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The Hang Seng Index or HSI is a market capitalisation-weighted index of the largest companies that trade on Hong Kong Exchange.The Index is a free-float adjusted benchmark for blue chip stocks traded on Hong Kong...The Hang Seng Index or HSI is a market capitalisation-weighted index of the largest companies that trade on Hong Kong Exchange.The Index is a free-float adjusted benchmark for blue chip stocks traded on Hong Kong Exchange. The index is composed of four sub-sector indices in industry, finance, utilities, and real estate investment trusts, and comprises 50 constituents. The index uses a free float market capitalisation weighting scheme with a 10 per cent cap on any one component's index weight.HSI was started on November 24, 1969 and records and monitors daily changes in the top companies of Hong Kong stock market and is the key indicator of the overall market performance in Hong Kong. These 50 companies represent about 58 per cent of the total capitalisation of the Hong Kong Exchange.The index is compiled and maintained by Hang Seng Indexes Company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank, one of the largest banks registered and listed in Hong Kong.The components of Hang Seng index include China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company , Hang Lung Properties, Hang Seng Bank, CLP Holdings, CITIC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, AIA Group and Tencent Holdings, among others.

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Seng Index or HSI is a market capitalisation-weighted index of the largest companies that trade on Hong Kong Exchange.The Index is a free-float adjusted benchmark for blue chip stocks traded on Hong Kong Exchange. The index is composed of four sub-sector indices in industry, finance, utilities, and real estate investment trusts, and comprises 50 constituents. The index uses a free float market capitalisation weighting scheme with a 10 per cent cap on any one component's index weight.HSI was started on November 24, 1969 and records and monitors daily changes in the top companies of Hong Kong stock market and is the key indicator of the overall market performance in Hong Kong. These 50 companies represent about 58 per cent of the total capitalisation of the Hong Kong Exchange.The index is compiled and maintained by Hang Seng Indexes Company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank, one of the largest banks registered and listed in Hong Kong.The components of Hang Seng index include China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company , Hang Lung Properties, Hang Seng Bank, CLP Holdings, CITIC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, AIA Group and Tencent Holdings, among others.

Hong Kong stocks close at 2-week high as Shenzhen Connect nears

The Thanksgiving break in the United States also helped slow a relentless surge in the US dollar that has sucked capital out of most emerging markets.

China, Hong Kong stocks dip as investors await cues from Fed meeting

China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.2 per cent, to 3,835.12 points by the lunch break.

China stocks rebound; tech shares surge on policy support hopes

China's blue-chip CSI300 index closed up 2.5 per cent, recouping Wednesday's losses.

Sensex sheds 119 pts; Nifty slips below 9,650 ahead of RBI policy outcome

ITC, Tata Motors and Reliance Industries contributed most to the fall in the index.

Lenovo to miss mobile turnaround target, posts Q3 net loss

The company's phone problems started after it bought Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014, but struggled to integrate the assets.

Sensex adds 84 points on F&O expiry; Wirpo, Maruti Suzuki jump over 2%

As many as 30 stocks in NSE Nifty ended in the green with Wipro advancing 2.28 per cent.

Asian stocks ease, dollar near two-week lows on Trump comments

Japan's Nikkei stumbled 1.3 per cent while South Korea's Kospi index slipped 0.8 per cent.

Traders lost almost $10b betting against Alibaba this year

Traders wagering on declines in the company's shares have lost a grand total of $9.8 billion in 2017.

China developers drag down Hong Kong shares after fresh property curbs

The Hang Seng index fell 0.7 per cent to 24,193.70 points, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.1 per cent to 10,362.02.

China taps unicorn cavalry in trade war

Even this year, Chinese ADRs are doing relatively better than the Hong Kong market.

Hong Kong exchange to start stock volatility control system

The new tool will help to stop so-called fat fingers and rogue algorithms from causing erroneous price swings, according to the market regulator.

Sensex, Nifty rise for 7th straight day on gains in IT stocks

However, with indices trading near record highs, investors and traders should be cautious.

Stocks rally on boost from strong global growth, earnings

On Wall Street, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq advanced to record closing highs on Tuesday.

Hong Kong stocks snap 3-week winning streak before Trump's inauguration

The benchmark Hang Seng index fell 0.7 per cent, to 22,885.91 points at the close, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.8 per cent, to 9,715.72 points.

