Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could fall 66 points at the opening bell on negative Asian cues.
Overseas, Asian stocks declined after the mixed close on Wall Street. Japan's economy shrank at an annualized pace of 0.6% in the January-March quarter.
In US, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite ended with modest losses on Thursday, as a selloff in major technology shares put pressure on the benchmarks. Traders were cautious as leaders of the Group of Seven nations kicked off a summit in Canada. The G-7 summit takes place in Canada on Friday, 8 June 2018, and Saturday, 9 June 2018, with the issues related to protectionism and international trade expected to take center stage.
On the US data front, initial jobless claims fell slightly in early June, keeping the rate of layoffs in the US near a 50-year low. Household wealth topped $100 trillion for the first time in the first quarter, the Federal Reserve said. Consumer credit in April slowed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.9%, or $9.3 billion, down from 3.8% in March.
Closer home, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 525.40 crore yesterday, 7 June 2018, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 1197.89 crore yesterday, 7 June 2018, as per provisional data.
Local stocks logged sharp gains on upbeat global cues yesterday, 7 June 2018, . The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, rose 284.20 points or 0.81% to settle at 35,463.08. The Nifty 50 index rose 83.70 points or 0.78% to settle at 10,768.35.
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