Friday’s market action: Dow +0.13% to 13488. Crude+0.29% to $93.85. Gold +0.06% to $1661.60 London +0.33%. Germany +0.09%. France +0.08%.
Investors are speculating if TCS will surprise the Street when its announces its earnings later today. Analysts, however, are not expecting any major deviations from their estimates. TCS [stockquote]TCS[/stockquote] and WIPRO [stockquote]WIPRO[/stockquote] closed 4% and 6% higher on Friday respectively following INFY’s lead. (ET)
India’s headline inflation is likely to have risen in December by less than the central bank projected, and analysts expect a cut of at least 25 basis points in the policy repo rate. (ET)
After Satyam scam, it looks like Price Waterhouse has caught itself in another problem. The Income-Tax office in Chennai has summoned audit firm Price Waterhouse and Company to appear before it in connection with the alleged tax default by Nokia to the extent of Rs 2,500 crore. (BusinessLine)
China’s unexpected surge in exports last month renewed concern from analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., UBS AG and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) that statistics from the nation can be unreliable.The increase didn’t match goods movements through ports and imports by trading partners according to UBS. What is cooking in China now? (Bloomberg)
After US and France changing there TAX regime, voices in India are contemplating the pros and cons for Indian economy. What does it have in store for investor and people in general – Aswath Damodaran explains . (ET)