RBI policy, macro data points to guide markets
The RBI's interest rate decision, key macroeconomic data points and global trends would drive the market in a holiday-shortened week ahead, say analysts.
New Delhi: The RBI's interest rate decision, key macroeconomic data points and global trends would drive the market in a holiday-shortened week ahead, say analysts.
Markets would remain closed on Wednesday for Id-Ul-Fitr. Meanwhile, official data released after market hours on Friday showed that India's economic growth rate slowed to a five-year low of 5.8 per cent in January-March 2018-19 due to poor performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
The eight core sector industries too witnessed a slowdown in April, with growth rate slipping to 2.6 per cent.
There was, however, some relief on the government finances front, as the fiscal deficit for 2018-19 remained within the revised Budget target of 3.4 per cent of the GDP.
Markets may react to these numbers on Monday but slowing GDP growth has increased the chances of a rate cut by the RBI on June 6, which will be welcomed by participants, analysts said.
"On global front, US-China trade wars along with rise in oil price will determine further trend. We continue to remain optimistic on equity markets," said Hemang Jani, Head - Advisory, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.
Post the announcement of key portfolios in the newly elected government, focus will shift towards various economic reforms and policies, experts added.