Stock Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, stock prices LIVE: The national equity market indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 had a negative start on the first day of the week, as suggested by SGX Nifty’s early trading trends. Ingenious futures were trading 76.50 points or 0.44 percent down at 17,364 on the Singapore Stock Exchange. In the previous session, Sensex closed 54.81 points higher at 58,305 while Nifty 50 added 15 points to close at 17,369. Asian stock markets were lower in early trading on Monday. Japan’s Nikkei was down 0.25 percent, while the Topix index lost 0.16 percent. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.22 percent. In late-night trading on Friday, US stock indices ended in the red. The S & P500 fell 34.70 points to 4,458.58. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 271.66 points to 34,607.72. The Nasdaq high-tech composite fell 132.76 points to 15,115.49.
The outlook for an increase in manufacturing activities in the second quarter of this fiscal year has improved significantly, although the cost of doing business and production is increasing, according to a survey by the chamber of industry FICCI. According to the latest FICCI Quarterly Survey (Q2) on Manufacturing, industry respondents have attributed increased production costs primarily to high fixed costs, higher overhead costs to ensure security protocols, and a drastic reduction in volumes due to crash.