A total of 46 companies are slated to unveil their financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 today. The list includes names such as Bank of Baroda, UltraTech Cement, Emkay Global Financial Services, and AAVAS Financiers.
Stocks made a barely positive start in early Asian trade on Friday as caution on China virus continued while euro hit a seven-week low against the US dollar overnight after European Central Bank (ECB) left its policy rates unchanged. In the US market, the S&P 500 ended slightly higher and the Nasdaq eked out a record closing high on Thursday.
Coronavirus fears continued to weigh on commodity prices. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up a marginal 0.05 per cent at $55.61 a barrel.