* NSE index up 0.42 pct, BSE index 0.36 pct higher
* HSBC cuts BSE target, stays overweight on Indian stocks
* Sept-quarter GDP data expected after market hours
* Indian shares head for biggest monthly fall since Feb
By Tanvi Mehta
Nov 30 Indian shares rose for a fourth
consecutive session on Wednesday, tracking global cues as upbeat
U.S. growth news brought some cheer, but indexes were headed for
their biggest monthly falls since February in what has been a
India's sudden action to abolish 500 and 1,000 rupee notes
on Nov. 8 has sparked a cash crunch that analysts fear will hit
economic growth. The country is due to post July-September gross
domestic product data later in the day.
At the same time, the election of Donald Trump as the U.S.
President has sparked flows from emerging markets to the United
States. Data on Tuesday showed the U.S. economy grew faster than
initially thought in the third quarter, notching its best
performance in two years.
Foreign investors have sold a net $2.46 billion in Indian
shares so far this month, their biggest monthly sales since
August 2015, according to data compiled by NewsRise Financial.
But worries about demonetisation are starting to subside.
HSBC cut its target for the BSE index to 30,500 from
32,400 by the end of 2017, but said it remained "overweight" on
"We believe the cash situation will return to something
approaching pre-demonetisation levels over the next four-six
weeks," HSBC said in a note.
"Once the cash crunch is over, we should see growth in
financial inclusion, digital payments and banking liquidity as
parts of the shadow economy move into the mainstream, boosting
The broader NSE index was up 0.42 percent at
8,176.05 as of 0616 GMT, boosted by financials. But it was down
5.21 percent for November, its biggest monthly fall since
The benchmark BSE index was 0.36 percent higher at
26,489.27, but is poised to end the month lower.
The Nifty Bank index gained as much as 1.1 percent with
ICICI Bank Ltd rising 2.15 percent and Yes Bank Ltd
up 1.43 percent.
Tyre stocks rose as Shanghai rubber futures slumped. Apollo
Tyres Ltd gained 2.9 percent and CEAT Ltd
rose 4 percent.
Meanwhile, shares of IDFC Bank Ltd fell after a
unit of Malaysia's Khazanah raised about 5.4 billion rupees
($78.69 million) by selling 80.4 million shares in the Indian
($1 = 68.5900 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu