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

India stock index futures signal flat open

Published: 21st July 2014 10:19 AM

Last Updated: 21st July 2014 10:19 AM

Indian equities are likely to open on flat note tracking global markets on Monday, July 21, 2014. SGX Nifty trading at 7,699 (08.25 am), 32 points lower than Wednesday's close of 7,667.

Asian stocks are trading on negative note in early trade on Monday. Japanese benchmark index Nikkei 225 down 1.28% to open at 15,174.08. China's Shanghai Composite opened down by 0.069% at 2,057.77.

US stock markets settled higher on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 123.37 points or 0.73 percent to settle at 17,100.18. While NASDAQ 100 index gained 61.89 points or 1.6 percent to close at 3,939.89. The broader S&P 500 index went up 20.10 points or 1.03 percent to end at 1,978.22.

European stock markets closed mixed on Friday. Europe's leading Blue-chip index, EURO STOXX 50 rose 6.39 points or 0.2 percent to settle at 3,164.21. While UK's benchmark index FTSE 100 gained 11.13 points or 0.16 percent to close at 6,749.45. Germany's benchmark index DAX declined 33.86 points or 0.35 percent to end at 9,720.02. Meanwhile, French benchmark index CAC 40 rose 19.19 points or 0.44 percent to end at 4,335.31.

Crude oil prices closed lower in futures market on Friday. Light sweet crude oil (WTI) futures declined 0.06 dollar or 0.06 percent to close at USD 103.13 a barrel at the New York-based commodity exchange NYMEX. Brent crude oil futures fell 0.65 dollar or 0.6 percent to close at USD 107.24 a barrel at NYMEX. Natural gas futures remained flat at 3.951 a gallon at the NYMEX.

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