Wall Street surge brings relief to battered equity markets

After the overnight rally, E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were last down nearly half a per cent.

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks extend gains in opening trade

Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose soon after opening Monday, extending last week's gains on hopes the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at record lows into next year.

Hong Kong stocks score best week in 3 months

The benchmark Hang Seng index finished 0.2 per cent higher, at 22,503.01 points, bringing its weekly gain to nearly 2.3 per cent, the highest since Oct. 7.

Hong Kong shares end at 3-week high on hopes of more China link-ups

The Hang Seng index rose 0.9 percent to 20,576.77 points, bringing its gains this week to 3.6 percent. The China Enterprises Index gained 0.8 percent to 8,595.28.

China blue chips rise on Xi's vision of "new era"; Hong Kong also up

The three-week rising streak in blue chips has also been fuelled by signs of economic resilience in the world's second-biggest economy.

‘BUY' or 'SELL' ideas from experts for Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty are likely to open on a flat note with positive bias on Wednesday following mixed global cues

Fed adds to list of reasons why Asia stock investors are jittery

The “sell in May” theory might come into fruition this year.

It's becoming childish: Experts say Trump’s tirades are all bluff

The US market is taking Trump’s escalation poorly, eroding support amongst the plutocracy.

Hong Kong shares down after China's mixed trade data

The Hang Seng index fell 0.6 percent, to 22,600.46, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.0 percent, to 10,437.69 points.

Sensex rallies 322 points; Nifty50 ends near 9,900; Tata Motors top gainer

VIX eased for the second day, down 2.6 per cent while the advance-decline ratio stood at 2:1.

Sensex, Nifty end flat on mixed global cues

From the Nifty50 pack, Bharti Airtel rose 2.96 per cent, GAIL 2.92 per cent, Idea Cellular 2.10 per cent, BHEL 1.98 per cent, RIL 1.77 per cent to emerge top gainers.

Sensex ends 216 points lower; Nifty50 slips below 9,950; Sun Pharma falls 5%

BSE Smallcap index lost 298 points to close at 15,605.40 with 20 stocks ending in the red.

BSE increases lot-size of foreign index derivatives contracts

Leading bourse BSE has decided to revise upwards market lot sizes of equity derivatives contracts based on foreign indices.

Asian stocks hit 20-month lows, S&P futures slide as investors flee risk

The single currency was 0.04 per cent lower at $1.1370.

Stocks crumble as global growth, US earnings fears spook markets

The Dow fell 2.41 per cent and the S&P 500 lost 3.09 per cent.

Shanghai stocks set for 6th week of gains; Hong Kong falls

Hua Chuang Securities said in its latest strategy report that the market is bolstered by "earnings improvements in cyclical sectors."

Sensex hits record high, Nifty50 at kissing distance of 10,000

Positive growth metrics for India by IMF and NITI Aayog propped up investors’ risk-on sentiment.

Nifty closes above 9,900 for first time, Sensex hits fresh lifetime high

IT stocks fuelled gains with heavyweights Wipro and Infosys emerging as the top gainers.

Indian markets follow global cues: Bears turn back D-Street clock to 2017

The BSE midcap and BSE smallcap indices are down 11.1% and 13.8%, respectively, from their early and mid-January records.

Sensex, Nifty50 end flat; IT, consumer durables stocks top gainers

Tata Motors DVR (up 1.71%), ONGC (up 1.60%) and Infy (up 1.51%) were top gainers of the day.

Sensex, Nifty50 end flat; PowerGrid, Tata Motors, Lupin top gainers

Meanwhile, Tata Motors (down 1.74%), Wipro (down 1.65%) and TCS (down 1.24%) were the biggest losers of the day.

Experts say Tuesday’s market bounce temporary, FIIs on selling spree

Earnings recovery is now pushed by two-three quarters and GDP growth also is likely to slow because of demonetisation, say players.

Sensex ends 128 points lower on weak global cues, Nifty50 at 8,170

The S&P BSE Sensex shed 128 points, or 0.48 per cent, to 26,635 while the NSE Nifty50 closed at 8,170, down 33 points, or 0.41 per cent.

