Opening Bell 20.07.2020

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +0.35%
CAC(FRA) -0.31%
UKX(GBR) +0.63%
NKY(JPN) -0.35%
SPX(USA) +0.28%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -0.49%
INMEX(MEX) -0.31%
NGSEINDX(NGA) -0.17%
XU030(TUR) -0.32%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) +2.32%
SHCOMP(CHN) +2.33%
NIFTY(IND) +1.51%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +0.30%

Commodities

Energy
Heating Oil +0.30%
Ethanol +0.00%
Natural Gas +0.30%
Brent Crude Oil -0.13%
RBOB Gasoline +0.41%
WTI Crude Oil -0.03%
Metals
Copper +0.74%
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Palladium +1.16%
Silver 5000oz +0.84%
Platinum +1.19%

Currencies

USDEUR:+0.11% USDJPY:+0.32%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.73%
USDMXN(MEX) +0.11%
USDNGN(NGA) -0.12%
USDTRY(TUR) -0.09%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +1.01%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.04%
USDINR(IND) -0.22%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.14%
USDZAR(ZAF) +0.29%
Agricultural
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%
Cattle +0.00%
Corn +0.99%
Cotton +1.14%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybeans +0.43%
Wheat +0.20%
White Sugar +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.21%
Sugar #11 +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 31 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 42 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

Must Reads

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Seven Indian pharma players race to develop Covid-19 vaccine
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Bacteria that eats metal accidentally discovered by scientists
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Andhra Pradesh solar units face under-recovery of Rs 5,000 crore — Know who’s responsible
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How growth reshaped India’s destiny, and why we need an encore
6 min read .

The Freud Moment
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‘Here’s your check’: Trump’s farm bailouts could leave a wicked hangover
The president was already spending double his predecessor to spare farmers the cost of his trade war. Now the price is reaching unsustainable levels.

India plans solar wafer, ingot manufacturing tenders to cut Chinese imports
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Lack of skilled labour affecting production operations of TVS Motor
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Deccan Chronicle wins ₹4,800 crore arbitration award against BCCI
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IT companies report spurt in Q1 deal wins amid pandemic
India’s IT companies reported above-average deal wins and renewals in the June quarter even as the coronavirus pandemic raged, led by cloud and cybersecurity businesses. Most firms pulled off deals across their strongest offerings, despite client curbs on discretionary spending, experts said.

FMCG demand is back to near pre-covid level
Demand for packaged consumer goods recovered to near pre-covid levels in June as shops reopened after the government eased lockdown measures and the return of millions of migrants to their villages boosted rural consumption, market researcher Nielsen said.

Covid-19: Risks to short-term and long-term Indian economic outlook
4 min read . Updated: 18 Jul 2020, 09:29 AM IST Anandadeep Mandal , Neelam Rani Some industries have been affected more than the others have. Travel industries, entertainment and the food sector have been severely hit.

The Carbon Footprint Sham
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