Modi govt to scrap Article 370: Kashmir move positive for Sensex, Nifty, say experts
Jammu and Kashmir's Article 370 scrapped: The stock markets cheered Amit Shah's proposal to scrap article 370 and bifurcate the state.
Article 370 scrapped: Stock markets cheered Amit Shah's proposal to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and to bifurcate the state — Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh. Stock market experts are of the opinion that the step taken in regard to J&K reflects Modi 2.0 government's commitments towards its poll promises and what is more, it expected the same in terms of acting on the economy to improve both its short term as well as long term prospects.
Commenting on the matter Rajiv Singh, CEO at Karvy Stock Broking said, "The government has displayed strong political will and decisiveness to take difficult decisions, in order to fulfill one of its poll promises related to J&K. We hope that the government will display similar commitment while acting on the economy to improve both its short term as well as long term prospects. We expect that Government will take similar bold moves in case of addressing economic slowdown, recent taxation measures which have dampened sentiment and go ahead with difficult legislations on land reforms, labour reforms and privatisation of PSUs."
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He said that while the move on "one nation, one law" has a short term negative impact on the market, there are larger reasons for the decline today. Asian markets have declined sharply in the morning, largely because of the Chinese currency depreciating past the important mark of 7 to the Dollar, S&P 500 futures imply a 1 per cent decline at the time of writing. However, we believe that the downside is now limited and the Nifty will stay in the range of 10,500 to 11,200 in the near term.
Speaking on the J&K Reorganisation Bill in connection with Dalal Street recovery Prakash Pandey, Head of Research at Fairwealth Securities said, "The Narendra Modi government's move to scrap article 370 in J&K by proposing the J&K Reorganisation Bill has gone down well among the stock market investors and in coming three-four trade sessions, we can expect around 300-400 points recovery at Nifty. But, before making such recovery Nifty will first make a low and then start scaling as we witnessed post-Pulwama air strikes."
Pandey said that market has a cue that post-J&K Reorganisation Bill, the government expenditure in the state defense which is to the tune of around Rs 1 lakh crore would go down and hence the fiscal deficit is expected get under control. However, all depends upon the performance of the Chinese currency's performance in coming days as the Chinese market is a lead indicator for the emerging markets and current US-China standoff is affecting not just China but the entire emerging market including India.
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