Do nothing, wait for Trump to announce Cabinet and clear policy guidelines: Andrew Freris, Ecognosis Advisory

“Yesterday, the S&P was up by about one-fifth, the European stocks were a little bit different, the Asian markets are a little bit troubled today, the Nikkei is up, the Hang Seng index is down”

What changed your market while you were sleeping

Asian stocks saw a mixed open on the final trading day of 2017 after a regional benchmark notched a record high on Thursday.

Sensex, Nifty snap 4-day winning streak, end marginally lower

Market ended in the red after investors turned cautious ahead of key economic data.

These charts show why China's stock panic may be over

Short-sell turnover in Hong Kong market climbed to the highest level since August on Thursday.

Sensex falls 131 pts; Nifty below 9,200; IndiGo rallies 6%, Divi's Lab 5%; USL tanks 6%

Auto major Tata Motors (up 1.51 per cent) emerged the top performer on the index while IT behemoth Infosys (down 2.88 per cent) slumped the most.

What changed your market while you were asleep

Let’s check out what all might influence Dalal Street all through Wednesday.

Sensex, Nifty50 end flat after choppy trade

Banks developed cold feet after Morgan Stanley downgraded HDFC Bank and Axis Bank to ‘equal weight’, and cut ICICI Bank and IDFC Bank to ‘underweight’.

What changed your market while you were sleeping

Consumer price inflation (CPI) data for October will be released post market hours on Monday.

China stocks rise on mainland as Hong Kong follows US markets lower

China CSI300 stock index futures for January rose 0.9 per cent to 3,626.8, some 5.55 points below the prevailing value of the underlying index.

In 2017, investors can either buy bubbles or be left far behind

A portfolio stuffed with allegedly over-inflated assets would have returned 120% so far in 2017.

Sensex, Nifty end flat after hitting new highs; Titan surges 19%

Sensex and Nifty hit their fresh all-time high of 33,848.42 and 10,490.45, respectively.

Sensex ends 98 points lower; Nifty50 below 8,950; Tata Steel, ONGC shed 2% each

The 30-share BSE Sensex closed 97.62 points down at 28,901.94, while the Nifty 50 index closed 22.60 points down at 8,924.30 on Wednesday.

Sensex ends 49 points lower after choppy trade; Nifty slips below 8,950; Tata Steel slips 2%

On the other hand, the BSE Oil & Gas index, Consumer Durables and Power gained 0.41 per cent, 0.37 per cent and 0.28 per cent, respectively.

Sensex sheds 80 pts; Nifty slips below 8,900; Axis Bank, PowerGrid, Airtel down 3% each; RIL up 4%

The 30-share BSE Sensex closed 80.09 points down at 28,812.88, while the 50-share NSE Nifty index settled 42.80 points down at 8896.70.

Sensex ends 100 pts up; Nifty Bank hits record high; JSPL rallies 9%, Airtel slips 4%

NSE’s Nifty50 index closed 28.65 points up at 8,907, while the 30-share BSE Sensex settled 100 points up at 28,761 on February 21.

GST delay, HUL Q1 spook market; Sensex declines 90 points, Nifty50 holds above 8,500

Shares of Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular declined after the two companies decided to lower data tariff. Airtel slipped 3.86 per cent while Idea Cellular lost 5.67 per cent.

China stocks retreat on weak loan data; Hong Kong down on weaker currency

Hong Kong dollar dropped to the lowest level against the U.S. dollar in four years on Thursday, raising concerns of sustained capital outflows.

RBI sticks to its guns: Sensex jumps 174 points, Nifty50 reclaims 9,900

RBI's projection of real GVA growth for 2017-18 has been revised downward to 6.7% from 7.3%.

Hong Kong, Japanese stocks boost Asia on optimism over global growth

Japan's Nikkei climbed to a more than two-year peak while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose to a level not seen since May 2015.

Asian shares shrug off energy blues, dollar firms

Japan's Nikkei stock index ended up 1.1 per cent as a tailwind from a weaker yen helped power it to its highest levels since August 2015.

Stock market and rupee rallies after US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

The Sensex rose 309.41 points, or 1.21%, to close at 25,803.78. The 50-share Nifty gained 93.45 points, or 1.21%, to close at 7,844.35.

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What changed your market while you were sleeping

North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday.

