in food inflation (3.14% Vs 5.59%). The core CPI also moderated MoM to 5.5%.
October IIP declines by 4.2%
The IIP growth for October came in at -4.2% compared to 2.5% in September 2014. This was due to sharp contraction in manufacturing sector (-7.6%) with consumer goods contracting by 18.2% and consumer durables declining by 35%.The plunge in industrial growth is negative surprise since other indicators were improving, though it builds case for early rate cuts by RBI.
Mastek surges 19% on merger plans of its arm
Mastek gained over 19% touching to Rs323.3, after Majesco, the insurance arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the company announces its plan to merge Cover- All Technologies with itself in a 100% stock for stock transaction. Majesco (formerly known as Majesco Mastek) plans to list Majesco on the NYSE-MKT subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals.
OIL India signs MOU with Russian firm
OIL India has signed an MOU with M/s. Zarubezhneft, Russia during the India-Russia Annual Summit. As per the Scope of cooperation of MOU both parties intend to work together in the areas of (i) Joint Search and evaluation of hydrocarbon E&P (ii) Technological Association and (iii) Any other areas of common interest. Positive for Oil India.
Govt set to give Rs20,000 crore orders on behalf of DFC
The Government is all set to give Rs20,000 crore worth of orders on behalf of the Dedicated Freight Corridor(DFC) which is to be commissioned by 2019. Positive for L&T among other infrastructure companies. Further, the Indian Railways is setting up the project aimed to supplement the rail transport capacity with a project cost of over Rs 80,000 crore.
Standard Life plans to increase its stake in HDFC Life
Standard Life plans to increase its stake in joint venture HDFC Life Insurance to 33% from the current 26% as the insurance bill is likely to get passed in parliament. The stake purchase will happen before HDFC Life lists its shares. However, the valuations suggested in the media reports is significantly higher (Rs20,000 crore Vs consensus estimate of Rs11000 crore) than the consensus estimates for HDFC Life. This is sentimentally positive for HDFC.
JLR global wholesale volumes up 3.4% YoY
Jaguar Land Rover");'> Jaguar Land Rover ( JLR) global wholesale volumes up 3.4% YoY to 41,318 units Jaguar volumes for the month declined by 8.4% YoY to 6,184 units Land Rover volumes increased by 5.8% YoY to 35,134 units
Tata Chemicals may invest Rs150 crore in Sriperumbudur
Tata Chemicals Ltd, part of $100 billion plus Tata Group, is expected to invest around Rs150 crore into setting up a nutraceuticals manufacturing facility in Sriperumbudur in next three years.
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