MARKET WEEKAHEAD – Indian shares await RBI decision, earnings

July 27, 2013
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Reuters Market Eye – Indian shares are expected to falter, with banks remaining weak ahead of the Reserve Bank of India‘s policy review on Tuesday.

The review comes after the RBI’s decision to shore up short-term interest rates to defend the rupee has hit banks and other financial shares.

The RBI is expected to keep policy rates and the cash reserve ratio unchanged, with investors focused on its statement for cues about future action.

Bond yields and rupee movements will also be tracked as investors fear the RBI’s measures to defend to currency will lead to higher borrowing costs and hurt economic growth.

Global share movements will also be important as the Federal Reserve is due to end its two-day meeting on July 31.

Blue chips such as IDFC Ltd , ICICI Bank and Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd will also report quarterly results in the week ahead.

KEY EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH

Monday:

Earnings: UltraTech Cement Ltd , Reliance Capital Ltd , IDFC

India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board to consider Jet Airways Ltd -Etihad deal

Tuesday: Reserve Bank of India’s policy review

Earnings: NTPC Ltd , Reliance Infrastructure Ltd , Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories

Wednesday:

Earnings: United Spirits Ltd , ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel Ltd

Thursday:

Earnings: Power Grid Corp of India Ltd , Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular Ltd , Bank of Baroda

Manufacturing PMI for July

Friday: India’s foreign reserves data

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