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Stock Market LIVE Updates: Asian shares firm as Fed tempers aggressive rate hike bets

THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 05, 2022, 08:23:25 IST

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Asian shares tracked Wall Street gains on Thursday after the US central bank raised interest rates by 50 basis points but sounded a less hawkish tone than some had feared, lifting investor sentiment and sending the dollar lower. Stay with TOI for all latest updates.Read Less

08:23 (IST) May 05

Asian shares firm as Fed tempers aggressive rate hike bets

Asian shares tracked Wall Street gains on Thursday after the US central bank raised interest rates by 50 basis points but sounded a less hawkish tone than some had feared, lifting investor sentiment and sending the dollar lower.

08:08 (IST) May 05

Hong Kong shares rally at open

Hong Kong stocks started Thursday with a healthy advance after the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates but played down any chance of a huge 75 basis-point lift in the near future.

08:05 (IST) May 05

EV 2-wheeler batteries, cells set to face mandatory checks

The government will soon make it mandatory for two-wheeler EV manufacturers to undertake stringent quality checks of batteries and the cells in the batteries as well, measures aimed at ensuring safety and restoring confidence in such vehicles.

07:59 (IST) May 05

Realty costs to rise, hit sector hard

Home loan rates of the existing borrowers, whose rates are linked with repo rate, will automatically increase by 0.40 percentage points, which will increase their EMIs by around 3.25% if they want to keep their repayment tenure unchanged.

07:57 (IST) May 05

Over 67% of LIC’s shares subscribed on IPO Day 1

Policyholders of life insurance behemoth LIC rushed in in large numbers to apply for its shares on the first day of the IPO with the Rs 21,000-crore issue subscribed over 67% on Day 1. At close of bidding for the day, the portion reserved for LIC’s policyholders was subscribed 2 times while the Employee portion was also fully subscribed, data from BSE showed.

07:56 (IST) May 05

90,000 notices under old provision stay valid: Supreme Court

Nearly 90,000 reassessment notices that were issued by the income tax (I-T) department after April 1, 2021 under the provisions of the unamended section 148 have been held as valid by the Supreme Court (SC).

07:54 (IST) May 05

Sensex sinks 1,307 points on fear of fund outflow

The sensex slumped by 1,307 points to 55,669 as Dalal street investors were unnerved by the shock mid-policy hike of 40 basis points (100bps = 1 percentage point) in interest rate by the RBI on Wednesday. Rate-sensitive stocks along with Reliance Industries led the slide, BSE data showed.

07:51 (IST) May 05

US Federal Reserve hikes rates by half percentage point, starts balance sheet reduction June 1

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark overnight interest rate by half a percentage point, the biggest jump in 22 years, and said it would begin trimming its bond holdings next month as a further step in the battle to lower inflation.

07:50 (IST) May 05

EMIs to rise as RBI hikes key rate by 40 bps after 4 years

In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced an increase in key interest rates by 40 basis points, the first increase since August 2018 and the sharpest in nearly 11 years, as it shifted gears to tame surging prices.

07:48 (IST) May 05

Price pressure forces RBI to step in to tame inflation

An interest rate increase was always on the cards after retail inflation jumped to a 17-month high of nearly 7% and wholesale price inflation soared to a four-month high of 14.6% and has stayed in double-digits for 12 months in a row.

07:39 (IST) May 05

Australian shares rise on mining, tech boost

Australian shares climbed on Thursday, as miners advanced on strong underlying commodity prices and tech stocks tracked Wall Street higher after the US Federal Reserve delivered a widely expected interest-rate hike. The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.6% at 7,348.0, with all sectors except financials trading in positive territory. The benchmark fell 0.2% on Wednesday.

07:38 (IST) May 05

Concerns about a hit to economic growth due to a hawkish Fed, mixed earnings from some big growth companies, the conflict in Ukraine and pandemic-related lockdowns in China have hammered Wall Street recently, with richly valued growth stocks bearing the brunt of the sell-off.

07:38 (IST) May 05

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark overnight interest rate by half a percentage point and said it would begin shrinking the central bank’s $9 trillion asset portfolio next month in an effort to further lower inflation.

07:37 (IST) May 05

Stocks initially see-sawed after the announcement, then the indexes strengthened. The S&P 500’s advance of almost 3% was the strongest since May 18, 2020.

07:37 (IST) May 05

Wall Street closes with sharp gains after Fed’s interest rate hike

US stocks ended sharply higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve delivered a widely expected interest-rate hike, and the S&P 500 recorded its biggest one-day percentage gain in nearly a year.

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