- Crude oil prices soared with the Brent crude futures clocking their best single-day percentage jump since January 14, 1991. Brent crude futures - the global benchmark for crude oil - gained 19.5 per cent to $71.95 per barrel at the day's highest level.
- The attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday shut about 5 per cent of global supply, pushing international oil prices higher.
- Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest oil exporter and the attack on state-owned producer Saudi Aramco's crude processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais have reduced output by 5.7 million barrels per day.
- Any increase in crude oil prices puts inflationary pressure on India, which meets more than 80 per cent of its oil requirement through import.
- Weakness in domestic equity markets, with the S&P BSE Sensex index plunging more than 350 points during the session, also put pressure on the rupee.
- The jump in crude oil prices has led to the steep depreciation in the rupee, according to analysts.
- “Saudi Arabia has assured that normalcy will resume soon but there is a risk of military response from Saudi Arabia. The geopolitical tension may escalate in the Middle East. Hence, higher crude oil prices may have negative impact on Indian market,” Rushabh Maru of Anand Rathi told NDTV.
- Foreign institutional investors pulled out a net Rs 405.45 crore from the country's capital markets on Friday, provisional data from the NSE showed.
- The dollar index - which gauges the movement in the US currency against six peers - was steady, and was last seen up 0.02 per cent.
- The 10-year government bond yield jumped as much as 1.20 per cent to 6.72 per cent on Monday, and was last seen trading at 6.71 in late afternoon deals.
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