​Market hits 2-month high on firm global cues, Sensex jumps 245 pts, Nifty above 8,250​

Metal stocks remained in demand after copper edged higher in global commodities markets. JSW Steel, Jindal Steel, Vedanta and Tata Steel gained 3-8%.

Sensex snaps seven-day losing streak, rises 61 points; Nifty50 closes above 7,980

Long holidays ahead of Christmas and New Year’s Day restricted activities in capital markets across the globe, including India.

Sensex ends 67 points lower in lacklustre trade, Nifty50 below 8,100

In the broader market, the S&P BSE500 closed 60 points lower at 10,922.72 with Edelweiss Financial Services being the top gainer and Westlife Development the top loser.

Sensex, Nifty end flat in volatile trade; Aurobindo Pharma slips, Swan Energy surges

Sectorwise, the BSE Metal, Telecom, Oil & Gas and FMCG indices declined 1.58 per cent, 1.15 per cent, 0.93 per cent and 0.67 per cent, respectively.

Sensex ends 84 points lower after 300-point swing; Nifty50 slips below 8,160

After sliding nearly 200 points in opening trade, equity benchmark Sensex quickly recouped all the losses and gained 100 points within 30 minutes.

Sensex sheds 95 points; Nifty50 slips below 8,200 ahead of Fed meet outcome

Battling all the odds, shares of private sector lender Axis Bank emerged the top gainer in the Sensex pack, while Coal India was the worst laggard.

Sensex rallies 183 points, Nifty50 tops 8,200 level ahead of Fed meet

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to hike interest rates, which, if happens, will lead to outflow of foreign funds from emerging markets, including India.

Sensex pares gains, ends marginally up; Nifty50 below 8,150; HDFC gains 2%

Speculation is rife that the central bank will slash the repo rate (the rate at which RBI lends money to commercial banks) by 25 basis points to 6 per cent.

Sensex closes 91 points higher, Nifty50 at 8,033; L&T, Asian Paints and Lupin top gainers

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 26,101 against the previous close of 25,960, closed 91 points higher at 26,051.

Eleven stocks in focus on Thursday, 17 November 2016

On Wall Street, Dow Jones Industrial Average index on Wednesday broke a seven-day winning streak, falling 0.3 per cent, and the broader S&P 500 lost 0.2 per cent.

Sensex gains 102 points; Nifty tops 8,700; ONGC rallies 4%

Throughout the day, shares swung between gains and losses with eyes firmly set on September quarter earnings of biggies such as HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Idea Cellular.

Bank stocks lift Sensex 145 points; Nifty50 tops 8,690

In fact, financial stocks were main drivers of the market. Shares of Reliance Industries closed 0.15 per cent higher ahead of September quarter earnings.

Sensex ends 67 points lower; Nifty50 slips below 8,660

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 28,112 against the previous close of 28,050, slipped below its crucial psychological level of 28,000 to close at 27,984.

Sensex ends 439 points lower; Nifty50 below 8,600; TCS sheds 2%

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 439.23 points or 1.56 per cent lower on Thursday to settle at 27,643.11, slipping below its crucial psychological level of 28,000.

Sensex pares gains on geopolitical jitters, Nifty50 holds 9,600

Asian stocks traded week and impacted domestic sentiment after North Korea missile test.

Sensex salutes GST with 300 points leap, Nifty50 tops 9,600

Data showed every two out of three BSE stocks that traded for the day ended higher.

Sensex ends 45 points lower, Nifty50 slips below 8,700

In the sectoral landscape, telecom stocks bled the most, dragging the S&P BSE Telecom index 0.94 per cent lower to 1,203.

Market ends lower on global cues; ONGC, Axis Bank top losers

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) emerged the top gainer in the 30-pack index with a gain of 1.38 per cent at Rs 871 while ONGC shed the most, with a 2.63 per cent cut.

Sensex ends 91 points higher on RBI rate cut, SBI surges 2%

In the broader market, S&P BSE500 closed 0.50 per cent higher at 11,975 with Swan Energy (up 19.95%) being the top gainer and CCL Products (India) (down 5.28%) being the worst performer.

Sensex jumps 377 points; Nifty tops 8,740; Maruti rallies 4%

Auto stocks made impressive gains pushing the S&P BSE Auto index 2.44 per cent higher to 22,774, led by gains in the shares of Ashok Leyland and Maruti Suzuki India.

