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    Sensex Today Trades Lower | GNFC Tanks 5% | Hindalco and Infosys Among Top Losers

    Asian equities fell in the wake of big tech declines on Wall Street as traders geared up for a raft of policy decisions this week from the US, UK and Japan.

    Tech shares across the region retreated, with a gauge of the sector’s stocks set to post its biggest decline in almost a month.

    The Nikkei is trading 1.1% higher while the Hang Seng index is trading 1% lower. The Shanghai Composite is trading marginally higher.

    US stock market witnessed sharp correction on Friday as all three key benchmark indices Nsadaq, Dow Jones and S&P 500 lost heavily on Friday.

    Dow Jones Index ended 0.83% lower, whereas tech heavy weight Nasdaq corrected 1.56%.

    Here’s a table showing how US stocks performed on Friday last week:

    Stock/Index LTP Change ($) Change (%) Day High Day Low 52-Week High 52-Week Low
    Alphabet 138.3 -0.69 -0.50% 139.36 137.18 139.55 83.45
    Apple 175.01 -0.73 -0.42% 176.5 173.82 198.23 124.17
    Meta 300.31 -11.41 -3.66% 312 298.75 326.2 88.09
    Tesla 274.39 -1.65 -0.60% 278.98 271 313.8 101.81
    Netflix 396.94 -3.55 -0.89% 404.7 395.03 485 211.73
    Amazon 140.39 -4.33 -2.99% 143.57 140.09 145.86 81.43
    Microsoft 330.22 -8.48 -2.50% 337.4 329.65 366.78 213.43
    Dow Jones 34,618.20 -288.9 -0.83% 34,902.04 34,572.27 35,679.13 28,660.94
    Nasdaq 13,708.30 -217.7 -1.56% 13,895.75 13,684.24 14,446.55 10,088.83

    Source: Equitymaster

    Back home, Indian share markets are trading on a negative note. At present, the BSE Sensex is trading 100 points lower and NSE Nifty is trading 15 points lower.

    M&M and Cipla are among the top gainers today.

    Hindalco and Infosys on the other hand are among the top losers today.

    Broader markets are trading mixed.

    The BSE Mid Cap index is trading marginally lower and the BSE Small Cap index is trading marginally higher.

    Sectoral indices are trading mixed with stocks in the FMCG sector, power sector and capital goods sector are witnessing most buying.

    Meanwhile stocks in metal and realty sector witness selling.

    Shares of M&M and Grasim hit their 52-week high today.

    The rupee is trading at Rs 83.12 against the US dollar.

    In commodity markets, gold prices are trading 0.2% higher at Rs 59,126 per 10 grams today.

    Meanwhile, silver prices are trading 0.3% higher at Rs 72,339 per 1 kg.

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    HAL To Acquire Fighter Jets

    The government on 15 September approved a slew of proposals to bolster India’s defence sector. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved a total of nine acquisition proposals totalling Rs 450 bn.

    Among them, the ministry okayed the proposal for the procurement of 12 Su-30MKIs for the Indian Air Force, which would be manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics.

    The project would include manufacturing the aircraft and related ground systems. Per requirement, the Su-30MKIs will have to be equipped with more than 60% indigenous content.

    These would be the most modern Su-30 MKI aircraft of the Indian Air Force; they will come mounted with multiple Indian weapons and sensors.

    The Indian Air Force will also be getting avionic upgradation of Dornier aircraft to improve the accuracy and reliability for operations and the Dhruvastra Short Range Air-to-Surface Missile as a potent indigenous precision-guided weapon for indigenously built ALH Mk-IV choppers.

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    BEL Bags Order From Cochin Shipyard

    Cochin Shipyard Limited has placed an order worth Rs 21.2 bn with Bharat Electronics Limited. The order is for the supply of sensors, weapon equipment, fire control systems, and communication equipment. These items will be used in six next-generation missile vessels and anti-surface warfare corvettes for the Indian Navy.

    This project will have the participation of Indian electronics and associated industries, including MSMEs, which are sub-vendors of BEL.

    The equipment manufactured by BEL is part of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ programme.

    The company has also received additional orders worth Rs 8.9 bn since the last disclosure on 25 August and the said orders pertain to the upgrade of AFNET SATCOM N/W, upgrade of Akash missiles with RF Seeker, inertial navigation system and other equipment with accessories and spares, among others.

    In the fiscal year 2023-24, BEL has accumulated orders totalling Rs 143.8 bn, including this one, it stated.

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