India stock index futures signal flat open - The New Indian Express

India stock index futures signal flat open

Published: 30th December 2013 08:18 AM

Last Updated: 30th December 2013 08:18 AM

Indian equities are likely to open flat tracking mixed global markets on Monday, December 30, 2013. SGX Nifty is trading at 6,375 (07.53 am), 11 points higher than Friday's close of 6,364.

Asian stocks are tradingpositive in early trade on Monday. Japanese benchmark index Nikkei 225 rose 0.56% to open at 16,269.22. China's Shanghai Composite opened up by 0.36% at 2,108.88.

US stocks declined on Friday. The S&P 500 dipped just 0.62 points, or 0.03%, to 1,841.40. Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.47 points or 0.01%, at 16,478.41. Nasdaq Composite dropped 10.586 points or 0.25%, to 4,156.594.

European markets climbed on Friday. UK's benchmark index FTSE 100 climbed 56.70 points or 0.85% to settle at 6,750.87. French benchmark index CAC 40 rose 59.24 points or 1.40%, to end at 4,277.65. Germany's benchmark index DAX added 100.57 points or 1.06% to close at 9,589.39.

Crude oil prices end higher on Friday. Light sweet crude oil for February delivery increased 77 cents, or 0.8% to settle at USD 100.32 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent crude oil for February settlement rose 20 cents at USD 112.18 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe Exchange.

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