Sensex Trades Marginally Lower, Dow Futures Up By 11 Points

Share markets in India are presently trading marginally lower.

The BSE Sensex is trading down by 62 points, down 0.1% at 49,154 levels.

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty is trading down by 24 points.

Power Grid Corporation and NTPC are among the top gainers today. Bajaj Finance and L&T are among the top losers today.

The BSE Mid Cap index is trading down by 0.4%.

The BSE Small-Cap index is trading down by 1.2%.

On the sectoral front, stocks from the real estate sector, are witnessing most of the selling pressure.

On the other hand, stocks from the FMCG sector, are witnessing most of the buying interest.

US stock futures are trading mixed today.

Nasdaq Futures are trading down 40 points (down 0.3%) while Dow Futures are trading up 11 points (up 0.03%)

The rupee is trading at 72.5 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading up by 0.2% at Rs 45,045 per 10 grams.

Gold and silver prices fell today in Indian markets, tracking a similar trend in global markets. On MCX, gold futures were down 0.1% to Rs 44,904 per 10 gram while silver slumped 1% to Rs 67,100 per kg. In the previous session, gold had edged 0.3% higher amid volatile trade while silver rose 0.7%.

Moving on to stock-specific news...

Among the buzzing stocks, today is Adani Green Energy.

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) on Thursday (March 18, 2021) said it has raised US$ 1.4 billion in debt for its under-construction renewable energy projects via definitive agreements signed with a group of twelve international lenders.

The revolving project finance facility would initially finance the 1.7 gigawatts (GW) hybrid portfolio of solar and wind renewable projects to be set up in four SPVs (special purpose vehicles) in Rajasthan, AGEL said in a statement.

The company claimed this will be the first certified green hybrid project loan in India.

The twelve international banks that will provide loans are Standard Chartered Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., DBS Bank ,Mizuho Bank, BNP Paribas, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Siemens Bank GmbH and ING Bank N.V.

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