Stock market updates on April 02, 2024: After kicking-off FY25 on a winning note, the key benchmark indices may witness some selling pressure amid mixed cues from global peers. 

At 07:10 am Tuesday, Gift Nifty futures quoted at 22,510, hinting at a gap-down of 50-odd points on the Nifty 50.

In the broader market, mid- and small-caps will be in focus following their outperformance in trades yesterday.

Among individual stocks, shares of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) will be in focus on plans to evaluate the vertical demerger of the Madura Fashion & Lifestyle (MFL) business into a separate listed company.

Overnight, the US market ended mostly lower as hopes of an early rate cut suffered fresh jolt after data showed that the US manufacturing sector grew for the fist time since September 2022. A stronger US economy my not warrant a rate cut soon, believe analysts. Dow Jones slipped 0.6 per cent, the S&P 500 0.2 per cent while Nasdaq, however, added 0.1 per cent. Meanwhile, the US 10-year bond yield jumped back above 4.30 per cent.

Nearer home, Taiwan jumped 1 per cent, while Nikkei and Kospi traded on a flat note.

Meanwhile, in other news, GST collections in March grew 11.5 per cent to hit the second-highest at Rs 1.78 trillion.

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