Sensex ends 255 pts higher; Nifty50 tops 9,650; Adani Ports surges 3%

According to market experts, positive global cues as well as buying in banking and select heavyweight stocks supported sentiment on D-Street on Monday.

ETMarkets Morning Podcast: What's buzzing on Dalal Street this morning

Tune in: News, views and cues you need before starting your day on D-St.

Sensex, Nifty50 end flat after lacklustre trade; BHEL, SpiceJet zoom up to 16%; India VIX up 3%

However, the overall sentiment looked positive on diminishing chances of the US Federal Reserve hiking interest rates after weaker-than-expected US jobs data for August.

Sensex soars 440 pts; Nifty50 nears 8,750, highest since April 2015

The S&P BSE Sensex gained momentum after a gap-up start and reclaimed its crucial psychological level of 28,000.

Sensex hits record high for 3rd straight day, Nifty50 tops 9,600

Sustained optimism gained an upper hand and pushed the indices to fresh record peak.

Sensex, Nifty50 end flat; Maruti, Cipla gain most

The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of BSE saw an intraday high of 28,108 and a low of 27,959, before closing at 28,059, up 0.25 per cent.

Sensex hits record high! 6 factors that fuelled this rally

Shares from FMCG, realty, IT, PSU and metal sectors were buzzing in today’s trade.

Sensex ends 59 points lower, Nifty50 tops 8,620; TCS down 2.5%

US Federal Reserve member William Dudley hinted at a possible rate hike in September and Asian, US and European markets all took a beating.

Sensex ends 310 points lower, Nifty50 below 8,600; Lupin tanks 4%

The domestic market slipped into the red in the wake of flat closing on Wall Street in overnight trade and a mixed performance in Asian markets.

Sensex ends 157 points lower, Nifty50 below 8,650; ICICI Bank sheds 3%

Trading turned choppy with the Sensex heading towards the negative zone even as the broader Nifty50 shot into the green at least once.

Sensex rallies 172 points on GST hope; Nifty50 tops 8,650

The 30-share Sensex closed at 28,208.62, up 184.29 points or 0.66 per cent while the broader Nifty50 settled at 8,666.30 with a gain of 50.50 points or 0.59 per cent.

Sensex loses early momentum but ends above 28K; Nifty50 tops 8,610

An early surge on Dalal Street lost momentum midway through to end on a muted note on Wednesday, as if to suggest the domestic equity market was confused.

Sensex ends 119 points lower, Nifty50 below 8,600; DRL tanks 4%

The Sensex traded flat for most part of the day, but quickly lost about 130 points in the last half-an-hour after pharma major DRL reported poor Q1 numbers.

Sensex ends 128 points higher, Nifty50 above 8,550 as CIL surges 3%

Elsewhere, most other Asian markets closed mixed. Japan’s Nikkei closed with losses of 0.25 per cent after Nintendo shares took a dive, but Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained over 200 points.

Sensex breaks 2-day losing streak, closes 41 points up; Nifty50 holds above 8,500

The broader market saw mixed action with the BSE Midcap index gaining 0.18 per cent while the BSE Smallcap index closed 0.11 per cent lower.

Sensex ends 144 points down, Nifty above 7,900; Sun Pharma slumps 6%, Tata Motors gains 4%

The domestic market recouped most of its morning losses on Monday after tanking 600 points in opening trade.

Sensex, Nifty50 close with marginal gains; TCS tanks 3%

The BSE IT index was the worst-hit, as brokerages came out with a negative outlook on the sector post the Brexit vote. TCS ended at the bottom of the Sensex.

Brexit: RBI's Raghuram Rajan promises liquidity support to absorb shocks

Rajan said that India's strong economic fundamentals would help in absorbing the shock. He added that a good monsoon can lift sentiment and activity should pick up.

Market quickly comes to terms with Rexit: Who saved the day for D-Street

The market opened deep in the red. The broader market, felt most selling pressure with BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices falling 0.18 & 0.20%, respectively.

Sensex slumps over 400 points: Here is what has caused all the fear on D-Street

The domestic equity market gave away all of Wednesday’s gains as multiple external factors weighed. The S&P BSE Sensex slumped over 400 points.

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