The coming week will be driven by the trends in the initial earnings outcome with the IT sector in focus. It will also be a busy week in terms of the release of macroeconomic data points like Inflation data for December and manufacturing and industrial production data for November, said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services
The COVID-19 pandemic battered unsuspecting small businesses like a tidal wave. The initial shutdowns nearly two years ago, which were initiated to curb the first wave, were both jarring and devastating. The fallout from subsequent surges, a reduced workforce and supply-chain challenges have further disrupted the small-businesses community.