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In a recent turn of events, the Indian financial market has witnessed significant fluctuations across various sectors. Here’s a brief overview of the key highlights:

1. Stocks: SENSEX and NIFTY Face Declines The benchmark BSE Sensex saw a drop of 455.17 points, equivalent to 0.68%, settling at 66,345.67. Simultaneously, the broader NSE NIFTY index experienced a loss of 121.4 points, or 0.61%, closing at 19,780. These declines were attributed to the cautious sentiment induced by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance.

2. Rupee Strengthens Against the Dollar The Indian rupee, symbolized as USDINR, exhibited a modest gain of 0.01% against the U.S. dollar, reaching a rate of 83.08 per dollar. This strengthening was facilitated by the likelihood of dollar sales by exporters.

3. Government Bonds Reflect Higher Yields The benchmark 10-year bond (IN071833G=CC) was quoted at 100.00 rupees, but its yield increased by 3 basis points to 7.1789%. This movement was in line with rising U.S. yields.

4. Overnight Index Swaps Show Rate Adjustments The one-year overnight index swap rate (INRAMONMI1Y=) experienced a 3 basis point increase, reaching 7.07%. Meanwhile, the benchmark five-year swap rate (INRSMONMI5Y=) rose by 5 basis points, settling at 6.79%.

5. Call Money and Repos Rates Fluctuate India’s overnight call money rate (INROND=) saw a 5 basis point increase, reaching 6.80%. The overnight TREPS rate (INTREPTOT=TCCL) stood at 6.76%, slightly higher than the previous day’s weighted average of 6.7563%.

These developments highlight the sensitivity of the Indian financial market to global economic factors, particularly the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions. Investors and market participants will closely monitor these indicators for potential implications on their investment strategies and financial decisions in the coming days.