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Top of the Morning is a daily podcast in which we bring you all the action from the global markets and the business world to kick-start your day on a well-informed note. This is a Mint production, brought to you by HT Smartcast

Fresh setback for Adani
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Last Friday at 12:30 AM

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Friday, May 17, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:

After Wednesday’s fall, the Indian benchmark indices Nifty and Sensex rose by nearly one percent on Thursday. While the Sensex climbed 670 points, the Nifty surged by more than 200 points.

As we edge closer to the final phase of the Lok Sabha election, there's a clear divide between domestic and foreign investors' market play, especially in their bets on Nifty derivatives. Retail an...


Govt to crack down on fake reviews
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Last Thursday at 12:30 AM

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Thursday, May 16, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:

After a couple of days of gains, the Indian stock markets fell on Wednesday. The Sensex shed 117 points, while the Nifty dropped by 0.16 percent during yesterday's trading session. 

Fake reviews have plagued e-commerce. But the central government might soon have a solution. The ministry of consumer affairs wants to establish a quality check order to crack down on fake reviews on e-commerce p...


Why election results scared investors
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Last Wednesday at 12:30 AM

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Wednesday, May 15, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:

Indian stock markets trended upwards on Tuesday. Sensex and Nifty gained about half a percent each in yesterday's trading session. 

That was welcome news for Indian equity investors, who suffered through a string of loss-making sessions last week. That's all due to Vix — no, not the cough drop. Vix is an indication of the fear in the market sentiment. If the markets are...


Entry-level hatchbacks are popular no more
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Last Tuesday at 12:30 AM


 

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Tuesday, May 14, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:

Indian benchmark indices remained upbeat on Monday, with both Nifty and Sensex closing the session in the green. BSE’s 30-company Sensex surged 0.15 percent while NSE’s Nifty-50 saw a rise of 0.22 percent.

Mini-cars have long been the gateway to four-wheeled transport for many in India, but they're facing a bit of a rough patch. Maruti Suzuki, the big playe...


India: a chess powerhouse
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Last Monday at 12:30 AM

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Monday, May 13, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:

Active investors in Indian equity markets have had a good run: in the last three years, the Sensex has increased by more than 45 percent. Often, the state of the stock markets also reflects the mood of the nation. If the country's economic output is robust, the market trends upwards. As Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at Bank of Baroda, writes, it is often assumed that...


The steady saffronisation of Mamata didi
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05/10/2024

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that  brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Friday, May 10, 2024, and I'm Nelson John. Let's dive in:

The Indian benchmark indices ended deep in the red on Thursday, marking their third consecutive session of losses, weighed down by a raft of weak March quarter results and uncertainty surrounding the ongoing 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The Sensex, which had opened higher, tumbled more than a thousand points to close 1.45 percent lower than its previous close. The Nifty also ended in the red, down 1.55 percent.


Most Indians don't have a favourite IPL team
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05/09/2024

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that  brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Thursday, May 9, 2024, and I'm Nelson John. Let's dive in:

Indian benchmark market indices remained largely muted for the second straight day on Wednesday. BSE’s Sensex ended in the red, falling 0.06 percent, settling below its previous close. NSE’s Nifty 50, on the other hand, closed largely flat, dropping 45 points.

The biggest spectacle of Indian cricket is in full swing. The Indian Premier League started early last month and is nearing its final leg a...


Investors seek protection ahead of election results
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05/08/2024


 

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that  brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Wednesday, May 8, 2024, and I'm Nelson John. Let's dive in:

India’s equity markets fell on Wednesday, with both the Sensex and Nifty declining by about half a percent. However, consumer stocks such as Marico, HUL, and Godrej performed well, defying the broader market downturn.

IT stocks, meanwhile, have been on a downward spiral for a while now. However, a reversal in fortunes might be imminent, thanks to 'clouds'—and no, I...


Why Elon Musk chose China above India
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05/07/2024

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Tuesday, May 7, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:

The public markets stayed largely flat on Tuesday. Sensex was marginally up, while Nifty fell by 0.15 percent.

Linde India, an industrial gas giant, did better than the market indices yesterday: its shares were up 1 percent on the day. In the past two months, the company’s share price has surged by 50 percent as investors have anticipated a windfall from Linde's parent company an...


Student protesters could lose potential jobs
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05/06/2024

Welcome to Top of the Morning by Mint, your weekday newscast that brings you five major stories from the world of business. It's Monday, May 6, 2024. My name is Nelson John. Let's get started:


 

Summer's here and it’s vacation time in India, despite the sweltering heat waves and steep airfares. Air travel reached a daily peak in April and it looks like it's going to soar even higher through May and June. Interestingly, the extreme heat hasn't deterred travellers. Destinations traditionally known for their warmth are also attracting tourists. According to industry insiders, who spo...