INDIAN BENCHMARKS are set to open higher today tracking a firm trend in markets across Asia. SGX Nifty is trading 85 points higher.

Headlines for the day:
  • Banks begin operations; start rate cut saga
  • Core sector growth for August 2015 improves to 2.6% M
  • India manufacturing PMI falls to 7-month low in September
  • Diesel price hikes by 50 paise per litre

Trend in FII flows: The FIIs were net  buyers of Rs   48.60 Cr in the cash segment on Thursday while the DIIs were net  buyers of Rs   152.18 Cr, as per the provisional figures released by the NSE.