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Dr Reddy's Shines as Markets Close Higher; SEBI Cuts IPO Listing Time

Good day everyone!

The Indian markets closed higher today as the bulls made an appearance. Media and metal stocks rallied the most while realty and financial services stocks fell the most.

Looking at the numbers, the Sensex gained 0.23% to close at 65,995. The Nifty finished 0.32% higher at 19,632. The top gainers in the Nifty 50 were Dr Reddy's, Hindalco, JSW Steel, Tata Motors and M&M. On the losing side were Divi's Labs, Apollo Hospitals, Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank and Bajaj Finance.

In key updates, SEBI has reduced the IPO listing time to 3 days after the closing date, compared to 6 days previously. Open-ended equity mutual funds saw net inflows of Rs 7,626 crore in July, compared to Rs 8,637 crore in June. The assets under management of these funds stood at Rs 18.25 lakh crore. Open-ended debt funds saw higher net inflows of Rs 61,440 crore in July.

Banks have collected over Rs 35,000 crore in penalties since 2018 on account of charges for non-maintenance of minimum balances, additional ATM transactions, and SMS services as per the government.

Stocks in focus included BSE as its consolidated net profit jumped 10 times year-over-year in the April-June quarter. Eicher Motors' commercial vehicles joint venture with Volvo will supply up to 1,000 electric trucks to Amazon over 5 years. GMR Airports' board will consider fundraising of up to Rs 5,000 crore on August 14. Tata Capital mergers got CCI approval. Power Grid will seek approval for raising Rs 12,000 crore via bonds.

That summarizes the key highlights for today

Disclaimer: I'm just providing this education. Please do your own research before investing!

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